Mushroom Cake (Torta de Champiñones)

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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  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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!

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