Lemon TrifleThis dessert with curd and ladyfinger biscuits is a big hit with the whole family.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
7 Fun Ideas for a Candy Party
Because who doesn't love candy? The sweet taste, the bright colors, and the sugar galore! So, when I recently hosted a party, I thought, "Why not go candy crazy?"
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Eat Clean Desserts: Our Latest Healthful and Delicious RecipesOur new favorite cookies, cake, and fruit crisp have a lot going for them: They’re made with healthier oils (coconut or olive, rather than butter) and grains (such as oats and cornmeal) for deeply satisfying taste and texture. And with additions like coconut, ground almonds and pecans, dark chocolate, and fresh fruit, there’s plenty to love.
15-Minutes-or-Less Dessert RecipesIt is possible to prepare a homemade dessert in 15 minutes or less -- and here are 15 simple sweets to prove it.
Quick Chocolate Dessert Recipes
Whip up quick chocolate desserts from Martha Stewart. Our collection of speedy recipes includes chocolate cookies, chocolate cake, brownies, and more.
Martha Stewart's Favorite Dessert Recipes
No celebration is complete without a sweet treat to top it off. When the heat rises outside, stay cool in the kitchen with our selection of no-bake desserts. These recipes are a snap to make, easy to enjoy, and completely oven-free!
Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Find easy recipes for your favorite Thanksgiving pies -- pumpkin, pecan, apple, and sweet potato -- as well as cakes, cheesecakes, bread pudding, cookies, and tiramisu, all dancing with fall flavors.
Easy Frozen Dessert Recipes
Indulge in a frozen treat after lunch with one of these easy recipes. Choose from quick fruit sorbets, granitas, and ice pops; gooey hot fudge sundaes; and lots more.
Easter Dessert Recipes
Try our brightest ideas for spring desserts — the perfect way to sweeten your celebration!
Spring Dessert RecipesCelebrate the season with these sweet treats that make the most of spring fruit and other fresh flavors and are just perfect for entertaining.
Dessert Souffle Recipes That Rise to Any Mood or Occasion -- and Aren't as Difficult as You Think!Rich and creamy. Fatty. Melts in your mouth... A discussion about souffles is bound to get a rise out of anyone. Whipped egg whites added to a rich creamy base bake up into the alchemy known as the souffle. They're not nearly as difficult to make as you think and always more delicious than you remembered.
Make-Ahead Dessert: The Light-as-Air Cloud Cake -- and Our Super Caramel-Making TipAfter all the parties, the eggnog, the multicourse meals, yes, you need a dessert for your holiday meal, but it should be a light, sweet ending. Here's our showstopper.
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Banana BoatsIf you didn't enjoy these treats while sitting by the campfire in your youth, make up for lost time by serving them at your next cookout.Recipe
Herb-Infused HoneyHerbs can enhance the flavor and aroma of an ordinary pot of honey.Recipe
Crisp ToppingThis crisp topping freezes well; have some ready to sprinkle over a baking dish filled with chopped peaches and berries to make a fruit crisp.Recipe
Watermelon IceThe high water content -- more than 90 percent -- of watermelon makes it the ideal ingredient for a granita-style dessert. Campari and freshly squeezed lime juice add a bracing dash of tartness.Recipe
Monogram CupcakesPipe guests' initials onto the tops of these cupcakes, or create a message that is spelled out when the cupcakes are lined up.Recipe
Orange Cornmeal ShortbreadShortbread is the ultimate expression of four building blocks of baking: butter, sugar, flour, and salt. Here, it is flavored with orange zest. Try serving it with Sweet Corn Ice Cream.Recipe
Sweet Corn Ice CreamThe sweetness of fresh corn makes it an excellent flavor base for homemade ice cream.Recipe
Cloudberry CakeCloudberry cakes are made from tart orange fruits that grow wild in Scandinavia, New England, and Canada. Rarely found in abundance, the fruits are so beloved in the Nordic countries that special laws protect them. The layers of this cake are glazed with cloudberry jam, which is much easier to find than the whole fresh berries.Recipe
Flag CakeThis homage to Old Glory is a moist, sour-cream pound cake flavored with a little lemon zest, and lots of cream-cheese frosting -- all topped with an abundance of fresh summer berries.Recipe
Caramel Bourbon Vanilla SauceTo make this delicious dessert topping, all you need is sugar, cream, vanilla, lemon juice, butter -- and a splash of bourbon.Recipe
Chocolate Fudge SauceFor a rich chocolate fudge sauce, melt bittersweet chocolate in heavy cream.Recipe
Raspberry Sauce for SundaesQuickly cooking some berries with a little sugar makes a delicious and simple fruit sauce for sundaes.Recipe
Make-Ahead Chocolate Chunk CookiesThis easy make-ahead cookie dough can be prepared, rolled into logs, and then frozen until the craving strikes.Recipe
Vanilla Sheet CakeA classic vanilla sponge cake like this one is an invaluable recipe -- we love piling layers of this delicate cake with lemon semifreddo for our Lemon Semifreddo Cake.Recipe
Peppermint FrostingUse this recipe when making our Peppermint Yule Log.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Lemon Semifreddo CakeThis vanilla sheet cake is topped with lemony semifreddo ("half-frozen" in Italian), a rich chilled mousse.Recipe
PithiviersThis classic tart, essentially a frangipane filling enclosed between two layers of puff pastry, is named for the French town in which it was created.Recipe
NapoleonA perfectly layered napoleon is a showstopping dessert; slicing it, however, can be a tricky matter. Don't be discouraged if yours doesn't cut neatly into serving pieces; even if it's slightly flattened and oozing pastry cream, each bite will still be delicious.