Gorditas De Azucar Recipe

Are you looking for a new snack to include in your breakfast? Gorditas de azucar can be a great addition. This popular Mexican snack is also known as sweet griddlecake. Superb, you got a cake without facing the hassle of making a cake. It’s soft, crispy, and healthy as well. And it needs only a few ingredients and a little effort. 

What’s more, they’re versatile – you can customize them however you like, choosing from various toppings such as cheese, guacamole, or sour cream.

On my busy days, all I could think about was some basic pancakes, but after founding the gorditas de azucar recipe, I was just overwhelmed.

So, are you interested in knowing the secret-making process? Then you have to be with me till the end. Because along with the easy-to-follow recipe, I also have some tips and tricks that will ensure your goridtas are just perfect. 

Why Should You Try Gorditas De Azucar  

Gorditas de azucar is a delicious treat that can be enjoyed for both health and pleasure. They are made with simple ingredients like flour, sugar, egg whites, and butter, which makes them easy to prepare.

The texture of these treats is slightly chewy but not dense or heavy.  They can be enjoyed with any pastry cream, making an excellent dessert or snack. They resemble little doughnuts and possess a crispy exterior that is very addicting.

In fact, many people claim that they cannot resist them once they’ve tasted them.

Whether you have it as breakfast or serve it as a snack to your guest, gorditas will impress you with its sweet and savory taste. Plus, They contain significant amounts of carbohydrate, which provides sustained energy throughout the day. It can fill your tummy with satisfaction. And as it is high in calories, it is an excellent option if you want to add some extra nutrients to your diet.  

Additionally, it also contains soluble fiber and minerals like magnesium which can help to keep you feeling full longer, so you don’t overeat later on. They’re also high in calcium which can help your bones stay healthy through mineral absorption and support joint function.  

Gorditas De Azucar Recipe

Gorditas De Azucar Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Simple


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Gorditas de azucar is a simple snack that can fill your tummy with full satisfaction. Whether you have it as breakfast or serve it as a snack to your guest, gorditas will impress you with their sweet and savory taste.

Let’s jump to the recipe and try it at home.Gorditas de azucar is a delicious and nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s very simple to make but needs special attention to detail for them to appear perfectly every time.

Grab the ingredients I have listed below and then follow the steps and instructions. Don’t forget to follow my tips; I am sharing my true experiences with you.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ⅓ cup warm milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt ( as per taste)

  • Tools
  • Mixing bowl

  • Hand whisk

  • Tortilla press

  • Griddle pan

  • Serving plate

how to make Gorditas De Azucar

  • Mix Dry Ingredients: Take a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, and then all the dry ingredients one by one. Let’s call out them and add them, so we don’t leave anything. Add ½ cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of baking powder, and salt as per taste. Now use the hand whisk and whisk to mix all these dry ingredients. 
    Mix Dry Ingredients
  • Add Other Ingredients: Let the butter come to room temperature, then mix it with flour. Use your hand and mix well until you get small crumbles. This will ensure the gorditas become crunchy. Now add the egg (beaten), and mix again. Finally, pour warm milk, mix and make a soft dough.
    Add Other Ingredients
  • Let The Dough Rest: Divide the dough and make a few small bowls. Keep them in a bowl covered with a cotton cloth and leave for 20 minutes to rest.
    Let The Dough Rest
  • Make Gorditas: Take a tortilla press, keep the small bowls in the middle, and press firmly to make gorditas. Don’t press too hard; you have to keep the gorditas width not less than ½ inch.  Thickness is what we need to make tasty gorditas. Like this, make all the gorditas and keep them aside.
    Make Gorditas
  • Cook Gorditas: Turn on the stove, put a griddle on it, and set it on high flame until it becomes hot. Then lower the flame to medium-low, place the gorditas on the griddle, cook for 2 minutes, then flip the side and cook for another 2 minutes. You have to cook them until they are brown, so if it takes a little more time, give time and cook nicely.
    Cook Gorditas
  • Serve: You can serve gorditas warm or cold, whatever you like. If you want it to serve hot, keep it covered with a cloth, so it stays warm. To make the gorditas tastier, put some butter or ice cream on top and serve on a serving plate.

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How To Store Gorditas De Azucar

I love warm gorditas, but they also taste good with ice cream on top after cooling down. On busy weekdays, I prefer gorditas as breakfast. For those days, I made some gorditas at night, placed them in separate bowls, and let them chill in the fridge overnight; if you don’t have time, 2-3 hours is enough.

Then I grab all of them, wrap them with wrapping paper, and store them in the fridge. This way, gorditas stay in good condition for up to 2 months. Whenever you need to eat, just take them out, thaw them for 2 minutes and let them go in a hot skillet. Fry just as usual, and it’s ready in 10 minutes. 

But if some fried gorditas leftovers are there, I pick them up, put them in an airtight container, and store them in the refrigerator. I ate them latenight/midnight or the next morning, but you can eat them for up to 3 days. 

Tips and Tricks

  • To get the perfect crisp gorditas, you must ensure better crumbles. The smaller crumbles you have, the more crips and soft gorditas you will get. 
  • Cover the gorditas ball with a moistened cotton cloth, so it doesn’t dry out and get the perfect texture. 
  • While frying, the gorditas keep flipping and frying. If you allow the gorditas to stay on one side for too long, they will get burned or brown, ruining the taste. So flip and fry slowly to get better gorditas. 

Nutrition Facts

Fat 3-gram 
Cholesterol 4 mg 
Sodium 130 mg
Carbohydrate 10 gram 
Protein 2-gram 


This takes so little time, but the result is amazing. If you didn’t yet try them, just follow the shared recipe, and trust me, your tastebuds would ask for more without getting bored for a long time. And as they are storable, you can make them in a large batch and use them all week, just as I do. On top of that, gorditas are not only time savers and delicious but also nutritious. So don’t miss them, just try a batch and get prepared to make them again in a large batch. 

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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