Ecuadorian Desserts

Here are the most popular Ecuadorian dessert recipes. In Ecuador, we have such an amazing selection of tropical fruit, that many times a simple piece of fruit, such as a mango, zapote, babaco, guanabana, granadilla, among others, can be a great dessert.

Come y bebe: Simple and refreshing Ecuadorian drinkable fruit salad made with papaya, pineapple, banana and orange juice.

Espumillas: A popular street food in Ecuador, this dessert is a meringue cream made with fruit pulp, typically guava or guayaba, egg whites and sugar.

Dulce de higos: Dulce de higos are fig preserves cooked slowly in a syrup of panela or brown cane sugar and spices.

Dulce de zapallo: Dulce de zapallo is a dessert made with squash or pumpkin simmered in a syrup of panela or hard brown cane sugar and spices.

Flan de coco: Coconut flan with orange caramel

Flan de piña: Flan de piña is a pineapple flan or custard made with fresh pineapple juice, sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla and rum.

This post was last modified: October 9th, 2012 by Layla Pujol


  1. Hi my grandson is bringing his wife and little girl over to stay with us next year and we would love to be able to make them a meal of their favorite dishes when they get here. Thank you.
    Heather Walls

  2. Carmen Castells Horstmann says:

    Laylita, Con mucha felicidad encontre sus recetas Ecuatorianas!.. Yo soy Guayaquilena, pero he vivido casi dota mi vida en EEUU y tengo unas pocas recetas, pero ahora podre preparer mas de nuestros platos tipicos.

    Tengo unos postres que me gustaria preparer, pero no se como….huevitos de faldiquera,
    muchines de yucca con miel, y tambien los helados de los heladeros de la calle de Guayaquil – expecialmente el helado de coco. Ojala pueda aumentar estas recetas a sus paginas. Estare esperando ansiosamente para el dia que publique su libro de cocina. Podria darme gusto regalandolos a sobrinos y sobrinas quienes son totalmente “Gringos” pero siempre quieren comer los ricos platos Ecuatorianos que preparaba mi Mami.

    Le agradezco a Dios por su talento en la cocina y a Ud. por compartirlo tan generosamente con todos nosotros que gozamos tanto la cocina Ecuatoriana.


  3. Jackie Pacheco says:


    I would love to see a recipe for chucula. I’ve tried making it a few times but it seems to be missing something. Thanks!

  4. Claudia Chiqui says:

    Hey can you post a recipe on the Huevitos Chilenos? Please! I want to make this since my mom came to the U.S over 16 years ago from Ecuador and hasn’t gone back. I really want to bring back many of her favorite foods I can’t seem to find this recipe anywhere :( thank you !!

  5. Hi Laylita,

    Do you have a recipe for torta de chocolate mojada? My husband is from Quito and I’d love to make this for him for his birthday.

    Love your blog! So helpful for this American woman trying to cook for an Ecuadorian man :) I can’t wait for the cookbook to come out!


  6. Hola Laylita,

    ….What do you suggest as the best queso for the sweet empanada’s ?

    Laurita :)

    • It depends, are you going to do a mix of queso + something dulce? If you like the contrast of sweet and salty you can use queso fresco. If you prefer a more creamy mild taste then go with cream cheese. And for something different (but delicious) you could also try goat cheese (for some recipes I beat with sugar/honey and vanilla until it’s nice and smooth).

  7. Laylita,

    Que le parece si podria poner una receta para alfajores de manjar de leche, por favor.

    Me encanta su blog, mucho!


  8. Hey Laylita, would you please put all the desserts under the dessert category? I have a though time finding them!

    Love, love, love you page!

  9. Jennifer Gilabert says:

    Dear Laylita,

    I am wondering if you have any recipes for a torta de manzana y nuez con caramelo, like they have at Sweet and Coffe in Ecuador. My husband is from Guayaquil and I want to make him this cake for his birthday. It’s impossible to find a recipe online and I was wondering if you had one?

    Muchas Gracias!!!

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