Desserts are, in our opinion, an essential component of any meal, and this delectable compilation of dessert recipes is certain to persuade you to devour them prior to anything else. Our curated assortment of dessert recipes offers a delightful treat for any occasion, including our traditional Hummingbird Cake, effortless Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, and inventive Cheerwine Cherry Cupcakes.
Our most delectable desserts accommodate hostesses who are pressed for time, such as our Cakey Strawberry Cobbler, which requires a mere ten minutes of active involvement. However, we also have dessert recipes, such as layer cakes, pound cakes, pies, and tarts, to impress your next dinner party visitors.
We have choices for both the spring and fall—our Strawberry Lemonade Cake is an exquisite way to commemorate the season—and the sea salt caramel cake is beckoning us. Furthermore, we have you covered whether you’re preparing a fruit pie or satisfying a craving for homemade ice cream. You must now ensure that you have sufficient space for refreshments.
1. Hummingbird Cake
Those who are fans of Southern Living are aware of our tremendous pride in our Hummingbird Cake. It is celebrated at every opportunity. It is not merely attractive. It is not merely delicious. Such is a marvel. This cream cheese frosting pineapple-banana spice cake became one of our most requested recipes in part because of the contribution.
2. Atlantic Beach Pie
Often hailed as the simplest pie ever, this citrus pie of North Carolina is precisely what a scorching summer day requires for dessert. It is, according to one reviewer, the finest lemon pie they have ever tasted.
3. Cakey Strawberry Cobbler
By combining fresh strawberries and a filling resembling cake, this delectable batter cobbler is formed. Although sliced stone fruits, such as peaches, may be used in place of the strawberries, we find that the flavor of the strawberries and a pinch of lemon zest are ideal for this cobbler. Although the leftovers are readily refrigerable, you shouldn’t anticipate having any!
4. Easy Peach Cobbler
Fresh peaches are beyond our hearts, particularly when they are incorporated into a warm cobbler featuring an exquisite golden brown crust. If you are deciding to experiment with a new peach dish recipe this season, prepare this one.
5. Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
This hit at any moment is sufficient to make Grandma proud. What is the method? To brown the butter. This straightforward procedure imparts the traditional cookie dough with its distinctive flavor and a tender, crunchy consistency. It is a brief, additional phase that is always beneficial to incorporate.
6. Chocolate Cobbler
The decadent chocolate dessert, which resembles a fusion of cake and pudding, is composed of a short list of ingredients that are almost certainly always available in your larder. While you may be compelled to do so, it is imperative that you refrain from stirring the cobbler once the water has been poured over the chocolate mixture. This facilitates the formation of compartments in the pudding as it bakes.
7. Egg Custard Pie
We contend that this traditional pie is still deserving of a place on dessert menus today. You might be astonished to learn that a dessert that appeals to guests of all ages can be prepared with only a handful of ingredients.
8. Shaker Lemon Pie
This traditional pie, a Mountain Measures recipe merits a resurgence. Using only four ingredients and thinly sliced, whole lemons (peels and all), this citrus dessert is remarkably straightforward to prepare.
9. Sea Salt-Caramel Cake
This cake may very well be the pinnacle of decadence in layer cakes. Although the cake layers are delectable in flavor, it is the caramel frosting that truly impresses. It is extraordinarily opulent and can be prepared without the aid of a confectionery thermometer. This recipe demonstrates that the adage is accurate: Salt does, in fact, enhance, expand, and accentuate the flavor of the delicious caramel.
10. Cream Cheese Pound Cake
One can never go wrong with such a cherished cake. Your search is over for the ideal pound cake recipe. This age-old confection is exceptionally decadent. In addition to being substantial and robust due to the cream cheese, it is perpetually fashionable. Observing the Fourth of July? Indeed, impeccable. Thanksgiving is perfect. December? Christmas? There is nothing superior. Birthdays on half-birthdays? Yes. We have been known to fantasize about vacations on Wednesday afternoons simply so that we could prepare this delicacy in the kitchen.
11. Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding
Could there be anything more indulgent or comforting than bread pudding? Possibly, but upon observing this buttered bread pudding pan, we are unable to think of anything more appetizing to consume on a brisk autumn evening. However, if you have a yearning for a rum dessert during the summer, you may certainly prepare this dessert.
12. Wacky Cake
This chocolate cake’s batter is combined directly in the pan, eliminating the need for a soiled mixing dish to be retrieved from the sink. Originally developed for use during impoverished periods, this recipe does not require the use of eggs or milk. For an even sweeter end, we garnish the straightforward cake with a layer of fudgy icing sprinkled with toasted pecans.
13. Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake
Putting this Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake recipe together two days in advance reduces preparation time, which is something we adore. Ensure storage occurs at ambient temperature. Additionally, chilled layers can be stored in plastic wrap and aluminum foil for a duration of one month. This feature guarantees that a layer cake can be assembled effortlessly for unannounced gatherings and parties, regardless of the time of day or night.
14. Mississippi Mud Cake
Consider the most opulent, dark, and decadent chocolate confection that has ever graced your palate. Upon the addition of marshmallows, this cake transforms from decadent to easy to prepare. Although Mississippi is renowned for numerous things, one of the most delectable items with a historical connection to the state is the Mississippi Mud Cake.
15. Chewy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars
These nutty, bite-sized bars are ideal for packing into lunchboxes or enjoying as decadent after-dinner indulgences. Likewise, this recipe has an unexpected origin. Although we were not overly enthusiastic about re-testing our previous microwave column recipes, these chocolate-peanut blondies pleasantly surprised us. They are effortless and the ideal blend of domestic and appetizing.