Top-Rated Dessert Recipes
This luscious collection of dessert recipes was chosen by you! They're so delicious you'll definitely be tempted to eat your desserts first.
Put down your peeler: This brilliant dish is our easiest peach cobbler ever.
Recipe: Ginger-Peach Shortbread Cobbler
A glossy buttermilk glaze lends the perfect sweetness to a cherry-studded sheet cake.
Cloud-like ricotta is the perfect complement to juicy cherries infused with herbal-citrus zing.
A drizzle of honey gives these 15-minute tarts the look of fine pâtisserie.
Recipe: Nectarine Tarts with Honey
Buttermilk ice cream gets its ruby-colored swirls from fresh plums.
Recipe: Buttermilk-Plum Ice Cream
A no-cook filling makes a dreamy base for an icebox pie piled with freshly cut fruit.
Recipe: Mixed Stone Fruit Pie
Thinly sliced apples create rich, moist layers of fruit within the cake. Top with your choice of Browned Butter Frosting, Cream Cheese Frosting, or Dark Chocolate Frosting.
Recipe: Fresh Apple Cake
This quick-to-put together recipe is just as delicious as it looks. Ready-to-eat cheesecake filling saves loads of time, helping you get this dessert on the table in 20 minutes!
- Recipe: Free-Form Strawberry Cheesecake
This homemade pudding tastes divine! Instead of using the traditional vanilla wafers for banana pudding, we used Nutter Butter® sandwich cookies to add even more flavor.
This pie is packed with apple flavor! Apple jelly adds richness to the filling, and apple cider adds even more flavor in the flaky cornmeal crust.
Recipe: Double Apple Pie with Cornmeal Crust
It will be hard to have just one bite of this decadent dessert! The rich melted chocolate center and moist chocolate is perfection for chocolate lovers.
- Recipe: Mocha Java Cakes
Moist, delicious, and surprisingly easy, this upside-down cake may become your go-to recipe for entertaining.
The flaky crust and gooey lemon center are perfect in our best-ever lemon bar recipe!
- Recipe: Luscious Lemon Bars
This indulgent bread tastes as good as it looks. Don't skip the quick step of whipping the cream before stirring in the brown sugar—that's the secret to the smooth texture of the caramel-flavored sauce.
- Recipe: Praline Pull-Apart Bread
Blend buttermilk with your choice of fresh or frozen strawberries to create this creamy springtime treat. This simple recipe only takes 15 minutes to prep before going into the ice cream maker.
- Recipe: Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet
This basic brownie recipe is great on its own, or try it with some of our fast stir-ins and toppings for out-of-this-world brownies!
- Recipe: So-Good Brownies
Buttermilk replaces sour cream in our twist on a not-too-sweet bundt cake.
- Recipe: Buttermilk Breakfast Cake
This homemade summertime treat is packed with two Southern favorites: refreshing peaches and nutty pecans. The sweet peaches add great texture, and the pecans pack in a crunchy bite to this ice cream recipe.
Flaky piecrust envelops luscious plums for a crisp yet juicy dessert. Plum preserves boost the fruity flavor while allspice and vanilla give it a perfect hint of spice.
- Recipe: Rustic Plum Tart
Swirl chocolate and yellow cake batter together in this marble sheetcake recipe and top with a rich mocha frosting.
- Recipe: Chocolate Marble Sheet Cake
This dressed-up banana pudding features bananas caramelized in brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon.
- Recipe: Caramelized Banana Pudding
Great things come in small packages! These pecan pie bites are small but full of flavor and just the right size for pass-along party desserts.
- Recipe: Crunchy Pecan Pie Bites
A buttery mix of brown sugar and pecans caramelizes as it bakes beneath the bottom crust of Apple Upside-Down Pie.
- Recipe: Apple Upside-Down Pie
This pumpkin bread pudding is perfect for a chilly evening. Make one large dish, or serve it in perfectly portioned ramekins for company.
Three simple ingredients make the yummy filling in this lemon pie. You can either make your own graham cracker crust or buy a pre-made crust to make this recipe even easier.
- Recipe: Zesty Lemon Pie
Showcase two of the South’s most beloved products—peaches and pecans—in this old-fashioned peach cobbler recipe.
- Recipe: Pecan-Peach Cobbler
Caramelized apples are artfully arranged on top of this rich and delicious cheesecake for a perfect dessert.
Recipe: Caramel-Apple Cheesecake
Perfect with your afternoon tea, the Amaretto-Almond Pound Cake is soaked in a hot amaretto glaze, giving it a delicious flavor.
- Recipe: Amaretto-Almond Pound Cake
Coffee and chocolate lovers everywhere will find this cake to die for! Between each layer of chocolate cake is a delicious Mocha-Chocolate Cream Filling, and it's topped with Coffee Liqueur Ganache Icing.
- Recipe: Chocolate Cake IV
This exceptional dessert takes a little extra effort, but it's worth it. The combination of textures–tender cake, fluffy frosting, and a pool of creamy sauce–will delight your family and friends.
