Bahama Mama Torte Recipe

Ever had a Bahama Mama cocktail? Very tasty!

To make one, combine:

1/4 oz Kahlua
1/2 oz dark rum
1/2 oz Malibu
1/4 oz 151 proof
4 oz pineapple juice

Shake together in a Boston Shaker filled with ice. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice chips.

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Bahama Mama Torte

3 cups Cake flour
2 1/4 cups Sugar
2 Tbsp Baking powder
1 ½ tsp Salt
3.5 oz box Instant vanilla pudding mix
6 Eggs
½ cup White rum
1 cup Pineapple juice
1 ½ cup Butter, melted

1 batch Swiss Meringue Buttercream
2 Tbsp Kahlua
2 Tbsp Malibu rum

1/4 cup Kahlua
1/4 cup Malibu rum

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Liberally grease three 8″ or two 10″ round cake pans with vegetable shortening, and/or spray with baking spray.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pudding mix in a large mixing bowl. Add in eggs and white rum, beating until smooth. Carefully add pineapple juice and melted butter to the mix, mixing on medium speed until smooth.

Divide batter among prepared cake pans. Bake until golden and knife inserted into center of batter comes out clean and cake springs back – about 45-60 minutes. Allow to cool 10-15 minutes before turning cakes out onto baking rack to cool fully. Ideally, allow to cool to room temperature, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, and proceed with the following steps the next day.

Prepare buttercream, following the recipe link, using 2 Tbsp (30 ml) each of Malibu rum and Kahlua to flavor.

Remove plastic wrap from cake layers. Carefully slice the top off each round, leveling the surface of the cake. Mix together 1/4 cup (50 ml) each of Malibu rum and Kahlua, brush cut surfaces of cakes liberally with the mixture.

Place one cake, cut side up, on cake plate. Fill with prepared buttercream, and top off with second cake round, cut side down. Repeat with remaining layer, if doing 8″ rounds. Frost sides and top of cake.

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4 thoughts on “Bahama Mama Torte Recipe

  1. Can you please clarify the amount of pudding mix? Is it 3 12 oz boxes? Recipe sounds heavenly. Looking forward to trying once I receive your clarification.

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