Mexico has their share of sweets. You can find sweet drinks, to candies and chocolates, and of course cakes. One cake that is popular and simple to make is the Mexican Chocolate Pound cake. What makes this cake a classic is the addition of Mexican chocolate and cinnamon. It is simple to make and very tasty!
Tres Leches Cake is also very good and is lighter than a lot of other Mexican cakes. In English, it translates to “three milks cake" and is a butter cake, which is soaked with three types of milk - whole milk, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. The cake does not normally include butter in the milk, so it has a lot of air bubbles.
The top of the cake can have fruit such as raspberries to add extra flavor. This cake is common in many parts of Latin America. The origin is not surely known, but is thought to be between Nicaragua and Mexico, where the cakes were found the earliest. Tres leches cakes are great at parties and other special celebrations.
It is no secret that Mexicans love spices. Jalapeos and chilies are sometimes added to Mexican cakes containing chocolate. Rather than tasting strange like you might imagine, it gives the cake an interesting kick. The Mayas combined cocoa and chili for hundreds of years. Chocolate Jalapeo Cake, for example, has a spicy kick to it, because of the finely chopped jalapeos added to the recipe.
Another well-known Mexican cake is called Rosca. This cake makes an appearance between December and February. It is circular without a center, to represent the three kings’ crown, and delicately flavored with citrus zest. Rosca has almonds in it too.
This cake is often topped with fruits. Inside is a miniature model of the baby Jesus. Three Kings Day celebrations usually feature this Mexican cake and whoever gets the baby Jesus in their slice has to provide the cake for the next celebration. You can buy Rosca from the local bakery or have a go at making it yourself at home.
If you do not want Mexican milk cake and it is not the occasion for Mexican wedding cakes, what about Mexican crepes or one of the other wonderful treats Mexican cuisine has to offer? These are often topped with Cajeta, a kind of caramel sauce, and toasted pecans. Sometimes other toppings are used on Mexican crepes as well, such as chocolate sauce, cinnamon, raspberries, or cream.
If you are having a party, have a look at some Mexican cake recipes. Some feature rich ingredients and cinnamon. Others contain tropical fruits. Whatever kinds of cake you like the most, you will find Mexican cake recipes to suit your tastes. For an authentic tasting Mexican cake, you should buy some Mexican cocoa and follow the recipe. You can do this whether you are making a Mexican wedding cake recipe or Mexican sweet corn cake recipe. You are sure to get a lot of compliments from guests!
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