Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Puerto Rican Cake


1 stick of butter
2 sticks of margarine
2 cups of sugar
3 cups of self rising flour or Cake Flour
1 tsp of lemon juice
5 Eggs
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of extract of your choice (vanilla, almond, coconut)
1/4 tsp of grated lime
1 cup of milk

Butter,Eggs,Milk should be at room temp
Pre heat oven to 350
spread some butter or pam spray and lightly floured cake pans


1. Place the butter and margarine in mixer and cream well then add the sugar and cream for 20 mins
2. Mean while shift the flour, separate the eggs and grate the lime
3. Whip the 5 egg whites till soft peaks and set aside
4. After 20 mins then add the 5 egg yolks one at a time and mix for 10 mins
5. Then add the extract , lemon juice and grated lime
6. Now you will add the flour and milk flour and milk don't over mix the batter at this point
7. Now remove from mixer and with your spatula add the egg whites to the batter and in circular motion in corporate the egg whites don't over mix
8. Now pour batter and divide batter into two 10x2 round cake pans that were previously buttered and lightly floured and bake at 350 for 40 min
9. Don't open the oven till the 40 mins is up.

*Syrup for wetting the cake*

1 cup of sugar
2 cups of water
2 o 3 tbsp of clear vanilla extract o almond Extract
1/3 cup of brandy

In a pot place the sugar and water and bring to a boil then set to cool then add the extract and brandy once cakes are done remove and cover them with a plastic rap for 10 to 15 mins the with a tooth pick perk some wholes to the cake then wet the cake with the syrup and set aside to completely cooled then remove from cake pans and add filling , frost and decorate.

This cake can also be frosted with Suspiro


1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon ALMOND Extract
1 teaspoon clear vanilla
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar ( 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk

In large bowl, cream shortening and butter in your mixer. Add vanilla and milk. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating on a slow speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Don't overwhip or it will bring air into the icing.

YIELD: Makes about 3 cups.


Anonymous said...

Is the brandy optional?

Milagro Santiago said...

You may use anymore you like you may also use almaretto too

Anonymous said...

Cuando hice este cake algunas partes me quedaron un poco duras, como cheesecake consistency, que hice mal?

J love said...

Do use all of the syrup? What brandy do you use? How do you remove the cake out of the pan without breaking it?

Milagro Santiago said...

Maybe you over mixed your batter

Milagro Santiago said...

Yes use all of the syrup on the cake you may use any brandy you like once the cake is out of the oven you need to add the syrup all over the cake I also poke holes all round the cake with a tooth pick then cover it with plastic wrap the next day is when you could remove the cake from its pan you can't do this cake the same day and decorate it because it will brake apart I hope this info helps

saraj said...

Hi. I'm so glad I finally found this recipe! Thank you so much. I was wondering though how many cups of margarine?

saraj said...

Can you tell me how many cups of margarine? Thank you so much.

Milagro Santiago said...

Hello Saraj your welcome ok for the margarine one stick is 1\2 cup two sticks equals to one cup of margarine I hope this helps