10 Easy Cinco de Mayo Desserts That Bring the Party

These fun-loving desserts might not be strictly authentic, but they’ll get lots of attention at the Cinco de Mayo party. And isn’t that what you’re aiming for? Plus, they’re super easy to make. Let’s take a look.

1. Dessert Nachos

It takes a mere 10 minutes to throw the peanut butter, chocolate chips, marshmallows, coconut, and tortilla chips together before running the pan under the broiler until it’s all toasty and bubbly. Dig in!

Easy Cinco de Mayo Desserts | Dessert Nachos

Dessert Nachos | Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

2. Margarita Balls I

Tequila shots in cookie form? You’ll be the talk of the party when you show up with these. But in a good way.

3. Frozen Margarita Pie

Everything you love about margaritas, but 10 times more gorgeous. And with only three tablespoons of booze flavoring the filling, no one will have to Uber home after one slice too many.

Easy Cinco de Mayo Desserts | Frozen Margarita Pie

Frozen Margarita Pie | Photo by Christina

4. Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

This top-rated baked dessert combines the cinnamon and honey flavor of traditional sopapillas with tangy, creamy cheesecake encased in crescent dough.

Easy Cinco de Mayo Desserts | Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie | Photo by Melissa Goff

5. Bananas Foster Chimichangas

Sweet, crunchy tortillas filled with warm, rum-laced bananas. (You know you want some now.) As an alternative to frying the chimichangas, you can serve the bananas over ice cream with baked tortilla wedges smeared with butter and cinnamon sugar.

Easy Cinco de Mayo Desserts | Bananas Foster Chimichangas

Bananas Foster Chimichangas | Photo by LYNNINMA

6. Lime and Tequila Infused Strawberries

Serve these boozy berries with shortcake and whipped cream for a big-kids-only dessert. Prep is super-quick and easy, but be sure to let the berries steep for an hour to let all the juices mingle. What do you mean you can’t wait that long?

Easy Cinco de Mayo Desserts | Lime and Tequila Infused Strawberries

Lime and Tequila Infused Strawberries | Photo by lutzflcat

7. Cinco de Chili Chocolate Cupcakes with Chili Cream Cheese Frosting

These unforgettable cupcakes will make up for that time you broke the thing when you swung at the piñata. Yeah, you remember that. Everyone remembers that.

Easy Cinco de Mayo Desserts | Cinco de Chili Chocolate Cupcakes with Chili Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinco de Chili Chocolate Cupcakes with Chili Cream Cheese Frosting | Photo by CookinBug

8. Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

What gives these cupcakes their name is the margarita mix in the batter. You can bake it as a layer cake, a Bundt cake, or as cupcakes; they’re all good. Add rum or tequila to the frosting if you want to liquor things up.

Easy Cinco de Mayo Desserts | Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting | Photo by camp0433

9. Tres Leches Pina Colada Cake

Watch the video to see how to make this incredibly moist and coconutty cake. There’s no booze in the recipe, but you could always add a tablespoon to flavor the whipped cream topping, if that’s how you like it.

More: Get tips for making light and fluffy whipped cream.

10. Churros

They’re filling up your Instagram and Pinterest feeds, so why not make this is the year you learn how to make churros? Then you can turn them into crazy things like homemade churro cones to stuff with ice cream. Or build a churro log cabin.

Easy Cinco de Mayo Desserts | Churros

Churros | Photo by Laura Y

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