Quick Butter Cake

Pastel Rápido

Preparation info
  • 1 cake;

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

This is another of the recipes that I learned at the Instituto Familiar y Social—a versatile, simple, delicious cake with a texture a little like that of pound cake. It needs no icing except (if you like) a simple confectioner’s sugar glaze.


  • 3 tablespoons dark rum, heated
  • ¼ cup dark raisins
  • 1 cup</


Pour the hot rum over the raisins in a small bowl and let steep at least 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan, shaking off any excess flour.

Cream the butter by hand or with an electric mixer at medium speed in a large m