Honduran cheese bread

    1 hour

    This cake is traditionally eaten at Christmas. It's not your typical cheese cake, but it's delicious nonetheless. It's sweet and flavoured with Parmesan.

    13 people made this

    Makes: 16 servings

    • 340g margarine
    • 600g caster sugar
    • 250g sifted plain flour
    • 160g rice flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 475ml warm milk
    • 6 eggs
    • 160g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease and flour a medium glass baking dish.
    2. In a bowl, beat together margarine and 600g sugar until fluffy. Alternately beat in 250g flour, rice flour, baking powder and milk. Slowly beat in the eggs and Parmesan cheese. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
    3. In a small bowl, mix the 100g sugar, 4 tablespoons flour and sesame seeds. Sprinkle evenly over the batter in the cake tin.
    4. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool completely and cut into squares.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (10)


    This is so good with a cup of coffee, I imagine that it would be nice served as a side to a savory dish as well. I prepared it in a removable bottom tart pan so it was very pretty to look at.  -  16 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was thrilled to find this recipe here, but it has some flaws. It doesn't specify what size pan to use and it was difficult to mix well when following the recipe. I used my standard 9x13 and it was far too much for the dish. It didn't cook right. I tried again, halving the recipe. I also modified the order for adding ingredients - I mixed the eggs into the butter/sugar. I combined the flours, cheese, and baking powder and mixed them in together, adding the milk last. It took 35 minutes to bake right. It was perfect. I uploaded pics. For fun, I used a biscuit-cutter to make pretty circles instead of cutting it into squares.  -  09 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My boyfriend is from Honduras. Although he has never had this before he absolutely loved it!! I halved the recipe because there is only 2 of us. My only concern was the topping. Without any added butter to it.... The top if the cake had a bit of a white dusting to it. I'm assuming that the sugar sesame topping is suppose to be like a streusel. So next time I'm going to add some butter to it and see what happens. But even with that the taste was awesome so it still gets 5 stars!!!  -  11 Feb 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)