This is delicious, the pudding is lovely and creamy and when poured over the cake makes a really yummy custard type pudding cake. I used butter in place of margarine, and a store bought Madeira cake. I'm going to experiment a little for a Christmas type dessert by laying cut strawberries over the cake before I pour the pudding over, sounds like a good idea to me! Thanks HeatherFeather.
I am Chamorro. And we used to use unsweetened cocconut milk instead of evaporated milk for that island taste. Also, try it with yellow cake rather than pound cake...you wont be dissapointed!
I've been trying to get a hold of my mother to get this recipe, but with the latest typhoon "Ting Ting" knocking out most of the phone lines in the southern area of Guam, I haven't been able to. Thank you for posting this recipe. The chamorro name for this dessert is called "LATIYA"!
You dont have to just use pound cake. We also use vanilla cookies, lady fingers, or even angel food cake. Try it out and see which ones you like best.
I followed the recipe exactly. Tip: frozen pound cake slices beautifully and defrosts quickly. My friend and family thoroughly enjoyed this "delicious" dessert and it was a breeze to make. Thanks very much! By the way, I've hated custard since I was a kid, but I liked this, too! I'm kind of amazed actually....
Thqnk you for submitting this recipe!! A Guamanian coworker brought this dessert to work, and we got assigned to different shifts, so I hoped to come across the recipe online since I could never track her down. I couldn't remember the name, but I already know this is the recipe. Thank you again! This one is very light and delicious.
I'm from Guam, & my mom made this all the time. You can actually pour the hot custard over the cake and then chill. If you made the custard right, it will not soak into the cake and get soggy. Then sprinkle cinnamon over the cool custard.
Oh, yesss!!! This is rich and good! Use only evaporated milk. When living on Guam we had to use reconstituted milk. And use the cinnamon on top. Beautiful recipe.
I had half a pound cake and was looking for an interesting way to serve it. I halved this recipe with great results, but the pudding was so tasty I wished I'd made the full recipe. It has a wonderful mild, light flavor.
Just a little tip. Do not substitute butter for margarine. Butter is salty and your Latiya may be salty. I hope this helps.