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

Shortcut Carrot Sheet Cake

This moist, delicious carrot cake has traditional ingredients like carrot, pineapple, and walnuts, with the addition of toasted coconut flakes to dress up cream cheese icing.
By Karen Rankin

Bisquick Topped Blueberry Cobbler

Rating: 5 stars 1
This biscuit topped blueberry cobbler recipe couldn’t be easier. Breaking out your trusty Bisquick baking mix keeps the recipe effortless, but you could also top the vibrant berry filling with a simple homemade drop biscuit dough as well. Using ripe, juicy blueberries gives this summertime favorite the perfect level of sweetness, while vanilla extract contributes a floral depth and a little bit of aromatic lemon zest lends a lovely balance of brightness. Served warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, this easy cobbler can’t be beat.
By Robin Bashinsky

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Rating: 2.5 stars 7
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

Strawberry Poke Pound Cake with Strawberry Glaze

Rating: 2 stars 4
Poke cake meets pound cake in this must-make spring dessert. A perfectly moist, dense vanilla pound cake (with a delightful hint of almond) is filled with a fresh strawberry filling—adding to the cake's tender crumb and providing the perfect fruity sweet-tart flavor balance. Finish the whole thing off with an eye-catching fresh strawberry glaze, and you have a supremely awesome cake on your hands. Be warned, if you share this pound cake with friends, you'll need to be ready to share the recipe as well. 
By Emily Nabors Hall

The Ultimate Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Rating: 5 stars 1
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

Dessert Taco Shells

These sweet, crispy taco shells are a great place to start for dessert, as they're fun to make and exceptionally fun to fill. Bake a batch up for a sweet treat taco bar, then let your creativity fly to make your own custom fillings. If you need a few ideas to get started, we opted to personalize our shells to create Caramel Apple Dessert Tacos, Nutella and Red Berry Dessert Tacos, and Tropical Dessert Tacos--and were super pleased with all three. 
By Ivy Odom

Mini Lemon Tarts with Matzo-Almond Crust

Turns out, matzo crumbs make for one of the most delightfully crispy crusts we've ever tasted on a tart. And paired with a note of nuttiness delivered by ground almonds, they make a most delightful shell for a rich lemon filling. These mini tarts are an elegant and delicious dessert, perfect for a special occasion. 
By Paige Grandjean

Almond Joy Blondies

If you're a fan of Almond Joy,  the classic chocolate, almond, and coconut bars, you're going to fall head over heels for these blondies. This easy dessert lets actual Almond Joy bars become the centerpiece as they form swirls and chunks of delicious candy goodness. If you find yourself with a bag of leftover Halloween candy, save the Almond Joys for these sweet treats right here. 
By Amanda Williams


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

Nutella and Red Berry Dessert Tacos

Your favorite crepe fillings just crashed taco night. Sweet, juicy strawberries and raspberries team up with rich chocolate-hazelnut goodness to make a most decadent and delightful filing for our crispy Dessert Taco Shells
By Ivy Odom

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

Peanut Butter Cup Halo Top Milkshake

Grab a pint of this low-calorie ice cream and give it a whirl in the blender for a delicious milkshake. A little liquid goes a long way, so start with 2 tablespoons of milk, and if you want a thinner shake, add more. Serve with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for the ultimate frozen dessert experience.
By Sara Tane

Inspiration and Ideas

12 Flourless Chocolate Cakes For the Win
These flourless chocolate cakes prove that you can skip the flour and still have a decadent chocolate dessert.
16 Recipes That Prove Blondies Are More Fun
Love a good bar cookie, but not wild about super-chocolatey desserts?  Enter the blondie.
Almond-Coconut Vanilla Halo Top Milkshake

Everybody's favorite low-calorie pint of ice cream transforms itself into a thick milkshake that you can feel good about. Unsweetened coconut adds a hint of tropical flavor without adding too much extra sweetness. If you don't have almond milk, substitute coconut milk for an even richer, silkier shake.