I am preparing a trip to Spain next month, a little vacation to meet my BFF who has a wonderful life in the Canaries, but above all to visit and meet my goddaughter. I’m so excited, especially because of the culinary experience, which I’m absolutely sure it’ll be amazing as my bestie and her husband are both chefs ?To get my taste buds in shape, I’m starting to get acquainted with Spanish cuisine.

I have discovered a wonderful recipe of well-known Galician dessert: the famous almond cake or Santiago cake, very simple to make and will have everyone having “just one more piece”.

It is believed that this dessert was born during the Middle Ages. It is known that in the year 1577 a man named Pedro de Porto visited the University of Santiago and from that trip he got a recipe known back then as “real cake”.

Since then the almond cake has become a sign of Galician (and Spanish) identity, considering it is one of the 25 best desserts in the world by the American publication Business Insider.

Here’s what you got to do:

Preheat the oven to 175º C. In a bowl, put the sugar, the crumbled almonds, the cinnamon and the lemon peel or another essence. Mix ingredients well with a fork.

Add the eggs and mix well with a spoon or rubber spatula, but not the dressing gowns, just make sure all the ingredients are mixed.

Spread the butter through the pan and pour the mixture into it. Put the mold in the oven at 170 ° C for 50 minutes until the surface is toasted and browned.

When the cake is cold, sprinkle with icing sugar using a sieve (don’t worry about all the sugar, we won’t be doing El Camino a Santiago at this time jejeje). Enjoy!