Mantecadas Cake Recipe

Mantecadas Cake Recipe

Mantecadas - Sweet bread has a culture of its own in Mexico and is a tradition that has been embraced and deeply loved for generations. We have primarily Spain and France to thank for that, as their influence is why we have such a passion for sweet pastry. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spain
Calories 298 kcal


  • 2 pic large eggs
  • 125 g sugar
  • ½ cup  milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla or orange essence
  • 1 teaspoon  orange zest optional
  • 125 g flour 
  • 1 teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon  instant yeast
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Place muffin paper liners in muffin pan.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and yeast in one medium size bowl, and set aside. Place egg and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until sugar has dissolved.
  • Add milk and the flavoring of your choice (vanilla, orange essence plus orange zest) and mix.
  • Incorporate the oil in a gentle stream and whisk again to form a homogenous mixture.
  • Slowly stir in the dry ingredients plus the pinch of salt, mixing gently until you have a very uniform batter. Do not over mix. Let the batter rest for 15 minutes.
  • With the help of a pitcher or a ladle, pour the batter into the already prepared muffin pan. Fill it up just a little bit bellow the edge. See picture above.
  • Carefully place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for about 5 minutes on a cooling rack. They keep well for 2 to 3 days when stored in an airtight container.


Nutrition Information:
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg
  • Sodium: 38mg
  • Potassium: 155mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Vitamin A: 110IU
  • Vitamin C: 0.4mg
  • Calcium: 63mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
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