🇪🇸 Spain: Tarta de Santiago

In need of a new bake to put on your dessert menu this holiday season? Try your hand at this Spanish Almond Cake!

“This is a traditional cake in the whole country, and in my homeland, Galicia. I grew up eating this with family and friends and always remember the good times talking together sharing some wine.”

-Santiago Cabanas, Ambassador of Spain
For the full experience, play this traditional tune while prepping the recipe!

🇪🇸 Spain: Tarta de Santiago—Traditional Spanish Almond Cake

Servings 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes



  • 2 ¾ cups almond flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 shot of Brandy
  • Zest of 1 lemon grounded
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon


  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 cups mixed organic berries
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Mix the eggs and sugar until well combined, when the mixture starts to become lighter in color.
  • Add the almond flour, lemon zest, and cinnamon and mix until combined (try not to overmix).
  • Pour the batter into a greased round cake pan and bake at 350ºF for 25 minutes or until golden.
  • Once cooled, sprinkle powdered sugar on top.
  • For the sauce, cook the berries, sugar and lemon juice on low for 20 minutes. Mix well with a blender. Strain and chill in fridge for two hours.
  • To serve, drizzle sauce on individual plates and garnish with fresh berries or mint (optional).


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