Torta De Hojas

Torta De Hojas


"I loved this recipe 27 years ago when I was in Chile. I haven't made it in years, but I do remember my family really enjoyed it."
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1 h servings 575 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 575 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.9g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 244 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Mix together the flour and baking powder; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Blend in the egg yolks, one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. The dough will be stiff like a cookie dough. Divide the dough into 10 pieces and shape into balls. Roll each ball into a 9 inch circle. Place on cookie sheets and prick with a fork in several places.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Set aside.
  4. Make the Caramel Filling: In a sauce pan, boil the unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk for 3 hours. Monitor the water closely, to make sure there is always water in the pan. Remove can from heat and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes. In a small measuring cup, combine the brandy and water.
  5. Place one cookie layer on serving plate. Sprinkle with brandy mixture, then spread with the now thickened condensed milk. Sprinkle with nuts. Continue stacking until all layers are used.



Hi everyone! so, i live in chile where this is a very popular cake. But it is a very intense cake, a little piece will go a loooooooong way, thats why several bakerys here have started to includ...

This recipe is an amazing authentic Chilean cake also known as “Torta de Mil Hojas” or “Thousand Layers Cake.” I made this for my Chilean husband’s birthday and he was very impressed with the r...

This dessert came out fabulous! I had eaten it years ago at a Chilean friends house, and mine came out just as good. I added a bit more butter to the pastry just so that it was more flaky and wo...

I have been looking for this receipe for 15 to 16 years... after having mislayed mine. My son married a young girl from Chile and I made it for their "wedding cake." It was such a success & th...

We adapted this recipe to cap off a Chilean wine tasting party and it was a huge hit. We found that the comments of reviewers on this page were very helpful; e.g., the prep/cooking times are lo...

This was a fantastic dessert! I made the recipe as instructed and it looked like an artisan masterpiece. I got rave reviews on it as well. It is very time consuming, I think I may add the whi...

This cake was very delicious for my family. I have heard much about "Torta de mil hojas", but I`ve never tried it before. I decided to try this recipe. I had only one can sweetened condensed mil...

This recipe is awesome! I used a large plate to cut out the circles so they were all an equal size. I'm making this cake again today to sell at a Chilean fundraiser!

We made this for a pot-luck welcoming our friends back home from their vacation of hiking in Chile & Argentine - it was a hit, thanks!!