Recipe: Tres Leches Cake
Coconut cake just got easier. Make a sheet cake instead of a layer cake for a dessert that's as easy as it is delicious. Top with cream cheese icing and a sprinkle of coconut for a cool, delicious dessert.
Recipe: Coconut Sheet Cake
Treat your family to a delicious and easy dessert tonight. Use ripe bananas in this pudding recipe for the sweetest flavor.
- Recipe: Banana Pudding Pie
Make this delicious bread for special occasions. It's easy to fix with frozen bread dough, and a caramel-flavored sauce poured on top makes it irresistible.
- Recipe: Praline Pull-Apart Bread
This yummy, cake-like tea bread has a light lemon taste and is drizzled with a sweet citrus glaze.
- Recipe: Lemon Tea Bread
Sour cream is the secret to the rich, moist texture of this praline-apple quick bread recipe. There's no butter or oil in the batter—only in the glaze.
- Recipe: Praline-Apple Bread
This decadent coffee cake recipe is inspired by the classic New Orleans dessert and features sautéed bananas, pecans, and a splash of rum.
These sweet potato cupcakes are made even more delicious with toasted pecans and a caramel sauce drizzled on top.
Imagine the richest, darkest, most indulgent chocolate dessert you’ve ever eaten. Now add some marshmallows, and you've got this decadent yet simple-to-bake cake.
Recipe: Mississippi Mud Cake
Our cola cake is simply one of the best in the world. The magical brew of carbonated cola is the secret to the tender texture of the cake and chocolate frosting.
Recipe: Classic Cola Cake
Swirled with strawberry preserves and flavored with Irish cream liqueur, this cheesecake will be a hit at any get-together.
A crown of Sugared Pecans adds a deliciously nutty crunch to this five-star cake. It freezes beautifully, feeds a houseful of guests, and travels remarkably well. Just don’t expect to bring back any leftovers.
- Recipe: Praline Bundt Cake
Who says pound cakes are boring? This buttery pound cake is topped with a Buttered Rum Glaze and an amazing Bananas Foster Sauce.
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
Create this rich gooey caramel pecan pie for your family and friends. It is a perfect special occasion pie.
- Recipe: Caramel-Pecan Pie
Surprisingly easy to make, our Caramel-Pecan Tart pairs the cookie-like crispness of shortbread with a buttery-rich brown sugar-and-honey topping.
- Recipe: Caramel-Pecan Tart
With a cream cheese filling and sweet praline frosting, this apple bundt cake is a must-try! Garnish with toasted pecans for a pretty finish and a little crunch.
- Recipe: Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
Everyone loves the chocolate, coconut, and pecan layers of Hello Dolly Bars. But throw in a layer of chopped Granny Smiths and people will rave!
- Recipe: Apple Hello Dolly Bars
Mounds of creamy lemon filling will delight all who taste this tart. The filling is a luscious mixture of white chocolate, cream cheese, lemon curd, and whipped cream. Plus, refrigerated piecrust makes for a super-easy tart shell. Drizzle Raspberry Sauce over the top, if you like.
- Recipe: Lemon Mousse Tart
This frozen dessert comes together quickly then just needs a little time to set in the freezer. Use premium-quality ice cream for rich, luscious results.
- Recipe: Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake
This decadent ice-cream cake is truly a mint chocolate lover's dream! Top layers of mint chocolate chip ice cream and Devil's Food Cake Batter with a rich Chocolate Ganache and chopped crème de menthe chocolate mints. Make the whole cake ahead and freeze until ready to serve
Stirring in marshmallow creme eliminates the traditional use of raw eggs in this light and luscious treat. Look for soft ladyfingers in the bakery section of the grocery store.
- Recipe: Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake
Shortbread, strawberry preserves, and cheesecake make up the three layers in this delicious bar recipe. You can easily refrigerate the leftovers, but don't expect to have any!
- Recipe: Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Bars
Fluffy marshmallows, chopped pecans and chocolate frosting—who knew mud could be so delicious?
- Recipe: Mississippi Mud Brownies
This pound cake recipe starts from scratch and is as good as it looks. Pair it with a sparkling wine, like a Prosecco, to complete your dessert.
- Recipe: Lemon-Coconut Pound Cake
Lavish amounts of semisweet chocolate and sour cream give rise to these luscious cake layers. No one will ever guess the recipe begins with a mix. A simple coating of coarsely chopped pecans and a handful of colorful berries will send this towering treat to the table in high style.
Espresso-infused buttercream combines forces with dark chocolate cake for a perfect coffee-chocolate flavor. Garnish with chocolate shavings for a top-to-bottom chocolate experience in each bite.
- Recipe: Mocha Latte Cupcakes
Topping our tart are Florida-grown Ruby Red grapefruit and navel oranges and the brightest red grapefruit you can buy—the Rio Star from Texas. You can make the dessert in either a rectangular or round tart pan.
