15 Easy Cinco de Mayo Desserts That Bring the Party
These fun-loving Cinco de Mayo desserts are perfect for any type of gathering. From party-ready cupcakes and dessert nachos to traditional Mexican desserts like tres leches cake and flan, we have loads of sweet Cinco de Mayo dessert ideas that are as delicious as they are easy to make. Let's take a look at some of our best Cinco de Mayo dessert recipes.
Frozen Margarita Pie
Here's a centerpiece for your Cinco de Mayo dessert table. It's everything you love about margaritas, but 10 times more impressive. And with only three tablespoons of booze flavoring the filling, no one will have to Uber home after one slice too many.
Here's an idea for a quick and easy Cinco de Mayo dessert: It takes a mere 10 minutes to throw the peanut butter, chocolate chips, marshmallows, coconut, and tortilla chips together before running the pan under the broiler until it's all toasty and bubbly. Dig in!
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie
Bananas Foster Chimichangas
Sweet, crunchy tortillas filled with warm, rum-laced bananas. (You know you want some now.) If frying's not in your future, you can serve the boozy bananas over ice cream with baked tortilla wedges smeared with butter and cinnamon sugar.
Original Mexican Flan Napolitano
An authentically delicious Mexican flan recipe that calls for both evaporated and condensed milk as well as cream cheese. Since you cool this before serving, it's perfect for making ahead.
Lime and Tequila Infused Strawberries
Serve these tipsy berries with shortcake and whipped cream for a big-kids-only dessert. Prep is super-quick and easy, but be sure to let the berries steep for an hour to let all the juices mingle. What do you mean you can't wait that long?
Cinco de Chili Chocolate Cupcakes with Chili Cream Cheese Frosting
Here's a memorable Cinco de Mayo potluck dessert. These cupcakes will make up for that time you broke the thing when you swung at the piñata. Yeah, you remember that. Everyone remembers that.
Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
What gives this dessert its name is the margarita mix in the batter. You can bake it as a layer cake, a Bundt cake, or as cupcakes (as shown); they're all good. Add rum or tequila to the frosting if you want to liquor things up.
Tres Leches Piña Colada Cake
Watch the video to see how to make this incredibly moist and coconut-y cake. There's no booze in the recipe, but you could always add a tablespoon to flavor the whipped cream topping, if that's how you like it.
Carlota de Limon (Mexican Lemon Icebox Cake)
This no-bake icebox cake is a traditional Mexican treat, with layers of citrus cream and cookies. Just four ingredients is all it takes, so you can whip this up in no time!
Capirotada a la Antigua (Mexican Bread Pudding)
Traditionally served around Easter time in Mexico, but a welcome treat anytime, this rich bread pudding will steal the show at your Cinco de Mayo feast.
Spicy Mango-Basil Paletas
If you like your Popsicles with a bit of a kick, try these sweet and spicy paletas with the addition of cayenne pepper.