Our El Salvadorian pound cake is prepared with freshly grated Queso seco cheese, cake flour, sugar and whole milk. For best results, bake in a shallow pan and serve as thick-sliced wedges.
- 1 cup Cake flour 1 cup Cake flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 2 large Eggs, separated 2 large Eggs, separated
- C&H® Granulated Sugar 1 cup 1 cup C&H® Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup Queso seco, finely grated (Morolique style) 1 cup Queso seco, finely grated (Morolique style)
- ½ cup Whole milk ½ cup Whole milk
- 1 stick Unsalted butter, melted 1 stick Unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour one 8x8x2 cake pan.
Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside
In a large bowl whisk together sugar, egg yolks, cheese, and milk. Slowly, whisk in melted butter. Stir in flour mixture until completely blended. Carefully, fold egg whites into the mixture until incorporated and smooth.
Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top of the batter.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Cut into 16 even pieces. Serve warm.
Additional tip: If necessary, finely grated Parmesan cheese can be substituted.