Mantecadas are a fluffy and sweet pan dulce found in most Mexican bakeries. These Mexican muffins have a signature red cupcake liner and are simple to make at home.

Let’s get started!

- eggs - sugar - orange zest - vanilla extract - whole milk - flour - baking powder - salt - vegetable oil

Ingredients Needed

Feel free to use a hand mixer or stand mixer with a whisk attachment.

*Quick Tip!*

Whisk together the eggs and sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the orange zest, vanilla extract, and milk and whisk until fully combined.


Sift dry ingredients using a fine mesh strainer into the wet ingredients. Pour the vegetable oil into the bowl and whisk all the ingredients together.


Divide the batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups. Bake the mantecadas for 30 minutes until the muffin tops reach a golden brown color. 


Allow the mantecadas to cool for 10 minutes before serving!


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