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15 Mexican-Inspired Desserts That Will Upgrade Any Party

Updated January 7, 2020
Churro wontons, drunken flan and sopapilla bars are just some of the ways dessert has been influenced by flavors south of the border.
And while these delectable dishes aren’t totally traditional, they are totally delicious, so the next time you need a fabulous treat, give these or any of our other dessert recipes a try.
Whether it’s banana-infused tres leches or re-imagined churros in the form of a cake, Mexican-inspired desserts are a delicious treat everyone can love. And while these desserts aren’t totally authentic, they do highlight amazing Mexican-style flavors. If you prefer something slightly more traditional, try a classic creamy flan. Or, if you love to experiment, you can create new ways to feature Mexican-inspired flavors through the addition of key ingredients. Try using cinnamon and sugar to coat pastry or mix into cake to add a churro-style twist. Pour a drizzle of Cajeta onto cakes and ice cream for added extra sweetness and decadence. And tortilla shells are not only great for dinner, they’re a fantastic base for desserts as well, especially when slathered with butter, sugar, caramel or other delicious fillings. So, when you’re craving something sweet, look no further than these amazing Mexican-inspired desserts!