Mushroom Cake (Torta de Champiñones)

by Erica Dinho on February 6, 2010

This mushroom cake is very easy to make, nothing fancy but the type of recipe you can make for lunch with a nice cup of soup. I bought
the mushrooms to make another recipe, but at the last minute, I realized that I didn’t have all the ingredients for it. Don’t you hate when that happens? But, that is how this mushroom cake was born and I loved it.



  • For the mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cuo chopped onion
  • 8 oz portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the cake
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 oz soft cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 350F.

Place the olive oil in a skillet, over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until translucent.

Add the mushrooms, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook for about 7 to 9 minutes. Set aside.

In a medium bowl place the flour and baking powder. Set a side.

In a another bowl place the milk, cream cheese, ricotta, cheddar, olive oil, eggs and parmesan cheese. Mix well until combined.

Add the flour mixture to the milk mixture and mix well, add the mushrooms reserving some for garnish.

Season with salt and pepper and stir until well combined. Pour the mixture onto a greased baking pan. Top with the reserved mushrooms and parmesan cheese. Bake for 45 minutes or until ready. Let it cool before removing.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie February 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM

A savory mushroom cake is an excellent idea, sounds so good!


2 KennyT February 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

I always come across that problem too, I get distracted easily when I am doing my grocery, haha

I have never had a mushroom cake before, this is so interesting for me, lovely!


3 Erica February 6, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Natasha and Kenny- Thank you for your comments!


4 Oysterculture February 6, 2010 at 3:16 PM

What a wonderful idea, I love this – I’m a bit behind, suffering from Internet issues so look forward to catching up on all your fantastic recipes


5 Gloria February 6, 2010 at 5:54 PM

I love mushrooms and this look really yummy Erica, besooos , gloria


6 Joy February 6, 2010 at 6:33 PM

How absolutely yummy! What a lovely lunch with some salad!


7 rebecca subbiah February 6, 2010 at 6:37 PM

wow this is so cool love mushrooms would be great with soup


8 Erica February 6, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Thank you guys!


9 Faith February 6, 2010 at 7:37 PM

This is such a wonderful idea, Erica! I bet this tastes incredible and has so many possibilites…I’d love to sprinkle some cheese on top and run it under the broiler…delicious!


10 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes February 7, 2010 at 12:10 AM

Yes! That would be great with a bowl of warm soup for lunch!


11 peanutts February 7, 2010 at 1:20 AM

A savory cake, with mushrooms and cheese, sounds good


12 Simply Life February 7, 2010 at 8:11 AM

wow, you always have the most unique dishes that I just want to reach out and grab!


13 Erica February 7, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog!


14 Joanne February 7, 2010 at 9:22 AM

I really love the idea of a savory cake! It breaks up all that sugary sweet monotony :D


15 Saucy Smith February 7, 2010 at 10:48 AM

I think I will make this tonight. HEY…..wait a minute….I don’t have any mushrooms in the house…!! ( Yup, I DO know what you mean!) Not a problem…a grocery store is 10 minutes away! Thanks for the recipe. I can tell it will be DEEE—licious.
Thanks also for stopping by at “the sandwich” ! Happy Super bowl Sunday


16 pierre February 7, 2010 at 10:54 AM

hi erica I liek to do this kind of cake fopr cocktail aprty !! cheers from Paris Pierre


17 Barbara February 7, 2010 at 1:27 PM

I’ve never had mushroom cake ….this looks divine! And so great with a bowl of soup. The ricotta must make the cake nice and moist. This is one I’m going to try! Copying it now.


18 Erica February 7, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Thank you all for the comments!


19 Kim February 7, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Yes, I can’t stand it when I forgot to pick up an ingredient to make something! It drives me crazy. This mushroom cake sounds delicious, especially with all that yummy cheese thrown in. What a fun and unique recipe and yes, perfect with soup!


20 Danielle February 9, 2010 at 7:53 PM

this looks amazing!! I just love mushrooms


21 Ivy February 11, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Happy Blog Anniversay Erica. The mushroom cake sounds delicious and I am a big fan of anything with mushrooms.


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