Sans Rival

Sans Rival is a buttery, creamy, and nutty dessert. Each layer is topped with a generous amount of butter filling and topped with cashews. This recipe is definitely for the dessert lover and is commonly found during fiestas, birthdays and special occasions.

b30ed0223a3a60ddd0d6eaf5cdbcb86b Sans Rival


Sans Rival


  • 12 egg whites
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 2 cups (450g) caster sugar (for meringue)
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 2 cups (450g) caster sugar (for butter filling/topping)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups (300g) chopped cashews, toasted (for butter filling/topping)
  • 450g butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) dark rum
  • 2 cups (300g) chopped cashews, toasted (for meringue)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line four - 8x12 inch pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Sprinkle with cream of tartar. Gradually add 2 cups caster sugar, while continuing to beat until stiff peaks form (meringue). Add in 2 cups chopped nuts. Divide meringue between the 4 pans, and spread evenly to the pan's edges.
  3. Bake in oven for 30 minutes until light golden brown. Remove the meringue from the baking pans while still hot. Allow to cool. Trim edges so that all 4 meringue layers are the same size. Set aside.
  4. Butter cream filling: In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. In a separate large bowl, whip egg yolks until thick.
  5. In a saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, and heat to 270 to 290 degrees F. Add the hot syrup in a thin stream to the beaten egg yolks, while beating at high speed. Beat in the whipped butter until smooth. Mix in rum.
  6. On one layer of meringue, spread approximately 1/4 of the butter cream evenly all the way to the edges. Repeat layers until all is used. Smooth sides with spatula. Sprinkle top with 2 cups chopped cashews. Freeze until solid. To serve, cut 2.5cm slices from the frozen dessert.
  7. Almonds or hazelnuts can be used in this recipe instead of cashews, and the butter cream can be flavored with any flavor of liqueur, coffee powder, or fruit jam.

© 2013, admin. All rights reserved.

You might also like:

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for FOODIPINO™.

We recognize the importance of our visitor's privacy and we aim to preserve the Privacy by all means. The information furnished herewith will inform you on the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use (operate) and visit FOODIPINO™, and how we safeguard your information. You can be assured that your personal information is never leaked or sold to the third parties and they are well protected by us.

Log Files As with most other websites, we also collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser used by you to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), your site visit time and the pages browsed by you throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include showing a popup only once during your visit, or the ability to login to some of our key features, such as forums.

We also visualize third party advertisements on FOODIPINO™ to support our site. Few of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site that also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser used by you to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have installed Flash. Such application is generally applied for geotargeting purposes, e.g., (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York) or showing certain ads, based on specific visited sites (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick, The DART cookies may also be used by us for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). The cookie is used to serve your specific ads and your interests ("interest based targeting"). The ads served are to be targeted on the basis of your previous browsing history (For example, if you are viewing sites for visiting Las Vegas, you may also see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as a hockey site). DART uses "non personally identifiable information", which does NOT track your personal information, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You have the option to opt-out of this ad serving on all sites, using this advertising by visiting

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, it can affect your ability to interact with our site as well as other websites and it may include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless, you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.