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Pastores Colombian cake

Torta de Pastores (Colombian Cheese and Rice Pudding Cake)

Erica Dinho
5 from 10 votes


  • 4 cups of rice pudding
  • 3 cups of bizcochuelo or sponge cake crumbs
  • ¼ cup of butter melted
  • ¾ of cup of white cheese or queso blanco shredded
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup of raisins soaked in warm water for 30
  • minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup of Moscatel or Oporto wine
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat an oven to 325°F. Lightly butter a large baking pan.
  • Drain the raisins and place in a large mixing bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well until well combined.
  • 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.
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