Quesadilla Salvadoreña


Quesadilla Salvadoreña is a moist, sweet, pound cake. The key to this recipe is using good quality Parmesan cheese. Buen provecho!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 3 large eggs, separated, divided

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 (4 ounce) package Parmesan cheese, finely grated

  • ¾ cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup rice flour

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until firm but not stiff.

  3. Combine sugar and melted butter in a large bowl; beat on high speed until creamy. Mix in egg yolks until well blended. Gradually mix in Parmesan cheese. Add sour cream and baking powder; beat until batter is smooth.

  4. Sift rice flour over batter, then fold it in with a spatula. Fold in egg whites.

  5. Pour batter into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 38 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
15g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 248mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* 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.

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