Torta De Hojas


I loved this recipe 27 years ago when I was in Chile. I haven't made it in years, but I do remember my family really enjoyed it.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
1 9-inch layer cake


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • cup butter

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup brandy

  • ¼ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix together the flour and baking powder; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Blend in the egg yolks, one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. The dough will be stiff like a cookie dough.

  3. Divide the dough into 10 pieces and shape into balls. Roll each ball into a 9-inch circle. Place on cookie sheets and prick with a fork in several places.

  4. Bake cookies in batches in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are just starting to brown. Let cool.

  5. In a saucepan, boil the unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk for 3 hours. Monitor the water closely to make sure there is always water covering the cans. Remove cans from heat and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

  6. In a small measuring cup, combine the brandy and water.

  7. Place one cookie layer on serving plate. Brush with brandy mixture, then spread with the now-thickened condensed milk. Sprinkle with nuts. Continue stacking until all layers are used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

582 Calories
27g Fat
70g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 582
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 268mg 21%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 369mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.