Are you looking for a sweet ending to your Mexican meal? Try these delicious and authentic desserts! Featuring easy-to-follow recipes, each recipe ensures you can recreate Mexico’s authentic taste in your kitchen. Whether it’s a themed party or just a sweet craving, these treats will wow your taste buds.
Pastel de Tres Leches
A sponge cake soaked in a mixture of three milks (evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whole milk), making it incredibly moist and sweet. Get the recipe: Pastel de Tres Leches.
A creamy caramel custard dessert with a smooth, velvety texture. It’s usually topped with a caramel syrup. Get the recipe: Mexican Flan.
Fresas Con Crema
Fresh, ripe strawberries are sliced and drizzled with a luscious mixture of sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. Get the recipe: Fresas Con Crema.
Pan de Elote
A moist corn cake made with fresh corn kernels, sugar, and eggs. It has a slightly sweet and cinnamon flavor. Get the recipe: Pan de Elote.
Calabaza en Tacha
A sweet and spiced Mexican candied pumpkin dish, simmered in a syrup of piloncillo and cinnamon. Get the recipe: Calabaza en Tacha.
Torrejas are Mexican-style French toast, soaked in a sweet cinnamon-infused syrup, fried to perfection, and topped with powdered sugar. Get the recipe: Torrejas.
Sweet potatoes cooked in a sugary syrup and flavored with cinnamon and orange zest. They are candied and often served as a dessert or snack. Get the recipe: Camotes.
Pan de Polvo
Also known as Mexican wedding cookies, they are delicate, crumbly, and sweet shortbread cookies dusted with sugar and cinnamon. Get the recipe: Pan de Polvo.
Buñuelos de Viento
Thin, crispy dough treats that are deep-fried and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. They are one of the most popular Mexican desserts during holidays and festivals. Get the recipe: Buñuelos de Viento.
A soft vanilla cake, with a slightly lemony taste covered with pink icing and colorful sprinkles. Serve with coffee, milk, or on it’s own as a sweet treat to end your meal. Get the recipe: Cortadillos.
Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.