THE SWEETEST CORNER IN PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico is well known for its flavorful and exotic cuisine. Every Puerto Rican dish is seasoned to perfection by the use of local spices, herbs and some secrets inherited from their ancestors. But what about the sweet side of Puerto Rico?
On my last trip to the island, as I was walking along the colorful Loíza Street in Santurce, I found myself in front of a very particular bakery shop called Double Cake. I was attracted to it because it has this big crystal window that lets you see their kitchen right from the street.
So, I decided to take a detour, and I must say, I don’t regret it at all. Besides being a bakery, the place is also a cozy coffee shop where you can go and enjoy a cup of coffee while reading a book and have a quiet break from the city noise.
Everything looked so delicious and beautifully crafted, I didn’t know what to choose. Thanks to the help of one of the members of the staff I finally picked a “Quesito” cupcake.
“Quesitos” are a traditional Puerto Rican dessert, basically made of puff pastry filled with cream cheese, and glazed sugar on top (I’m drooling as I describe this). Well, they decided to deconstruct this recipe and transform it into the best cupcake I’ve had, I’m not joking: spongy with a sweet cream cheese filling, topped with a mini-quesito. The best of both worlds.
Besides their oh so famous cupcakes, they have a great selection of desserts and even artisan ice cream. All made from scratch by the hands of talented young Puerto Rican bakers. I swear I could have stayed there all day long just tasting everything, but even if there’s no diet when you’re on vacation I had to stop. Just took some cupcakes to go for a Netflix and chill session back at my hotel.
If someday you want to dive into an indulgent sweet experience in Puerto Rico, this is definitely the place to go.