Need dessert for tex-mex feast; no chocolate
I am attending a very good friend's birthday party Sunday and I need ideas for the dessert, since that's my responsibility. I've already decided to make some dulce de leche ice cream, but I need cake or tart ideas. My friend hates chocolate, so it's not as easy as it could be.
coconut, pineapple cake
My favorite tex mex place serves all three and there awesome. Best of luck, have a great time.
If you are planning on making dulce de leche ice cream, why not make some Mexican wedding cake cookies? Those would be really good with the ice cream, and easy to boot. They are also a little "christmasy".
Not at all authentic, but really good: a (well respected) Mexican place near my home (S. NH) has a variety of dessert mini-chimichangas. They're filled with nuts, chocolate, fruit, etc, topped with dulce de leche ice cream or honey. They're pretty stellar, and easy to make- just roll in fajita-sized tortilla and fry, then toast in the oven if you're serving later.
Pastel con tres leches is a no-brainer. You need to make this a day ahead so that the milks soak into the cake, so it's the perfect do-ahead. It's also done in a regular rectangular pan, and usually remains in the pan when served -- makes it very easy to schep along with you. All you need is whipped cream to serve -- that dulce de leche ice cream would be soooo yummy with the cake.