Salvadoran Quesadilla

Salvadoran Quesadilla

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What is a Salvadoran quesadilla?

Many know the popular Mexican quesadilla, but the Salvadoran quesadilla is a completely different delight, it is a dessert! This quesadilla is a sweet cake that is sold in bakeries in El Salvador. It can be eaten for breakfast with a coffee or whenever you want to sweeten the moment or at family gatherings.

How do you make a Salvadoran quesadilla?

A Salvadoran quesadilla is made with simple ingredients that we generally have at home, such as flour, cream, sugar and as its name says, cheese.

The Tropical Queso Fresco Salvadoreño and the Tropical Crema Salvadoreña will give your quesadilla the perfect flavor and consistency.

Traditionally it is made with rice flour, but common flour is commonly used, as in this recipe. Salvadoran Quesadilla is a moist and fluffy cake that is ready to enjoy topped with  sesame seeds, but if you feel like it, you can add a scoop of ice cream or fresh red berries. It will be the favorite treat of children and adults.

Let’s make a Salvadoran quesadilla!



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl with mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs, milk, and crema; beat until well blended.
  2. In small bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Beat into egg mixture until well blended. Stir in shredded Queso Fresco until blended.
  3. Grease two 8-inch round pans. Spoon batter into pans. Sprinkle top of each loaf with sesame seeds. Bake 40 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.