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El Gansito is a very famous commercial pastry bakery in Mexico, and who wouldn’t love the combination of chocolate covered vanilla bread with strawberry jam and cream filling? A cake you should try sometime! Now imagine this rich family sized cake, awesome!

At RecetasGratis, we bring you the ideal Gansito cake recipe for a family dinner or just in case you want to make a different birthday cake. Keep reading and discover how to make homemade gansito cake with us.


Ingredients for Making a Gansito Cake:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar (200 grams)
  • 1 cup of wheat flour (140 grams)
  • ¹ cup pancake flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (chemical yeast)
  • 4 tablespoons of evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of melted butter

For filler meringue:

  • Glass of sugar (100 grams)
  • 40 grams of water
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites

For Cover:

  • 200 grams of chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 handful of chocolate shavings

To start the gansito cake recipe, beat the eggs with sugar in a bowl for 5 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Gansito Cake Recipe

Mix wheat flour, pancake flour, baking powder and baking powder.

Add the dry ingredients to the sugared egg mixture and beat for another 3 minutes.

Add butter, tablespoons of evaporated milk and vanilla extract and beat for another 5 minutes. If you prefer, you can make homemade evaporated milk to make Gansito’s cake recipe even more affordable.

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C, pour the mixture into a pre-greased and floured mold until it is half full, do not fill it so that it does not spill. Bake for 25 minutes.

After the cooking time, rest the bread on a rack and let it cool. While it cools, continue to prepare the meringue for filling. To do this, melt the sugar with water in a saucepan and add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract and heat over medium heat until it reaches 118 ° C. Test the fork to see if your syrup is ready. How? Insert the fork and the last few drops should remain on the fork.

Whisk the egg whites until you get a foamy texture, then add the syrup you have prepared and continue to whisk at medium speed until the syrup is tempered and a creamy and fluffy texture. This type of meringue is known as Italian meringue. If you’ve never done it before, you should know that the Swiss meringue is much simpler.

Cut a rectangle in the middle of the top of your bread, but don’t throw it away.

Continue filling the hole with some strawberry jelly, the meringue you prepared, and cover it with the bread portions you removed in the previous step.

For the coating, melt the chocolate in a water bath or microwave, add the butter that should be at room temperature, and stir to combine both ingredients.

Cover the gansito cake with chocolate and spread if necessary. Use a shelf to make it easier to cover the bread.

Before the chocolate dries, add the chocolate chips to your liking.

And ready! Because you can enjoy and eat your homemade Gansito cake with a glass of cold milk!


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