Rating: 4.54 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Traditional Honduran cake made of cheese, eaten during Christmas. From Honduras, Central America.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 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). Lightly grease and flour a medium glass baking dish.

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  • In a bowl, beat together margarine and 3 cups sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well. Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, rice flour, and baking powder; add them alternately with the milk, stirring well between each addition. Slowly stir in Parmesan cheese. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

  • In a small bowl, mix the 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, and sesame seeds. Sprinkle evenly over the batter in the cake pan.

  • Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely, and cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

515 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 68g; fat 23.4g; cholesterol 72.6mg; sodium 477.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2006
This is so good with a cup of coffee I imagine that it would be nice served as a side to a savory dish as well. I prepared it in a removable bottom tart pan so it was very pretty to look at. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/08/2011
I don't get it. I was looking forward too making this recipe for a long time as the pictures where beautiful and the ratings where all so positive. I followed the recipe exactly but halved the quantities and it was way too sweet! Even my 4-yo daughter was taken aback by the sweetness and she could probably eat a bowl full of sugar and be happy. Not sure what went wrong with my recipes compared to the others but 3 cups of sugar (or 1.5 in my case) just seems like way too much. It just tasted like very sweet corn bread. Read More
(2)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
This is so good with a cup of coffee I imagine that it would be nice served as a side to a savory dish as well. I prepared it in a removable bottom tart pan so it was very pretty to look at. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
I was thrilled to find this recipe here, but it has some flaws. It doesn't specify what size pan to use and it was difficult to mix well when following the recipe. I used my standard 9x13 and it was far too much for the dish. It didn't cook right. I tried again, halving the recipe. I also modified the order for adding ingredients - I mixed the eggs into the butter/sugar. I combined the flours, cheese, and baking powder and mixed them in together, adding the milk last. It took 35 minutes to bake right. It was perfect. I uploaded pics. For fun, I used a biscuit-cutter to make pretty circles instead of cutting it into squares. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2013
My boyfriend is from Honduras. Although he has never had this before he absolutely loved it!! I halved the recipe because there is only 2 of us. My only concern was the topping. Without any added butter to it.... The top if the cake had a bit of a white dusting to it. I'm assuming that the sugar sesame topping is suppose to be like a streusel. So next time I'm going to add some butter to it and see what happens. But even with that the taste was awesome so it still gets 5 stars!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2011
My husband is from there and he was very impressed with my cake when I made it and it didn't last long he practically ate it for dinner. Although I did moisten it with a pinch more butter bake in a 10-14 baking dish is essential and I added cinnamin to the sugar on top excellente Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2007
My sister in law makes this bread all the time. It is wonderful. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
This is very good. Dont be fooled its not a typical quesadilla; its more like a cake. It has a very nice flavor. Sweet but not too sweet. The cheese gives it a unique taste. I used a 14x10 (i measured it with a tape measurer so I could be off a bit LOL) glass dish and it fit PERFECTLY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
This is the best bread I have ever made!!! I can t stay away from it! I made this yesterday for Christmas and have eaten half of it all by myself. I halved the recipe because there were only 3 of us. It turned out perfect! I will be making this again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2012
I made mine in an 11x16 pan and it still needed at least 45 minutes. It was very sweet and light and a great treat for a service team headed to Honduras! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2008
Excellent recipe!!!.... Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/08/2011
I don't get it. I was looking forward too making this recipe for a long time as the pictures where beautiful and the ratings where all so positive. I followed the recipe exactly but halved the quantities and it was way too sweet! Even my 4-yo daughter was taken aback by the sweetness and she could probably eat a bowl full of sugar and be happy. Not sure what went wrong with my recipes compared to the others but 3 cups of sugar (or 1.5 in my case) just seems like way too much. It just tasted like very sweet corn bread. Read More
(2)