Mexican cuisine is definitely growing in popularity. From tacos to tortillas, Mexican dishes are ruling our platters with their fresh and invigorating array of hot and spicy dishes. However, if you thought that Mexican cuisine is all about nachos, tacos, enchiladas and tortillas, wait until you try a mouthful of some sinfully sweet desserts. Mexican desserts can be downright distinctive, diverse and delicious. Flan, Mexican cake, and fried ice cream are some of those “wow” desserts from the cuisine, which can provide just the perfect ending to a spicy Mexican meal. If empanadas, burritos and sopaipillas are not enough to satiate your sweet tooth, you can always go for dessert beverages. You will be surprised to know that Mexican cuisine also offers a host of sweet, yet exotically flavored drinks that can be relished as desserts. For instance, horchata is a much-loved sweet Mexican drink that is made of rice and milk and seasoned with cinnamon and other spices. Mexican hot chocolate is another popular drink with that surprise kick for something entirely new and exciting. In this article, we have listed two very popular Mexican dessert recipes. Try them out and get your guests, especially kids, drooling over your dinner table.
Easy Mexican Dessert Recipes
Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Calorie Content: 378
- 3 packets Softened Cream Cheese
- 1½ cups White Sugar
- 1½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 cans Crescent Roll Dough
- 1/2 cup Melted Butter
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ cup Sliced Almonds
- Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Centigrade.
- Whisk the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl, until smooth.
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin, into 9x13 inch rectangles and press one piece into a 9x13 inch baking tray.
- Pour the smooth mixture of cream cheese on top of the dough and cover it with remaining piece of dough.
- Dribble the melted butter evenly over the dough.
- Mix the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar with cinnamon, in a small bowl, and spread it over the cheesecake, along with the almonds.
- Bake the cake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown.
- Cool it and then cut into desired shapes.
Chocolate Banana Burrito
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Calorie Content: 908
- ½ cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Butter or Margarine, softened
- ¾ to 1 cup Mashed Bananas
- 1 Egg
- ½ tsp Vanilla
- ¾ cup All-purpose Flour
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Baking Soda
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Canola Oil
- 6 (8-inch) Flour Tortillas
- 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- ½ cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- 2 tbsp Butter
- ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa
- Powdered Sugar, if desired
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar till creamy.
- Add bananas, egg and vanilla essence to the mixture and whisk again.
- Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and oil to the mixture and mix well.
- Now take the tortillas, spread the batter on them and top with chocolate chips.
- Roll out the burritos, place the tortillas over them and arrange it in a greased baking tin.
- For the glaze, take chocolate chips, cocoa and butter in a pan and heat for about 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and melted.
- Slightly drizzle the glaze over the burritos and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.
- Garnish with powdered sugar and serve.