What is Dominican Cake? (Bizcocho Dominicano)

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.


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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.


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!