Creamy Pesto Grilled Mushroom Sandwich And A Hollywood Bowl Picnic

A creamy pesto made with Cacique's cotija cheese and cream con sal. I paired it with grilled mushrooms for a heavenly sandwich.

Although summer is coming to a close, the heat here in Southern California is no where near gone. I am relishing my last days of outside entertainment and eating al fresco before the fall really decides to make an appearance. This past Sunday early evening a group of friends and I went out for a fun picnic and movie at the Hollywood Bowl. It was such a magical experience that at a certain point I turned to my constant companion Mando and asked him why we don’t come to the Hollywood Bowl and picnic more often. I don’t know if it had to do with the atmosphere or the friends we were with or the creamy pesto spread I made for our sandwiches.

Friends having a picnic at the hollywood bowl


Here’s what sparked the menu…. At the beginning of the year Mando and I became vegetarians, and it was the first time we were going to attend a picnic as such. I toyed with the idea of different things to prepare, but none were really showing up with an exclamation mark at the end. Until I started dreaming of a creamy pesto. I didn’t want to add it to pasta because it would be difficult to carry and serve, but it would be heavenly teamed up with a grilled portobello mushroom sandwiched between a baguette. I wanted to make it creamy and thick and use it in place of your ordinary condiment spreads. I thickened up my fresh basil smear with robust Cacique’s Cotija and Ranchero Crema Con Sal, along with pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. It came out fantastic and all the meat eaters were trying to get their hands on our vegetarian sandwiches…. One girlfriend of mine put one in her purse for later. a creamy pesto sandwich being hidden in a purse for a snack later I blame the creamy pesto.

All the ingredients used to make a creamy pesto.

Ingredients for creamy pesto:

  • 3 – cups fresh basil leaves
  • 5 – garlic cloves
  • 1 – cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 – cup olive oil
  • 1 – cup crumbled Cacique Cotija cheese
  • 1 – cup Cacique Crema Con Sal

What you’ll need for the sandwich:

  • 2 – large baguettes
  • creamy pesto
  • 3 – large portobello mushrooms
  • 2 – tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh baby spinach
  • sliced tomato
  • shredded carrots
  • picked red onion or pickled jalapeños (or both)


  1. HOW TO MAKE CREAMY PESTO: Add basil leaves, garlic cloves, pine nuts, olive oil and Cacique’s Cotija to a blender. All pesto ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and basil is minced down to small specks.
  3. Pour in Cacique’s Crema Con Sal. To make my pesto creamy I use Cacique's Crema Con Sal.
  4. Blend again until creamy, thick and smooth.
  5. Set to the side. mushrooms and creamy pesto
  6. GRILL MUSHROOMS: Slice portobello mushrooms into 1/2 inch slices.
  7. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Place sliced mushrooms on a hot grill and cook on each side until browned about 5 to 7 minutes. mushrooms grilling until cooked
  9. Set to the side.
  10. ASSEMBLE YOUR SANDWICH: Slice baguette in half. Then cut into 6 inch pieces.
  11. Spread each side of bread with a healthy amount of creamy pesto.
  12. Layer baby spinach, sliced tomato, shredded carrots, pickled onion, and grilled mushrooms. assembling a creamy pesto grilled mushroom sandwich
  13. Enjoy your picnic!!!! picnic-hollywood-bowl-creamy-pesto-sandwich
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Sangria Slushies #CelebraSangria – GIVEAWAY

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Beat the Labor Day heat with sangria slushy.

Wow…. it has been hot. Let me repeat that, it’s been burning hot. I feel like the summer is just getting started based on the temperature outside but the sad reality is it’s actually coming to an end. Kids are going back to school and Labor Day is officially the last hurrah until we give in to the fall. On that note let’s celebrate Labor Day the right way with some [yellow tail] Sangria Slushies. I’m already envisioning myself sitting with friends outside with a swimming pool near by, enjoying the warm weather with a summer soundtrack filling our ears and singing out loud with no reservations. I feel that excellent music makes any gathering more comfortable and I usually scroll through my music collection and choose all the favorites making it really inviting to sing along. I enjoy drinking Sangria Slushies when celebrating with friends, not to mention they make for a relaxing atmosphere. What better time than Labor Day to officially close out the summer with a splash of Sangria and friends! #CelebraSangria

A cool way to drink [yellow tail] sangria in a slushie form.

