Pan de pascua
Pan de Pascua (Fruit Cake)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Pan de Pascua is a Chilean spiced cake with dried fruits and nuts that is traditionally eaten around Christmas time.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chilean, Latin American, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Carolina Rojas
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • oz. raisins
  • oz. chopped nuts
  • 7 oz. candied fruits
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • cup cognac
  • cup milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Stir the butter and the sugar together. Add the eggs one by one. Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves), alternating with the milk and cognac, uniting the ingredients very gently. Add the candied fruits, raisins, and the nuts (being previously rolled in flour).
  3. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch round cake mold, ideally a tall one, just like those used for Panettone, previously buttered and sprinkled with flour.
  4. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Check the center to verify if it's properly baked, before removing from the oven.