5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Marquesote is a cake akin to a traditional Genoese sponge cake, typical of El Salvador, but also Mexico and Honduras.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Latin American, Salvadoran, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Sarah-Eden Dadoun
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup flour , sifted
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon green anise powder (optional)
  • For the mold
  • 2 tablespoons fat (butter, margarine, or oil)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease a baking mold about 7 x 11 inches and dust with flour.

  3. Separate the eggs.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites until reaching soft peak by gradually adding half of the sugar.
  5. Add the egg yolks one at a time and add the other half of the sugar at the same time.
  6. Then add the sifted flour, cinnamon and anise (optional) and mix with the flat beater, at low speed, until everything obtaining a homogenous batter.
  7. Pour the mixture immediately into the baking pan.

  8. Bake for about 25 minutes. To check if the cake is fully baked, the tip of a knife inserted at the center of it should come out clean. Extend baking by a few minutes if necessary.