Thursday, September 17, 2015

# cooking thursday

Cooking Thursday - Bolo Formigueiro


Good morning everyone, can you believe that it's already Thursday? This week has flown by, not that I'm complaining I'm kind of looking forward to the weekend so I can sleep in and not have to be up at 5:30am.

Anyway, here is my recipe for this morning, this delicious Portuguese cake. Give it a try :)

Bolo Formigueiro
Chocolate, Orange and Coconut Cake

4 egg
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup of orange juice
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup coconut flakes

For the sauce:
5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar

Separate the eggs, and beat the egg whites until stiff.  Add in the egg yolks, the sugar, flour, orange juice and mix well.  Make sure you don't overmix as not to remove the air from the egg whites.

Next, add in the baking powder, cocoa and coconut flakes.  Mix well with a spoon.

Grease a bundt cake pan and pour in the mixture.  Bake at 350 until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven, and invert onto a cake platter.

For the sauce, dissolve the cocoa in 1 cup of hot water.  Add in the milk and the sugar, mix well.  Use a fork to poke holes all over the cake, and pour on the sauce.  I didn't use all of mine because it was just way too much, but pour in as much as you would like.

When cool, dust with powdered sugar.



  1. Oh, my goodness~ this looks and sounds delicious! Thanks so much for hosting.

  2. I'm over here fanning myself and swooning as this sounds SO GOOD it's almost too much to take!! Lol I'm so trying this recipe in the future and I think my kiddos are going to go bonkers for it!! Thanks for hosting and sharing Sandra! xo

  3. Wow, this looks and sounds amazing! My brother-in-law grew up in Portugal and my sister is always on the lookout for recipes from his homeland so I will have to pass this one on to her! Thanks for sharing!


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