Tarta de Santiago
Tarta de Santiago, which literally translates to “the Cake of St. James”, is a unique almond cake that dates all the way back to the Middle Ages.
The cake is made with a filling of eggs, sugar, ground-up almonds, lemon zest and some form of alcohol like brandy or sweet. After baking, it’s finished with powdered sugar over a stencil of the Cross of St. James which is what gives the cake its’ unique name.
In order to actually be called a Tarta de Santiago, the cake has to be made within Galicia and needs to contain at least 33% almonds. To find an authentic cake, you’ll have to look either in the Galicia region or at bakeries that specialize in importing them.