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

No-Bake Samoa Pie

Rating: 2 stars
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

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Rating: 2.5 stars
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

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

No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake

Strawberry season is an indicator of two things; it means the sun is out and the oven is off. Take a break from a hot kitchen to make this easy, fresh and stress-free no-bake Nutella flavored cheesecake. The hazelnut spread not only gives the cheesecake a velvety texture and chocolatey taste, but it also helps stabilize the pie to set up a creamy yet firm consistency when chilled. The addition of condensed milk adds a touch of milky sweetness and the lemon juice creates a mellow, zesty flavor that balances the cheesecake’s sweetness. You can prepare the crust a day ahead and also chill cheesecake overnight. This cheesecake will be a hit at any summer event, and it’s a great way to use up the season’s favorite berry.
By Briana Riddock

Strawberry Poke Pound Cake with Strawberry Glaze

Rating: 1 stars
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

Vegan Mini Peanut Butter Pies

Love peanut butter cups? This is the treat for you. With a rich, chocolatey crust and a deep, nutty, creamy inside, this dessert is for all the peanut butter and chocolate lovers, whether you're vegan or not. Silken tofu acts as a smooth, thickening component for the filling, as well as canned coconut cream.
By Sara Tane

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

Sweet Corn No-Churn Ice Cream

I love this mashup of two heroes of summer. I made this recipe no-churn to keep it easy, and used pre-cooked corn, so that it can take advantage of leftovers. It comes together super quick and would be the perfect accompaniment to a blackberry or blueberry pie, or a caramel or nut tart, or just on its own.
By Stacey Ballis

The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Rating: 5 stars
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

Tomato Pudding

Turn tomatoes into dessert with this clever recipe from Nicole Rucker's cookbook Dappled. As Rucker explains, "When the tomatoes cascade like jewels on the vine, and the sun releases their sticky aroma that perfumes the garden, it’s easy to be swept away and forget that all those beautiful rubies are ripening NOW and holy crap they need to be eaten or given up to the birds right NOW. You make sauce, stuff them into thick sandwiches, and eat all the salads you can, but have you ever made them into pudding? Served them for dessert, cuddled up underneath fluffy ricotta biscuits, lightly sweetened but riding that sweet/salty line like a tightrope walker? No? Well, get going!"
By Nicole Rucker


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

Inspiration and Ideas

31 No-Bake Desserts for Summer

The last thing you want to do on a hot, summer day is turn on the oven. But when company is coming and you need to get a sweet treat on the table for dessert, what else can you do? These are our best no-bake desserts that will keep your kitchen cool, and your guests pleased. 

24 Icebox Cakes and Pies to Make This Summer

Craving an easy sweet treat this summer but don't want to crank up your oven in this stifling heat? Icebox cakes and pies are the answer. They're easy to assemble in a snap, but still have that impressive wow-factor perfect for summer parties and potlucks. From rich, indulgent, and chocolatey to fruity, tart, and tangy, there's a frozen dessert for every crowd. Just assemble, freeze, and you've got a tasty treat waiting for you when that craving strikes.

Nutella and Red Berry Dessert Tacos

Your favorite crepe fillings just crashed taco night. Sweet, juicy strawberries and raspberries team up with rich chocolate-hazelnut goodness to make a most decadent and delightful filing for our crispy Dessert Taco Shells