31 Cuban Desserts You Can Try (Authentic Recipes)

Sometimes you want to be creative with your different foods. So then you will be making the Cuban main meal, and when you want, you can add the desserts to make it even better.

So it’s not only cookies you have as part of the desserts as you can be sure to have several desserts you could use too.

When you are generally talking of Cuban meals, you should know that you will probably be blending the Spanish, African and Caribbean meals.

Now take a ride with me to identify these sweet, lip-smacking desserts.

Cuban Dessert

  1. Cuban mini lime and guava cheese
  2. Cuban flan cake
  3. Cuban de flan  de coco
  4. Cuban rice pudding
  5. Hot cheesy cuban roll ups
  6. Cuban rum cake
  7. Natilla cubana
  8. Tree leches
  9. Cremitas de leche
  10. Cuban mojito shortbread
  11. Dulce de Leche Cortada
  12. Tocino de Cielo
  13. Churros
  14. Pina asada al ron
  15. Cuban bread pudding
  16. Coquitos
  17. Tortican de moron
  18. Cuban mojitos
  19. Cuban coffee icecream
  20. Cuban mantecado
  21. Cuban coconut candy
  22. cuban merenguitos
  23. Cuban sugar cookies
  24. Cappuccinos and Cabezotes
  25. Cuban sweet plantain
  26. Cuban empanadas
  27. Cuban Boniatillo
  28. Pastelitos de guayaba recipe
  29. Dulce de mango 
  30. Guava bread pudding
  31. Cuban mango cake

1. Cuban cremimini lime and guava cheesecake

 

I know, just like myself, when we talk of the desserts, our minds race to cakes. Well, we are starting with the rich, smooth and delicious cheesecake. I like it then that it will amazingly take you the shortest time to make it. Notice, though, that it will blend different tropical flavors to have it even serve you better. Also, the Cuban flan cake dessert will make you want to eat even more.

Here you then have a vegetarian style of cheesecake you can use. Notice that you have the bite-size choice of cakes that you don’t have to sweat-making over a long time. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it.

2. Cuban flan cake

 

Anytime you’re looking for ideas to make the best flan cake, then you should make it following the Cuban way. I would then say that this is the perfect recipe anyone should follow to make it. The fact then is that you have the perfect choice of cake that looks easy to make, yet it’s a little complex.

Be informed then you have the delicious and yummy perfect dessert to complete your meal. I mean, it just requires you to have the perfect few ingredients to have it serving you right. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it, though.

3. Cuban de flan  de coco

 

Here you also have the perfect after-dinner dessert that you can use with your family and friends. You can never go wrong with the use of coconut over this traditional style of dessert. Here you have another one of the best unique easy to make Cuban styles of dessert. Your flan also blends in the coconut flavors for more richness. 

The greatest part then is that you only need a few ingredients to make it then too. When you want to do it the traditional way, then make it with this mixture. Check the recipe we have here for ideas.

4. Cuban rice pudding

 

Is this your favorite like it is to me? I like it a lot more because you can even easily make it in the comfort of your home. You have to be sure about the consistency, and it is going to be perfectly creamy delicious. Usually, you will have to sprinkle cinnamon on it to enhance its flavors.

I like to remind you then that if you’re going to use the short-grain rice, you will have it easy to attain the smooth texture. If you have a Cuban family, you should try this one to see how it works. Notice, though, that it will take you about 50 min to have it perfectly ready to use. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it.

5. Hot cheesy Cuban roll-ups

 

This can work as both a real main meal and the dessert options too. It’s generally just artistic to have or even prepare the meal, you know. Here you have the swiss cheese added to it, and if you like, you will have it as an appetizer.

I like to use this kind of recipe during my cheat days, though. However, if you like to have simple, delicious options, you should check this recipe to make it in just a few minutes.

6. Cuban rum cake

 

Here you have another one of the best choices of cakes you can use. It will surprise you, though, that they make the one that is similar to tres leches. I know it looks and feels as though it’s just the regular cakes, but of course, it’s going to be easy to enjoy.

Just remember when you’re eating this cakes, the only thing you’re then doing is to have the perfect tastes to enjoy. Remember to check the recipes we have here for ideas on how easily you can make them.

7. Natilla Cubana

 

Here again, you have the best-tasting dessert to use.

Notice, though, that it’s going to be a perfect choice for the cooler weather. It’s also one of the best choices you can use since it remains a rich and delicious option to use. So when you’re looking for the ones that are cooler and delicious, then this is the one you should use.

