Italian Hangover Cake Recipe

Italian Hangover Cake Recipe

Italian hangover cake is an exceptional and classic cake that you must try in the morning after partying with your folks on a weekend night. Bursting with a unique balance of tinge of vanilla, the citrus of orange; and Disaronno Amaretto and Grand Marnier liquors, this Italian hangover cake has gained tremendous admiration from all over the world. Not only this, the hints of vodka and bits of spicy flavor completely sway you away by offering a strange satisfaction to your taste buds. The major plus point of this cake is that you can customize your ingredients, changing the flour and liquors according to your taste and requirements.

How to Bake Italian Hangover Cake?_A Step-by-Step Guide

Italian hangover cake is as easy to bake as any other cake. Following are the simple ingredients and easy steps to bake an  Italian hangover cake:

Ingredients Used In Italian Hangover Cake

All-purpose baking flour: Italian 00 flour or plain all-purpose flour are good options.

Sugar:  Raw cane sugar, brown sugar, or regular sugar; all of them can be used according to your liking.

Eggs: You can use medium or large-sized eggs. They help to secure the texture of the cake.

Oranges: use organic oranges. It gives a bit of a tangy aroma to the cake.

Baking Powder: To make your cake more fluffy, use baking powder.

Olive Oil: You can use olive oil for a delicate flavor. Sunflower oil or butter can also be used.

Vanilla: Fresh vanilla powder straight from the vanilla seeds or vanilla essence; both are considerable options.

Grand Marnier: This orange zest liquor is the main ingredient of the cake. You can replace it with Disaronno Amaretto or you can use both.

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Ingredients 

For The Cake

  • All purpose flour = 220 g or 1 cup
  • Eggs = 3 medium or 2 large sized
  • Baking powder = 1 tablespoon
  • Salt = ⅓ tablespoon
  • Olive oil = ⅙ cup or 1.3 oz
  • Vanilla essence = 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar = ½ cup

For Making Glaze

Different combinations of the glaze can be used. Caramel sauce and Disaronno glaze are the most widely used.

For The Caramel Sauce

  • Unsalted butter = 3 tablespoon
  • Bananas = 2
  • Rum = 2 tablespoons
  • Brown sugar = ⅓ cup

For The Disaronno Glaze

  • Butter = 1 stick
  • Disaronno = half cup
  • Salt = to taste
  • Water = ¼ cup
  • Grand Marnier = half cup

Step By Step Instructions To Make Italian Hangover Cake

For The Disaronno Glaze

  • Take a saucepan and add butter, water, salt, and sugar in it.
  • Cook on medium heat with occasional stirring.
  • Cook them together until the sugar and butter are completely dissolved together and an even consistency is obtained.
  • Simmer them for half an hour.
  • Remove the sauce from the stove when bubbles start to produce on the sides of the saucepan.
  • Let the glaze cool down.
  • Then add Disaronno and Grand Marnier and mix them in the cooled glaze.

For The Caramal Sauce

  • Add butter and sugar in a saucepan.
  • Cook them together until the sugar is completely dissolved and an even consistency is obtained.
  • After that, take away from the heat and whisk in the rum. 

For The Cake

  • Take a large container or bowl.
  • Add eggs and sugar and blend them until a pale fuzzy mixture is obtained.
  • Then add vanilla essence/powder, olive oil, orange juice, and liquor to this mixture.
  • Mix them well together.
  • Sieve the flour and add it to the bowl. Simultaneously add the remaining ingredients also.
  • Mix them well together.
  • Take a bundt pan and add the caramel sauce to it. 
  • Then lay a layer of sliced bananas on it.
  • Pour the batter on this layer.
  • Preheat the oven to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the bundt pan in the oven and bake for half an hour.
  • Take out the cake and let it cool.
  • For extra deliciousness, you can add a layer of hot chocolate or embellish the cake with your favorite sprinkles. Bon Appetit!

