Filipino Recipes – Sans Rival Cake Recipe – Pinoy Food


Whenever I hear the word Sans rival, I always remember my high school best friend who gave her crush the same secret name because it is her favorite cake. Imagine a boy named Sans Rival… can’t help but giggle on the thought.☺

Sans rival is a cake that you would like to have every day, unless you are trying to slim down. It is creamy, tasty, sweet, with bits and pieces of cashew nuts that makes the cake even more delightfully delicious. I tried baking it myself using this recipe that I got from no other than my best friend. Yes, the same one I mentioned earlier.


  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups cashew nuts (finely chopped)


  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp corn syrup
  • 1/3 lb fresh butter
  • ½ cup cashew nuts (chopped)

Cooking Procedure:

  • Beat egg whites until stiff and foamy. Add 1 cup sugar gradually, beating continuously, until you see soft peaks formed. Add finely chopped cashew nuts. Grease four cookie sheets which are 9×14 inch in size and dust lightly with flour. Pour mixture into 4 sheets  and spread thin. Bake in preheated oven 300ºF for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookie sheets and set aside to cool.
  • Put 1 cup sugar, ½ cup water and 1 teaspoon corn syrup in saucepan and set to boil without stirring. When thick enough to form a soft ball when dropped in a saucer of water, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Beat egg yolks until lemon-colored. Add syrup little by little, beating well.
  • Melt butter to creamy consistency and when syrup mixture is sufficiently cool, add little by little while continuing to cream. Spread butter mixture on the layers and put together, one on top of the other, sandwich fashion. Spread more butter mixture to the top layer and sides and sprinkle with cashew nuts, Wrap in wax paper and chill before serving.
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