Hola folks!

I love baking! I love to cook everything but I go crazy when it comes to baking. Every time my family has a party I am the baker. I guess I am the official baker in the family. Since there are 31 of us,  I have to bake more than one cake, usually three, and sometimes four cakes! My family loves to eat like me, and of course, when it’s homemade dessert everyone wants to try a piece of every cake. My mom sometimes tells me to just bake an easy cake, and not get involved trying to bake some crazy dessert. But of course, I can’t. I have to go crazy and try new things…

For my nephew’s 3rd birthday party , I baked a Chocolate Construction Cake and for his brother I baked an M&M cake. The construction cake It was a chocolate cake with miniature toy construction vehicles at work atop the cake. He went crazy! Nothing makes me happier that seen people enjoying my food! Am I right? 😉

There are bakeries on every block in Spain. It is a part of daily life  You can buy amazing baguettes for $1.00.  And  a chocolate croissant for a little more than a dollar also. Just like the tapas bars, cafes will advertise on their blackboards, “coffee/latte plus pastry for $3.00”.

Today I thought I would bake something. It is a muffin that we call Magdalenas. My version for today are mini Magdalenas. I like them a lot, but sometimes a whole Magdalena is too much. These magdalenas are small, similar to a cupcake. Super tasty and you can add  fruit or chocolate or almond to the batter, whatever you like. (I added chocolate chips and blueberries this time).

This is an old recipe, but one that I have changed just enough to make it my own version. My sister always says to me, “I don’t understand you, why would you do that? Isn’t it easier to just follow the recipe?”  I guess so… but that’s just me! I do it all the time.

These Mini Magdalenas are super moist and super yummy!  In just 3-4 bites, they´re gone! 🙂


– 3 large eggs

– 3/4 cup sugar

– 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

– 1/2 vegetable or canola oil

– 1/2 olive oil

– 1/2 tablespoon baking powder

– 3 tablespoons milk (2% or whole)

– 1/2 lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 450F. Mix the eggs in your mixer for a minute, add the sugar until it gets incorporated. Next, add the lemon zest. Add the flour and the baking powder. Add the milk and then the vegetable and olive oil. If you want to add anything into the batter, this is the time.

Eggs and sugar
Blueberry magdalena

With an ice-cream scoop (or similar), add the batter to your cupcake mold. Add some sugar to the tops. Bake in the oven for 20′ (high altitude will require a little bit more). Test with a toothpick to make sure they´re cooked through. Let them cool on a rack for a few minutes.

Blueberry magdalena
Blueberry magdalena
Chocolate chip magdalena
Magdalena and a latte
Magdalena and a latte

Bon profit!!


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Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Bon profit!

7 thoughts on “Magdalenas

  1. It is so sweet of you to make cakes for your family. The magdalenas look delicious and I think the blueberry are my favorite 😀

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