Edited and written by Catherine Cunningham. Published December 5th 2021.
Original recipe by Peru Delights.
Sweet homemade cakes are very iconic in a family Peruvian home, a sweet treat usually made to pair with coffee or tea. A vanilla cake paired with afternoon coffee it’s so popular that they even have a term for the afternoon snack, lonche.
The recipe was so simple that it almost felt criminal! Next time I make it I will also make dulce de leche, a true partner in crime with this dish! And hopefully by the next time I make it I will have my bundt pan back from a friend and I can make it exactly like how it should be intended!
I loved the sweetness of the vanilla with coffee, but even with a good side of berries this would be perfect for that as well!
10 tablespoons of unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 ⅛ cups of sugar
2 cups all-purpose of flour
¾ cups of evaporated milk
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
- Sift the flour together with the baking powder and set aside.
- Next, beat the butter and the sugar in the mixer and beat until the butter is creamy and soft.
- Add a bit of the flour, then a bit of the milk and two of the eggs, and blend until fully mixed.
- Then again, add the rest of the flour, the last egg, and the last of the milk!
- Add the vanilla and keep beating until everything is well mixed.
- Pour the batter into a greased round cake pan (or use the traditional way of baking it with a bundt pan) and bake for about 45 to an hour.
- Serve with coffee and slightly warm.