15 Mexican Desserts Recipes (Authentic And Easy)

Mexican desserts

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Mexican foods are my favorite when it comes to desserts. Who doesn’t like eating carne asada, burritos, Tacos and quesadillas? These foods make Mexican food super trendy and famous. Whatever your favorite food is, Mexican desserts are the tastiest dessert of all time after a meal.

I have compiled some of the popular Mexican desserts you’ll love to make. These easy and quick-to-cook desserts in little time will give you confidence and are super healthy for your mind and body.

Cookies/Pastries

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Delicious Mexican wedding cookies are super nut-filled and buttery flavor cookies and the best alternatives to Chocolate Wedding Cakes. Their sweet powdered sugar coating makes them very sweet, like honey. Add walnuts, Almonds, peanuts, or any other favorite nut to these melting-in-mouth cookies. And if you are on a keto diet, try these almond flour cookies for a keto diet.

These cookies are not only the special dessert of weddings but also a great addition to holiday picnic parties. These cookies do not have eggs, so they are chewy instead of crumbly.

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Pineapple Empanadas

Empanada

Empanadas are the real meaning of Delicious. You can fill them with spicy beef, fruit, cheese, or potatoes. If you are craving something sweet, filling them with pineapple fruit is best. Its crispy layer balances its sweet filling.

The pineapple filling caramelizes with cinnamon and brown sugar. It is the sweetest dish to serve on weekend breakfast; your family will surely love it.

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Dulce De Leche Donuts

Dulce De Leche Donuts

The Dulce de leche donut is super tender and buttery, which becomes very crunchy and fluffy after frying. It is similar to Caramel, as it looks and tastes both are similar to Caramel.

Using yeast-raised dough to make donuts is best because that always works best. You can add dark chocolate to it for flavor and a pretty presentation.

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Cakes

Pastel de Elote (Mexican Creamed Corn Cake)

Pastel de Crema de Elote (Mexican Creamed Corn Cake)

Pastel De Elote is a soft, fluffy, and deliciously sweet cake. It is a fantastic breakfast on any weekday. It perfectly goes well with coffee and dessert in the morning, making it one of the best Mexican cakes. Every bite of Pastel de Elote is so delicious. It is a very moist and different treat for your guests with any sweet dessert.

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Chocoflan Impossible Cake

Chocoflan Impossible Cake

Chocoflan Impossible cake is super rich with chocolate and creamy vanilla flan. It is a fantastic double-layered cake that has a layer of Cajeta caramel. It tastes and can be confidently served as one of the best cakes for Father’s Day. You can serve it with a layer of yummy melted Cajeta caramel Sauce.

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Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

In Spanish, Tres Leches means “Three kinds of milk.” It comes with whole condensed milk that looks like a creamy soaking sauce. The garnishing of whipped cream looks heavy, but it gives a new flavor to the cake.

Tres leches Cake is ideally served with fresh fruits, blackberries, and raspberries, making it one of the best raspberry cakes you should try. Whipped eggs make it super soft and spongy. You can bake and serve it on every special occasion.

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Caramel Flan

Caramel Flan

Just like Flan De Queso and Puerto Rican flan, the caramel Flan is also super easy and tasty and famous in different parts of the world, like, Europe, Spain, South America, and many more. When you shake it, it moves like a wiggy Panna Cota. You’ll need the best flan pans to make these flan recipes if you want to try out the flan. It serves at weddings, birthday parties, or as easter desserts with modifications as per requirements.

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Bread

Concha

Concha

Concha is super yummy, sweet, and soft. It is famously known as “Sweetbread” and “Pan Dulce.” It is a Mexican breakfast which not only a Mexican but everybody loves to eat. Its super soft and fluffy dough with streusel topping is worth eating.

Related: Gluten-free desserts you won’t resist.

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Capirotada

Capirotada

If you are familiar with bread pudding, Capirotada will hit your familiar taste buds of yours. It is flavored with Mexican spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, the rich creamy flavor is attributed to the Monterey Jack Cheese and Mexican brown sugar, known as Piloncillo.