(In the case of Disaronno glaze, skip the caramel sauce step, bake the cake, and then gently brush the cake with the Disaronno glaze all over. Let it absorb before applying the second layer. The third layer of Disaronno glaze should be applied the next day.)

Substitutions

  • You can use gluten-free flour such as buckwheat flour or almond flour if you are allergic to gluten or if you are not a fan of all-purpose flour.
  • For lactose intolerant people, instead of butter, you can also use coconut oil or vegan butter.
  • For vanilla extract, you can replace it with honey or maple syrup.
  • You can use any type of glaze depending on the taste you like. Such as orange glaze, caramel sauce and Disaronno glaze,
  • You can add layer of other fruit or hot chocolate if you wish.

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Do not whisk the batter too much. It will cause the texture of the cake to become hard and not fluffy.
  • Do not bake the cake for more than the required time. It affects the color and taste.
  • Try to use ingredients that are neither too cold nor too hot; just at room temperature.
  • Before decorating, make sure that your cake has cooled down completely.

Storage

Wrap the extra cake in a plastic sheet or aluminum foil or put it in an airtight box. For a short time, it can be stored in the refrigerator. It stays good for two to three days in the fridge. For long storage, Italian hangover cake can be stored in a freezer. But make sure if you are freezing the cake, it is without decorations and sprinkles to assure that its quality stays the same.  In the freezer, the cake stays safe for two months. For use, thaw it at room temperature and heat it in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.

Health Risks and, Benefits

If you are consuming too much cake regularly, it is not good for your health as it poses the risks of diabetes mellitus and weight gain. But you can enjoy a slice or two occasionally. It is a source of carbohydrates.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per serving (1 slice)Calories = 306 cal
Carbohydrates46 g
Total Fat Cholesterol
 Saturated Fat
9 g
41 mg
1 g 
Protein3 g
Calcium 76 mg
Iron1 mg
Potassium66 mg
Sodium253 mg
Vitamin C8 mg
Vitamin A92 IU
Sugar33 g
Fiber40 mg

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Italian Hangover Cake Recipe

Italian Hangover Cake Recipe

Italian hangover cake is an exceptional and classic cake that you must try in the morning after partying with your folks on a weekend night.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 306 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Cake

  • 220 g or 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 3 medium or 2 large sized Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder
  • tablespoon Salt
  • ⅙ cup or 1.3 oz Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla essence
  • ½ cup Sugar

For The Caramel Sauce

  • 3 tablespoon Unsalted butter
  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 tablespoons Rum
  • cup Brown sugar

For The Disaronno Glaze

  • 1 stick Butter
  • half cup Disaronno
  • Salt (to taste)
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier

Instructions
 

For The Disaronno Glaze

  • Take a saucepan and add butter, water, salt, and sugar in it.
  • Cook on medium heat with occasional stirring.
  • Cook them together until the sugar and butter are completely dissolved together and an even consistency is obtained.
  • Simmer them for half an hour.
  • Remove the sauce from the stove when bubbles start to produce on the sides of the saucepan.
  • Let the glaze cool down.
  • Then add Disaronno and Grand Marnier and mix them in the cooled glaze.

For The Caramal Sauce

  • Add butter and sugar in a saucepan.
  • Cook them together until the sugar is completely dissolved and an even consistency is obtained.
  • After that, take away from the heat and whisk in the rum. 

For The Cake

  • Take a large container or bowl.
  • Add eggs and sugar and blend them until a pale fuzzy mixture is obtained.
  • Then add vanilla essence/powder, olive oil, orange juice, and liquor to this mixture. Mix them well together.
  • Sieve the flour and add it to the bowl. Simultaneously add the remaining ingredients also. Mix them well together.
  • Take a bundt pan and add the caramel sauce to it. 
  • Then lay a layer of sliced bananas on it.
  • Pour the batter on this layer.
  • Preheat the oven to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the bundt pan in the oven and bake for half an hour.
  • Take out the cake and let it cool.
  • For extra deliciousness, you can add a layer of hot chocolate or embellish the cake with your favorite sprinkles. Bon Appetit!

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal
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