They make this choice using the eggs, and it is going to be easy to make it. Notice then that you will need a few ingredients that make it a delicious choice. When you want to make it perfectly creamy and delicious, you should check the recipe here.

8. Tres leches

 

Here is yet another recipe I just made at home. So then you have an over-the-top delicious and amazing dessert. The milk flavor makes all the difference. But know that you need at least 2 hours to make it. Moreover, it’s a rich vegetarian style of meal.

I always like to make these meals just because they will serve you over a long time. And when you are having guests over, they will greatly serve you. So take the time to make the recipe we have here.

9. Cremitas de leche

 

For the love of sweets, you can be sure to enjoy this sweet. So for those of us who love the different styles of sweets, I have a treat for you. Most people like it because it’s easy to make it. You will only need to have enough sugar and milk too. When making these sweets, and you have kids who like to cook, try to involve them. For more ideas, though, check this recipe. 

10. Cuban mojito shortbread

 

Here you have a choice of shortbread that you can also use as a snack or as a dessert if you would like. So here, you have the mix of rum, mint, and lime, which will serve you over a long time. So then you will have the almond shortbread, which is going to be delicious.

Notice that it’s one of the best meals you can try to enjoy. You will always need to bake it for about 20 minutes. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it.

11. Dulce de Leche Cortada

 

I like that when it comes to the dessert section, you are spoilt for choice on what to eat. Here are another one of my personal favorites that you may like too. If you didn’t know, you would now know that you can make it to something useful when you have the curled milk. Remember to cook it down with sugar and lime too. With practice, you should get this Cuban-style dessert right, and of course, it will serve you even when you have guests around. Check the recipe we have here for ideas

12. Tocino de Cielo

 

This is more of a Spanish recipe, but it will deliver the best choice of meals you can use. If you then have 54 minutes, you have just enough time to make this great meal remember. It’s actually one of the easiest to make, yet it looks perfect in using it. I know you will notice that you have them being just as great, and you will have it serve you over a long time. So check the recipe we have here.

13. Churros

 

I know this is common among different people. Of course, you will have the churros when you are Spanish, but it’s also a common choice to use by the Cubans too. Of course, the greatest thing is that you can find it in the different snack shops, but if you want to make it the Cuban way, consider using this recipe to guide you on how to make them. With just four ingredients, then you have the right tools to make it perfect churros.

14. Pina Asada al ron

 

Here then, you have another style of dessert that features the grilled pineapples. Also, you have the easiest to make dessert since you only need pineapples. Notice then that you can BBQ the pineapples, and you will have the recipe being better.

Usually, we don’t like to add on the water, and instead, we prefer to add on the Cuban rum; this works to marinate the pineapple slices. Check the recipe here to make it for your family as a form of dessert.

15. Cuban bread pudding

 

If you are like most then, you will never forget the delicacies, and of course, the bread pudding is just one of the major meals you could use. Here is another of the best desserts that can serve as an appetizer; it will work as a great pudding.

Anyone making it then will enjoy its recipe just because it’s a great and delicious option that anyone can make it. Again you will have a different spice addition to make it perfect flavored too. It should take you about 2 hours to make it, and it will be the perfect recipe to use.

16. Coquitos

 

Here you have another amazing choice where you have the fried sugar style of candies. It features the mini style of coconut balls to make them some of the most delicious options. The great thing then is that it will take a shorter time to make it. Of all the things here, we enjoy the coconut flavors, which make it even better tasting. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it.

17. Tortican de moron

 

Here you have another list of round sweet cookies you can use, and I enjoy them just because they will always remind you of the peanut blossom too. Notice then that they will bring you the crunchy, crispy dough, especially since you also have the shortening making it perfect.

Well, this cookie is then named after the city of moron, which always makes it a perfect choice to use. I know that it also happens to be the easiest to make cookies. Check the recipe we have right here for ideas on how to make it.

18. Cuban mojitos

 

If you didn’t know, now you know that this is also one of the most common styles of Cuban-style drinks. The amazing thing then is that it’s a five minutes type of drink you can use. So then, you will blend the lime, mint, and rum to make the perfect cocktail. It that a dessert you ask and of course we say yes.

Consider using it, especially when you have your friends coming over to visit. Notice then that the perfection of the recipe will be if you are sure you follow the one we show you here.

19. Cuban coffee icecream

 

They will also make the perfect choice of ice cream to use as a dessert. It features caramel that they cook with milk and sugar, which gives it the perfect shape and face. Also, you have to bring it to room temperature if you like, but it will still be as good, you know.