Ingredients for sangria slushies:

  • crushed ice
  • club soda
  • [yellow tail] sangria
  • blueberries


  1. Fill glass to the top with crushed ice.
  2. Fill bottom half with club soda.
  3. Top the glass off with [yellow tail] sangriaGently pour [yellow tail] sangria over crushed ice to create slushie.
  4. Sprinkle top with blueberries.
  5. Enjoy!

[ yellow tail ] LogoGIVEAWAY ALERT: From August 31st to Sept 6th, 2015 (midnight PST) enter for the chance to win by leaving a comment below: How will you be celebrating Labor Day? Giveaway includes:  one (1) great [yellow tail] prize which includes:  One (1) set of two mason jar, One (1) Piñata, Four (4) coasters, One (1) corkscrew, One (1) bottle stopper,  One (1) mail-in rebate (for up to $10 savings)[ yellow tail ] Sangria Product Photo

Let me tell you a little about [ yellow tail ] Sangria… It’s a delicious mix of citrus and red wine with a enticing aroma that is perfumed with orange rind, citrus and red berry notes. They splash onto the palate with a soft, sweet citrus flavor and hints of spirit. [ yellow tail ] Sangria pairs well with: BBQ/grilled vegetables, and strong cheese (i.e. blue cheese, sharp cheddar, gruyere). [ yellow tail ] Sangria Blanco has tropical fruit flavors of pineapples. Ripe peaches gives the wine a sweet, rounded mouth feel. Fresh limes ensure a crisp, refreshing finish. [ yellow tail ] Sangria Blanco pairs well with: Asian food (think fried vegetable noodles and spicy green beans), fruits, and desserts. With all this goodness…. you may need to run out and get some for your Labor Day celebration. 

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[ yellow tail ] Sangria Blanco Lifestyle Photo

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E.T. , The Hollywood Bowl, and Reese’s Pieces Brownies

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. The Hollywood Bowl has gifted me with 4 tickets to enjoy the event as inspiration for this post.
Taking these reese's pieces brownies to go see E.T.

I’m a sap at heart when it comes to movies, and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is the first film that made me bawl my eyes out and clutched my soul in the way that only great movies can.  In 1982 I was just a little girl understanding human emotions and learning how to be compassionate for others, and E.T. timestamps my evolution of empathy and where I was at that tender age. I vividly remember E.T. reaching out to Gertie with his lit up finger and saying in his electronic sounding voice “Be Good.” That scene still tears at my heart strings with his gut wrenching departure, we all took note on what it meant to love without judgement. Being a food freak…. the introduction of Reese’s Pieces on the big screen also caught my attention, the two became synonymous.


Fast forward a few years (I won’t say how many)……. The Hollywood Bowl decides to have an extraordinary, world-premiere event Sept 4th, 5th, and 6th, as the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs John Williams’ entire Academy Award-winning score from Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece about a boy and his alien friend, live-to-picture while this beloved film is shown in HD on the Bowl’s big screen. Don’t miss E.T. under the stars, as you’ve never seen or heard it before! Buy tickets to go see E.T. I will be there with my family, introducing my little boy to this amazing story while we eat Reese’s Pieces Brownies and take it all in. 

Brownies made with Reese's Pieces to celebrate the screening of E.T. at the Hollywood bowl

Ingredients for Reese’s Pieces Brownies:

  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1 – cup sugar
  • 3 – eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 – 13 ounce jar of Nutella
  • 1 – cup flour
  • 1/2 – cup Reese’s Pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a 8×8 brownie metal pan with nonstick baking spray.
  3. In a mixer add butter and sugar and mix till creamy for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in vanilla and eggs. Mix well for about 4 minutes.
  5. Add in Nutella and mix until batter comes together and is smooth.
  6. Add in flour and mix until completely incorporated.
  7. Pour brownie batter into prepared pan.
  8. Top with Reese’s Pieces. Top brownie batter with Reese's Pieces before baking. Overhead shot of reese's pieces brownies.
  9. Place in the oven for 25 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool in pan to room temperature.
  11. Enjoy! Brownies topped with Reese's Pieces

Here is an awesome clip to get you in the “I’m keeping him” mood.

