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Portuguese Cavacas Recipe

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This popular Portugal dessert is perfect to be eaten with a cup of tea and coffee. The taste and texture of cavacas is similar to a  profiterole with a creamy, sugary glaze over the top. The lucky winners of the recent FoodSocial Portuguese Feast  get to enjoy this delicious dessert. Now, you can do this simple recipe right at home!


Makes 12

1 Cup of flour
1/2  Cup of oil
1/4 Cup of milk
4 large eggs at room temperature

Sugar Glaze:

2 Cups of Confectioner’s Sugar
Zest of one lemon
2 tablespoons of Milk (more or less depending on the thickness you like)


  1. Preheat oven to 178C and grease regular size muffin tins or popover tins.
  2. Using an electric mixer beat all ingredients for 20 minutes with high speed without stopping.
    Once the ingredients have been mixed for 20 minutes, fill the muffin or popover tins half full (no more than that)
  3. Bake on the middle rack for about 30 to 45 minutes. They will turn a golden color and “popover“ the pans.
  4. Dip in the sugar glaze or drizzle glaze over them while they are still warm.


Recipe credit: The Arozean Greenbean

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