Dessert Recipes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with thousands of dessert recipes including cake recipes, cookie recipes, pudding recipes, pie recipes, and frozen dessert recipes.

Staff Picks


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

Cookie Butter Buckeyes

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.
By Sarah Epperson

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

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

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

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

你知道那些吃晚饭er 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

Dark Chocolate Walnut Fudge

This classic fudge recipe is delightfully chocolatey, smooth, and creamy like a truffle. Making the candy takes only 25 minutes, but the fugde must sit at room temperature overnight to cool slowly and set without forming sugar crystals. Purchase high quality 60%-70% chocolate for best flavor and decadence.
By Deb Wise

7-Layer Cookie Bars

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

Raspberry-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Rating: Unrated
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

Vanilla Marshmallows

Make your own fluffy, vanilla, sugary goodness this holiday season. These make a great gift, along with homemadehot chocolate mix. Cut the marshmallows into bigger squares for smores during the warmer months. Gelatin can be found on the baking aisle of your local grocery store.
By Deb Wise

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

Cookies 'n' Cream Cookies

Cookie-inspired cookies? Yes, please.
By Jasmine Smith

Inspiration and Ideas

Crazy Gorgeous Strawberry Shortcake Recipes

Traditional strawberry shortcake is a classic dessert fave, and for good reason! It's luscious layers of ripe, juicy strawberries are distinctively tart yet sweet, a.k.a. the ideal summertime treat.

Our Best Vegan Dessert Recipes

If you’re following a vegan diet, you can still enjoy sweets! Here are our top vegan desserts sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

White Chocolate-Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars

Fact: Cinnamon Toast Crunch makes everything better.