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Desserts

What can I say?  I always save room for dessert. Cakes of all kinds are my most popular dessert recipes, and I’m a sucker for a great brownie or blondie, but pies, tarts, cookies, ice cream and popsicles are never far behind.

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  • blackberry pecan bars with fresh blackberries

    Blackberry Pecan Bars

    Blackberry pecan bars are the perfect breakfast to dessert treat with a jammy berry filling in a brown sugar pecan shortbread crust.…

  • Dorie Greenspan’s Dimply Plum Cake

    Dorie Greenspan’s dimply plum cake is a high summer snack cake that can be made with any variety of plum, pluot, or aprium. It’s a simple old fashioned one bowl cake…

  • lemon butter pie, with bite taken

    Lemon Butter Pie

    Lemon butter pie just might be the sweetest discovery of summer ~ an easy almost-no-bake icebox pie with big lemon flavor and a texture you just have to taste to believe!…

  • Raspberry bread topped with a lemon glaze

    Lemon glazed raspberry bread

    Lemon glazed raspberry bread is a so-much-better-than-your -coffee-shop little slice of heaven packed with juicy raspberries and bright lemon flavor. This easy lemony loaf cake is an absolute must make!…

  • a soft almond pavlova topped with whipped cream and currants

    toasted almond pavlova with summer berries

    My almond pavlova is a crisp meringue that cracks open to a pillowy marshmallow center. It’s topped with toasted almonds, whipped cream, and summer berries that sparkle like little gems. It’s…

  • Coffee Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

    Coffee cookies and cream ice cream takes two favorite flavors and combines them into summer’s best dessert ever. We’ll take a double scoop!…

  • chocolate covered frozen bananas, copy cat Trader Joe's Gone Bananas on parchment paper

    Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

    Chocolate covered frozen bananas are a copycat version of Trader Joe’s famous ‘Gone Bananas’. It’s one of the simplest (and healthiest) desserts you’ll ever eat!…

  • How to Make Homemade Magic Shell

    Homemade Magic Shell is a 2 ingredient chocolate sauce that ‘magically’ hardens when it touches a scoop of ice cream. It will transform any flavor in your freezer into a fun summer dessert.…

  • chocolate chip cookie bars, sliced

    Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

    Chocolate chip cookie bars are the perfect dessert. This easy one bowl bar cookie recipe bakes up thicker and more decadent than your favorite chocolate chip cookie ~ no chilling or…

  • lemon mousse in small glasses

    Fresh Lemon Mousse

    This easy recipe makes a fluffy lemon mousse without gelatin or raw eggs. It’s creamy, tart, and refreshing!…

  • scooping honey vanilla frozen yogurt

    Honey Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

    Honey Vanilla Frozen Yogurt is a probiotic rich frozen dessert that’s healthier than ice cream and so refreshing on a hot day (we love it for breakfast!)…

  • rhubarb crunch dessert in a pan with ice cream

    Old Fashioned Rhubarb Crunch

    Rhubarb crunch is a warm rhubarb dessert topped with an oatmeal cookie crumble. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is optional (not optional.)…

  • Amish man bars on a plate, with one sliced in half

    Amish Man Bars

    Amish man bars are an easy graham cracker chocolate chip bar similar to 7 layer bars, or Hello Dollies. This easy 30-minute vintage dessert has a famously fudgy texture and a…

  • Blueberry lemon bundt cake with lemon glaze

    Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

    Lemon blueberry bundt cake is a moist breakfast or tea time cake that combines tart citrus with bursts of juicy berries. It’s one of those cakes that looks as good as…

  • rhubarb crumble tart, sliced

    Rhubarb Crumble Tart

    My rhubarb crumble tart is a juicy shortbread tart warmed up with vanilla bean and a buttery oatmeal crumble topping. After you make it for Mom this Mother’s Day, be sure…

  • lemon brownies with glaze

    Lemon desserts for a spring fling!

    Lemon bars, lemon cakes, lemon pudding, lemon pie ~ oh my! We’re crushing on lemon like never before, so why not start with dessert?…

  • breaking apart a piece of rhubarb breakfast cake

    Easy Rhubarb Breakfast Cake

    My Rhubarb Breakfast Cake is a classic rhubarb cake recipe ~ the kind your grandma made, if you were lucky. It’s packed with jammy bits of sweet/tart rhubarb and it’s officially…

  • berry pavlova on a cake stand with fresh mint

    Easter Dessert Recipes

    Vibrant Easter dessert recipes we make on repeat all spring. There’s something for everyone, from decadent chocolate cake to light and airy pavlovas.…

  • Mexican Chocolate Cake, flourless or not

    Gluten Free Cake Recipes for Spring

    These gluten free cake recipes for spring are perfect for Mother’s Day, Easter, Passover, showers, graduations…so many cake-worthy occasions. From decadent chocolate cakes to delicate tea cakes and pavlovas, these gluten…

  • lemon shortbread with berries

    Lemon Shortbread

    Lemon shortbread is crisp on the outside, buttery soft inside, with a lovely aromatic lemon flavor. This easy elegant dessert literally melts in your mouth!…

  • strawberry frosting in a jar with berries

    Fresh Strawberry Frosting

    Finally, a strawberry frosting that actually tastes like fresh berries. It’s made with cream cheese for an extra bit of tang, and a whole pint of strawberries!…

  • Easter Brownies topped with crushed Easter candy

    Easter Brownies

    Easter brownies are thick fudgy brownies topped with crushed candy coated chocolate eggs. This fun Easter dessert puts a smile on everyone’s face!…

  • Warm lemon puddings on a baking sheet with blueberries

    Warm Lemon Pudding Cake (gluten free, or not!)

    My Flourless Warm Lemon Pudding Cake is downright magical ~ it’s an easy self-saucing lemon sponge cake dessert that bakes up with a fluffy cake layer and a tangy pudding layer.…

  • Classic Lemon Cheesecake topped with fresh berries and edible flowers

    Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

    My lemon cheesecake recipe is a creamy New York Style cheesecake with a vivid lemon flavor and a yummy gingersnap crumb crust. This elegant dessert is like spring in a springform…

  • colorful pansy shortbread cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies

    How to Make Pansy Topped Shortbread Cookies ~ these are my favorite buttery shortbread cookies topped with colorful and delicate edible flowers. This pretty tea time treat is surprisingly easy to…

  • birthday cupcakes with strawberry frosting

    Birthday Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting

    My birthday cupcakes with strawberry frosting are perfect for any spring or summer celebration ~ the fluffy yellow cupcakes are topped with the ultimate fresh strawberry cream cheese buttercream.…

  • strawberry shortbread cookies

    Sparkly Strawberry Shortbread Cookies

    Sparkly Strawberry Shortbread Cookies are pretty in pink cookies that might look demure, but pack a burst of berry flavor. The frilly edge of sparkling sugar gives a nice crunchy contrast…

  • taking a slice of lemon olive oil cake, topped with sugar

    Lemon Olive Oil Cake

    Lemon olive oil cake is a deliciously moist and tender Mediterranean style lemon cake perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!…

  • a slice of homemade carrot cake

    Carrot Cake Three Ways!

    Three carrot cake recipes ~ because with something this awesome, you definitely need more than one way to indulge!…

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