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Sans rival recipe (Filipino layered cake)

Sans rival is made of layers of buttercream, chopped cashews, and meringue. Check out this awesome recipe and make your own now!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Cake, Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 771kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $10-15



  • 8 egg whites
  • ¾ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cashew nuts

French Buttercream:

  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla extract
  • 8 egg yolks
  • cup chopped cashew nuts


  • Prepare parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • If making an 8″ round sans rival, draw 8″ circles on the cookie sheet as a guide for the meringue later.
  • Preheat the oven to 275F.
  • Beat together egg whites, cream of tartar, and sugar until stiff but not dry.
  • Fold in the chopped cashew nuts.
  • Divide meringue into 4 8-inch circles.
  • Bake for 45 mins – 1 hour or until golden.
  • Transfer to wire racks. Cool for 5 minutes.

French buttercream:

  • Place sugar, flour, and salt in a saucepan and mix thoroughly. Stir in milk.
  • Cook over medium heat and stir constantly until very thick.
  • Remove from heat and pour into egg yolk mixture slowly.
  • Add 1/2 cup butter at a time (cut into several pieces) and beat at medium-high speed until smooth.
  • Add vanilla and beat well.
  • Chill icing for a few minutes before decorating.
  • Use this to fill the meringue layers.
  • Decorate top and sides with more buttercream.
  • Cover with the cashew nuts.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 771kcal