What We’re Loving: Cinco de Mayo Desserts

by Amy Feiereisel on May 3, 2014

in Desserts, Drinks, Entertaining, Holiday, What We’re Loving

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So, here’s the loco thing about Cinco de Mayo. It’s a holiday celebrating Mexico’s independence, yet May 5 is celebrated more in the United States than in our neighbor to the south. I guess we’ll take any opportunity to chow down on Mexico’s flavorful and bright cuisine, huh?

Carnitas and tortilla recipes are plentiful, so we decided to turn an eye to some of our favorite products (courtesy of Eat Boutique’s Makers) used to make Mexican desserts (courtesy of talented food bloggers).

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Now this, this is a cake for a party! Tres Leches Cake is a popular dessert for many reasons, like being soaked in three different kinds of milk, and spiked with generous amounts of cinnamon sugar and vanilla extract. {from Crepes of Wrath}

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Take a high quality cocoa powder (like EH Chocolatier’s Chocolate Chaud), and make this delectable yet spicy Mexican Spiced Hot ChocolateWith hints of cayenne, nutmeg, and cinnamon, this sipper looks familiar to everyone – that is, until they take a sip! {from Gimme Some Oven}

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There’s the fritter, the doughnut, the churro, the beignet… I think it’s safe to assume the whole world over loves fried dough. New Mexico’s favorite is the Classic SoapapillaBut we’d like to make a humble recommendation to drizzle yours with this incredible, spicy honey. {from A Beautiful Mess}

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Photos courtesy of Sydney, Ali, and Emma.

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Amy Feiereisel

Blog Coordinator at Eat Boutique
Amy Feiereisel is a young, foolish, and tastebud-driven college student nursing an almost unhealthy obsession with the epicurean. Originally from Texas, she currently resides in gorgeous upstate New York for school, where she discovered her passion for all things food and farming. You can find her digging in the dirt, with her nose buried in a book, or dreamily painting away in her free time. She writes about life’s adventures over at Amy + Fire.


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  • http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com Liz B.

    Ahhhh the spicy honey! I am so on board! Was at the farmers market today and sampled some SMOKED TOMATO AND CHILI HONEY. They also had a star of anise and cardamom-infused flavor with the actual ingredients still in the jar. It was unreal. So many glaze ideas, am I right?!

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com – a clean eating bento blog. Japanese or Asian-inspired!

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