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Quesadilla Salvadoreña is not your ordinary quesadilla. This one is a dessert! A rich and crazy delicious sweet cheese bread / pound cake from El Salvador. So good! | cookingtheglobe.com

Quesadilla Salvadoreña - Sweet Cheese Bread

Quesadilla Salvadoreña is a traditional Salvadoran sweet cheese bread. Really easy to make and so great with a cup of tea or coffee!
Cuisine Salvadoran
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 317kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe


  • 1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds , for sprinkling


  • In a bowl, mix the grated cheese with the milk until very well combined. Set aside.
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks and add them to another bowl. Beat with a mixer until soft peaks form. Now add the yolks, one by one, and continue beating after each addition. Set aside.
  • Sift the flour and the baking powder together into a third bowl. Add the sugar and stir. Now add the egg white and yolk mixture to the flour and mix well until all the flour is incorporated.
  • Add the sour cream, melted butter, and the cheese and milk mixture. Mix well until smooth.
  • Preheat an oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter and lightly flour a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour the batter spreading it evenly. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before removing from the baking dish. Cut into slices and enjoy!


Adapted from Cocinando Con Ingrid Youtube channel


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.2g | Protein: 6.9g | Fat: 18.3g | Cholesterol: 82.2mg | Sodium: 203.7mg | Sugar: 19.5g | Vitamin A: 850IU