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  • Serves: 8 Servings

Biscochito Cake

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Category: Cakes, Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • 1/3 c Sour cream
  • 1/4 c Baking soda
  • 3/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1/4 ts Anise seeds
  • 1/8 ts Salt
  • 3 tb Unsalted butter
  • 2 tb Solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 c Packed light brown sugar
  • 1 lg Egg
  • 1 tb Brandy
  • 1 tb Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 ts Cinnamon
  • Fruit Compote:
  • 3 Large, ripe peaches
  • 1 tb Granulated sugar, or more to
  • -taste
  • 2 ts Each: fresh lemon juice and
  • -brandy



Pinch each: cinnamon, crushed anise seeds

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 inch round layer cake pan. Stir the
sour cream and baking soda together; let stand while you begin the cake.
Combine flour, baking powder, anise and salt in a bowl; set aside.

With an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter, shortening and brown
sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg, and mix 1 minutes.
Lightly fold in sour cream mixture and brandy, then combined flour mixture.

Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth top with rubber spatula. Stir
together granulated sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over top of cake.
Bake until toothpick in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

While cake bakes, prepare peaches. Dice peaches and mix with granulated
sugar, lemon juice, brandy, cinnamon and anise. Toss lightly and let stand
at least 15 minutes before serving.

Cool cake in pan for 5 minutes then loosen from sides with a small knife.
Invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature with the
peaches. Makes one 8-inch cake.

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