Gallery: Share Your Sweets: Latin American Desserts

Daisy's Pastel de Tres Leches
Daisy's Pastel de Tres Leches

"Tres Leches Cake, is aptly named for the three types of milk – evaporated, condensed, and whole milk or cream - that are poured over a cake to create this very indulgent dessert. The strawberries are a perfect accompaniment for this cake, not only for their fruity flavor, but for the color as well."—Daisy T.

Eva's Corona Cupcakes
Eva's Corona Cupcakes

"These corono (cup)cakes with subtle lime frosting taste as exotic as they sound! These boozy cupcakes are an incredible crowd pleaser. They'll get the temperatures rising at any party!"—Eva D.

KarmaFree Cooking's Tembleque
KarmaFree Cooking's Tembleque

"I had to contribute with a typical Puerto Rican dessert: Tembleque. It’s a coconut milk-base custard dessert mostly made during the holidays, but it’s certainly a simple recipe that can be enjoyed year-round. It’s also vegan, just in case any of you follow a vegan diet too."—KarmaFree Cooking

Sara's Coconut Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Frosting
Sara's Coconut Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Frosting

"These cupcakes are based on alfajores cookies, which combine sugar cookies with dulce de leche filling and often a sprinkle of coconut around the outside. They're so tasty that I even made them for a friend's wedding reception!"—Sara C.

Miranda's Flourless Chocolate Cake
Miranda's Flourless Chocolate Cake

"A flourless chocolate cake by way of Patricia Jinich's Nana José, rich with
pecans and perked up with lime-y berries."—Miranda L.

Claire's Alfajores
Claire's Alfajores

"Alfajores! Lovely cookies from Argentina & Uruguay. Mine have guava paste and dulce de leche sandwiched between shortbread cookies. And the whole thing is dipped in white or bittersweet chocolate."—Claire A.

Laura's Spicy Dulce De Leche Brownies
Laura's Spicy Dulce De Leche Brownies

"Dulce de Leche plus red pepper give these brownies a kick. The milk caramel sauce adds body to the batter and red pepper adds heat to the fudge-like bars."—Laura

Haley's Mexican Chocolate Tart
Haley's Mexican Chocolate Tart

"A friend of mine shared the recipe for this Mexican chocolate tart with me years ago, and I dusted it off this weekend to impress my boyfriend's family when I had them over for a Cinco de Mayo-themed dinner. The slightly-salty crust and cayenne-spiced nuts are a perfect complement to the cinnamon-infused chocolate, and the silky texture of the filling is divine!"—Haley L.