queque seco
Queque Seco
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Queque seco is a fluffy, orange-flavored cake that is popular in Costa Rica as well as many Latin American countries.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Costa Rican, Latin American, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Nita Ragoonanan
  • cups flour , sifted
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • Zest of an orange
  • ½ cup orange juice , freshly squeezed
  • cup butter (very soft)
  • cup sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter (for the mold)
  • 1 tablespoon flour (for the mold)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (ideally convection).
  2. Separate the eggs.
  3. In a bowl, mix the flour and baking powder.
  4. In another bowl, mix the butter, sugar and salt. When this mixture is creamy, add the 8 egg yolks one by one, while continuing to whisk.
  5. Add the sifted flour, orange juice and zest and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  6. Beat the egg whites until stiff and gently fold to the previous mixture.
  7. Grease and flour a bundt springform pan of about 10 to 12 inches diameter.
  8. Pour the mixture in the pan.
  9. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until the tip of a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.