Cake

Torta de Maduro (Ripe Plantain and Cheese Cake)

24 comments February 4, 2014
Torta de Maduro (Ripe Plantain and Cheese Cake)

There are so many traditional Colombian dishes using plantains that I could write a cookbook containing only plantain recipes! Fried ripe plantains (tajadas de maduro) are the most popular way to cook ripe plantains in Latin America, but if you like ripe plantains and want a dish that would show them off in a different […]

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Tres Leches de Mandarina (Tangerine Three Milks Cake)

9 comments January 21, 2014
Tres Leches de Mandarina (Tangerine Three Milks Cake)

I am a huge Tres Leches Cake fan. In addition to my traditional Tres Leches, my Coconut Tres Leches and my Chocolate Tres Leches cake recipes, I now present, Tangerine Tres Leches Cake! After looking at a large bag of beautiful tangerines in my fridge for a week, I decided to try a different variation […]

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Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

9 comments May 22, 2013
Pastel Borracho (Colombian-Style Drunken Cake)

Looking for a dessert for this Memorial Day weekend? How about Pastel Borracho? Pastel Borracho is basically rum-soaked sponge cake, top with prunes and creme Anglaise. The rum syrup makes this cake rich and incredibly moist, without being soggy, and has a wonderful texture. I made my sponge cake (bizcochuelo) from scratch and you can […]

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Brazo de Reina (Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll)

8 comments February 14, 2013
Brazo de Reina (Strawberries and Cream Cake Roll)

Brazo de Reina literally translates to “Queen’s Arm” in English and is a traditional Colombian Cake Roll. Brazo de Reina it is basically a sponge cake filled with sweet whipped cream and fresh strawberries. There are different variations of roll cakes in Colombia, such as Pionono and Rollo Rojo de Guayaba. Pionono is usually filled […]

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Rollo Rojo de Guayaba (Colombian Red Roll Cake with Guava)

6 comments February 1, 2013
Rollo Rojo de Guayaba (Colombian Red Roll Cake with Guava)

Rollo Rojo de Guayaba or Liberales is a classic traditional Colombian roll cake. It is basically a sponge cake filled with guava jam. This is a popular dessert all over the country and can be found in most Colombian bakeries. I enjoy making my own traditional Colombian baked goods at home. Considering that there are […]

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Mantecada (Colombian-Style Butter Corn Bread)

14 comments January 30, 2013
Mantecada (Colombian-Style Butter Corn Bread)

Mantecada is a traditional Colombian butter corn cake that is very popular in the capital of the country, Bogotá. This cake tastes best when freshly prepared and it is usually served with berry preservers (Dulce de Mora o Fresa) on the side. The first time I had Mantecada was in a hotel in Bogotá about […]

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Torta de Pan Mojicón (Mojicón Bread Pudding Cake)

13 comments November 27, 2012
Torta de Pan Mojicón (Mojicón Bread Pudding Cake)

This Torta de Mojicón is a traditional dessert from Bogotá, the capital and largest city of Colombia. This beautiful city is located in the center of the country and was declared a World Book Capital, by UNESCO, and Iberoamerican Capital of Culture, by the UCCI. Some of the most popular dishes of Bogotá are ajiaco, […]

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