Mexican-Inspired Desserts

Classic Mexican desserts like flan and quick and easy treats like Mexican brownies are a sweet way to finish your fiesta.

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Mexican Crullers (Churros)

Sweet Mexican crullers are coated with cinnamon and sugar and served immediately for the best crispy finish.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Crullers (Churros)

Tres Leche Cake

Alton Brown's version of a three-milk cake (evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and half-and-half) has received rave reviews for its moist cake and delicious whipped topping.

Get the Recipe: Tres Leche Cake


Tyler Florence keeps his Mexican flan recipe traditional and authentic, flavoring it with vanilla bean, cinnamon and lemon.

Get the Recipe: Flan

Tres Leches Cake

Marcela Valladolid's easy cake is super-moist thanks to sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream that soak through the cake overnight.

Get the Recipe: Tres Leches Cake

Aaron Sanchez's Mexican Brownies

Aaron's brownies get their kick from Mexican cinnamon and pequen chili powder. If you can't find pequen, just use cayenne pepper.

Get the Recipe: Aaron Sanchez's Mexican Brownies

Corn Muffin Churros

Corn muffin mix is the secret ingredient in this quick and easy take on churros.

Get the Recipe: Corn Muffin Churros

Mexican Brownies

Spike boxed brownie mix with ground chipotle chile pepper and cinnamon and serve with dulce de leche ice cream for an easy Mexican-inspired dessert.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Brownies

Churros With Coconut Sauce

Churros, a Spanish fried-dough dessert, are rolled in sugar and drizzled with a sweet combination of condensed milk and unsweetened coconut milk.

Get the Recipe: Churros With Coconut Sauce

Cheesecake Flan

Two dessert favorites, cheesecake and flan, come together for this individually portioned dessert. You'll want to dig your spoon deep to find the caramel at the bottom.

Get the Recipe: Cheesecake Flan

Double Feature Cupcakes with Mexican Hot Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate cupcakes are topped with a cream cheese and chocolate frosting for a decadent hand-held treat.

Get the Recipe: Double Feature Cupcakes with Mexican Hot Chocolate Frosting

Sopaipillas With Chocolate Sauce

Sopaipillas are fried pockets of dough, a specialty in New Mexico. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these are drizzled with a chocolate sauce.

Get the Recipe: Sopaipillas With Chocolate Sauce


Chocoflan is one of Mexico's most-famous desserts, and it's easy to see why: You can enjoy moist chocolate cake and creamy flan all in one slice with Marcela's recipe.

Get the Recipe: Chocoflan

Guacamole Cake

Food Network Magazine made this cake that looks like a traditional Mexican mortar (called a molcajete) filled with chunky guacamole.

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Coconut Flan

Make this easy-to-serve flan in a Bundt pan and top with toasted coconut before displaying on your dessert table.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Flan

Pineapple, Pecan and Coconut-Rum Tamales

This sweet take on a tamale adds sugar, brown sugar, almond and vanilla extracts and ground cinnamon to the corn flour tamale batter.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple, Pecan and Coconut-Rum Tamales


Mix things up and serve margaritas as dessert with this icy granita.

Get the Recipe: Margranita

Tres Leches Cake with Mango

Top traditional tres leches cake with homemade whipped cream, pureed mango and chunks of fresh mango.

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Rice Fritters with Sesame Caramel

A savory dish gets a sweet makeover with a caramel sauce that's flavored with sesame seeds and orange.

Get the Recipe: Rice Fritters With Sesame Caramel

Orange-Coffee Flan

Add orange zest and espresso powder to this flan recipe. Serve by inverting the flan onto a rimmed plate and letting the caramel drip out.

Get the Recipe: Orange-Coffee Flan

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