Portuguese Cavacas – Portuguese Popovers


Portuguese Cavacas – Portuguese Popovers

I’ve been thinking of making Cavacas, for the past few days.. It’s the perfect dessert to have alone or with a cup of tea or coffee.
It’s not too sweet, it’s light, airy and delicious ..
Enjoy everyone!!



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2 Cups of flour
1 Cup of oil
1/2 Cup of milk
8 large eggs at room temp

Sugar Glaze:
2 Cups of Confectioner’s Sugar
Zest of one lemon
2 tablespoons of Milk (more or less depending on the thickness you like)

Amazon has several options for popover tins that are perfect for cavacas. Here’s the link for a tin that makes 12 mini cavacas, and here’s a link for a tin that makes 6 larger cavacas.

As for mixing, when I got serious about baking and cooking I treated myself to a stand mixer. I did a lot of research and decided to go with a Kitchen Aid, similar to this model. It was an investment, but one that I’ll have for a very long time. I should add that I also love my Kitchen Aid hand mixer, which has lasted far longer than any of the less expensive hand mixers I had before. They’re built tough, have a great variety of speeds, and just seem to keep ticking.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease regular size muffin tins or popover tins.
Using an electric mixer beat all ingredients for 20 minutes without stopping, I recommend using a stand mixer set on level 6.
Once the ingredients have been mixed for 20 minutes fill the muffin or popover tins half full (no more than that).

Bake on the middle rack for about 45 minutes; if you want the CAVACAS to be on the dry side bake for 1 hour. They will turn a golden color and “popover“ the pans.

While they are still warm dip in the sugar glaze or drizzle glaze over them.

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