Check out The Hollywood Bowl Concert Calendar by clicking here.


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I’ll Be A Judge On “ Food Fighters ” August 6th, 2015 On NBC

The dinner party for food fighters airing on NBC

A couple of months ago my email inbox started blowing up with a casting agent asking me to come in to audition for a food show on NBC. She said she was looking for a home cook… Yes, I fit the bill, but no thank you I don’t want to work under the pressure of the ticking clock on the wall, even though the thrill of being on TV is inviting. I have been offered these sort of reality cooking / chef shows quite a bit in the last year and a half and have turned every single one down because I really like to savor my cooking time and inhale every last aroma that floats up out of my pan.

Then I got an interesting email from Walmart , asking if I would be interested in participating on a food show on NBC called ‘ Food Fighters ‘ as a judge, since I’m part of the Walmart Mom program. This definitely peaked my interest, and since I knew I would be tasting food and not going against the clock swayed me in the direction of saying yes. Plus I had been thinking of becoming a vegetarian at the time, and thought this would be a grand way to end my meat eating chapter on national TV (as a side note, it was the last time I ate meat).

A few days later I found myself being escorted through the Universal back lot, and into a large soundstage where we , the dinner party (the food judges), were kept away from the live show in order to make a unbiased vote. I found this helpful, because knowing me I would have voted the person I liked personally for whatever reasons appealed to me. All we were told was it was a professional chef vs. a home cook, but we were not told who’s dish was who’s. What we ended up voting on or not really enjoying is yet to be seen. Tune in this Thursday August 6th at 8pm on NBC and see how chefs and a home cook fight with food, and how us judges helped determine the winners and losers of this food war.

Food Fighters - Season 2


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Summer Watermelon Cake

A watermelon cake being sliced. Topped with whipped cream and fresh berries. The perfect dessert to serve on a warm Summer evening. #WMTMoms

When the warm season graces Los Angeles, watermelon becomes our household obsession.  I make quite a variety of things with watermelon, everything from paletas, agua fresca, margaritas, salad, salsa, and many other lovely dishes. Last week as I hurried around the city running errands, I drove past the Walmart in Downtown LA, and immediately turned back with Watermelon in mind. Once inside the store I was tempted by the bounty of berries that were so prominently displayed, and stocked up on a variety of fresh fruit. I strolled along the aisles imaging what kind of fruit salad I would create once I was back in my kitchen and away from the congested streets.  My mind recalled a beautiful watermelon cake I recently had while I was traveling in Australia and wanted to re-make it for my family. I raced to the cold dairy section and picked up some whipping cream, and finished my trip down the baking aisle for some sliced almonds. The second I got home I started right away by cutting the rind off the watermelon and cutting it into a round edge with flat surfaces. I was so pleased and excited once I added the whipped cream to the top, that I forgot to put the finishing touches of sliced almonds around the cake before I photographed it. Oh well, you can always dress your watermelon cake in almonds or not. My Mom had the first slice and didn’t seem to miss them. Quick story: I took two of these cakes to a friends party a few days later one with nuts and one without… They both flew off the table so fast, I was almost positive watermelon locusts had come and devoured them both.

The fruits used to make a watermelon cake.  All fruit was purchased at Walmart

Ingredients for Watermelon Cake:

  • 1 – large seedless watermelon
  • 1/4 – cup sugar
  • 1 – cup whipping cream
  • 8 – strawberries
  • 6 – cherries
  • 1/4 – cup blueberries
  • 1/2 – cup sliced almonds (optional)


  1. Cut the rind off the watermelon by cutting off both ends to make a flat surface on each side. Then with a knife cut off the rind all around the watermelon. It should look like this.  The center of a watermelon cut into a cake shape waiting to be frosted.
  2. Place watermelon center on a cake dish, and set to the side.
  3. In a mixer with a whisk attachment beat sugar and whipping cream for 5 minutes on hight or until stiff.
  4. Frost the watermelon with the whipped cream.
  5. Decorate the top with berries.
  6. Optional: decorate the sides with almonds.
  7. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
  8. Enjoy! A watermelon cake all decorated and ready to serve. All ingredients were purchased at Walmart. #WMTMoms


