92 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.
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 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 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.
A delicious twist on our favorite Hummingbird Cake, this recipe is so simple to make you won't believe you started from scratch. This recipe can be made with fresh figs or with good quality preserves. Sweet cream cheese frosting covers the cake and is a nice balance to the spicy fall flavors.
- Recipe: Fig 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
When it comes to pie recipes, this classic coconut pie recipe takes the blue ribbon. A refrigerated pie crust makes it easy, and the whipped cream and toasted coconut make it stunning.
- Recipe: Coconut Cream Pie
Whip up this top-rated dessert in a flash. The cobbler starts with gingerbread mix and apple pie filling, then calls for a few standard kitchen staples. Keep the ingredients on hand so you can make a batch for unexpected guests.
- Recipe: Apple-Gingerbread Cobbler
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
Just seven ingredients—and all of them common pantry staples—are all you need for this classic pound cake. Top with ice cream or seasonal fruits for a tasty combination.
- Recipe: Million Dollar Pound Cake
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
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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 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
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
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.
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.
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