Torta de Pastores (Colombian Cheese and Rice Pudding Cake)

Torta de Pastores (Colombian Cheese and Rice Pudding Cake)

Torta de Pastores is a traditional dessert from the Valle department of Colombia. Soothing, comforting, and just downright good, there’s nothing like digging into a delicious, warm and sweet homemade dessert when the weather is getting cooler.

Torta de Pastores (Colombian Cheese and Rice Pudding Cake)

It’s a pretty filling and rich dessert so a word of advice, serve this after a light meal, that way you can enjoy an extra portion. Another great aspect of this cake is that it tastes even better the next day.

Buen provecho!

Torta de Pastores (Colombian Cheese and Rice Pudding Cake)

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Ingredients

(About12 servings)

  • 4 cups of rice pudding
  • 3 cups of bizcochuelo or sponge cake crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of butter, melted
  • 3/4 of cup of white cheese or queso blanco, shredded
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of raisins, soaked in warm water for 30
  • minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup of Moscatel or Oporto wine
  • Pinch of salt

Torta de Pastores (Colombian Cheese and Rice Pudding Cake)

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 325°F. Lightly butter a large baking pan.
  2. Torta de Pastores (Colombian Cheese and Rice Pudding Cake)

  3. Drain the raisins and place in a large mixing bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well until well combined.
  4. simple torta de pastores

  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for about 15 minutes, then release the pan sides and slide the cake onto a serving plate. Serve warm or cold.
  6. Pastores Colombian cake

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Comments

  1. says

    This is my favorite cake. My Russian Abuela made this but did not add the cheese. Muy delicioso. I tried to make it once but it was not quite right. I will now make it again using your recipe..my Grandma had her recipes in her head..so they were not as organized as this. Buen Fin De La Semana.
    Melanie

  2. Julia says

    Typical Colombian cuisine varies regionally and is influenced by indigenous and Spanish. I love your Traditional Colombian Food and recipes. I made this Torta de Pastores and it was a wonderful cake. Love the recipe and I am going to make it again for Christmas.Thanks

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