Now you should remember to eat it as long as you would like to. Check the recipes we have here for ideas on how to make them.  

20. Cuban mantecado

 

It doesn’t matter where you go because you are good to go when you know which ice cream you are supposed to use. Notice, though, that it has a rich custard-style texture and flavor. Also, it delivers a rich appeal to the main course meal, which makes it the perfect choice to go with.

For those major Cuban holidays, then you should celebrate with the Cuban-style ice cream, remember. Check the recipe we have here for ideas though on how to make

21. Cuban coconut candy

 

Surprise all of your favorite guests with this great candy choice. You will mostly have it being easy to make. Notice, though, that it’s a perfect choice you can use when having most of those major events. Also, it’s one of the best options you can use when making your favorite coconut recipe. Consider this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

22. Cuban merenguitos

 

Even when you’re in Cuba, you can find your favorite meringue. I mean, Cubans are also very creative with the different styles of desserts and, of course, the styles you will like to make. I know most people like to make it at home, but you don’t have to wait for Christmas to make it when you have this recipe guide. So go out and check some of the best ideas to follow and make it. 

23. Cuban sugar cookies

 

Notice that this sugar cookie we make using the lard traditionally. However, if you like, then you can also make them using vegetable shortening or even butter. It’s one of the most versatile options you will use—notice though that you can cook them in about 35 minutes. I mean you don’t have to spend too much time cooking. So here we have one of the best yet easiest recipes to make.

24. Cappuccinos and Cabezotes

 

This is one of the best choices you can use to serve your friends, and we aren’t talking about coffee but rather a fluffy yellow cake. This cake, then you can drench into the rich sauce. Now you are going to enjoy Cuban-style sweets. Notice then that they are fluffy and light. Remember, though, you may need special cake molds to make it, and it’s fun making it. Check the recipe we have here for how to make it. 

25. Cuban sweet plantain

 

Do you like the Caribbean flavors? Try this recipe today and enjoy all the flavors. Now we are talking about the ripe plantains, and if you know these, you will understand that it’s naturally sweet. So then you have the milk, and you will enjoy it. Notice then that you will only need two ingredients to make the plantain. Check the recipe we have here to make it.  

26. Cuban empanadas

 

Here then, you have the hand pies from Cuba. I just like that it’s perfectly delicious, yet it’s easy to make it too. It features the use of ground and spicy beef. Notice then that you are going to use it alongside the chimichurri sauce. I know this pies could make a real meal, but you don’t have to make them a meal; you can also set them as dessert. It’s all a personal choice anyway. If you want to know how to make it, then you should check the recipe. 

27. Cuban Boniatillo

 

And here, we have a sweet potato paste to use as a dessert alongside many other meals. Notice then that this one you make using the white sweet potato. What makes it stand out is that you can have it lasting for a longer time. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

28. Pastelitos de guayaba recipe

 

When you are short of ideas, then try this. The great thing then is that you will only need to use a few ingredients for the same. Also, you will need just three ingredients to blend. So here, then you have a Cuban style of cake to make using guava paste, which makes it one of the best choices to use. So try this recipe and serve it to your family. 

29. Dulce de mango

 

Are you looking for an easier sweet to make it? You can make it easier when you have the mangos in season. You will like it the most because it takes such a shorter time to make it, and when you know how to go about it, it’s going to be easy to make it too. I like to make them when the kids are over on holiday since it’s surprisingly sweet. Check the recipe we have here to understand how to make it. 

30. Guava bread pudding

 

Bread pudding is one of the most common styles of pudding, and you know, even in Cuba, we make the perfect bread pudding. this one, then we blend the guava paste to make it even richer. So this then shows you that it’s not your regular bread pudding you know in America. I like to use brioche bread to make the pudding then. Its much ideal for those who have a sweet tooth. Just remember to add the nutmeg to the recipe for more flavor. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make the best-flavored meal. 

31. Cuban mango cake

 

One thing you will like about the cakes is that they come in different styles. Mango is one of the best ways you can make the perfect Cuban cake. You will like the flavors of the coconut yogurt as it makes it creamy but also richly flavored. Notice then that it’s going to take you such a short time to make the cake. You should try this recipe today for more creativity. 

There you go with the 31 best Cuban desserts you can try. Cooking is an art you just have to be creative with and even though you arent in Cuba you could easily make this dessert at home. I like to include the different choices for my family to try. 

 

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