Mexican dessert?

I'm looking for a recipe for a Mexican dessert for a dinner party. Was thinking of a Mexican chocolate cake or maybe something dulce de leche flavored. Just needs to serve 8 but looking for a really outstanding dessert (not flan) with a trusted recipe. Thanks for any ideas!

  • Posted by: KBDalen
  • December 7, 2014
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  • 11 Comments

11 Comments

sexyLAMBCHOPx December 8, 2014
You could make a classic Mexican chocolate cake with a dulce de leche drizzle or dulce de leche butter cream frosting -yum! Or dulce de leche cake.
 
WileyP December 8, 2014
Chocoflan (also known as "impossible cake") is my go-to special Southwestern/Mexican dessert. I have never tried the recipe here on Food 52 ( https://food52.com/recipes/22742-impossible-chocoflan ), but it's pretty similar to the one I do use.
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cookinginvictoria December 8, 2014
SusanG's Aztec Two Step Coffee Cake, which is part chocolate cake/part terrine, would be wonderful as a dinner party dessert: I tested this unusual recipe and really loved it. https://food52.com/recipes/16138-aztec-two-step-coffee-cake
 
keg72 December 8, 2014
I absolutely love this recipe for tres leches cake. I've made it many times to rave reviews.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/tres-leche-cake-recipe.html
 
aargersi December 8, 2014
hardlikearmours cookies are outstanding!

https://food52.com/recipes/15402-south-of-the-border-chocolate-cookies
 
K_Squared December 8, 2014
If you don't mind going the beverage route, here are two ideas: Mexican Hot Chocolate (also known as Drinking Chocolate), use high quality melting chocolate and add tiny punches of cayenne pepper or cinnamon. Horchata is a refreshing & traditional option you could easily make fancy in the right stemware. There are different iterations of the same recipe around the web, but I've always liked Lindsey's at Love & Olive Oil http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2014/09/homemade-horchata.html
 
Nancy December 8, 2014
I like the spicy chocolate cake. Another riff on chocolate - homemade hot cocoa with deluxe ingredients (70% chocolate, heavy cream, et al) & Mexican spicing. Pierre Herme and David Lebovitz have fine recipes for this. Serve with brandy and a Mexican cookie (wedding cookie, cinnamon, oatmeal, etc).
 
boulangere December 8, 2014
Or this: https://food52.com/recipes/16189-bizochos-de-chocolate
 
boulangere December 8, 2014
Perhaps this might fit your wish: Spice Life of Pots de Crème: https://food52.com/recipes/16193-spice-of-life-pots-de-creme
 
C December 7, 2014
Here are some delicious more (spicy) chocolate-based ideas:

https://food52.com/recipes/13808-spiced-churros
https://food52.com/recipes/16133-spicy-chocolate-mousse-crepe-cake
 
amysarah December 7, 2014
This recipe for Tres Leches is wonderful and good for entertaining as it's best made a day or two ahead: https://food52.com/recipes/22091-coconut-tres-leches
 
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