A Family Favorite Vanilla Cake – Peru

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! 

Ingredients: 

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

3 eggs

Instructions​​:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit 
  2. Sift the flour together with the baking powder and set aside. 
  3. Next, beat the butter and the sugar in the mixer and beat until the butter is creamy and soft. 
  4. Add a bit of the flour, then a bit of the milk and two of the eggs, and blend until fully mixed. 
  5. Then again, add the rest of the flour, the last egg, and the last of the milk! 
  6. Add the vanilla and keep beating until everything is well mixed.
  7. 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. 
  8. Serve with coffee and slightly warm. 

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