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August 2022

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Leny’s Guatemalan Borracho or Drunken Cake

This is the Guatemalan borracho cake that must be served on special occasions in Marleny “Leny” González’s Illinois home. “There is no choice,” Leny says. “Everyone in my family begs for it and they all show up with their Tupperware to take some home for later.” The oldest of six, Leny is the family-designated borracho baker, even though her siblings,...

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