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Getting Birthday Ideas For My Son

Max at his Star Wars party all cake and supplies were bought at Walmart. Photo taken by Curves and Chaos.  #WMTMoms

Oh my word is he almost a year older? I can’t believe my son will be six in a few weeks. Last year we had a huge Star Wars themed party for him, and I ran around like crazy to accommodate all 150 guests. My friends and family told me I was crazy to have such an insane party for my 5 year old, with so many guests. The way I see it… we had him a first birthday party, then nothing in-between, so why not go big when we do celebrate. Coming up with birthday ideas to fit his Star Wars theme with a lot easier with the help of my favorite one stop shop Walmart. I bought the main cake (star wars themed) and all the cupcakes there. I was thrilled with the selection of party decorations both in store and online. I was able to pull a wonderful party together and my son was the happiest little 5 year old ever.

The burning question is… will you have another big blowout party again for him this year? If I do decide to have a party big or small I know where I can find all the themes he might want. In addition to Walmart having such a complete collection of great party favors they also supply a free smash cake with a large cake purchase. Take a look… you’ll be pleasantly surprised what you find, and even better than that are the prices!

Here are a couple photos of other themes that my boy may be interested in, and Walmart carries it all .




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Sangria Refresco #CelebraSangria – Giveaway!

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A delicious sangria refresco made with Yellow Tail Sangria blanco

I love to socialize with friends and family. I know many cultures do, but it is definitely a priority within the Latino community. We love gathering where we know we can find delicious food and flavorful drinks being held as prized possessions at the center of the [ yellow tail ] Sangria Blanco Product Phototable. What better way to celebrate the upcoming festive July 4th holiday than with a fun, star-spangled gathering filled with patriotic sparklers, tasty dishes and mouthwatering Sangria! Like most Independent Day celebrations they run all day and go deep into the spectacular night. In other words, many hours are spent at the PAR-TAY! I love my Sangria ICE COLD, so I make [yellow tail] Sangria Blanco ice cubes spiked with strawberry slices a few days ahead. That way when my Sangria gets warm, I can drop the temperature back down to COLD without watering down my drink. [yellow tail] Sangria Blanco has tropical fruit flavors of pineapples. Ripe peaches gives the wine a sweet, rounded mouth feel. Fresh limes ensure a crisp, refreshing finish. To transform the already delicious [yellow tail] Sangria Blanco into my Sangria Refresco… I add sliced cucumber, sliced strawberries, and lemon slices. This boost the flavor, the strawberries pair nicely with the pineapple hints, and the cucumber gets along fine with the peach hints. Flavor explosion. Once you bring food into the equation…. think Asian food like garlic string beans and savory noodles…. or it would be paired nicely with dessert like panna cotta or chocolate mousse. Give it a try this Fourth of July as you watch the sky light up in celebration.

GIVEAWAY ALERT: From now to July 4th, 2015 (midnight PST) enter for the chance to win by leaving a comment below: How will you be celebrating July 4th?

Giveaway includes:  one (1) great [yellow tail] prize which includes:  One (1) set of two mason jar, One (1) Piñata, Four (4) coasters, One (1) corkscrew, One (1) bottle stopper,  One (1) mail-in rebate (for up to $10 savings)

All the ingredients needed for Sangria refresco using Yellow Tail Sangria Blanco.

 Ingredients and supplies needed for Sangria Refresco:

  • 2 – ice trays
  • 2 – bottles [yellow tail] Sangria Blanco
  • 20 – strawberries
  • 1 – lemon sliced
  • 1 – small hot house cucumber


  1. Slice 10 strawberries into thin slices and place them evenly into the cube slots of the ice trays. Then pour half a bottle of [yellow tail] Sangria Blanco into each tray and place in the freezer over night to make wine ice cubes. Make ice cubes out of yellow tail Sangria Blanco and sliced strawberries. Then never worry about watering down your drink while making it ice cold.
  2. Slice remaining 10 strawberries, lemon, and cucumber and place in a pitcher.
  3. Pour remaining bottle of [yellow tail] into the pitcher and place in the refrigerator over night.
  4. Place strawberries wine ice cubes in a glass then pour chilled Sangria over the top.
  5. Enjoy.

