By Eddy − On Friday, August 5, 2016, 7 years ago in Dessert Recipes
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Portuguese Cavacas Recipe


This delicious Portuguese cavacas recipe is sweet with a hint of lemon on the outside, soft and eggy on the inside.
Portuguese Cavacas Recipe


Preparation time 25 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ready In 55 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8

Ingredients

2 cups of flour1 cup of vegetable oil8 eggs at room temp1⁄2 cup milkSugar Glaze:2 cups of confectioner’s sugarZest of one lemon3 tablespoons of milk or more if needed
2 cups of flour1 cup of vegetable oil8 eggs at room temp1⁄2 cup milkSugar Glaze:2 cups of confectioner’s sugarZest of one lemon3 tablespoons of milk or more if needed
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  2. Grease regular size muffin tins or popover tins.
  3. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer (on level 6) beat all ingredients for at least 20 minutes without stopping.  Fill the muffin or popover tins no more than half way.
  4. Place on the middle rack. For moist Cavacas, bake for about 45 minutes; for dry Cavacas bake for 1 hour.
  5. Combine all of the glaze ingredients and stir until smooth. 
  6. While the Cavacas are still warm, spoon the glaze over each one or just submerge each one in the glaze.
  7. Serve on the same day since they will dry even more for the following day.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Thao, ingoodflavor.com *
Adapted from Maria Lawton, author of Azorean Cooking

Paula
Paula
Very good, it's our favorite dessert in the house and easy too make them♥️
5 months ago, Tuesday, October 31, 2023
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Eddy
Yes it iis Paula, enjoy.
5 months ago, Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Maria
Maria
My Mom always used olive oil that she heated up. She also made a sugar mixture that she cooked on the stove just before it got to a hard candy stage and dunked the cavacas into this. Have you heard of this way of making cavacas?
1 year ago, Tuesday, March 14, 2023
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Eddy
No I haven't Maria but it sounds really good.
1 year ago, Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Susan
Susan
You mention milk in the ingredients but is that whole milk or any particular milk?? Choice of milk may affect results, I don’t know, hence my question.. thanks! 😉🇵🇹👍
1 year ago, Sunday, February 19, 2023
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Eddy
Hi Susan, we always use 2% and they always turn out great, so I would recommend homo or 2:% at least.
1 year ago, Sunday, February 19, 2023
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