The best Spanish cakes are as simple as they come. By that, I mean just whisking the ingredients together, pouring them into a baking pan, and popping it into the oven—and the results are nothing short of delicious!
Here in Spain, we often enjoy cake as a sweet treat for merienda (the traditional mid-afternoon snack). Most Spanish cakes are light and moist, with just the right amount of sweetness to feel indulgent without inducing cavities. And because most of them are made with extra virgin olive oil, they’ve even got some health benefits without compromising the flavor!
Try a classic Spanish snacking cake to get started, like my apple olive oil cake or lemon yogurt cake. For something a bit more festive, my crustless pumpkin cheesecake is perfect for fall, and the traditional Spanish roscón de Reyes is a must for Three Kings Day in early January!