A Venezuelan Cake

A Venezuelan Cake “Torta Burrera”
Jerry of Simply Sweet home invited me to this sweet event, thank you Jerry I am so honoured and happy for this invitation; I decided to make a Venezuelan cake that is so delicious and good.


200 gr papelón, grated.
125 ml water .
350 gr self raising flour.
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder.
¼ teaspoon clove powder.
1 tablespoon salt.
2 teaspoons baking soda.
4 eggs.
100 gr unsalted margarine.
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening.
100 ml sweet wine. (like marsala, I used SanSon).
1 cup carrot, grated.

1- In a sauce pan place the papelón, water, salt, margarine, shortening, cinnamon, clove powder and boil until the papelón is melted and it has the consistency of a cough syrup. Let cool.
2- In a bowl place the syrup and the rest of the ingredients, whisk until it is homogeneous and all the ingredients are combined.
3- Pour the batter in a greased and floured cake pan or jelly roll, bake 180°C until an inserted knife comes out clean.
4- Let cool room temperature
Note1: We love to eat this cake with white cheese or as breakfast with coffee with milk.
Note2: papelón is cane sugar’s molasses boiled then it is poured in special molds to solidify, it has the shape of a cone or a rectangle (you can buy it in Latin American or Asian stores)
Note3: You can also use 1 cup of corn oil instead of margarine and shortening.


Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow cake looks yummy, tempting and alluring....

Rosie said...

Beautiful cake and a great entry to this event. I must send something in asap as I promised her.

Rosie x

Donna said...

This looks SO Tender and moist! Happy baking weekend sweetie!hughugs

natalia said...

It looks great ! I'm sorry but I've never heard of papelon over here !!

Audax Artifex said...

Lovely looking cake - it appears like a carrot/maderia cake. It is nice to have cake that can be baked in a large pan for the whole family and the gang of friends.

Jude said...

Looks great with the dark caramelized color. Thanks for the info on papelon!

Cooking and the City said...

this looks lovely, I love that it has spices in it, yum! :-)

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I've never had this before. It looks lovely and sounds good!

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creative jenny said...

Here I am again, delighting myself as I see the pictures of the cakes which I can almost smell. Inorder to make this particular one, wht can be used as Papelon? any suggestion?