Mexican Dessert Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

Rating: 4.5 stars 1798
This light and fluffy tres leches cake recipe uses four types of milk and is topped with whipped cream, making it extra moist and delicious.
By Allrecipes Member

Frozen Margarita Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
This frozen margarita pie is a refreshing end to a meal. It is always a big hit when served at gatherings. Enjoy!

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Rating: 5 stars 2621
Layers of cream cheese, crescent roll dough, and cinnamon sugar with honey.

Original Mexican Flan Napolitano

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
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 Wedding Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 351
Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion.
By Bernie


Rating: 4 stars 8
This is a Mexican bread pudding made with cheese and is traditionally served during Lent. Colaciones are Mexican anise candies.

Mexican Tres Leches Cake (Pastel de 3 Leches)

Rating: 5 stars 1
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!
By Allrecipes Member

Mexican Chocolate Chile Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
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.

Watermelon-Mint Paletas

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
These Mexican frozen pops are just what you need on a hot summer day.

Sweet Almond Tamales with Pastry Cream

Rating: 5 stars 1
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]
By Allrecipes Member

Flan Mexicano (Mexican Flan)

Rating: 5 stars 183
This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, who is from Durango, Mexico. I had to beg her for years to give this recipe to me. Finally, she gave it to me for Christmas. I added orange zest, but the original recipe calls for just pure vanilla. You can use almond extract as well.

Churros II

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
Spanish crullers.

Inspiration and Ideas

12 Traditional Mexican Dessert Recipes
You'll love these top-rated recipes for classic postres like tres leches cake, fabulous flan, and corn cake, plus refreshing fruit pops, and maybe a few surprises.
12 Ways to Enjoy Tres Leches Cake
Indulge in a decadent slice of the milk-soaked sponge cake known as tres leches cake.
Rating: 4.5 stars 835

Sweet, fragrant Mexican-style churros are easy to make at home!