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Italian Hangover Cake Will Cure Your Headache

Italian desserts have become extremely popular in the last few years, and for all the right reasons. Such a creative and entertaining cake is the Italian hangover cake. After a crazy night of partying and drinking, you feel very tired and realize that you cannot function properly the next morning. At this point, you may need an Italian dessert recipe. This cake is famous for its rich, rich flavor and is perfect for any celebration. So why not try?

What is Italian Hangover Cake?

Italian hangover cake is one of the most popular desserts of the famous NY-based DeFazio’s Pizzeria. It’s based on a classic Italian dumpling (ciambbellone), but their hearty orange cake version includes a combination of Vodka, Grand Marnier and Disaronno, and orange juice. This cake is completely moist and soaked in an orange glaze and rum that is sour, sweet, and slightly overpowering. It’s basically a rum cake, but tastier.

What is Italian Hangover Cake?

Why you will like it?

There are several main reasons why so many people love this cake. First, the rum in this cake can solve a nasty hangover. Next, it offers a fresh take on Italian Hangover. Italian Hangover cake can sometimes be made with caramel and banana sauce, like caramelized banana but with a twist, but we love this citrus version with fresh oranges and orange zest. This dessert will be a welcome favorite at Sunday brunch with friends and family. The cake retains its moisture beautifully and the orange adds a delicious flavor.

Key Ingredients

  • All-Purpose Flour – The structure and ideal crumb texture of this cake are both derived from all-purpose flour.
  • Baking Soda – This enables the cake to rise and develop a light, fluffy texture that makes it easier for it to absorb the delectable rum glaze.
  • Salt – The use of salt makes the flavors in this meal truly pop.
  • Eggs – Four big eggs are needed for this dish. Eggs give the cake extra firmness and volume.
  • Granulated Sugar – Granulated sugar is used in this recipe because we’ve discovered that it adds the ideal amount of sweetness and structure.
  • Canola Oil (or other neutral oil) – This recipe may be made with any neutral oil; however, we prefer canola oil.
  • Orange Juice – In a dessert where the orange is the star of the cake, fresh orange juice is always the finest option. Around six oranges are needed for this dish.
  • Liqueurs-  This utilizes Grand Marnier and Disaronno brand-name liqueurs.

How to make Italian hangover cake?

– Step 1: Preparation

Preheat oven to 350℉. Lightly coat the bundt pan with softened or melted butter. Then lightly roll in the flour.

– Step 2: Make a cake

Using a large bowl beat the eggs with the sugar until you have a smooth and pale mixture. Slowly add the olive oil, orange juice, liqueur, vanilla, and orange zest. Next, place a sieve over the bowl and add the remaining dry ingredients, mixing quickly so all the ingredients come together. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, until you can poke the cake with a toothpick and the cake is completely cooked with only crumbs left on the toothpick.

– Step 3: Make the glaze

When the cake comes out of the oven, immediately start making yeast. This process only takes a few minutes. Place the butter, sugar, and orange juice in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Cook for a further minute or two after adding vodka. The Amaretto and Grand Marnier should be added and stirred in when it begins to thicken somewhat. Add some liquor, thoroughly whisk it in, and begin baking straight immediately for a robust taste. Cook the mixture for a few more minutes if you like a milder flavor. This will lessen some of the unprocessed liqueur tastes.

– Step 4: Glaze cake

Pierce the cake’s top with a toothpick or fork while holding it in the bundt pan. When the cake has been punctured, evenly distribute approximately a third to a half of the glaze over the top. A spatula or brush can be used to properly distribute the glaze over the cake. Give the cake an hour or so. Once the cake has cooled, carefully flip it over on a big plate or cake stand on top of the pan to remove it from the pan. Repeat the process by piercing the cake and adding yeast on top with a drizzle or pour.

How to make Italian hangover cake?

* Note about Storage

You can leave the cake at room temperature for up to 2 hours or longer when placed in a cool, dry place in your kitchen. Cut the cake into slices and place in a ziplock bag or other sealed container to store in the refrigerator. For three to four days, they will keep nicely in the refrigerator.

To preserve for a long time, the cake can be stored in the freezer compartment. But make sure that if you want to freeze the cake, the cake is not decorated to ensure that the quality of the cake is preserved. In the freezer, cakes remain safe for two months. To use, defrost at room temperature and reheat in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.


Whether you’re Italian or not, you’ll love and look forward to enjoying this stunning Italian treat. Italian hangover is a special and classic cake that you must try in the morning or after partying with friends on a weekend night. For many people, this is a dessert with a pure and special taste. Hopefully, with the recipe that Cakepluss just introduced, you can make this cake yourself for your loved ones to enjoy!

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