Mexican Desserts

Mexican desserts celebrate chocolate, a prized regional specialty, as well as cream, as in the famous tres leches cake and custardy flan. Other great Mexican desserts play sweetly on mains like tortillas.

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Mexican Corn Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

This sweet, dense dessert tastes like the love child of cornbread and classic cake. Top each slice with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream and a drizzle of honey.

Vanilla Flan with Butterscotch Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Cinnamon Churros

Better Homes and Gardens

These fried cookies are favorites at Mexican restaurants. Roll the warm churros in cinnamon and sugar, then enjoy!

Vanilla Bean Flan

The Food Channel

This classic vanilla bean flan has a rich, satiny texture and when inverted is dripping with deep amber colored caramel syrup.

Chocolate Coconut Empanada

Ghirardelli Chocolate
Total: 2 hrs 38 mins

Cinnamon Custard

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Total: 50 mins

Mexican Bread Pudding

Better Homes and Gardens

Known as caballeros pobres in Mexico, this bread pudding dessert is overflowing with a sweet cinnamon-pecan syrup.


Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 8 mins

Dulce de Leche Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Richly sweet with a subtle hint of citrus, this luxurious cake is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Look for dulce de leche in the ethnic section of your supermarket.

Bizcochitos with Lemon Glaze

Better Homes and Gardens

The tangy glaze on these buttery anise cookies gives them a fresh citrus taste.

Coconut Flan

Vegetarian Times

Caramel and coconut pair well.

Brie-Apple Quesadillas

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

Atole de Fresa (Strawberry Dessert Soup)

Better Homes and Gardens

Espresso Flans

Midwest Living

Use a vanilla bean instead of extract to make the custard extra flavorful in this coffee-spiked dessert.


Ladies' Home Journal

This classic baked custard with caramel topping is luxuriously rich. A stick of Mexican cinnamon gives this dessert special flavor.

White Chocolate Flan

Better Homes and Gardens

Don't let the unusual combination of ingredients scare you--the mild dried chile pepper and the nutmeg add subtle flavor notes to this white chocolate custard.

Tequila Lime Pie

Ladies' Home Journal
Mexican Desserts  Recipes: Take your pick!
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