Dessert Recipes

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Staff Picks

White Chocolate and Bourbon Pecan Slab Pie with Caramel Sauce

Rating: Unrated
It doesn't get much better than this decadent version of a Southern classic. White chocolate, bourbon, and caramel give this pecan pie a flavor much more dynamic than the original.
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

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

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


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: Unrated
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

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

Salted Caramel Gingerbread Poke Cake with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: Unrated
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

Vanilla Buttermint Poke Cake with Buttercream Frosting

This sweet poke cake looks and tastes just like Christmastime. It's everything you love texture-wise about a poke cake, but it's also delightfully soft and minty with a gorgeous pure white color pallete. End your holiday dinners with a buttermint-- in cake form!
By Karen Rankin

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

Cranberry-Apple Slab Pie

Three different types of apples and fresh cranberries, baked together under a perfectly woven lattice crust. This pie is as delicious as it is gorgeous. 
By Deb Wise

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

Sticky Cinnamon Roll Babka Buns

If you're looking for decadence, you're in the right place. Though the dough requires multiple steps, the result is a bun that is sweeter, stickier, and more gooey than any bun you've had before. Our chefs joke about wanting to take a nap after experiencing the richness of this dessert. Saigon cinnamon is recommended for a stronger spicy-sweet flavor, but regular cinnamon can be easily substituted. Serve with coffee at brunch or as an afternoon treat. 
By Adam Hickman

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Best Ambrosia Recipes

In Greek, ambrosia means "Food of the Gods" and with its traditional layers of sweet fruit and coconut, it's not hard to understand why. Go beyond the simple fruit salad and sink your teeth into creative ambrosia recipes including green salads, cakes, cocktails, and tarts.

Decadent Chocolate Mousse Desserts

The addition of air gives mousse its whipped texture and cloud-like resemblance. These chocolate mousse desserts take delicious to a whole new level and can satisfy your chocolate craving without weighing you down. 

White Chocolate-Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars

Fact: Cinnamon Toast Crunch makes everything better.