Magdalenas - Small sponge cakes

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Small sponge cakes.

Magdalenas - Small sponge cakes

MAKES 20 (depending on the size)


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 350 g unsalted butter
  • 1 2/3 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp milk


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Measure 1/4 cup sugar into small bowl and set aside. Beat eggs and sugar in a medium-size mixing bowl with 3/4 cup of sugar until mixture is light.

2. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter on medium heat. Add melted butter and lemon zest. Make sure that the butter cools slightly and is not bubbling.

3. Beat the egg mixture and slowly pour in the melted butter, making sure to mix thoroughly. Stir in the lemon zest and milk.

4. Measure and add dry ingredients. Measure out the flour into a separate bowl. Add the baking powder to the flour and mix thoroughly. While stirring the egg mixture, add in the flour mixture.

5. Stir until all ingredients are mixed well. The batter will be very thick. Place paper liners in to cupcake pan.

6. Use a large serving spoon to spoon batter into pan, filling each one half full. Batter should double in size when baked. Use a teaspoon to sprinkle each Magdalena with a bit of the reserved sugar.

7. Bake in the preheated oven at 200°C. Place cupcake tray on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until Magdalenas have turned to a golden colour.

8. Remove the cupcake tray from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before taking out of the pan to cool.

101 Spanish Desserts Recipes - Traditional Cakes and Sweets part of "Learn Spanish 4 Life Series" ebooks101 Spanish Desserts Recipes

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ISBN: 978-1-909610-22-4 Mobi
ISBN: 978-1-909610-23-1 ePub

(a "Learn Spanish 4 Life Series" ebook)

The authentic taste of "Sweet Spain" through its traditional confectionery. These Spanish recipes will reveal the delights of traditional Spanish sweet dishes, many of which have been handed down through generations. Easy to follow recipes allow you to create wonderful cakes, tarts, biscuits and cream delights. The purpose of these 101 Spanish dessert recipes, with traditional cakes and sweets, is to celebrate traditional Spanish home cooking "like Grandma used to make" and to encourage another generation to give it a try. 101 Spanish dessert recipes includes cakes, tarts, sponges, biscuits and much more. They are very simple recipes and all you need is passion and a desire to make the perfect dessert or cake. Our memories, triggered by certain dishes, go beyond the appearance, smell and taste of the food. It includes the way it was served: the tablecloth, the coffee cups, the ceramic cake plate. Often such memories extend to the rituals of preparing food. Perhaps you helped your mother or your grandma to make the dough, to sieve the flour, to add some water or maybe to sprinkle flour on to the pastry board.

My own early memories of home cooking date from my childhood when many food items were still rationed and expensive. As an adult, I look back at the food cooked by my mother and family. It gives me pleasure to introduce it to you, hoping these dishes will become part of your own culinary repertoire to delight friends and family. The power of food to unlock memories adds to the pleasure of cooking and eating food we enjoyed as children. Cooking when you are a child is immensely rewarding. It is shared fun, and introduces them to the deep creative satisfaction of preparing, cooking and serving food to family and friends. That is a good legacy for our future generations.

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