Sobao Pasiego

Sobao Pasiego is a popular Spanish cake which originates from the Pasiego region of Cantabria. It is a dense, sweet cake which is often served as a dessert or snack. The cake is made from flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and baking powder, and is flavoured with vanilla. Sobao Pasiego is traditionally served with coffee, and is often served with a dollop of cream or ice-cream on top.


  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, eggs, butter, baking powder, and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the mixture into a cake tin and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

Potential changes & improvements

Sobao Pasiego is traditionally a very sweet cake, so if you prefer a less sweet cake you could reduce the sugar content. You could also add some fresh fruit, such as raspberries or strawberries, to the cake before baking.

What other food it works well with

Sobao Pasiego is traditionally served with coffee, but would also go well with a glass of milk or a cup of tea.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making Sobao Pasiego is to not mix the ingredients together properly, which can result in an uneven cake. Be sure to mix everything together thoroughly before pouring into the cake tin.

Nutritional Information

Sobao Pasiego is a fairly high calorie cake, so should be enjoyed in moderation. One slice of cake (approximately 100g) contains around 500 calories. The cake also contains a fair amount of saturated fat and sugar, so is not a particularly healthy cake.


Sobao Pasiego contains the following allergens: wheat, gluten, eggs, and dairy.

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