Alfajor Rogel Cake

For our annual holiday gathering my friends asked me to make this Alfajor Rogel cake. I had no idea what this cake was or even what it was supposed to taste like, but who doesn’t like a challenge?

My friend proceeds to send me a recipe in Spanish (you can find it here) and a YouTube video in Spanish (you can find that here). That all sounds quite helpful except for the fact that I DON’T SPEAK SPANISH! So Google translate came to my rescue with the visual from the YouTube video (since the two recipes were totally different) and I present you with this Alfajor Rogel cake.

This cake is a South American dessert that is essentially shortbread layers with dulce de leche (thick caramel sauce) between each layer topped with Italian meringue.

The cake was devoured completely at the party and the host gave me many compliments and I’ve been commissioned to make it again for his birthday in a few months!

What an adventure!

Melanie (One Tier At A Time)

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Becca's Edible Art

Looks delicious!! Sounds like it tasted great too!!

Pink Ann's Cakes

Awesome.. Never heard of this either but sounds amazing!!


Nice to see something different! Sounds great

Little Apple Cakes

Very cool and different!


Looks delicious!

Julia Hardy

Well i would certainly give that a try – it sounds delish!!! :-D x

Cake Decor in Cairns

Oh that sounds Heavenly! ! Yum!


Looks delicious!


how wonderful ..its lovely to discover so many varieties of cakes enjoyed in the different parts of the world !


From what I hear it was very yummy and sweet!

Cake Decor in Cairns

I think I will put this on my Christmas baking list. I love caramel xoxo

Elli Warren

Looks and sounds delicious!!! :-) x


Never heard of it but it sounds yummie :-)

Toni (White Crafty Cakes)

Wow, it looks delicious! You sure went to great lengths by having to translate the video from Spanish to English!

Pauline Soo (Polly) - Pauline Bakes The Cake!

Looks really yummy! :) <3

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