Pan de Pascua

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Pan de Pascua
Pan de pascua chileno 2006.jpg
Place of origin Chile
Type Sweet cake
Main ingredient(s) Ginger, honey, candied fruits, raisins, walnuts and almonds

Pan de Pascua is a Chilean cake traditionally eaten around Christmas time.[1] Although "Pascua" literally means "Easter", Chileans use both the words "Navidad" and "Pascua" interchangeably for Christmas.[2] Despite its name, it is a cake made from batter, and not a true bread. It is similar to a sweet sponge cake flavored with ginger and honey. It usually contains candied fruits, raisins, walnuts and almonds. Pan de Pascua was originally introduced to Chile by German immigrants. The Chilean version combines characteristics of the German Stollen and the Italian Pandoro.