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For a very limited time (through July 4 only!) [yellow tail] is offering a free audience giveaway! Check out my Facebook page for my details on how to win a great prize including a set of mason jars, colorful piñata, coasters and more!

[ yellow tail ] Sangria Blanco Lifestyle Photo

To learn more about  [yellow tail], visit and follow the #CelebraSangria hashtag! Look out for my next [ yellow tail ] recipe using their Sangria! It is a delicious mix of citrus and red wine. If you love the Sangria Blanco, then you’ll find the aroma of the Sangria is enticing and perfumed with orange rind, citrus and red berry notes that splashes onto the palate with a soft, sweet citrus flavor and hints of spirit. It is almost too perfect. [ yellow tail ] Sangria pairs well with: strong cheese (i.e. blue cheese, sharp cheddar, gruyere). Now we are speaking my language…. cheese and wine.

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Pasilla Cilantro Spicy Potato Salad

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria on behalf of The Idaho Potato Commission. The recipe and opinions are 100% my own.

A wonderful latin twist on the traditional potato salad.

Even though we are experiencing June gloom here in California… the truth is 4th of July is creeping up on us. Which in my world means lots of parties and family gatherings sprinkled with friends and food. But we couldn’t have a gathering without POTATO SALAD, now could we? I decided to get a jump start on my summer holiday menu, and didn’t want to make the same expected potato salad that always shows up to the party, so I mixed it up a bit and added some FLAVOR to that equation.

At first I was unsure if I should boil or bake my Yukon gold Idaho potatoes, but quickly thought better of the situation and fancied a roasted potato salad. I shared the finished dish with a few loved ones and to say they were pleased as punch would be an understatement. I’m glad I decided to shake things up a little in the potato salad world… now my family has a new dish to salivate over. #SummerOfThePotatoSalad

How do you make summer potato salad?

The key ingredients to spicy potato salad.

Ingredients for Pasilla Cilantro Spicy Potato Salad:

  • 3 – pounds Yukon Gold Idaho Potatoes ( cut into 2 inch pieces)
  • 1 – tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 – cup roasted corn kernels
  • 1 – bunch green onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 – cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 – cups cilantro leaves
  • 1 – pasilla chile (stem and seeds removed)
  • 1 – cup sour cream
  • 1/4 – pepitas
  • 1/2 – cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and dry potatoes, then cut them into 2 inch cubes.
  3. Place in a large bowl and drizzle olive oil over potato cubes. Mix to coat all potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Remove potato cubes from bowl and place on a baking sheet. Yukon gold Idaho potatoes drizzled with olive oil and ready to be baked.
  5. Bake potatoes for 40 minutes, turning at the halfway mark (20 minutes in).
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Place potatoes back in a bowl and mix in corn kernels and green onion. Set to the side.
  8. Add garlic cloves, cilantro, pasilla chile, and sour cream to a blender. Blend until the mixture becomes smooth.
  9. Place potato mixture on a serving plate, then pour sour cream/cilantro mixture over the top.
  10. Sprinkle pepitas, and cotija over the sauce.
  11. Salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Enjoy! spicy potato salad made with yukon gold Idaho potatoes
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Cacique Double Header And Dodger Baseball

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Society Culinaria on behalf of Cacique. All opinions are 100% my own. 
The Cacique Double Header night at Dodger stadium with all the Cacique guests.

Can it really be that two of my favorite things work so harmoniously together? I’m talking Cacique cheese and yogurt paired with Dodger baseball. Last Friday night I was looking at this view of the field  as I stood with some of my favorite people cheering on the Dodger’s from the Cacique suite.

The view of Dodger stadium.

Kershaw on the mound, and lots of Cacique snacks to munch on. There was a quesadilla station along with a yogurt bar, you could say we were a bit spoiled. It made me realize that I never have to be without these double header treats when watching the game. I could always pack up my favorite Cacique cheese quesadilla prior to the game and take them in, or if having a game watching party here at home a yogurt bar would be a hit…. a grand slam even. It was such a memorable night at the stadium, in a suite, filled with Cacique inspired dishes, attended by my closest friends, a Cy Young award winner pitching for the one and only Dodgers, and a firework finale in celebration of their win. It sounds to good to be true. It almost was.

