There are many typical desserts to choose from in Venezuela. Three top temptations: majarete, black cake, and three milks cake. Enjoy!

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Sweet delights.

Many sweets in Venezuela are based on sugarloaf, cornmeal, and fruits such as coconut, guava, and banana. One favourite is majarete (corn pudding), which besides cornmeal and sugar also features cinnamon. Tres leches ("three milks") is another - and popular elsewhere in Latin America, by the way - white sponge cake soaked in a mixture of milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream, with whipped cream or meringue on top. Torta negra (black cake) is similar to the English figgy pudding, with nuts, candied fruit, brown sugar, and rum (in fact, it's thought to have originated with English colonists of Trinidad, not far off Venezuela's Caribbean coast.

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