12 Delicious Desserts
A little bit of sugar never did anyone harm—and these Southern dessert favorites always seem to hit the spot.
If chocolate chip cookies are your favorite, whip up a batch of these all-time favorite cookies. They're the best of the best.
Truly our best-ever carrot cake recipe, make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home. Layers of delicious carrot cake are moistened with a Buttermilk Glaze and topped off with a sweet Cream Cheese Frosting.
Recipe: Best Carrot Cake
Cooking Video: Best Carrot Cake Ever
Showcase two of the South’s most beloved products—peaches and pecans—in this old-fashioned peach cobbler recipe.
- Recipe: Pecan-Peach Cobbler
For a richer flavor, try using dark corn syrup. Both variations received high marks in our Test Kitchens.
- Recipe: Mom's Pecan Pie
Your family will ask for this chilly treat over and over again. Best of all, the six-ingredient mixture requires no cooking, just stirring.
- Recipe: Summertime Peach Ice Cream
This pie is wonderful with fresh or bottled Key lime juice.
- Recipe: Heavenly Key Lime Pie
This moist chocolate red velvet cake is filled with layer upon layer of sweet cream cheese frosting.
- Recipe: Chocolate-Red Velvet Layer Cake
With juicy strawberries spooned over sweet and tender biscuits, old-fashioned strawberry shortcakes are the perfect dessert. If the berries are very sweet, decrease the sugar to suit your taste. Drop the dough easily by using a lightly greased 1/3-cup dry measure.
- Recipe: Classic Strawberry Shortcake
Fluffy marshmallows, chopped pecans and chocolate frosting—who knew mud could be so delicious?
- Recipe: Mississippi Mud Brownies
Starting with a boxed cake mix makes this cake both easy and delicious. Kids and adults alike will love the creamy peanut butter mousse between layers of chocolate cake. Garnish with chopped roasted peanuts and serve with a scoop of ice cream.