- Recipe: Elegant Citrus Tart
Creamy buttermilk pairs perfectly with juicy summer raspberries in this fruit-filled sherbet.
- Recipe: Raspberry-Buttermilk Sherbet
If you like the taste of pecan pie, you'll love this easy alternative. Serve the squares with vanilla ice cream for an over-the-top dessert.
- Recipe: Pecan Squares
This three-layer butter cake has a pecan-pie filling in between the cake layers, a rich cream cheese frosting, and a topping of sweet coconut and chopped pecans. It's a great dessert for holiday entertaining.
- Recipe: Caramel Cream Cake
These cupcakes may well be the ultimate in cupcake decadence with cream cheese and butter in the cake batter, a chocolate toppping, and then a caramel-cream cheese frosting with flaked salt. You'll see that salt really does bring out the flavor of the sweet.
You don’t have to use an ice-cream maker for this flavorful dessert. It only calls for five simple ingredients, a standard freezer, and a blender.
- Recipe: Blueberry Sherbet
Mix coffee and semisweet chocolate into this dense ice cream. Add sliced almonds if you want to break up the richness of the mocha.
- Recipe: Mocha Latte Ice Cream
Though the ginger is optional, it gives these refreshing floats their signature zing. If you can't find sparkling lemonade, substitute fizzy lemon-lime soda or ginger ale.
For a grown-up version, drizzle the lemon ice with rum, gin, vodka, or limoncello.
Recipe: Lemony Snow
It may look like a chore, but this cheesecake tart calls for a relatively straightforward preparation: First, press the crust into the tart pan. Next, mix the cream cheese filling, fill the tart shell, and bake. Finally, gild the pie with sautéed tart apples, and paint them with melted apple jelly for a jewelled effect.
Recipe: Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
Finish the cakes with one of three toppings, listed with the recipe. Toss together the Streusel Topping before you start baking. Both glazes can be prepped while the cakes cool.
Recipe: Mini Apple Cider Pound Cakes
A scoop of vanilla ice cream is an ideal mate for this warm, gooey spiced chocolate cake.
Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake
Use six disposable 8-inch aluminum cake pans to create the layers of this stunning cake. Prepare the filling up to three days before assembling the cake.
Recipe: Apple Stack Cake
We used Wilton's nonstick six-cavity Mini Pie Pan. Chill reserved crust rounds while the first batch bakes, and allow the pan to cool completely before beginning the second batch.
Recipe: Mile-High Mini Strawberry Pies
Over-ripe bananas (yellow peels splotched with brown flecks) are best for baking. You won't get the same depth of flavor or moistness without them.
We love the swirls of lemon curd in this cake, but it's also delicious without it.
- Recipe: Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake
Serve this decadent spring dessert at your next ladies' luncheon and wow the crowd with edible flowers.
Recipe: Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake
Peaches will turn your world right side up. Nothing's better than peaches married with tender, moist cake. Be sure to use cake flour—not self-rising—for this recipe.
- Recipe: Peach Upside-Down Cake
This decadent dessert is an easy, one-pan twist on the traditional layered cake.
Recipe: Black Forest Pound Cake
Upgrade your classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by adding this unique twist: Carrot Cake. Our users loved the easy prep and the huge hit the dessert was with their families.
Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Carrot Cake
You can assemble Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake up to two days ahead; store at room temp. Also, you can freeze cooled layers up to a month in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake
We used 6 (8-inch) disposable aluminum foil cake pans, so we could fill all the pans at once. This way, if you bake the layers in batches, the second batch is ready to go in the oven as soon as the first is done.
Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Cake
This dessert, prepped in just 30 minutes, is all about the crisp cookies and luscious chocolate.
Recipe: Chocolate Shortbread Cake
This recipe is based on a classic Southern favorite called 7UP Pound Cake, which was created in the 1950s when the soda company suggested using its soft drink instead of other liquid in pound cake recipes. The result: one of the best, and simplest, cakes you'll ever make.
Watch: Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Nothing says easy entertaining quite like serving a classic sheet cake. We love this citrus riff on the Southern standy.
Recipe: Grapefruit-Pecan Sheet Cake
Trust us: This simple and swoon-worthy sheet cake will be a keeper in your recipe box. File it under "Springtime Crowd-pleaser."
Our patriotic spin on ice-cream cake is the coolest dessert of summer.
Feeling rowdy? Spin this into a tipsy cake by
Recipe: Sweet Tea-and-Lemonade Cake
Securing parchment paper with masking tape (it won’t melt at the low temp) makes it easy to spread picture-perfect layers of meringue.
Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake
If you've never known the glory of a mayonnaise cake, you're in for a treat! The staple ingredient yields an ultra-moist crumb and keeps the sugar from taking over your taste buds.
Recipe: Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake
These layers are tender, so remove from pans carefully!
Recipe: The Ultimate Carrot Cake
A duo of glazes comes together atop this dreamy confection. Warning: You won't be able to resist a second slice.
Recipe: Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake