Tarta Regina

Tarta Regina, also known as Queen Cake, is a dessert that originated in Spain. It is a layered cake made with sponge cake, whipped cream, and fruit jam.

Here’s a recipe to make Tarta Regina:

For the sponge cake:

  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberry jam (or your favorite fruit flavor)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line two 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg yolk mixture, mixing until well combined.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  6. Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter until no streaks remain.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Let the cakes cool completely inthe pans.
  10. In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  11. Place one cake layer on a serving plate.
  12. Spread the strawberry jam over the top of the cake layer.
  13. Spread a thick layer of whipped cream over the strawberry jam.
  14. Place the second cake layer on top of the whipped cream.
  15. Spread another layer of whipped cream over the top of the second cake layer.
  16. Decorate the top of the cake with fresh fruit or additional whipped cream, if desired.
  17. Refrigerate the Tarta Regina for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the filling to set.

Tarta Regina is a delicious and elegant dessert that is perfect for special occasions or a fancy dinner party. It can be made with any fruit jam or flavor of your choice, making it a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed any time of year.

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