FAQ's | Angela's Dominican Cake Mix
What Makes Angela’s Dominican Cake Mix so different?
The traditional decades old family recipe, fresh ingredients, and moist and light texture of Angela’s Dominican Cake Mix (Bizcocho Dominicano) distinguish it from any boxed cake mix. Our cake mix offers a recipe that is truly one-of-a-kind. The gentle sweetness and buttery flavor are amplified by our use of high-quality fresh ingredients, so it always tastes as if it just came out of the oven. The outcome is a rich, handmade, light, and moist Dominican cake that your family will enjoy and talk about for days!
Why is Dominican cake different?
The most notable characteristics of the Bizcocho Dominicano (Dominican Cake) are its lightness and moistness. It contains a lot of butter, roughly a third of it, as well as a lot of air, resulting in a cake that almost dissolves in your mouth.
Bizcocho Dominicano, or Dominican cake, is a sort of cake popularized by bakeries on the island of Hispaniola's Dominican Republic. The cake's soft and light quality, as well as the meringue frosting, set it apart.
Where is bizcocho from?
A bizcocho is from the Spanish province of Asturias. Bizcocho (Spanish pronunciation: [bikoto] or [biskoto]) is the term given to a variety of pastries, cakes, and cookies throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Depending on the region and country, the type of product to which the term Bizcocho is used varies widely.
What is Dominican cake made of?
Butter, flour, milk, and eggs are the main ingredients, as they are in most cakes. The icing, or "Suspiro," is a distinguishing feature of Dominican cake. Suspiro is a meringue frosting from Italy.
What is Suspiro Dominicano?
The Suspiro, also known as Dominican Meringue or Dominican Frosting, is used to frost Dominican Cakes, as well as to create cake borders and decorations.
What is Dominican cake frosting made of?
Egg whites are used to make it. The meringue that emerges has crisp peaks but a smooth texture, making it ideal for coating cakes and creating complex decorations. The Suspiro will either remain soft but with firm peaks after a few hours, depending on the quantity of sugar used, or it will begin to harden after a few hours, depending on the amount of sugar added.
What Suspiro/frosting can I use when baking the cake?
You can top it off with the frosting of your choice., or try our homemade “rellenos” or filings. They come in 3 flavors…Guava, Pineapple or Crema de Leche.
We are also working on a suspiro/frosting in our bakery… stay tuned and be the first to get notified when it launches by signing up for our newsletter here.
Can you freeze Dominican cake?
Dominican cake is rarely frozen or refrigerated. However, you can bake it two days ahead of time and store it wrapped in a cool area.
What size pan should I use when making the cake?
If you want to use frosting or other cream-based decorations, we recommend a 9-inch round cake. However, while our cake mix is 1 pound, make sure you use more than one pan... The cake will not be able to cook evenly if all of the ingredients are baked in one large pan.
What brand or kind of ingredients do you recommend?
We recommend using Breakstone’s butter and Dole Pineapple juice.
Can I find the Dominican Cake Mix in stores?
Our cake mix is available at over 100 retail locations throughout New York City. These locations can be found here. We're putting together plans for a nationwide distribution. Keep an eye out! To stay up to date, sign up for our newsletter!
Why is the cost of one box of cake mix higher than normal?
Our cake mix was created with sharing and the family in mind. The Dominican Cake Mix isn't packaged in a standard-sized box. The package contains enough cake mix to make 20 servings, which is three times more than a typical cake mix. Not to mention that we've prepared this box with just the best ingredients from our bakery.
How can I place an order?
You can purchase Angela’s Bakery Dominican Cake Mix online here.
For custom baked cake order, please call or visit our bakery location. CALL 718-418-0095 or visit Angela’s Bakery at 717 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221