Arsenio’s Buttery Bica (Galician Cake)

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12Ingredients
2120Calories
75Minutes

Hailing from the Galicia region of Spain, this recipe for Arsenio's Butter Bica (Galician Cake) is a sweet and flavorful cake that can be served alongside a morning cup of coffee or as an afternoon treat. Made with cornmeal, this Galician cake is a yeasted cake with a texture that is light and fluffy. As it is a yeasted dough, you will need to mix the yeast with flour, salt, and water and let sit for two hours prior to preparing the rest of the cake batter. Serve sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

Ingredients

  • 180 grams butter
  • 450 grams sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 250 grams cornmeal
  • 250 grams cornmeal (mixture of half, and half wheat flour)
  • 1 lemon
  • 700 grams cornmeal (mixture of half, and half wheat flour)
  • 450 grams water (at room temperature)
  • 1 envelope yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • sugar
  • ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 Celsius.
  2. Make the dough by combining the yeast with the 700 gr. flour mixture. Combine the salt with the water. Make a well in the flour mixture and fill with the salt water. Form into a ball and place into an oiled bowl, covered, for approximately 2 hours.
  3. Make the bica by creaming the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs along with the zest and mix well.
  4. Add the dough little by little and then the flour mixture.
  5. Place into a square or rectangular greased and floured baking pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove form oven, let cool slightly, and remove from pan.
  7. Cut into squares and serve sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon
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NutritionView more

2120Calories
Sodium67%DV1610mg
Fat94%DV61g
Protein86%DV44g
Carbs118%DV353g
Fiber116%DV29g

PER SERVING *

Calories2120Calories from Fat550
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat61g94%
Saturated Fat29g145%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol520mg173%
Sodium1610mg67%
Potassium1370mg39%
Protein44g86%
Calories from Fat550
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate353g118%
Dietary Fiber29g116%
Sugars125g250%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Dawn J. 27 May 2015
I loved this sweet treat. The cake is rich and spongy. I baked the sugar and cinnamon on top for a few minutes so as to get a toasted sugary crust that reminded me of a coffee cake. I enjoyed having it for breakfast with a cup of coffee.