Quesadilla Salvadorena is a moist, sweet, cheese pound cake. The key to this recipe is the type of cheese used, Parmesan cheese. I invented this recipe to match the pre-made quesadilla you find at the grocery stores. Buen provecho!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
38 mins
total:
58 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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

  • Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on high speed until creamy. Mix in egg yolks until well blended. Mix in Parmesan cheese gradually. Add sour cream and baking powder; beat until batter is smooth.

  • Sift rice flour over batter; fold in with a spatula. Fold in egg whites with the spatula.

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

  • 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

270 calories; protein 6.2g 13% DV; carbohydrates 28.5g 9% DV; fat 14.9g 23% DV; cholesterol 80.5mg 27% DV; sodium 247.7mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2017
I don't know the first thing about making these traditional Salvi quesadillas. Since I happen to be married to a Salvadorean, I do know when they are good and not good. I came across this recipe and decided to make it. Folks, let me tell you that this is the real deal! It came out so moist and fluffy and not too sweet. And it was just as good the next day. I made the big 9x13 last night, and everyone just devoured it! Gracias Cipota! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2017
I don't know the first thing about making these traditional Salvi quesadillas. Since I happen to be married to a Salvadorean, I do know when they are good and not good. I came across this recipe and decided to make it. Folks, let me tell you that this is the real deal! It came out so moist and fluffy and not too sweet. And it was just as good the next day. I made the big 9x13 last night, and everyone just devoured it! Gracias Cipota! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2016
What a deliciously different treat. I will admit after the first bite my taste buds were very confused but not negatively. Parmesan sugar butter.. dessert. I liked this a lot.. will make again. I did use greek yogurt instead of sour cream since I had that.. came out fine Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2018
Delicious and authentic recipe! My mother's side of the family is from El Salvador. I recently moved from Los Angeles to a town in Oregon without any Saldadorean bakeries. It came out perfectly. I ended up doing a repeat 2 days later because everyone loved it!. Best and easiest recipe for quesadilla around. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2017
I've made this twice now and both results were awesome. The first time I made it I actually used all-purpose flour and I loved it. My husband was on the fence. The second time I used rice flour and he loved it (I actually preferred the first). Most people haven't heard of this bread and I took it to work and my coworkers loved it. Good job on the directions- found easy to follow. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2018
Delish! My husband is from Honduras and recognized it immediately without me having to tell him what I attempted to make! Haha Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2017
The recipe was easy to follow and it turned out fantastic! I used a combination of parmesean and cojita cheese. This will definitely be made again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2018
This was amazing! Super easy to make and very delicious. Tastes just like the one my mom used to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2018
Absolutely delicious I have made this many of times and it comes out perfect every time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2019
Best recipe ever Read More