Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Baking Traditions

Piece Of Tres Leches Cake On Plate

Authentic Mexican baking traditions are what’s on the menu this Cinco de Mayo, and we’ve got everything you need to celebrate. If you’ve never tried your hand at delicious favorites like churros, Mexican sprinkle cookies, or Cinco Leches cake, you’re in for a real treat. Gather around the kitchen, and let’s get baking.


Dipping Churro Made With Cake Flour Into Chocolate

Using Pâte à Choux Dough as your base, (the quintessential recipe for making magically light and airy pastry), pipe out 4-6 inch lengths of dough, and deep fry till golden. Then dredge in cinnamon sugar. To take things over the top, dip churros in chocolate or caramel sauce.

Mexican Sprinkle Cookies

Stack Of Mexican Sprinkle Cookies Made With Cake Flour

A festive Mexican pastry shop staple, these simple sugar cookies are decorated with colorful sprinkles and fun to make with the kids.

Cinco Leches Cake

Piece Of Tres Leches Cake On Plate

The traditional version of this cake (called Tres Leches) includes three milks — whole, evaporated, and sweetened condensed — and sometimes, heavy cream. But our version (with five milks) expands on that with coconut and almond milk, as well. As you can imagine, it’s incredibly moist. And of course, “udderly” perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Snowball Cookies

Also known as snowball cookies or pecan sandies, Mexican wedding cookies are covered in powdered sugar and deliver a buttery texture that literally melts in your mouth.