Take your pick of fantastic desserts. Whether you’re looking for a simple treat to end a weeknight dinner, a cookie to stash in your kid’s lunchbox, or something fancy to make for your next dinner party, we’ve got plenty to choose from!
Best Summer Desserts
Old-fashioned Strawberry Shortcake! Fresh strawberries, sliced and macerated in sugar, spooned over freshly baked biscuits, topped with whipped cream and you have a delicious homemade strawberry shortcake.
The best blackberry pie ever. No kidding! All butter crust, loads of blackberries, spiced with a little lemon, cinnamon, and almond extract. Yum.
Simple, classic blueberry pie! With a homemade crust. Perfect for the summer blueberry season.
Texas Sheet Cake
A chocolate sheet cake the size of Texas! This thin cake is blanketed with a warm, pourable frosting and topped with pecans. It's definitely a crowd-pleaser!
BEST apple cobbler! How to make apple cobbler packed with apples, not too sweet, with a ginger cobbler topping.
These homemade blueberry muffins are light, fluffy, and PACKED with blueberries! They're an all-time favorite, perfect for weekend brunches and grab-and-go breakfast.
Fresh cherries baked in a custard-like base with slivered almonds, almond and vanilla extract. Lightly dusted with powdered sugar.
Hummingbird Cake is a Southern classic! It's a spiced pineapple-banana cake topped with cream cheese frosting and pecans. Serve it for Easter or any family gathering.
Have an excess of blackberries? Make biscuit-topped blackberry cobbler! It's easier and faster than pie. Start it before dinner and it will be ready in time for dessert.
Easy Lemon Pudding
2 hrs, 15 min
This is THE EASIEST lemon pudding EVER. Just 4 ingredients. No gelatin. No eggs. Gluten-free. Great for Easter, Mother's Day, or dinner parties. If you love lemon dessert recipes, you'll love this pudding.
Best Fresh Apple Bundt Cake
Spicy apple bundt cake made with chopped fresh apples, grated coconut, and walnuts or pecans, topped with a sugar glaze. This apple cake is delicious!
Summer berry tart with an all-butter crust, mascarpone cheese and whipped cream base, covered with raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
Easy and delicious classic plum cobbler, using Santa Rosa plums, topped with a biscuity cobbler topping.
Vanilla Ice Cream
This homemade vanilla ice cream is made with a custard base, sugar, cream, and real vanilla beans. So classic and so good! Serve it topped with caramel sauce or alongside a slice of apple pie.
Sweet Cherry Pie
Cherry pie filled with ripe sweet cherries is a summer favorite. This easy pie can be made with fresh or frozen sweet cherries. A touch of almond extract in the filling and a light hand with the sugar helps the cherries shine.
Blueberry buckle recipe, an old-fashioned single layered cake, peppered with blueberries, and topped with a streusel topping.
Easy Dump Cake from Scratch
You'll forgive this cake its unfortunate name once you make this homemade version, which uses no canned pie filling or cake mix. Real ingredients are just as easy—and so much tastier!
Cherry Hand Pies
Store-bought puff pastry makes quick work of these sweet-tart cherry hand pies! Use fresh cherries when they're in season, or frozen during other times of the year. They're a great treat that's easy to share.
Old-Fashioned Peach Pie
Peach Pie! This is what summer tastes like! Fresh peaches, easy homemade crust. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and prepare yourself for summer bliss.
Strawberry Ice Cream
Do you love strawberry ice cream? Like, REALLY love strawberry ice cream? Then this is the recipe for you. Fresh strawberries and velvety texture, this is the ultimate summer treat.
Recent Dessert Recipes & Ideas
No-Churn Peach Cobbler Ice Cream
No ice cream maker? No problem! Get ready to enjoy summer peaches at their best with this No-Churn Peach Cobbler Ice Cream. It’s easy and only takes 20 minutes to make. The hard part is waiting for it to freeze!
Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcake
Sweetened strawberries set on a fluffy biscuit and topped with light cream, but with a healthy twist. Whole wheat flour and yogurt up the nutritional value and give us one more reason to eat strawberry shortcake.
How to Save a Soggy Cheesecake
Did you find water in your cheesecake?! No worries! We have some tips and tricks to you help prevent a soggy cheesecake in the first place and to help save one if the water has already broken the foil barrier.
Make the holidays extra special with a homemade loaf of panettone. This enriched Italian Christmas bread—dotted with rum-soak dried fruit, citrus, and almonds—is easy to make at home with the time-saving tip of letting it rise overnight in the refrigerator.
