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How to make a classic Peruvian dessert

Posted at 9:47 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 09:48:03-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.-- The World Cup is all about celebrating your roots and that includes the sweet treats from different cultures. 

Gustito's Peruvian Bakery and Cafe in Naples has a recipe for a cake with a Peruvian twist. It's a marble cake, soaked in tres leches, filled with dulce de leche, iced with chocolate and topped with a sweet cookie.

You cut a marble cake in half and soak it in tres leches, which is a mixture of three milks: evaporated milk, condensed milk and whole milk.

You then fill the cake with dulce de leche, which tastes like caramel. You can make the filling by boiling evaporated milk for 4 hours or buy it. You then ice the cake with chocolate and decorate it with more dulce de leche.

The final step is to top it with alfajores, which is a classic Peruvian cookie sandwich. It includes vanilla cookies filled with dulce de leche. You can then top it with chocolate ganache. 

For more information, go to the Gustito's website or Facebook page.