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Portuguese Creamy Maria Biscuits Cake

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Preparation time
20 mins
Cooking time
1 h 40 mins
Serves 6-7


  1. Prepare the soft eggs: bring to the heat a pan with the sugar and water, let it boil for 5 minutes, remove from the heat and let it cool a little. Add the egg yolks lightly beaten, stir and bring back to the heat, stirring constantly until boiling. Remove from heat, pour into a bowl and let it cool.

  2. Turn the oven on to 180ºc, line a round mold with an open bottom with parchment paper and spread it with butter. Pour the eggs and sugar into a bowl, beat for 20 minutes, add the sifted flour and mix gently. Pour into the tin, spread and bake for 12 minutes. Remove, allow to cool and then cut the cake into three pieces of the same size.

  3. Put a part of the cake inside the pan, cover it with a little of the soft eggs, cover with coffee soaked Maria biscuits and spread with more soft eggs. Repeat the operation and finish with the last part of the cake covered with the rest of the soft eggs. Take it to the fridge until cold, then open the form, unmold.

  4. Decorate with chopped almonds, Maria biscuits, whipped cream and egg strands to your liking.