There are many versions of this recipe. It is a Tex-Mex comfort food, and it is usually prepared for Lent. It's roots are in Mexico. This recipe uses cake and not bread. It has a flavor reminiscent of pineapple, but does not contain any pineapple.
1In saucepan, bring to a boil water, sugar, and cinnamon.
Remove from heat Add butter. Cool slightly. Add egg yolks, brandy and raisins. Mix thoroughly beat egg whites until stiff ;peaks stand up, and fold in.
2Grease 8 inch square baking dish. Line bottom with slices of cake. Place half of the cheese on top of cake. Pour half of the egg mixture on top of cheese Place a second layer of cake and a second layer of cheese in the baking dish. Pour in remainder of egg mixture
3Bake in preheated 325 oven about 30 minutes or until set. Serve warm.