Red velvet, chocolate, tres leches, dulce de leche -- no matter your preference there's a cake out there for you. Cakes are a wonderful dessert, in turns comforting (your mom's recipe will always be the best) and celebratory (hello wedding cake!). They're also versatile, able to withstand stacking, sculpting, shaping and layers of frosting and fondant. And now as we near Valentine's Day, why not bake off a few cakes to share with the people you love? Here a collection of Latin inspired cake recipes to get you baking. Save us a slice!
The Mediterranean flavors of fragrant citrus and fruity olive oil add elegance to this Spanish-inspired loaf cake. Lightly sweet, it’s perfect on its own, as an after school snack, or as a light dessert following dinner. Kids love it because it's delicious. Moms love it because it's homemade and healthier than packaged treats. Serve topped with fresh berries and whipped cream for added flair.
Pink Coconut Cake Pops are a cinch to make. Homemade coconut cake is blended with an easy pink buttercream frosting, rolled up into balls, dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with pink tinted coconut. This easy cake pops recipe is fun, delicious and sure to please even the most finicky sweet tooth.
This recipe is for an almond cake from the Spanish province of Galicia that dates back to the middle ages, and is marked by the Cross of St. James (La Cruz de Santiago). This particular version is from the Michelin-starred restaurant Casa Marcelo in Santiago de Compostela.
If you think beets are an unusual ingredient in a cake, you might be surprised to know they are the key ingredient in traditional red velvet cake recipes! This Chocolate Beet Cake has rich chocolate flavor thanks to cocoa and melted chocolate chips, and is slightly sweetened with panela.
This season, treat yourself, indulge in what you love, and celebrate. With that motto in mind, here's a molten dulce de leche cake. This intensely chocolate sponge cake is filled with a dulce de leche center that oozes out when broken into. It's a delicious gift waiting inside.
Heading to a holiday pot luck? Or setting out an afternoon spread of cafecito for your guests? You'll need this sweet potato pound cake. Light and airy (but sturdy enough to handle transport) this cake laces together sweet potatoes, cinnamon, butter, sugar, and vanilla for a subtly sweet holiday treat.