- Moist, rich ground almond cake
- From Santiago de Compostella
- Coated in powdered sugar
- Seasoned with a touch of lemon
- Government protected status
- Size - 24 oz/700 gr
Tarta de Santiago is a famous cake from the pilgrimage town, Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia. Made from crushed almonds, eggs and sugar, this cake is a rich taste of an ancient tradition. For us, each bite brings back memories of breakfast in the granite squares of the medieval city, where so many people have enjoyed this delightful confection!
This cake is named after Santiago, or St. James, the patron saint of Spain whose remains are buried in Santiago de Compostela. People from all across Europe have made pilgrimages there since the Middle Ages, and it carries religious and historical significance today.
While pilgrims don’t come to Santiago just for the cake, it’s a delicious reward for their journey. You can find it in bakeries all over the medieval city, where its name and provenance are protected by Spanish law!
Skillful bakers mix Spanish almonds, eggs, sugar and a touch of lemon peel together. When the cake is fresh out of the oven, they sprinkle it with confectioners sugar to form a sword-shaped cross of St. James.
Served at breakfast with a rich cup of coffee or for dessert with espresso, it’s a lovely taste of Spanish tradition. Sometimes, we even save it for dessert with a glass of Pedro Ximenez sherry!
We ship the cake frozen to keep it as fresh as possible. You can thaw it in the refrigerator overnight, which keeps the cake as moist and flavorful as possible. It is best served cool, or at room temperature.
Almonds, sugar, eggs, wheat flour, butter, muscatel wine and salt.
Serving size 100g. Servings per container 7. Calories 421.8 Kcal, Protein 9.9g, Carbohydrates 46.6g and Fat 20g.
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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Pamela - Catharpin, VA
"Delicioous and eaten up completely!!!"
ANA C VENEGAS - SUGAR LAND, TX
"DELICIOUS FOOD AND BEST QUALITY"
Maria - Miami, Florida
"Best Tarta de Santiago I have had since I visited Galicia! Thanks, La Tienda - this one is a winner."