I am a dedicated fan of the Cacique product line, from their cheeses to yogurts to soy chorizo… and the proof is definitely in my recipe development. I was looking back to see what other great Cacique snacks pair well with baseball and here are a few of my own that have made it on base. I hope you enjoy them this baseball season or with any other sporting event.

Click on any of the links below for the recipes….

Roasted corn and pasilla dip

Nacho Fries

Oaxaca Cheese Pretzels

Stadium Salad

Below is a mini picture diary of the Cacique Double Header event. It was great seeing the Dodgers… but come on, it’s really about the cheese.

The wide variety of cacique cheeses

A wide variety of Cacique yogurts and all the toppings to accompany them.

Nicole Presley and Ericka Sanchez of Society Culinaria enjoying the Cacique Double Header at Dodger Stadium.

Firework night at dodger stadium

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Berry Berry Good Pan Dulce Cake

This berry laced cake is the closest thing you will get to pan dulce in a cake form. So light and moist, and all the ingredients can be bought at Walmart.

I like my world whimsical, fun, and full of love. I am known to live in a close knit circle of friends who all keep it positive. It’s sort-of like living in a bubble where people can look in, but only a select few are actually invited in to play. Not because I’m mean spirited or think I’m above anyone, it’s just because I don’t find common interest with many people. With that being said I am very lucky that one of my best girl friends lives only a few feet away from me…. I mean she lives next door. Right around Easter time she invited me over for a slice of Strawberry cake she made. I was delighted because heaven knows I’m hardly ever invited over for dinner, much less cake. I was so impressed with her strawberry cake and left her home feeling inspired to make my own rendition someday.

A few weeks later I was at Walmart and saw a wide variety of berries on display, as I inspected the cartons of strawberries looking for the reddest, non bruised or moldy or slushed berries I knew exactly what I would make with them. I wanted my berry cake to have a sugar crust on it like my favorite types of pan dulce. I thought the whole process through without ever making a mention of the kind of cake I was set out to make to my family or friends. I have made this cake several times now and each time it comes out a little better than the time before, but every time I make it someone says it taste like a delicious piece of pan dulce. Mission mastered means I am a happy girl in my kitchen with my berry berry good pan dulce cake.

The pan is greased with butter than dusted with sugar. This makes the perfect sugar crust for the bottom of the cake.

Ingredients for strawberry pan dulce cake:

  • 7 – tablespoons salted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 – cup sugar + 3 tablespoons
  • 1 1/2 – cups flour
  • 1 1/2 – teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 – large egg
  • 1/2 – cup crema Mexicana (I used Cacique’s)
  • 1 – teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 – 8 strawberries (cut in half length wise)
  • 11 -pitted fresh cherries
  • 10 – fresh blueberries


  1. Grease an 8 inch metal cake pan with 1 tablespoon of butter. Make sure to smear the butter all along the edge as well. Then pour 2 tablespoons of sugar into the pan and dust the entire greased pan with sugar. Discard any of the remaining sugar from the pan and set to the side.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  3. In a large mixer beat 6 tablespoons of butter and 1 cup of sugar together until fluffy and pale yellow. About 4 to 5 minutes. Add in egg, crema Mexicana, and vanilla. Mix for another 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture comes together and is smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl sift flour, and baking powder together. In a bowl sift flour and baking powder together for pan dulce cake.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until incorporated.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the sugar greased pan.
  7. With a rubber spatula, smooth the top of the mixture evenly.
  8. Place the strawberries along the edge of the cake to form and outside ring. Line strawberries around the outer rim of the cake pan to form a ring.
  9. Then place the remaining berries in the middle.
  10. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar over the top of the berries. Sprinkle one tablespoon sugar over berries before baking.all berries are sprinkled with sugar before going into the oven on this pan dulce cake.
  11. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 325 and bake for another hour and 5 minutes.
  12. Allow the cake to cool for an hour or two.
  13. Enjoy!


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