Mexican Dessert Recipes

Perfect churros, flan, sopapillas, and tres leches cake right made in your kitchen. Find dozens of the best Mexican desserts here.

Staff Picks

Frozen Margarita Pie

Rating: 4.41 stars
This pie is a refreshing end to a meal. It is always a big hit when served at gatherings. Enjoy!

Original Mexican Flan Napolitano

Rating: 5 stars
This original Mexican recipe for flan napolitano is an incredibly rich and creamy creme caramel, a type of custard, that is steamed instead of baked.

Mexican Tres Leches Cake (Pastel de 3 Leches)

Pastel de 3 leches literally means 'cake made with three milks' in Spanish, and this classic Mexican cake is soaked in just that. Super moist and delicious, this cake is easy to make and will be the talk of your next party!

Watermelon-Mint Paletas

Rating: 4.57 stars
These Mexican frozen pops are just what you need on a hot summer day.

Mexican Chocolate Chile Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars
This is a big batter and the cake is very rich. Make sure you have a lot of people around you when you bake it – or you will find yourself eating too much of this delicious, but oh-so-sinful cake with that little sting of chile. Serve with vanilla quark curd or vanilla yogurt and some slices of fresh mango.

Sweet Almond Tamales with Pastry Cream

The masa of these tamales is a mixture of cornmeal and rice with chopped almonds. They are filled with pastry cream flavored with a touch of vanilla. [Recipe originally submitted to]

Mango Pudding (Flan de Mango)

Rating: 4 stars
Pure Puerto Rican recipe that we call 'flan de mango.' The mango may be substituted with pumpkin or yam puree.

Churros II

Rating: 4.47 stars
Spanish crullers.

Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

Rating: 4.43 stars
This cake is made with three layers: Cake, filling, and topping. There are 4 types of milk in the filling and topping (whole milk, condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream). This is an excellent cake for milk lovers!

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Rating: 4.78 stars
I make this to take to pot luck dinners and get rave reviews! Easy to make, smells great while cooking and tastes wonderful!

Real Sopapillas

Rating: 4.61 stars
Sopapillas for any occasion. Serve hot with honey, or your own tostados recipe.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Rating: 4.55 stars
Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pastel de Tres Leches

"This is THE tres leches cake recipe to use! Easy to make and so delicious! Better than any I've had at restaurants!" – TWINMOMLOVESFOOD

"Impossible" Chocolate Flan Cake

"This recipe was so simple. I made my own caramel sauce. A keeper!" – JR

Mexican Wedding Cakes II

Rating: 4.6 stars

Light, crunchy, round, buttery balls, with chopped nuts in them, coated with confectioner's sugar. These look nice when placed on a tray in the mini paper cupcake liners.