Cuban Delicacy of the Day: The Capuchino

These delectable cone-shaped sponge cakes soaked in syrup were one of my all-time favorites when I was a kid. Long before I ever came across the term cappuccino to describe coffee, capuchinos strictly meant a sweet treat to me. So imagine my disappointment when I got older and found out that item on the menu was actually coffee and not my beloved childhood delight.

They were sold individually at a bakery, or you could buy them by the dozen in an aluminum tray with a clear plastic cover at the store. And yes, despite my mother’s protestations, I still believe that tray is a single serving.

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