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Queque Seco - Costa Rican Pound Cake

Cooking Time: 1 hour Yield: 12 servings Level: Intermediate


3 cups refined wheat flour
3 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
4 egg whites
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 soy oil
1 cube butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).

  2. Beat oil and butter with an electric mixer set on high-speed. Add 2 eggs and 4 whites, beat for a few minutes. Add wheat flour, sugar, and baking soda. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add milk in small portions and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth.

  3. Butter an 8-inch cake pan. Pour batter into cake pan. Bake at 350° F (175° C) for 35 minutes or until a skewer or wooden pick inserted in the cake comes out clean. Cool in cake pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Invert onto wire rack. Transfer cake to a serving plate. Let it cool down completely.

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