Recipes for Typical Spanish Cakes - Spanish Sabores


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!

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

This moist and flavorful chocolate olive oil cake is a true crowdpleaser. If you love quick and easy snacking cakes, this is the one to bookmark! It's full of dark chocolate flavor and a subtle hint of olive oil. You can choose to frost it, but I prefer just...
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Apple Olive Oil Cake Recipe

Today I share my mother-in-law’s famous apple olive oil cake recipe. This is one of my all-time favorite afternoon snacks. The moist, delicate olive oil cake and tart apple flavor make the perfect combination. The first time I tried this delicious Spanish apple olive oil cake was when I...
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Pear Tart Recipe

Forget time-consuming crusts and fiddly custards. This easy pear tart recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes using a blender. Quick, easy, and impressive -- it's the perfect easy tart for any day of the week.
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Lemon Yogurt Cake

If you're a fan of quick and easy desserts that you cannot mess up -- this is your cake! The easiest lemon yogurt cake recipe comes from Spain, where it is a staple of family gatherings, picnics, and afternoon coffee breaks. It's famous for its flavorful lemon taste, moist...
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Fried Donut Recipe (Roscos Fritos)

This simple fried donut recipe comes from Andalusia, where they're popular around Christmas and Easter. It's a classic cake donut recipe, without yeast, meaning they are ready in no time. If easy, quick, and delicious donuts sound like your thing, don't miss these!
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