Painkiller Cake #2 Recipe
This is Walker's original recipe for an island version of the southwestern tres leches cake. This cake has no leche, but it does have mucho ron! The pineapple, coconut, rum and orange flavors combine to create a painkiller cake. This will be one of the best rum cakes that you have ever had!
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Pour the cup of pineapple juice to a saucepan. Strain the juice from the can of chunk pineapple, adding the juice to the pan. Reduce the liquid over medium-high heat until you have 1/2 cup of liquid in the pan. This intensifies the pineapple flavor.
Very lightly chop the pineapple chunks (about five quick pulses in a food processor).
Blend all of the cake ingredients and pour into a greased sheet pan. Pour the batter about 1 inch thick in the pan, so the the resulting cake will be about 2 inches thick. You do not want to make this cake very thick because you want the cake to be able to thoroughly absorb the topping. If you use a 9x9 pan and fill it only about 1/3 of the way full, you will have enough batter left over to make Painkiller Cake #1.
Bake at 350°F (225°C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Cake is done when it is lightly browned on top. When the cake starts brown, check for doneness with a toothpick. Poke a toothpick into the cake and pull it back out. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. Don't overcook, as you want this cake to be very moist inside.
When cake is done, remove from oven and let cool completely (about 2 hours).
Loosen cake from pan, but leave in pan.
Make topping by whipping rum, Gran Marnier, and coconut cream together until creamy.
Lightly perforate top of cake with a toothpick or fork, poking a hole about every 3/4 inch or so.
Drizzle topping very slowly over top of cake in pan. Try not to let it run over the sides. The cake will absorb the topping. Continue drizzling until all of the topping is used. You want the cake to be thoroughly soaked.
Grate a light sprinkling of orange zest over top of cake.
Grate a very light sprinkling fresh nutmeg over the top.
Cut and serve from pan. This cake is best after it soaks for four or
more hours in the pan.
If you want to really go over-the-top with this, try serving it with Rum Sauce poured over the top!
You might also want to try our other Painkiller Cake recipe. It is made with the same basic cake recipe, but is finished totally differently (it is topped with a really nice rum/orange/coconut glaze).