Técula Mécula Recipe, A Popular Spanish Dessert!

Técula Mécula Recipe, A Popular Spanish Dessert!

Recipe - Tecula Mecula

Técula mécula is an original recipe from Casa Fuentes in Extremadura, in the Spanish arid flatlands. According to the locals, the recipe was found in a chamber and registered as a brand, thus keeping it a secret. Técula mécula means “for you, for me” in Arabic, and it’s a wonderful almond and egg tart you can make at home for special occasions!

Servings: 6
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 sheet (250 g) puff pastry
  • 500 g sugar
  • 250 g water
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 250 g ground almonds 
  • 2 tbsp lard
  • 3 tbsp wheat flour
  • 1 cup baker's chocolate, chopped


  1. Spread the puff pastry and roll it thin.
  2. Line a round cake mold with the puff pastry sheet.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water to make a syrup. Set aside. 
  4. Preheat the oven to 170°C (340°F).
  5. In a mixing bowl, whisk the yolks and egg. Add the syrup. Incorporate the almonds, lard and flour.
  6. Top the puff pastry with the mixture.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes and let the cake cool on a rack.
  8. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and pour it into a sleeve. 
  9. Decorate the cake with melted chocolate and don’t forget to add the words Técula mécula!

    Nutritional information: 

    • Calories: 510
    • Fat 25.9 gr
    • Carbs 58.3 gr
    • Protein 13.6 gr
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