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Drunken Raisins Cake on a tray.

Drunken Raisins Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Russian
Keyword drunken cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 519kcal



  • Place raisins in container and cover with rum, let them soak for at least 8 hours.
    Drunken Raisins Cake
  • Prepare 2 sponge cakes the day before you plan to put cake together. Cut a thin layer off the top of one sponge cake and set it aside; we will use this to cap the cake at the end.
    2 photos side by side one with a cake layer and the other with the cake layer cut in half horizontally
  • In both sponge cakes, cut a line close to the edges on the inside. Rip out the inside of the cake, forming a bowl. Rip cake insides into small pieces. Set aside.
    Cutting out well in a sponge cake
  • Whip together 1 cup sugar and heavy whip cream. Make sure that the whip cream is very cold, so it outputs the cream firm.
    Drunken Raisins Cake
  • Drain all liquid from raisins. Mix together pieces of sponge cake, raisins and about 70% of the cream (keep the rest for outside of the cake).
    2 photos side by side one photo with drunken raisins added to the cream in the bowl and the other photo with it all mixed together in the bowl with a spatula
  • Fill in bowls of sponge cake with mixture. Place them on top of each other, in between, you can fill it with a bit of cream.
    2 photos side bay side one photo with the cake layer and the other with the layers stacked on top of each other with cream between them
  • Cover the top with the cake lid. Using the remaining cream, cover the cake. Decorate as you wish.
    Drunken Raisins Cake


Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 657IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg