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List of Spanish Cakes and Desserts

Amarguillo - Almond cookie.
Almendrados - Almond cookies.
Almendras garrapiņadas - Candied almonds.
Arroz con leche - Rice pudding.
Bizcocho - Plain sponge cake.
Bizcocho borracho - A light spongy cake drizzled with brandy, lemon and cinnamon.
Bizcocho de almendras - Almond sponge cake.
Bizcoletas - Iced cakes.
Borrachuelo - This is an aniseed and orange roll that is deep fried and sprinkled with sugar.
Brazo Gitano - Sponge roll filled with cream.
Buņuelo - This is a puffy, deep fried pastry that is sweet.
Buņuelo de limon - Lemon cruller.
Cabello de angel (hair of an angel) - Pumpkin strands in syrup.
Catanies - Marcona almonds caramelized and covered with a sweet hazelnut and almond paste, then rolled in cocoa.
Churros - Churros is a deep fried dough pastry eaten for breakfast.
Coca de Frutas de San Juan - A sweet bread for the feast of St. John in June.
Cortadillo - Pastry with a pumpkin filling.
Cortadillos de coco - Coconut pastries.
Crema Catalana - Cold custard with a caramel top.
Crepes con naranja y coņac - Spanish pancakes.
Cuajados de almendra y almibar - Almond and syrup curdles.
Ensaimada - Flaky pastry coated with icing sugar. This is a sweet from Mallorca.
Fardelejo - Fried cake, made from pastry and marzipan. From La Rioja.
Flan - Custard with caramel sauce.
Gaņote- A sweet from Ubrique, made from flour, eggs , cinnamon, and sugar.
Gató d'ametlla - Majorcan cake from Valldemossa.
Gloria - BallS of ground almond and sugar.
Guirlache - Toasted almond and caramel paste.
Hojaldre - Puff pastry
Huesillo - Fried finger-shaped pastry.
Huesos de santo (Saint's bones) - Filled marzipan rolls.
Leche frita - Fried custard square.
Macedonia de fruta tropical - Tropical fruit salad.
Magdalena - Cupcake.
Mantecado - A crumbly cookie made with lard, flour and sugar.
Merengas de café - Coffee flavored meringues.
Mojicones - Sponge cakes.
Mostachon - A shortbread for dipping in hot chocolate or coffee.
Natilla - Cold custard and cinnamon.
Nicanores - Puff pastry with white wine. From Boņar.
Oblea - Wafer.
Palmeras - Palm shaped pastries.
Pan de datiles - Bread made with dates.
Pan de higo - Fig roll.
Panellet - Catalan almond cookie.
Pastel Cordobes- Cordoban cake made with puff pastry and sweet pumpkin.
Pastel de chocolate - Chocolate cake.
Pastel vasco - Basque cherry tart.
Pastisset - Powdered sugar cookie from Catalunya.
Peras al vino - Pears in red wine.
Peras al vino dulce - Pears in sweet wine.
Perrunilla - Oval or circular cinnamon and lemon flavored biscuit.
Pestiņo - This is a honey coated fried dough.
Piedra - A Spanish almond covered in dark chocolate and cocoa.
Pijama - Peaches, flan, and whipped cream.
Piņonate - A pine nut sweet.
Piononos - Babas with cream, from Santa Fe in Granada Province.
Platano al horno - Baked banana.
Polvoron - A powdery cake made from ground almonds, lard, sugar, and cinnamon.
Pudin de arroz - Rice pudding.
Rabito - Chocolate covered fig.
Roscon de Reyes - The roscon de reyes (kings cake) a type of sweet bread.
Rosquillos de vino (Roscos is the other name) - ine cookies with anise.
Sobaos pasiegos - Cupcake made from butter, flour, yeast and eggs. From Cantabria.
Sorbete – Sherbet/sorbet
Tarta de almendras - Almond cake.
Tarta de cappuchino - Cappucino cake.
Tarta de manzana - Apple tart.
Tarta de platano - Banana cake.
Tarta de Santiago - Galician almond cake.
Tejas - Almond biscuits from Tolosa.
Tocino del cielo - A rich caramel topped custard.
Torrijas - A traditional bread pudding eaten in Easter.
Tortas de aceite - Round, flat cakes.
Torta de Santiago - St. James cake, made of almonds.
Turron - Nougat candy made with honey, sugar, egg white, and almonds.
Yema - Candied egg yolks. This is a specialty of Avila.

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