Question: Have you ever heard of a cake called severain? I am looking for the recipe for a friend.
Answer: Hi Sandra, Thanks for writing in with your question.
You are thinking of a Savarin, which is a yeast leavened ring cake that is imbibed in rum flavored syrup and filled with whipped cream. It is similar to a Baba au Rhum, but differs in shape and usually contains no raisins or currants.
Of course there are many variations on this French cake, which commemorates the 18th and 19th century gastronomic philosopher, Brillat-Savarin. Here is a recipe you may like from the Food Network: Savarin Cake with Grand Marnier Syrup.