Dessert Recipes

Whether you crave sweet, savory, decadent or healthy, we have hundreds of top-rated dessert recipes to satisfy your taste buds.

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15 Easter Cheesecake Recipes 

Looking for an Easter cheesecake that will turn heads at your celebration? Browse our collection of 11 Easter cheesecake recipes made to impress. 
By Melanie Fincher

Cream Cheese Frosting II

Rating: 4.5 stars 5056
This is a wonderfully creamy frosting that goes well with pumpkin bread, carrot cake, chocolate cake, on cookies, or between cookies. If you want chocolate frosting, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup cocoa, according to how rich you want it.
By Janni

Chef John's Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
I finally added a video to my old and trusty recipe for carrot cake, revamped with coconut oil this time. If you want to decorate it with candied carrots, simply slice them thinly and boil for a couple minutes in a syrup made from equal parts sugar and water.

12 Butterscotch Desserts

Who doesn't love the sweet, creamy, and unmistakably rich flavor of butterscotch?
By Rai Mincey

45 Classic American Desserts for the History Books

From old fashioned banana splits to New York cheesecake, these uniquely American desserts go beyond just apple pie (but don't worry, we included it too).
By Melanie Fincher

Air Fryer Coconut Macaroons

Nutty, sweet, and exactly what you expect from a coconut macaroon! The texture is crispy on the outside and somewhat sticky and chewy on the inside. The chocolate adds a nice bitterness that cuts through the sweetness. These are so easy to prepare and would make great gifts, plus, they're easy to freeze!

Passover Chocolate Torte

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
Garnish with a sprinkle of sugar and some strawberries! The center will be a little fudgy tasting! There are never any leftovers to worry about.

Phoenician's Key Lime Pie

Rating: 5 stars 231
When I moved from Lebanon to Florida spring of 1999, I brought with me my love for cooking and search for new recipes. The famous key lime pie was new to me. It was a friend's best dessert, and he used to buy it from Costco every time we go for shopping. I tasted the pie at several places, but they were missing that wow flavor. I kept playing with the recipe, and the right flavor is found. I live now in North Bay, Ontario, and we only get the Key Limes twice a year, so sometimes I substitute with fresh lime juice. I hope you all enjoy!!

Easy, Chewy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
This simple, tasty recipe yields 12 to 16 cookies, but is so simple that it can be doubled (or tripled!) easily.

Royal Rhubarb Crisp

Rating: 5 stars 12
If you love rhubarb-strawberry mixtures, you'll love this sweet rhubarb crisp.


Rating: 4.5 stars 26
A favorite Palestinian dessert! Crunchy shredded phyllo dough is baked with a layer of creamy sweet cheese and then drenched in rosewater syrup. It's simple yet impressive. The cheese filling is traditionally made from Nabulsi cheese that is desalted. The ricotta-mozzarella mix is a great substitute, and lower-fat products can be used. If you have access to a Middle Eastern grocery, you can probably find kanafa dye, which turns the dough into the orange or reddish color that is the signature of kanafa.

Inspiration and Ideas

30 Strawberry-Rhubarb Recipes to Make With Fresh Fruit
Strawberries and rhubarb are, quite frankly, a match made in summer heaven.
15 Vintage Easter Desserts That Are a Hop Back in Time
From lamb cakes to cream pies, these nostalgic sweets deserve a place at the holiday table this spring.
Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing
Rating: 4.5 stars 1929

This easy buttercream frosting is perfect for piping and decorating.