Spinach Cake (Torta de Espinacas)

by Erica Dinho on March 2, 2010

This spinach cake is really simple and delicious. I have a weird relationship with spinach, sometimes I hate it and sometimes and I just can’t get enough of it. It all depends on how it’s prepared.

One of the ways I love to eat spinach is when it’s in this Spinach Cake :-)This is a great vegetarian side dish. Enjoy it!

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 11/4 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 8 oz frozen spinach, thawed
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespons parmesan cheese

Directions

In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk often until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Add the milk gradually and continue whisking often until the sauce is smooth and thick, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Place the spinach and garlic in a blender and add the white sauce(bechamel sauce). Blend until smooth.

Place the spinach mixture in a plastic container and add the eggs. Season with salt and pepper.

preheat the oven to 350F.

In a small bowl, mix the parmesan and bread crumbs.

Pour the spinach mixture in a baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs and parmesan mixture.

Bake for about 35 minutes or until the cake is done.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Vinolia March 2, 2010 at 9:55 AM

spinach cake looks rich and delicious with the crispy crust! miam, miam, makes me hungry !!!

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2 Bo March 2, 2010 at 10:10 AM

That sounds delicious…I love spinach so I will have to try this one.

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3 Rachana Kothari March 2, 2010 at 10:18 AM

I would love to try that yummy and healthy cake!!!

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4 Sarah Naveen March 2, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Spinach cake looks awesome ..Nice recipe..

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5 Barbara March 2, 2010 at 10:56 AM

I really like spinach, Erica. And make a souffle often. This recipe looks delicious.. I love the touch of nutmeg. It really works with spinach.

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6 Fearless Kitchen March 2, 2010 at 11:32 AM

This looks really delicious! I’ve been trying to make more vegetarian dishes lately, this fits right into my plans.

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7 Erica March 2, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Thank you everyone :)

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8 Anna March 2, 2010 at 12:24 PM

I like spinach in salads or when you use the frozen spinach like you did. But can’t stand the taste of sauteed spinach when it get wilted and mushy. This cake remind me of bolinho de mandioca actually we do it sometimes with carrot too. Looks yummy Erica. :-D

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9 Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes March 2, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Oh wow, this cake looks very appetizing to me. I would’ve never thought to make cake with spinach in it but looks pretty good! Thanks for sharing!

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10 ruth March 2, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Great, great great!!! Love spanich, love the look and sound of this!!

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11 Baking is my Zen March 2, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Love spinach. I may try this.

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12 Karen March 2, 2010 at 1:56 PM

I love spinach all the time :) This is something real different – haven’t seen it before. Looks good!

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13 Erica March 2, 2010 at 2:17 PM

Thank you all for the comments!

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14 Sandra g March 2, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Yum Yum And More Yum!

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15 grace March 2, 2010 at 3:29 PM

marvelous! i’ve never seen spinach prepared like this and i would love every bite! the color is wonderful and the cake form is fun. great recipe. :)

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16 Joy March 2, 2010 at 5:16 PM

What a great recipe! I can’t wait to try it! Thankyou once again for opening new horizons in my cooking repertoire!

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17 Chris March 2, 2010 at 7:09 PM

My wife and I both love spinach and I know we are going to love this one. I’ve bookmarked this to try.

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18 Joan Nova March 2, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Looks good. I love spinach – any way it’s prepared.

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19 Erica March 2, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Thank you :)

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20 Juliana March 2, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Wow, this spinach cake looks yummie…great way to have spinach :-)

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21 danielle March 3, 2010 at 12:34 AM

I to have a love / hate thing going on with spinach. I’ve discovered that I like most things that contain fresh spinach. This looks wonderfully delish!

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22 Ivy March 3, 2010 at 6:12 AM

This looks great. Love spinach.

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23 Kim March 3, 2010 at 8:13 AM

I love spinach and I think this sounds fantastic! I bet your husband loves it!

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24 Norma March 3, 2010 at 9:41 AM

I am always looking for ideas and this I can make for my vegetarian clients.

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25 Joanne March 3, 2010 at 11:55 AM

I have never seen spinach prepared like this before but I have to say – I love it! That green is just gorgeous.

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26 Faith March 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM

I love spinach so I’m excited to try this! I love the delicious golden crust!

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27 Soma March 3, 2010 at 6:00 PM

This looks amazingly good!

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28 Oysterculture March 5, 2010 at 8:53 PM

Perfect timing – I just got a huge batch of spinach from our CSA and this dish looks amazing.

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29 Erica March 10, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments!

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