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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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

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Rating: 2.5 stars
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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

Raspberry-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars
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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

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

The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Rating: 5 stars
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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

Shortcut Carrot Sheet Cake

This moist, delicious carrot cake has traditional ingredients like carrot, pineapple, and walnuts, with the addition of toasted coconut flakes to dress up cream cheese icing.
By Karen Rankin

Strawberry Poke Pound Cake with Strawberry Glaze

Rating: 1 stars
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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

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

King Cake Eclairs

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

Peanut Butter Cup Halo Top Milkshake

Grab a pint of this low-calorie ice cream and give it a whirl in the blender for a delicious milkshake. A little liquid goes a long way, so start with 2 tablespoons of milk, and if you want a thinner shake, add more. Serve with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for the ultimate frozen dessert experience.
By Sara Tane

Severed Hand Pies

This freaky-delicious treat serves up classic flavors with a Halloween twist. Impress your guests with sweet cherry filling in flakey puff pastry... in the shape of a human hand.
By Callie Nash

Salted Caramel Gingerbread Poke Cake with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 5 stars
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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
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Inspiration and Ideas

35+ Bite-Sized Desserts to Enjoy This Fall
There’s something about fall that really sets off our sweet tooth. Maybe it’s the flavors that fit the season, like pumpkin, apple, maple, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chai, or maybe it’s knowing that dessert-filled occasions, namely Halloween and Thanksgiving, are on the horizon. Now that the temperatures are lowering and running the oven is no longer unbearable, the time has never been more right to make these delicious fall desserts like seasonal cookies, breads, cupcakes, and brownies. We’ve also taken classic fall desserts like apple and pumpkin pie and incorporated their flavors into more manageable treats, like squares, tarts, and bars.
40+ Mouthwatering Desserts That Start With Cream Cheese
From cheesecakes and frostings to tarts and roulades, cream cheese is incredibly versatile and is a must-have in any baker's fridge.

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.