Desserts

Staff Picks

Wacky Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This old-school chocolate cake is still impressing everyone today.

Easy Skillet Apple Pie

Rating: 4 stars
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This apple pie only takes a few minutes to put together, and it has a few unique characteristics that make the taste unforgettable.

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
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This Southern gem boasts three incredibly moist layers flavored with canned pineapple and bananas.

Mamie Eisenhower's Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
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This used to be the go-to recipe for fudge in the 1950s and 60s. Because it took advantage of packaged products from the grocery store, such as chocolate chips, evaporated milk, and a jar of marshmallow cream, this new-fangled fudge was considerably less persnickety than traditional cooked fudge that seems to look for any opportunity to turn grainy.We're told that this fudge was a family favorite of the President and Mrs. Eisenhower, which might or might not be true. It hails from an era when the wives of politicians were often asked to share recipes for family favorites. Sometimes these requests were fulfilled by the wife and other times from a staff assistant. Newspapers across the land printed the fudge attributed to Mrs. Eisenhower shortly after she became First Lady in 1953. The recipe had appeared previously under the name Million Dollar Fudge, but from that point on, this type of fudge was more often called Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge or simply Mamie's Fudge. It became so strongly associated with her that a copy of the recipe appears in the archives of the Eisenhower Presidential Center.By any name, it remains a benchmark for chocolate fudge. It's delicious, creamy, and fool-proof.

Southern Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
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This old-fashioned Southern dessert deserves a second look.

Wacky Cake Frosting

Our Wacky Cake Frosting is a decadent, fudgy topping for any sheet cake, but it goes perfectly with our Wacky Cake recipe.

Over the Moon Chocolate Pie Recipe

This mile-high chocolate pie is inspired by a Southern classic: the MoonPie.

Fresh Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4 stars
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With 9 ingredients and 4 steps, this cobbler is our easiest ever.

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars
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Dump cakes are beloved because of their ease.

Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies Recipe

Rating: 4 stars
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Her famous recipe won over the readers of Family Circle magazine back in 2000, and is still talked about—and baked—today.

Classic Chess Pie

Rating: 5 stars
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Gooey, buttery, and supremely sweet, the chess pie has been a staple of the Southern dessert table for a couple hundred years.

Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

Rating: 4 stars
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It isn't hard to understand why this recipe is a top-rated reader favorite dessert.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Million Dollar Pound Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Our Million Dollar Pound Cake is just that good (really).