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The Best Dominican Cake Mix—Easier Than Ever with New Suspiro Frosting

Angela's Dominican cake suspiro

Dominican cake with suspiro frosting is so uniquely delicioso, it’s in a dessert category of its own. This bizcocho is a star in the Latino postre pantheon—up there with our two other in-their-own-category favorites: tres leches cake and flan.

Forget everything you think about vanilla cake and chocolate cake. Take just one bite of this authentic Dominican bizcocho, either flavor. You’ll immediately taste why this is the dessert traditionally served at birthdays and other big occasions in the D.R. and here for Dominicans who want to bake their way home. When it’s served, special events become that much more especial for the guest of honor—and for everyone else lucky enough to be invited. It’s that good.

Because if you are from the D.R. you know: Dominican cake is deservedly famous across el mundo for being light—yet delightfully rich. And if you live near New York City, then you really know: the place to buy el mejor and most authentic Dominican cake in the triborough area is at a beloved neighborhood bakery in Brooklyn called Angela’s Bakery. The tienda is named after its Dominican founder Angela Rosario, who turned her baking side hustle into a sweets hub for the Latino community in 2003. For those of us not in New York, Angela’s ships Dominican Cake box mixes, so you can get the bakery’s signature cake in your own home—in two flavors: chocolate and vanilla.

What makes this bizcocho so distinctive? For one, the batter is made with pineapple juice: a full 8 oz. Using jugo de piña (instead of the usual water or milk) gives the cake its signature tangy, lush, tropical sabor—elevating the cake’s vanilla or chocolate base to a new level of sublime. Another razón Dominican cake is so famously good: It’s more moist that regular cake. That’s because each mix uses 4—yes 4!—bars of butter, 1/2 cup of corn oil, and muchos eggs: 6. The mixture is then beaten for an extra long time, giving the batter an airy texture you can taste when the cake comes out of the oven.

All these luxe details are what make Dominican cake worthy of serving at your celebrations, gente.

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Our New Favorite Baking Product: Suspiro!

And then there’s its famoso meringue frosting called suspiro. (The middle ”s“ is silent: Dominicans pronounce it: supiro). Sitting on top of the cake, it is creamy, light, and sweet yet tart in all the right ways, with just a tease of vanilla.

A couple months ago, were excited to recently receive a sneak-peek test kit in the mail with Angela’s Suspiro Meringue Frosting mix—a new product from Angela’s Bakery.

We taste-tested it on our family and … (drum roll!) … the Dominican cake suspiro frosting is a knockout. And so easy to make.

Good news, busy people. Upgrade your baking the easy and authentic way—with authentic suspiro-topped Dominican cake mixes. It’s as easy as mail-ordering Angela’s Suspiro Meringue Frosting. You’ll be able to make memorably delicioso birthday cakes whenever the mood strikes, with no special trips to the grocery store required. Just make sure you’re stocked up on these 5 essentials: pineapple juice, eggs, butter, and Angela’s Bakery Dominican Cake and Angela’s Suspiro Dominicano Meringue Frosting mixes.

The party is on.

Ready to Bake Authentic Dominican Cake with Suspiro Frosting?

Easy Dominican Cake Suspiro Frosting—Try the NEW Mix from Angela’s Dominican Cake Mix

5 from 4 votes
Recipe by Rose Rosario Cuisine: Dominican

8 to 10

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  • For Angela’s Suspiro Syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup 1 1/2 white sugar

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 water

  • For Angela’s Suspiro Egg Whites Mix
  • 1 packet 1 Angela’s Suspiro Mix, provided in box

  • 1 cup 1 water, for the egg whites mix

  • 2 oz bottle 2 Angela’s White Vanilla, provided in box


  • Make and Bake Your Angela’s Dominican Cake Box Mix
  • Follow the directions to mix and bake Angela’s Dominican Cake Mix in your choice of vanilla or chocolate flavor.
  • Set the baked cake aside to cool completely before frosting with Angela’s Dominican Suspiro Meringue Frosting: directions below.
  • Make Angela’s Bakery Suspiro Syrup
  • Combine the sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, set to medium-high heat.
  • When the sugar and water begin to bubble, stir occasionally. Let the mixture gently boil for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • When the liquid takes on a thick consistency, remove from heat. Set the syrup aside.
  • Make Angela’s Bakery Suspiro Egg Whites Mix
  • In a separate and large mixing bowl, hand-whisk Angela’s Egg Whites Powder, 1 cup water, and the vanilla for about 30 seconds.
  • Place the whisked mixture into a blender or electric mixer. Blend at high speed until the egg whites-vanilla mixture turns creamy white, doubles in size, and forms stiff peaks (about 3 minutes).
  • Putting It All Together! Frost Your Dominican Cake with Suspiro
  • With the mixer still running at high speed, pour Angela’s Bakery Suspiro Syrup in a thin stream into the bowl with the Angela’s Egg Whites mixture.
  • Blend on high for about 10 minutes. When the meringue forms peaks that hold, your suspiro is ready.
  • Add a top layer of Angela’s Suspiro Meringue Frosting to your Angela’s Dominican Cake—and serve! Feliz celebrating. 🌟


  • We used fresh blackberries here, but you can use your favorite fruit toppings and relleno flavors on your Dominican cake.
Angela's suspiro
Just add water and Angela’s suspiro mix comes together fast—and deliciously.
suspiro dominican cake
Hola, Angela’s Dominican Cake with Angela’s Suspiro Dominicano Meringue Frosting. Let la fiesta begin.
Angela's Bakery president Rose Rosario
Making authentic suspiro and Dominican cake accessible to home bakers with quality ingredients they can mail order is the vision and passion of Rose Rosario, CEO of Angela’s Dominican Cake Mix.

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