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Pink rum cake at Eclair's


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Pink rum cake at Eclair's

Laurie | Feb 28, 2006 05:29 PM

Does anybody remember Eclair's amazing rum cake in the 1980's with a pink top and chocolate sprinkles around the sides? Sometimes they'd put a maraschino cherry on top. Eclair's used to sell it at Macy's and sometimes you'd see smaller knock-offs, individually sized rectangular rum cakes with pink tops, in Little Italy.

Does anybody still make this cake in NYC? Has anybody seen a recipe? From what I remember, is was a small round cake with raspberry jam (?) between the layers. The top was smooth and pastel pink (fondant) and there were always chocolate sprinkles around the sides. It was smooth and neat, the perfect cake. I had it for every birthday as a kid until Eclair's shut its doors. Thanks for any leads to find it again!

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