Dessert Recipes

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Staff Picks

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

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

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

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 Halo Top Milkshake

For a rich, fruity milkshake that won't cost you an excessive amount of calories, look no further than this silky smooth strawberry Halo Top milkshake.
By Sara Tane

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
By Ivy Odom

Vegan Mini Strawberry Cream Pies

These adorable, fruity delights are no joke. The blush pink, creamy center is the perfect balance of sweet strawberries and coconut cream, and it's so rich and thick you'd think it were frozen soft-serve yogurt.
By Sara Tane


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

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

White Chocolate-Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars

Rating: 5 stars 1
Fact: Cinnamon Toast Crunch makes everything better.
By Corey Williams

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

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

Inspiration and Ideas

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Love a good bar cookie, but not wild about super-chocolatey desserts?  Enter the blondie.
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.
Pistachio Pralines

These Pistachio Pralines are a creative twist on the classic southern pecan praline recipe. The vibrant green and earthy-sweet nut adds a new element of creaminess that plays well with that sweetness of the sugar. Chop up a few extra pistachios to garnish the tops of the pralines, along with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt that further serves to balance the sugary-sweet flavor. These pralines would be perfect given as a token of appreciation to your dinner party host or served as a sophisticated treat at bridal or baby showers, holiday parties, or any other celebratory function.