7 Treats for a Super-Sweet Cinco de Mayo
Though tacos and margaritas may get most of the spotlight at Cinco de Mayo celebrations, the highlight of any feast for sweet-toothed diners is dessert. Here are our favorite classic and creative takes on Mexican-inspired recipes for the dessert course.
This impressive Mexican dessert pairs chocolate cake with flan for a fun and deliciously layered treat. The cake batter and flan mixture are poured into one pan and separate into two distinct layers during the baking process.
Want just the flan? Take your dish to the next level with homemade caramel in Tyler Florence’s recipe.
Sponge cake is soaked in “tres leches” or three milks – sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream – for three hours or overnight for a super-moist result.
The magic of fried dough is such that it translates across cultures around the world as with Mexican churros, served hot with a dusting of sugar and cinnamon.
Mexican cinnamon and chili powder add delicious heat in Aaron Sanchez’s brownie recipe.
Tamales get the dessert treatment, inside and out, with sugar and cinnamon in the dough and a coconut rum-infused filling of pineapple and pecan.
Bring margarita into the dessert course by making it into an easy granita.
Get more sweet Mexican-inspired dessert recipes here.