Honduran Quesadillas


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

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
16 servings


  • 1 ½ cups margarine

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup rice flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 6 room-temperature eggs

  • 2 cups lukewarm milk

  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour a medium glass baking dish.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

515 Calories
23g Fat
68g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 515
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 238mg 18%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 127mg 3%

* 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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