Mexican Cake Recipes That Go Beyond Tres Leches


One of the most well-known Mexican cakes is Tres Leches (Three Milks Cake). It is a sponge cake that is soaked in Three Milks (evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream) and topped with whipped cream or meringue.

Other popular Mexican cakes include Flan, a creamy custard dessert, and Capirotada, a sweet bread pudding often served during Lent.

If we start the list, it will never see an end. So we have decided to list down the most popular cake dishes in Mexico.

Popular Mexican Cake Recipes To Savor

One bite of these Mexican cakes is enough to melt you. You might already be aware of the top dessert Tres Leches. But it is not even the best of the bunch. 

In fact, there are so many amazing cake recipes that you will struggle to pick one.

Chocoflan Cake

Chocoflan is a popular Mexican dessert that combines the creamy texture of flan with the rich flavor of chocolate cake. Here is a recipe for how to make Chocoflan Cake:


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix.
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk.
  • 1 can of evaporated milk.
  • 4 eggs.
  • 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • 1 cup chocolate chip (optional).


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.

Prepare the chocolate cake mix according to the package instructions, and pour it into the prepared springform pan.

In a blender, combine the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.

Pour the mixture over the chocolate cake layer in the springform pan. If desired, sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.

Place the springform pan in a larger baking dish and fill the larger dish with hot water to create a water bath.

Bake the Chocoflan in the oven for about 60-75 minutes, or until the flan is set and the cake is cooked through.

Remove the Chocoflan from the oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes. Then, run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake. Release the springform pan and let the Chocoflan cool to room temperature.

Once cooled, refrigerate the Chocoflan for at least 2 hours before serving. To serve, cut into wedges and garnish with whipped cream or chocolate shavings if desired.

Enjoy your delicious and delicious homemade Chocoflan Cake!

Mexican Churro Cake

Mexican Churro Cake is a delicious dessert that combines traditional churros’ flavors and textures with a cake’s moistness and richness. Here’s a recipe for how to make Mexican Churro Cake:


  • 1 cup unsalted butter.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour.
  • 1 tsp baking powder.
  • 1/4 tsp salt.
  • 3 eggs.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • 1 cup heavy cream.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with butter.

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add 1 cup of sugar, and 1 tsp of cinnamon and stir until the sugar is dissolved.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, stirring until well combined.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. While the cake is baking, prepare the churro topping. In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.

Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and pour the churro topping over the warm cake. Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.

To serve, dust the top of the cake with additional cinnamon sugar if desired. Enjoy your delicious and delicious homemade Mexican Churro Cake!

Mexican Chocolate Cake

Mexican Chocolate Cake is a rich and decadent dessert that combines the flavors of chocolate with traditional Mexican spices. Here’s a recipe for how to make Mexican Chocolate Cake.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour.
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 1 tsp baking powder.
  • 1 tsp baking soda.
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg.
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice.
  • 1/2 tsp salt.
  • 1 cup granulated sugar.
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • 1 cup brewed coffee.
  • 1/2 cup sour cream.


  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) of unsalted butter at room temperature.
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar.
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • pinch of salt.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

In a medium bowl, sift the following together – 

  • The flour.
  • Cocoa powder.
  • Baking powder.
  • Baking soda.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Nutmeg.
  • Allspice.
  • Salt.

In a separate large bowl, mix together –

  • Sugar.
  • Oil.
  • Eggs.
  • vanilla extract.
  • Coffee.

Stir in the sour cream.

Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center can come out easily.

To make the frosting, beat the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt together until light and fluffy.

Take out the cake and spread frosting over the top. Now, go for the second layer on top and frost the top and sides of the cake.

Serve the Mexican Chocolate Cake and enjoy the rich chocolate flavor and the special touch of Mexican spices.

You can garnish with cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, or chocolate shavings on the top of the cake for a finishing touch.

Final Thoughts

We know that making a cake gives you a sense of fulfillment. But, sometimes, it is not possible to bake one at home. Now, this can be because of your busy schedule. In that case, you can always opt for online cake delivery.

Ye, online cakes might not have the taste of homemade cooking, but some online stores do come with customization features. You can use the feature to order a cake that you like and the way you like.