What Are Mantecadas?

Mantecadas are Mexican muffins and a kind of pan dulce. Light and fluffy, these tender mantecadas are little citrusy clouds with the perfect amount of sweetness. 

Make the Batter

The simple mantecadas batter comes together in minutes. So easy!

Orange Zest

Add orange zest for extra flavor. You can also use clementine zest. Let the batter rest for 20 min.

Add to Muffin Tins

Pour the batter into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners.


Bake until golden and fluffy!

Dig In

Serve solo or you can add some butter and jam. Whatever you like!