Almond “Pound Cake”

Panque de Almendra

Preparation info
  • 4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

  • About

Panque is apparently a phonetic spelling of “pound cake,” though it really isn’t very similar. The texture is somewhat more like a sponge cake. My recipe is an adaptation of one by María Concepción Portillo de Carballido.

I like to pair this simple cake with Nieve de Aguacate.


  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • cup f


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Butter and flour an 8 x 5-inch loaf pan or an 8-inch Bundt cake