25+ Classic Spanish Desserts (with Easy Recipes)

Spain is home to some truly indulgent desserts. Whether you’re planning a paella dinner party or simply looking for a sweet treat to satisfy your post-dinner cravings, you won’t want to miss these classic Spanish desserts. From flan to churros and beyond, there is something to please every sweet tooth in this list of flavorful, classic Spanish desserts.

If you’re looking for a sweet way to end your meal, look no further than these classic Spanish desserts. From the creamy texture of flan, to the crunch of churros and the smoothness of turron, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

So gather your ingredients and start baking or frying your way to these delicious Spanish dessert recipes!

Easy Spanish Desserts

Golden delicious fried milk cubes that are crispy on the outside while melting, soft and cheesy on the inside. It just so full of milk, egg, butter,.. that all the dairy fans could ever think of. Fry them good and pair with your favorite cup of tea latte.
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Yes, an intentionally burnt cheesecake, baked at a high temperature to give a creamy inside! Basque Burnt Cheesecake is so easy to make!
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Spoonful taken out of can of dulce de leche made with condensed milk.
Learn how to make dulce de leche at home using two ingredients: boiling water and cans of condensed milk! It’s an easy and hands-off process that transforms condensed milk into a sweet and rich caramel-like sauce to drizzle over ice cream, cakes, and much more.
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This traditional Catalan panellets recipe is easy to make with just 6 ingredients fun to customize with all sorts of different toppings!
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This Spanish Flan is a rich and creamy dessert topped with the most flavorful golden caramel sauce. Very easy to make with only 5 ingredients! #SummerGamesWeek
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Polvorones Cookies
Polvorones cookies. Spanish almond cookies with an unexpected lemon flavor.
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This easy Spanish almond cake is the traditional tarta de Santiago recipe. Almonds, sugar, and eggs combine in a naturally gluten-free cake.
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Easy authentic Spanish natillas. Creamy, velvety flan-like individual custards topped with maria cookies. One of the easiest Spanish desserts!
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Try making buñuelos for a unique and festive treat. Once fried, this golden-brown fritter is light, airy, sweet, and perfectly crispy!
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Técula-mécula is a popular Spanish almond and egg tart.
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Craving the best churros? THIS easy Churro recipe is just what you’ve been waiting for! Soft buttery centres with crispy crunchy edges.
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This Arroz con Leche or Spanish Rice Pudding made with three types of milk on the stovetop makes the best, rich and creamy dessert.
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Tocino de Cielo. Tocino de cielo, when translated, means heaven’s little pig. It's a delicious custard similar to flan.
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Spanish style french toast, called Torrijas, are bread dipped in milk and eggs, pan fried, and topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or honey.
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Frixuelos are very delicious pancakes from the Asturias region of Spain. Sprinkle them with sugar and they’re amazing.
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Fartons are typical sweets from the Valencian Community. An elongated bun, covered with a sugar glaze, which is eaten dipped in horchata.
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Pantxineta is a custardy dessert from Basque. It’s made with layers of puff pastry, pastry cream and roasted almonds.
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Yemas de Santa Teresa is an easy recipe for a traditional Spanish sweet made with egg yolks, granulated sugar, and water, and coated in powdered sugar.
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Pastissets are beautifully light powdered sugar cookies. These Spanish delights show no signs of slowing down in popularity, and are absolutely delicious.
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A simple Spanish apple tart recipe for you to cook a great meal for family or friends. Buy the ingredients for our Spanish apple tart recipe from Tesco today.
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Huesos de Santo or Saint’s bones is a recipe that consists of dried Spanish marzipan in the shape of a tube and filled with egg yolk cream, known as pastry cream.
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Spanish Perrunillas, delicious biscuits traditionally prepared in anticipation of the Christmas and New Year. The perrunillas, which are friable, are known for their flavor and their particular consistency: they melt in the mouth, just like powder!
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Turrón. If you’ve ever been in Spain for Christmas, you’ve definitely eaten turrón at least once. It’s pretty hard to avoid; and addictive once you’ve tried it!
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Leche Merengada is a thick, sweet, and creamy drink, similar to a milkshake. Made with milk, sugar, egg whites, cinnamon, and lemon zest.
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Spanish Cream – an old family recipe much like panna cotta or blancmange but more mousse like in texture. Serve with whipped cream & berries or in a trifle.
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Spanish Sponge Cake, which should not be missing from any cake table is fast, moist & delicious!
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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25+ Classic Spanish Desserts

You won’t want to miss these Spanish desserts. From flan to churros & more. Here's 25+ traditional Spanish dessert recipes to try at home!
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  • Choose your favorite Spanish dessert from the list above.
  • Gather the necessary ingredients.
  • Enjoy a Spanish themed meal at home!
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