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Our Favorite Spanish Dessert Recipes
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Looking for the perfect end to a delicious Spanish feast? We’ve rounded up all of our favorite Spanish dessert recipes for you to try! Whether you’re looking for something creamy and decadent, light and refreshing, or somewhere in between, we’ve got something for you! We’ve even thrown in our favorite Spanish cocktail in case you’d prefer to enjoy an after dinner drink rather than a filling dessert. Check out our favorite Spanish desserts below!

#1 Tarta De Santiago (Spanish Almond Cake)

Tarta De Santiago

This recipe combines ground almonds, sugar, and eggs for a delicious, moist, and gluten-free cake. Full of almond flavor, it’s one of our favorite Spanish dessert recipes. Bonus? This cake can be made at home in less than an hour. Ready to try your hand at it?

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#2 Arroz Con Leche

Arroz con Leche

This warm, creamy, and deliciously spiced Spanish dessert is the perfect way to end a holiday party or a family dinner at home. Milk adds a creamy richness to the dish while rice adds chewiness; a dusting of cinnamon adds warmth and depth. If you’re looking for a cozy, satisfying dessert that’s naturally gluten-free, Arroz con Leche is a great choice!

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#3 Flan

Spanish Flan

This authentic Spanish flan recipe calls for just four ingredients: milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. The texture is silky smooth, and the sugar syrup is sweetly delicious. Working with the sugar syrup does require some careful concentration, but the results are well worth it. Ready to try your hand at making this classic Spanish dessert?

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#4 Spanish Hot Chocolate with Churros

Chocolate con Churros

Thick, velvety Spanish hot chocolate is made from scratch, then served with a plate of golden, crispy churros. The traditional way to enjoy this dish is by using the hot chocolate as a dipping sauce for the churros. In Spain, this is strictly a breakfast food, but feel free to break with tradition and enjoy yours as a decadent Spanish dessert or even as a snack! You can either purchase your churros from a local Spanish bakery or make your own using an authentic churros recipe. Want to learn how to make this decadent Spanish treat at home?

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#5 Roscos Fritos (Spanish Fried Donuts)

Roscos Fritos (Spanish Fried Donuts)

Soft, sweet, cakey, and bursting with unique flavors like anise liqueur and lemon zest, these Spanish-style fried donuts are surprisingly easy to make at home. And since this Andalusian recipe doesn’t call for yeast, they’re ready in just 30 minutes! Want to learn how to make Roscos Fritos at home?

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#6 Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

This chocolate cake is made with olive oil for an especially rich and moist crumb. Almond meal, yogurt, cocoa powder, and coffee add even more flavor and richness to this deceptively simple yet decadent cake. Want to learn how to make this Spanish dessert at home?

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# 7 Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana

Decadent, delicious, and much easier to make than it might seem, this is one of our favorite Spanish desserts and is the perfect choice when you’re looking for an impressive way to end a meal. Made with milk, egg yolks, lemon and orange peels, sugar, and cinnamon, it is a rich yet surprisingly light option. We recommend topping the caramelized layer with fresh berries for a summer-ready garnish. Want to learn how to make this decadent dessert at home?

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#8 Tinto de Verano

Tinto de Verano

If you’re looking for a more authentic alternative to sangria, this is it! Spaniards sip this refreshing combination of red wine and lemon soda to stay cool during the hot summer months. Fizzy, sweet, lemony, and with a nice little kick from the alcohol, it’s the perfect summer beverage and is great before, during, or after a nice dinner. Want to learn how to mix up your own batch at home?

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#9 Frisuelos (Spanish-Style Crepes)

Frisuelos (Spanish-Style Crepes)

These Spanish-style crepes are delicious and versatile. They can be served with fruit, stuffed with pastry cream, or simply sprinkled with lemon and sugar. Hailing from northern Spain, they’re surprisingly easy to whip up and come together quickly. While they’re often enjoyed for breakfast, they also make a wonderful dessert option. Ready to make this delicious recipe at home?

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#10 Magdalenas


These tall, fluffy muffins are flavored with olive oil and lemon zest for an authentic Spanish taste in every bite. They’re traditionally eaten for breakfast, they’re also a great option if you’re looking for a Spanish dessert that isn’t too sweet. Ready to bake these deliciously simple muffins in your home kitchen?

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