German Stollen is a rich, buttery bread packed with almonds, citrus peel, and rum-soaked raisins and dried fruit and typically enjoyed around Christmas time. The bread can be made weeks ahead of time and just gets better with each passing day. This makes it perfect to give as gifts or to bring as hostess gifts for parties.
Slow Cooker Banana Bread Pudding
Whipping up a batch of bread pudding doesn’t get easier than this! The slow cooker creates a smooth and custardy texture. This version is rich with bananas, warm spices, and caramel sauce for a bread pudding twist on the famous New Orleans dessert: Bananas Foster!
Dutch Apple Pie
Let the scent of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove fill the air while this crumble-topped Dutch Apple Pie bakes away in your oven. Fall has never tasted so good. You can also freeze and bake this pie when you’re ready.
Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches
Be the hero of your backyard barbecue when you bring out a tray of homemade ice cream sandwiches. Creamy vanilla ice cream layered between thin, soft chocolate brownie “cookies” is nostalgic dessert perfection.
Brownie Ice Cream Cake with Fudge Sauce
A birthday party isn’t a birthday party without cake and ice cream. Combine those festive favorites to make a luscious brownie ice cream cake, dripping in chocolate fudge sauce. Put your feet up. You’re now the queen of cake!
Rhubarb Almond Skillet Cake
This rhubarb skillet cake—scented with orange zest and crowned with ruby pink, tart rhubarb—is a keeper! It's made in the food processor, cooked in a skillet, and beautiful, too!
Classic Coffee Cake
Love Starbucks Coffee Cake? This version is even better. Tender, buttery cake topped with crunchy crumbles and a cinnamon-sugar ribbon running through the middle. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, and dig in!
Classic, creamy rice pudding! Boiled rice with milk, egg, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins.
Say hello to your new favorite cheesecake recipe! This is a classic New York cheesecake, baked in the oven. A water bath, plus lots of tips and guidance, help you make the best, silkiest, creamiest cheesecake EVER.
Perfect Pie Crust
Several pie crust recipes—an all butter pie crust, or pate brisee, an all butter crust with almonds, combining butter and shortening crust, and how to pre-bake or blind-bake a pie crust.
Walnut Snowball Cookies
These festive holiday Snowball Cookies are made with finely chopped walnuts, flour, and vanilla, then rolled into balls and dusted with powdered sugar. They freeze well and ship well, too!
Peanut Butter Cookies
These are the best peanut butter cookies ever! Use your favorite store-brand peanut butter and a combination of white and brown sugar. For the best cookie shape, let the dough chill for at least three hours before baking.
Lemon Meringue Pie
This is the BEST lemon meringue pie! The tart and creamy lemon custard filling is topped with mile-high billowy meringue. Make this when you want something impressive.
Cream Cheese Frosting
Easy to make cream cheese frosting! Classic cream cheese frosting with cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Perfect for icing carrot cake, cupcakes, cookies. Nothing beats homemade frosting.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
This is the BEST homemade strawberry rhubarb pie recipe! Sweet fresh strawberries paired with tart rhubarb and a hint of orange zest, all baked in an easy, flaky homemade crust.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
These oatmeal raisin cookies are just the way Grandma made them, except with butter instead of shortening! They're made with old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, and plenty of raisins.
Homemade Apple Pie
This is absolutely the best homemade apple pie you'll ever make! It has a flaky, buttery crust and a tender, lightly-spiced apple pie filling. Use a combination of apples for best flavor, and bake until the top is golden and the filling is bubbly!
Gingerbread Cookies are the essence of the holidays and are deeply flavored with spices and molasses. Decorate with royal icing and enjoy them for dessert or on your Christmas tree!
This is the creamiest, most delectable, most lemony cheesecake! It's speckled with lemon zest and topped with tart, luscious lemon curd. It's just what you need to satisfy that sweet-tart craving.
Looking for fun and easy chocolate dessert experience? Make chocolate fondue! Dip fresh fruit and other dip-ables into the hot, melted creamy chocolate mixture. Takes only 10 minutes to make!
Classic Coffee Cake
Love Starbucks Coffee Cake? This version is even better. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, and dig in!
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Crumbly, buttery, and nutty - Mexican Wedding Cookies are irresistible. Also called Russian Tea Cakes. Make with pecans, walnuts, almonds, or any other nut.