Huitlacoche refers to a Mexican food delicacy, a fungus almost like a truffle that grows on corn. The kernels have a smoky-sweet flavor. It is also called Cuitlacoche in Mexico
Huitlacoche is also known as corn smut, Galls of Ustilago Maydis, Smuts, Ustilago Maydis, maize mushroom, Mexican truffle, Mexican caviar or Caviar azteca.
Huitlacoche is pronounced "weet-lah-koh-chay"