Dessert Recipes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with thousands of dessert recipes including cake recipes, cookie recipes, pudding recipes, pie recipes, and frozen dessert recipes.

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Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

This vibrant pink layer cake is pure strawberry-on-strawberry goodness, with fresh strawberries going into the cake batter and frosting. One thing to note about the buttercream frosting—it is absolutely bursting with berry flavor, but is easily over-mixed. If you find you've broken your emulsion when whipping this frosting up, no worries. You can simply mix in a little more powdered sugar to restore it. That said, we love how purely strawberry-forward the flavor of this frosting is, so we'd advise being very light-handed when adding extra powdered sugar, as it will dilute the berry flavor. In our opinion, it's better to have a slightly broken frosting that tastes like strawberries than a perfectly pristine frosting that tastes like sugar. 
By Emily Nabors Hall

The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie

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Everybody needs a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, and this is the one that you can rely on, time after time. Topped with flaky sea salt and bursting with bittersweet chocolate chunks, this sweet treat is not for the faint of heart.
By Sara Tane

Raspberry-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

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This is the perfect coffee cake. The lightly tangy raspberry gives a pop of flavor and the decadent cream cheese filling provides texture for a rich, moist cake. Be sure to use raspberry preserves; jam or jelly will sink to the bottom of the pan during cooking. A springform pan allows this cake to rise for a beautiful presentation. Enjoy with family and friends in the morning with coffee or as a snack in the afternoon.
By Deb Wise

Chocolate Tiramisu Poke Cake

The poke cake technique is incredibly easy, but that doesn't mean that poke cakes have a simple flavor. Enjoy the irresistible textures of pudding, cake, and crushed espresso beans in each bite of with this chocoatey take on Tiramisu.
By Karen Rankin

White Chocolate-Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars

Fact: Cinnamon Toast Crunch makes everything better.
By Corey Williams

Strawberry Poke Pound Cake with Strawberry Glaze

Poke cake meets pound cake in this must-make spring dessert. A perfectly moist, dense vanilla pound cake (with a delightful hint of almond) is filled with a fresh strawberry filling—adding to the cake's tender crumb and providing the perfect fruity sweet-tart flavor balance. Finish the whole thing off with an eye-catching fresh strawberry glaze, and you have a supremely awesome cake on your hands. Be warned, if you share this pound cake with friends, you'll need to be ready to share the recipe as well. 
By Emily Nabors Hall

Bisquick Topped Blueberry Cobbler

This biscuit topped blueberry cobbler recipe couldn’t be easier. Breaking out your trusty Bisquick baking mix keeps the recipe effortless, but you could also top the vibrant berry filling with a simple homemade drop biscuit dough as well. Using ripe, juicy blueberries gives this summertime favorite the perfect level of sweetness, while vanilla extract contributes a floral depth and a little bit of aromatic lemon zest lends a lovely balance of brightness. Served warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, this easy cobbler can’t be beat.
By Robin Bashinsky

Cookie Butter Buckeyes

It doesn't get much sweeter than cookie butter topped with white chocolate—and that's what we adore about these buckeyes. Best of all, the easy balls come together quickly in one bowl: Just beat all the ingredients, scoop, and dip in chocolate. You can get as creative as you want with the drizzle, too, so this would be a perfect baking activity to do with the kids.
By Sarah Epperson

Buñuelos

This light as air fried dough is an incredibly popular snack and dessert item found in many parts of the world such as Columbia, Cuba, and Mexico. Customizable to fit your tastes, these fluffy treats could be dusted with powdered sugar, drizzled with honey, or even topped with cinnamon for a delicious afternoon snack or dessert. Simply set a batch out on the table and watch them be devoured! 
By Pam Lolley

No-Bake Samoa Pie

Save a stash of Samoas (or Caramel DeLights) in order to make an epic pie that looks, and tastes, just like the classic Girl Scout cookie. Use the back of a measuring cup to press the crust into the pie plate and add heavy cream to the caramel when melting for a smoother, drizzle-with-ease consistency. Serve chilled, as you would a coconut creme pie.
By Paige Grandjean

King Cake Eclairs

A twist on the traditional pastry case favorite inspired by a classic king cake.
By Margaret Eby

Salted Caramel Gingerbread Poke Cake with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

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The flavors of gingerbread, salted caramel filling, and pumpkin cream cheese frosting marry to become the ultimate fall and holiday poke cake. This cake is a great snack cake or dessert and it's pretty enough to serve to guests. One taste and you're sure to bring this cake to potlucks all season long.
By Karen Rankin

Inspiration and Ideas

10+ Irresistible Air-Fryer Desserts

Air-fried foods aren't just a healthier take on indulgent treats. Sticking your favorite sweet snack in the air fryer also guarantees a delicate, crispy coating you won't be able to get enough of. Once you make these air-fryer desserts, you'll never want them any other way.

77 Heavenly Desserts To Make With A Can of Condensed Milk

Sweetened condensed milk is delicious on its own, but once you see it transformed into everything from bread pudding to key lime pie, you’ll realize it’s actually magic. Both budget-friendly and versatile, the humble canned milk is the perfect rich ingredient to keep on hand at all times. So, add a satisfying sweetness to your coffee or whip up a creamy no-cook ice cream. There are endless dessert possibilities when it comes to this tried-and-true baking wonder.

Almond-Coconut Vanilla Halo Top Milkshake

Everybody's favorite low-calorie pint of ice cream transforms itself into a thick milkshake that you can feel good about. Unsweetened coconut adds a hint of tropical flavor without adding too much extra sweetness. If you don't have almond milk, substitute coconut milk for an even richer, silkier shake.