Bizcocho Dominicano Cake Recipe

Dominican cake is a beloved dessert in the Dominican Republic and a staple at many special occasions, including weddings and birthdays. It’s a sponge cake that’s flavored with vanilla and soaked in a sweet syrup, giving it a delicious and moist texture. In this guide, we’ll take you through the process of making your own Dominican cake, so you can enjoy this delectable dessert at home.

What You Need To Make Bizcocho Dominicano Cake Recipe

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  • butter
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • orange juice

Bizcocho Dominicano Cake Recipe

What makes Bizcocho Dominicano Recipe (Dominican Cake so special? You're about to find out. Make this recipe for a ½ lb cake, or double for a 1 lb cake.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dominican
Calories 492 kcal


To prepare the pans

  • 2 tablespoon butter (salted), at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

For the cake

  • ½  pound all-purpose flour, (225 grams)
  • 1 ½  tablespoons baking powder, (see notes)
  • ½  pound butter (salted), (225 grams), at room temperature
  • ½  pound sugar (white, granulated), (225 grams)
  • 6 pic egg yolk, plus enough egg white to weigh ½ lb (225 grams) in total, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoons lime zest, freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup orange juice, at room temperature


  • Before you begin this recipe, it is important to carefully read through the instructions and introduction. To ensure the best outcome, be sure to use fresh, high-quality ingredients, including fresh baking powder that is still effective. It is also crucial that all ingredients are at room temperature before starting.
  • Keep in mind that even if you have a high-quality oven, it is likely not calibrated correctly. According to Cook's Illustrated - The Science of Good Cooking (pg. 5), there can be a significant difference between the temperature displayed on the dial and the actual temperature inside the oven. This can greatly affect the outcome of your cake, so it is recommended that you invest in an oven thermometer to check the accuracy. Without one, you will be left guessing and may not get the desired result.
  • If you have a convection oven, it is important to note that it has a fan that allows for faster cooking times and better temperature control. Be sure to check if your oven has this feature.
  • To start, preheat your oven at least 30 minutes before beginning the recipe. For the orange juice, you can use no-sugar-added juice from a carton or fresh juice squeezed at home for the best flavor. Remember, using fresh ingredients and being mindful of oven temperature are key to achieving a delicious cake.


Nutrition Information:
  • Calories: 492kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 56g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg
  • Sodium: 253mg
  • Potassium: 231mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 31g
  • Vitamin A: 945IU
  • Vitamin C: 17.9mg
  • Calcium: 70mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
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Pro Tips for Making Bizcocho Dominicano Cake

Before we dive into the pro tips, let’s discuss what makes a good Bizcocho Dominicano cake. This traditional cake is a classic in Dominican culture, and it is characterized by its light and fluffy texture, buttery taste, and unique decoration. The cake’s flavor is derived from ingredients such as vanilla extract, butter, and sugar. A good Bizcocho Dominicano cake should be moist, airy, and flavorful, with a perfectly balanced sweetness.

  • Use high-quality ingredients
  • Room temperature ingredients
  • Sift the dry ingredients
  • Use a kitchen scale
  • Don’t overmix the batter
  • Use parchment paper
  • Preheat the oven
  • Allow the cake to cool completely
  • Decorate with style


In conclusion, Dominican cake is a delicious dessert that’s easy to make at home. With the right ingredients and instructions, you can create a cake that’s just as delicious as the ones you’ll find in the Dominican Republic. We hope that our guide has been helpful and that you’ll give this recipe a try at home.

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