Tigernut pulp cake


Photo: Virginia Contreras

After making a delicious tigernut horchata or chufa horchata (original spanish name), you can recycle the pulp in a special tigernut or chufa cake. Here you have a nice recipe of our Spanish friend Virginia Contreras.


  • 100 grams of tigernut pulp or grinded tigernut.
  • 3 eggs from happy chickens.
  • 170 grams of flour
  • 1 veggie yogurt (soya yogurt recipe link)
  • 50 grams of organic sunflower seed oil.
  • 1 sachet of organic yeast
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 150 gr. of organic cane sugar
  • ½ lemon peel


1- Preheat the oven to 180 ºC

1st Method using grinded tiger nut: Grate the lemon peel and grind the tiger nut after soaking it for 24 hours.

2nd Method using the pulp: If you make the recipe with the remaining pulp it´s not necessary to grind it. You have to grate the lemon peel and add it to the pulp and store it.

3- Beat the eggs and sugar. Take the eggs out of the fridge at least for one hour before beating. Room temperature eggs make the cake´s texture more spongy.

4- Add the flour, salt, yeast, yogurt and sunflower seed oil. Blend the mixture with the handblender for no more than 12 seconds using the lowest revolutions.

5- Finally add the tigernut with the grated lemon peel and mix with a wooden spoon or manual blender (not electric).

6- Cover a try with oven paper or sunflower oil and flour to avoid sticking. Place the mixture and sprinkle on cane sugar, cinnamon or vanilla flavoured sugar

7- Bake at 180ºC for 30 minutes.

Thanks Virgi for your recipe. Now we can enjoy the taste of the tigernut in the cake.

It´s really nice !!

Tigernut Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe in this link.

Edible forest Traditional tigernut horchata with strawberries
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  1. koebi

    There is no such thing as happy chicken kept for egg production…

    • plantmilk

      I know some close to my house…

  2. Toni Zalud

    I need to make this using a gluten-free flour. Can I simply substitute with Buckwheat flour, or coconut flour, etc.?


    • Plant Milk

      Hi Toni, I´ve not tried with gluten-free flour, I´m sorry, but I encourage you to try it!! If the result is positive, please share it with us!!
      Have a nice day and sorry cause my little english.

  3. Yvonne Körner

    How much is “1 yogurt”, 150 grams? Thank you!

    • Plant Milk

      Hi Yvonne, yes, 150 g of yogurt is enough. Enjoy!

  4. Yvonne Körner

    Sorry, one more question: do you use fresh yeast (42 grams) or dried yeast?

    • Plant Milk

      In this case we used dried yeast. Have a nice day! Maybe you would like this section with some more recipes about how to recycle tigernut milk pulp https://www.plantmilk.org/pulp/ . Have a nice day!


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