Mexican Icebox Coffee Cake

Mexican Icebox Coffee Cake
Mexican Icebox Coffee Cake

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You must try this delicious dessert inspired by the classic Mexican Lime Maria Icebox Cake, but in a new version: Mexican Icebox Coffee Cake. It carries the exquisite flavor of crunchy GOYA® Maria Cookies that are layered, along with a delicious blend of mascarpone cheese and the rich flavor of cocoa and coffee. To finish it off, garnish with chocolate curls, and the best thing is that you don’t have to bake it, simply refrigerate and done!

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2 cups

mascarpone cream, softened

1 cup

GOYA® Sweetened Condensed Milk

½ cup

unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ cup

instant espresso granules

2 tbsp.

coffee liqueur

2 tsp.

vanilla extract

1 tsp.

GOYA® Ground Cinnamon

1 ½ cups

heavy or whipping (35%) cream

2 tbsp.

confectioners’ (icing) sugar, sifted

3 oz.

dark chocolate, shaved into curls, for garnish


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Step 1

In large bowl, using handheld electric mixer, beat mascarpone cream, condensed milk, cocoa powder, espresso granules, liqueur, vanilla and cinnamon until combined.

Step 2

In medium bowl, using handheld electric mixer with clean beaters, beat cream until stiff peaks start to form. Beat in confectioners’ sugar until blended. Fold half the whipped cream mixture into the mascarpone mixture until blended. Fold in remaining whipped cream mixture (do not overfold). Reserve 1 cup cream mixture; set aside.

Step 3

Arrange a single layer of Maria cookies in bottom of parchment paper–lined 8-inch springform pan, trimming cookies if needed. Spread 1 and 3/4 cup of cream mixture evenly over cookies. Continue layering cookies and cream mixture until there are 4 layers of each, ending with cream mixture. Smooth top, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours (overnight is best).

Step 4

Run a small sharp knife around outside of cake and remove sides of pan. Using the reserved cup of cream mixture, spread it over the sides of the cake. Garnish with chocolate curls. Cut into wedges and serve cold.


For chocolate curls: use vegetable peeler to shave flat, thin curls from chocolate (at room temperature) away from you, onto parchment paper–lined plate.

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