6 Mexican Chocolate Recipes That Make the Perfect Dessert

The third week of March is always deserved to celebrate American chocolate but the truth is that we know what you’re really craving: delicious Mexican chocolate desserts!

These six amazing recipes, all made with the traditional chocolate from Mexico, are sure-fire pleasers for anyone with a sweet tooth. Whether you’re craving some cupcakes, spiced fondue or traditional hot chocolate, celebrate this delicious week with these irresistible sweet treats.

1. Marigold Cupcakes Recipe

Marigold Cupcakes

Ingredients for the Cupcakes:
1 tablet Ibarra Mexican chocolate
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Frosting:
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 drops orange food coloring
* grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

2. Mayan Spicy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mayan Spicy Hot Chocolate

Ingredients for the Hot Chocolate:
2 cups whole milk
5 ounces dark (bittersweet) chocolate, ground
1 teaspoon Allspice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
* sugar, to taste

For the Whipped Cream:
3 tablespoons whipping cream
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla

3. Chocolate Raspberry Tamale Recipe

Chocolate Raspberry Tamale

7 cups prepared masa
2 cups instant or ground Mexican hot chocolate (Ibarra or Abuelita)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water or milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
24-36 cornhusks, washed and soaked for two hours
* raspberry preserves
* chocolate chips
* pecans (optional)

4. Café de Olla Recipe

Café de Olla

16 ounces water
1 cinnamon stick
2 tablespoons coffee
1 tablespoon crushed mexican chocolate such as Ibarra
1 tablespoon crushed piloncillo or panela (whole cane sugar)
1 splash milk

5. Spiced Mexican Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Spiced Mexican Chocolate Fondue 

1 1/4 cups whole milk or heavy cream
1 teaspoon
pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
12 ounces Mexican chocolate, broken into pieces
*strawberries, bananas, kiwis, grapes, to serve

6. Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

1 cup milk or water
1 ounce Mexican chocolate