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A super easy spinach cake

spinach cake

This spinach cake is that kind of recipe that I am sure you will prepare more times.

It is extremely easy to do as you just have to put together all the ingredients in a bowl, mix until combined and then bake.

It is tasty and can be eaten at room temperature. So it can be prepared in advance and you can freeze it.

I prepared this spinach cake many times since I read this recipe in Arabafeliceincucina, a great blog with easy and tasty recipes such as the flour-dairy-free banana pancake and the zucchini cake among others.

This cake is prepared with feta cheese, an ingredient I am becoming always more addicted to. This salty Greek cheese is present in many of my favorite recipes, such as spanakopita and cheese tart, and it makes the difference in this spinach pie.

spinach cake

  • 3 eggs
  • 100 ml milk
  • 180 g flour
  • 1 Tbsp of baking powder for salted tarts
  • 100 g of gruyère cheese quite minced
  • 200 g feta cheese
  • 150 ml of vegetable oil
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 3 large handfuls of fresh raw spinach
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Cover a 9.4×3.9in/24x10cm plumcake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Wash and roughly chop the spinach.
  3. In a bowl lightly beat the eggs and add milk, oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Then add flour and baking powder.
  5. When the mixture is well combined add the feta cheese, scrumbling it with your fingers, the gruyère cheese, the spinach and the basil leaves.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pan and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  7. Turn on the oven 356°F/180°C and bake the spinach cake for 45-50 minutes.
  8. Serve at room temperature.
  9. Buon appetito!

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  • Reply
    November 13, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Hi… I sooo want to try this recipe right away… it’s just what i’m Looking for, to use up an entire bag of spinach leaves before we leave for our weekend trip. However- we don’t eat eggs.. what could I substitute with?
    Any other cheese instead of gruyère ? Not too fond of it. Feta is five though. I’m in France.

    • Reply
      November 14, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Sim,
      My regards to France, I just love your country and have been on vacation for many times (this year in Nantes).
      Well, regarding gruyere, you can substitute for any other cheese you prefer with the same consistency.
      Regarding eggs, I googled for “substitute for eggs” and there are some choices – but I have never tried any of them.

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    W Cronin
    March 13, 2020 at 2:03 am

    This bread is no less than fabulous ! I’m not kidding ! I followed it exactly and cooked for 45 minutes. It ranks as one of the most savory and delicious recipes I have ever made. ! Bravo ! This one deserves to be put in the bread-making hall of fame. If the photo of the bread doesn’t tempt you to make it, then one bite and you will devour the whole loaf ! Even my kids liked it ! Perfecto !

    • Reply
      March 13, 2020 at 7:28 am

      Thank you for letting me know that! I am SO glad to know you liked it! Thank you!

  • Reply
    March 31, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Hello I’m very interested to make the spinach cake recipe from pinterest.
    I only have a loaf pan and not a plum cake pan. Looks like the plum cake pan is a bit larger. If I use the loaf pan -how do you think the cook time would change?
    Thank you

    • Reply
      March 31, 2020 at 11:53 am

      Hi Tracey,
      I don’t believe it will change a thing. To be sure make the toothpick test (insert a toothpick and when the cake is done it comes out clean).
      If I were you I’d proceed with the pan I have at home 😉
      Thank you!

  • Reply
    April 17, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Can i use cheddar cheese instead?

    • Reply
      April 17, 2021 at 7:53 pm

      I haven’t tried it with cheddar cheese, but certainly it worths trying it!

  • Reply
    January 25, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    This looks yummy and very attractive. What on Earth is a plum cake pan?

    • Reply
      January 26, 2022 at 7:05 am

      It’s that rectangular pan, about 4.5 x 9.5 inches. Hope it helps 😉

  • Reply
    Shabnam Dhalla
    February 1, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    I made it. It was awesome. Exactly like the picture shows. I used unbleached all purpose flour. My question is can we use whole wheat flour or glutenfree. So when I make it when my friends are over . Thanks a lot

    • Reply
      February 1, 2022 at 5:51 pm

      So glad to know that, Shabnam! I have never tried with whole wheat or gluten free flour before, but I believe it worths a try 😉

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        Deborah Castle
        August 18, 2022 at 5:51 pm

        I used garbanzo bean flour. It worked out great. Added an extra layer of flavor too. I have another loaf in the oven right now. Added sone sun dried tomatoes and a light sprinkle of Italian seasoning on the top. Will see how that tastes.

        • Reply
          August 18, 2022 at 5:56 pm

          It is always a good idea to try new matches, Deborah. Please let me know how it tastes 😉

  • Reply
    Myriam Farkouh
    May 23, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    I just tried your cake for my 1 year old daughter.. It was perfect she really liked it thank you
    I subsitue the feta and guyere cheeses with Philadelphia and Parmigiano cheese
    Thank you 😋😘😘😘

    • Reply
      May 23, 2022 at 7:11 pm

      Oh Myriam, thank you so much for letting me know it!!! So glad to know that!

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