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August 22 is National Spumoni Day!

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1. Spumoni Cake

Spumoni Cake


For the Cherry Cake:
6 oz (1 cup) marschino cherries
10½ oz (1½ cups) granulated sugar
10½ oz (3 cups) sifted cake flour (measured after sifting)
1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp salt
6 egg yolks
1 cup milk
1½ tsp cherry extract (or more to taste)
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
Pink food coloring (I used Americolor Soft Pink)
For the Buttercream:
12 egg whites
18⅔ oz (2⅔ cups) granulated sugar
1 lb 5 oz unsalted butter, soft but still cool
1½ tbsp vanilla paste or 2 tbsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
4.75 oz (1 cup) shelled pistachios
Green and yellow food coloring
Pink food coloring


2. Triple-Layer Spumoni Cheesecake

Triple-Layer Spumoni Cheesecake


1-1/2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs (about 9 graham crackers)
3 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
5 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese, room temperature
1-1/2 cup sugar
5 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons ground pistachios (unsalted)
1 tablespoon pistachio instant pudding mix
green food coloring, optional
1/2 teaspoon cherry extract
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries
pink food coloring, optional
5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped


3. Italian Spumoni Cookies

Italian Spumoni Cookies


2 tubes (16-1/2 ounces each) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
4 to 6 drops red food coloring, optional
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 teaspoons hazelnut liqueur
1/3 cup chopped pistachios
4 to 6 drops green food coloring, optional


4. Spumoni Mousse Cake

Spumoni Mousse Cake


Cherry Layer
1/4 oz. package of powdered gelatin
2 tbsp. maraschino cherry juice
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole milk or half and half
8 oz. high quality white chocolate, chopped
1 tsp. almond extract or 1/4 tsp. almond oil
Few drops of pink food coloring
24 maraschino cherries, chopped into “chips”
1 1/2 cups whipping cream

Pistachio Layer
1 tsp. powdered gelatin
2 tbsp. cold water
1 1/2 tablespoons egg yolk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup whole milk or half and half
4 oz. high quality white chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons instant pistachio pudding
Drop of green food coloring (if desired)
1 cup heavy whipping cream


5. Spumoni Milkshake

Spumoni Milkshake


For the Hot Fudge Sauce

1/2 cup finely bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

For the Cherry Sauce

1 cup pitted and halved cherries
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 pint pistachio ice cream
1/4 cup milk


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