I always love adding some dried apricots, figs, chopped walnuts, and raisins to my Capirotada, but you can omit any of these if you have allergies. Use French bread instead of regular ones to make it a more hearty dessert.

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Fried Treats

Mexican Bunuelos

Mexican Bunuelos

A Bunuelos is a traditional dish in Mexico. This golden-fried Mexican cake recipe is very light and crunchy. It has a topping of cinnamon and white sugar, which makes it yummy and worth eating. It is one of the trendy vegan desserts in different parts of the world, like, Mexico, Columbia, and Cuba.

Its sweet topping and crunchy flavor make it customizable to fit your taste. Bunuelos are the tastiest food in Mexico because of their sweet, crispy, and light-air flavors with fried dough and sprinkled sugar.

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Mexican Churros

Churros

Mexican churros are golden, light, and crispy pastries coated with cinnamon powder and sugar. There is nothing tastier than fried homemade Mexican churros. They go perfectly well with Caramel, thick chocolate, and whipped cream. If your children want to eat something crispy, buttery, and creamy on holidays, it will be a perfect sweet dish for them.

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Mexican Fried Ice-Cream

Mexican Fried Ice-Cream

Mexican fried ice cream is a favorite summer ice cream. It is crunchy outside and smooth and super creamy inside. It is considered one of the easiest homemade desserts in Mexican families. By frying it, its top part becomes very crunchy and tasty.

The topping of cinnamon gives it a perfect spice, and cornflakes give a whole unique texture. It serves well with cherries and honey. Instead of Vanilla ice cream, you can add Breyer’s cinnamon ice cream in it.

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Puddings

Mexican Rice Pudding

Arroz con Leche (Spanish Rice Pudding)

Mexican Rice pudding is a favorite traditional dish of Mexico. It is super creamy and filled with Vanilla and cinnamon. Having a get-together at home with delicious Mexican rice pudding would be a perfect surprise for your friends and family. This rice pudding is a quick and easy-to-cook recipe.

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Spreads

Dulce De Leche

Dulce de leche

Dulce de Leche is very creamy and sweet Mexican Caramel. It is trendy in Latin American Desserts. It is very spreadable and smooth and tastes like toffee or butterscotch candy. It is traditionally made with ingredients of milk and sugar, and it takes hours to get its perfect consistency.

This creamy, rich-flavored dish levels your breakfast or dinner table with other desserts. It is heavenly, tasty, and easy to cook. You can do its topping on any of your favorite ice creams and enjoy its sweet buttery flavors. Dulce de Leche can fill in cakes, wafer cookies, and other sweets.

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Drinks

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican hot chocolate is the best option in chilly winters. It can be cooked with easy pantry ingredients that are not difficult to get. It is super delicious and quick to make. On chilly nights, when you are working and super tired, that is the time when you want something warm to drink.

Mexican hot chocolate serves you enough warmness and flavors that you want at that time. Mexican hot chocolate recipe is a more kitchen-friendly recipe than any traditional recipe.

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15 Mexican Desserts Recipes You’ll Love (Authentic And Easy)

Adalynn Ward
Mexican foods are people’s favorite when it comes to desserts. Who doesn’t like eating carne asada, burritos, Tacos and quesadillas? Here are some tasty, easy-to-cook dessert recipes that can make you addicted to them. These 15 Mexican Dessert recipes cost you less time and taste delicious. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients

  • Concha
  • Capirotada(Mexican Dessert)
  • Dulce De Leche
  • Mexican Wedding Cookies
  • Mexican Bunuelos
  • Mexican HOT Chocolates
  • Mexican Wedding Cakes
  • Mexican Churros
  • Mexican Fried Ice-Cream
  • Caramel Flan
  • Mexican Rice Pudding
  • Pastel De Elote
  • Pineapple Empanadas
  • Dulce De Leche Donuts
  • Chocoflan Impossible Cake
  • Tres Leches Cake

How to Make?

  • Choose any of the Mexican dessert recipes.
  • Gather the required ingredients. Make sure they are fresh.
  • Start making the recipe whatever you’ve choosen.
  • I hope you enjoy making and tasting this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1dessertCalories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 15g
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Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!