Dessert Recipes

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Raspberry-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
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

No-Bake Samoa Pie

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
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

Bisquick Topped Blueberry Cobbler

Rating: 5 stars 1
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

Strawberry Poke Pound Cake with Strawberry Glaze

Rating: 2 stars 4
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

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Rating: 2.5 stars 7
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

7-Layer Cookie Bars

We can only think of one word to accurately describe these decadent Hello Dolly-inspired bars: Wow.
By Julia Levy

Dessert Taco Shells

These sweet, crispy taco shells are a great place to start for dessert, as they're fun to make and exceptionally fun to fill. Bake a batch up for a sweet treat taco bar, then let your creativity fly to make your own custom fillings. If you need a few ideas to get started, we opted to personalize our shells to create Caramel Apple Dessert Tacos, Nutella and Red Berry Dessert Tacos, and Tropical Dessert Tacos--and were super pleased with all three. 
By Ivy Odom

Classic Blueberry Cobbler

If the peak of summer had a flavor, we’re willing to bet it’d taste a lot like this classic blueberry cobbler. 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. Be sure to let the lattice crust hang a little over the sides of your baking dish and press the dough firmly into the sides to adhere. The baking dish will be very full, but the volume of the berries will shrink as the cobbler cooks, so slightly overfilling will leave you with a flat top instead of a sunken one.
By Robin Bashinsky

The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Rating: 5 stars 1
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

Salted Caramel Gingerbread Poke Cake with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 5 stars 1
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

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Rating: 5 stars 1
You know those super soft, super sweet (but not sickeningly so) iced sugar cookies you buy at the grocery store? The ones in the plastic containers? These are like those—but way better.
By Julia Levy

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
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Inspiration and Ideas

75 Perfect Desserts for Summer
Summer is all about finding bliss in downtime; and as we all know, bliss so often starts with dessert. Embrace the laid-back, sunny vibes of the season by making—and enjoying—a dessert that’s rich in flavor, yet doesnt feel quite as heavy as the sweets we reach for at cooler points in the year. Now is the moment for fluffy sheet cakes, bright cobblers, and refreshingly cold scoops of ice cream and other frozen treats. It’s also time to relish in the best seasonal bounty—we’re talking blueberries, watermelon, strawberries, cherries, peaches, blackberries, rhubarb, and yes, even tomatoes and zucchini. These summer-friendly cakes, pies, cobblers, icebox treats, and grilled desserts will suit any warm-weather occasion, even if it’s just being in the mood for something sweet.
30+ Heavenly Desserts To Make With A Can of Condensed Milk
Sweetened condensed milk is basically dessert magic, and these great recipes prove it.
Cookie Butter Buckeyes
Rating: 5 stars 1

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.