Pega Marido cake
This is the infamous "Pega Marido" cake. Loosely translated it means "Catch a husband" cake, and to tell the truth, it does get you a little hooked on such sweetness and intense flavours. Alas, it is not a cake for the everyday, it is not a cake for cold weather, this is a Summer cake as far as I see it, for it requires refrigeration in its keeping, an when the weather has turned from high temps to bitting cold, we crave for warmth in our food as well as our homes. That said, it is a cake that could actually work well in a celebratory meal, if you're having people over, as dessert. The cold of out of the fridge desserts always seems to work well as an ending to a meal within a house full of people - it tends to be quite warm, when you have a large gathering!
For this you will need
- a can of sweetened condensed milk
- the same measure of whole milk
- a small vial or can of coconut milk
- a can of flour
- half a can of sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine
And it couldn't be easier to put together! Just throw the lot into a blender and whizz it all up together. Pour the batter into a tin lined with baking parchment or that has been buttered and floured, and let it bake in the oven for 40m to 60m, at 200º, until it's golden. After 40 minutes start testing the cake with a skewer, it is suppose to be slightly oozy in the middle.
Sprinkle over with coconut flakes and some fresh fruit - I love the combination of coconut and strawberries, so that's what I use, but you can go for any flavour you prefer, pineapple is a very good choice as well, it will imbibe the cake with a certain tropical flavour, reminiscent of a piña colada. Cut into squares and enjoy!