What do they call cake in Mexico and in Spain?
I am doing a worksheet in Spanish II. I have to match words to their meanings for a thanksgiving worksheet. Can anyone tell me how people say cake/cakes in Mexico as well as Spain please?
I'm not from Spain but I think all four are used in Spain.
I'm not Mexican either but I think all four are used in Mexico.
As a matter of fact I think they are all used by most Spanish speakers.
I have a feeling that Mexico has another word though...just wait around you'll get more comments.
pastel, bizcocho, torta, cake
tarta, pasteles, bizcocho,
Robertico is correct: pastel, bizcocho, torta, but be careful with Torta because in Mexico, it also means a sandwich made with a bread roll. I wouldn't use "queque." That's mocho Spanish (Spanglish).
In Spain, nearly all types of cakes, pastries etc are called 'tartas' - this is in the south, Almeria region...and that is from personal experience, so trust me Hope I helped!
Are Mexico and Spain your only choices? I can tell you that in Colombia, or at least the market in Medellin (an example would be to look at the Mercado section of the web site Exito.com)...
"Pasteles" are more of a substantial "cake" like a potato cake or cake with meat, and "Tortas" are the more sweet/dessert kind.
That just comes from my own observance, so others' experience may differ.
Puerto Rican pasteles
Tartas and pasteles too, but they have different meanings in some countries.
Pastel(es) can be like a (apple) pie or a small pastry
In puerto Rico they make pasteles out of plaintains and in Cuba we make them out of corn but we don't call them pasteles we call them tamales.
Tartas I know but I'm not familiar with that name. Tortas I know
I have also heard queque in Costa Rica: )
Ok, the only two I have left on it are tartas and pasteles....I hope this helps....all I need to know is where both of these are used...
Wow, that's awesome, but can you tell me specifically where they come from? I mean each word?