Christmas marquesas: very fluffy traditional recipe

What would be of the Christmas without its most typical, traditional and popular desserts and sweets? They are undoubtedly sweet recipes characteristic of these Christmas holidays, whose recipes have been passed down from generation to generation for decades until today.

And is that although every year there are new and surprising proposals of ideal sweets for Christmas dinners and meals, there is no doubt that the traditional Christmas sweets continue to be the protagonists of these parties. There is no dessert that competes against some polvorones, a portion of turrón de Jijona or Alicante, or the popular Roscón de Reyes.

The Christmas marquesas they become another good example of this. They are characterized by being spongy biscuits decorated on top with abundant icing sugar, which they are made with ground almonds.

Unlike other bizcochitos somewhat similar as could be the case of muffins, marquises -or marquesitas- are served in square paper molds and low height, almond flavor very soft and tremendously fluffy.

However, if at some point you have encouraged them to make them, or are thinking about doing it for this Christmas, you may already have noticed a problem: find the square paper molds in which they are cooked, since it is not so easy find them

Recipe marquesas or Christmas marquises

The recipe for marquesitas that we propose you on this occasion will give for a total of between 13 to 16 marquesas approximately.

It will take about 15 minutes to prepare them, and about 13 minutes to cook them.


  • 250 g of ground almonds
  • 40 g of flour
  • 40 g of cornstarch
  • 4 eggs
  • 110 g of white sugar
  • 120 g of icing sugar + icing sugar (to sprinkle on top)
  • The zest of a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of chemical yeast

How to make Christmas marquesas:

  1. First of all we will proceed to preheat the oven to 180ºC of temperature.
  2. Wash the lemon well and rub it to obtain its skin. In a bowl mix the lemon zest with the ground almonds and the 120 grams of icing sugar.
  3. Beat the eggs lightly and add them to the previous bowl. Add also the 110 grams of white sugar and mix everything well.
  4. In another large bowl sift the flour with the yeast and cornstarch. Then add it little by little to the mix of the previous bowl. It is important that you mix it little by little, until you obtain a thick and homogeneous mass.
  5. Arrange the square paper capsules or molds on a baking tray and spread the dough through them without reaching the edge.
  6. Put the tray in the oven and bake for 12 or 13 minutes.
  7. After this time, when they are ready, remove them from the oven and let them cool. To finish, sprinkle plenty of icing sugar on top.
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