Dessert & Treats Recipes

Whether you're looking for pies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, fruit desserts, something healthy, or something chocolatey, we have you covered.

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30 Easy No-Bake Desserts That Are Sure to Delight

When you want to keep the oven off but still want something sweet and decadent, these no-bake desserts—from cheesecake to bar cookies to crème brûlée—are delicious solutions.
By Kelly Vaughan

Our Best Lemon Desserts Are Sure to Brighten Your Day

From glazed scones to a showstopping pie, bake one of our sweet and zesty lemon dessert recipes.
By Kelly Vaughan

These Beautiful Bundt Cakes Are Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Serve these gorgeously shaped cakes at brunch or for dessert—either way, they're guaranteed showstoppers.
By Jennifer Anderson

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite dessert, sweet snack, or after-school treat. This cookie—which is made in the soft and chewy style—gives you both the nostalgia of childhood bake sales and the satisfying, grown-up flavors of dark chocolate. After just three steps and a quick bake in the oven, the only thing you'll need is a glass of cold milk or frothy coffee. 

No-Bake Cheesecake

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There are certain days during the summer when the last place anyone wants to be is in a hot kitchen. But that's when kids can come to the rescue, making a delicious dessert for the whole family without ever having to ask their parents to turn on the oven. This no-bake cheesecake is sure to please with its creamy center. 

Vanilla Pound Cake

Rating: 3.35 stars
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How sweet it is—pound cake from scratch in three simple steps! We've added vanilla to our recipe for an extra hint of flavor!

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 3.6 stars
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These light, flourless cookies, from TV chef Nikki Elkins, are made with everyday ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Coconut Cloud Cake

Rating: 3.77 stars
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This light, flavorful dessert, filled and topped with seven-minute frosting and coconut, is a little slice of heaven.

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

This easy mousse-like treat blends the tartness of Key lime pie with the richness of cheesecake. Its graham-cracker crust sets in the freezer rather than the oven, and the traditional whipped-cream topping is folded right into the filling, along with fresh citrus juice and zest, cream cheese, and sweetened condensed milk. Chill it overnight, and wake up to a world of bliss.

Simple Crepes

Rating: 3.61 stars
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Crepes are easier to make than you think. These French street-food staples can be dressed up with sweet or savory toppings and any number of flavorful fillings.

Creamy Lemon Squares

Rating: 3.56 stars
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The creamy lemon squares of your dreams take just 15 minutes of prep: Stir together a mere three ingredients to create a sunny, puckery filling for the buttery shortbread crust in this dessert.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy, Tangy, and Irresistible: These Are Our Favorite Lemon Bar Recipes

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemon bars. One of Martha’s favorite desserts, lemon bars are a great make-ahead recipe and suited to just about any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a traditional lemon bar or one with a twist, we’ve got you covered.

These Peach Recipes Are the Essence of Summer

The smell of ripe peaches tells you it's summer. Buy them by the basketful, breathe in the peachy air as they ripen in your kitchen, then share them in these mouthwatering recipes. From peach pavlova and peach pops to peach slab pie and sweet and savory salads and salsas, here are the best ways to put the seasonal fruit to good use.

Simple Lemon Cake

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Whole lemons are the base of this rich, citrusy simple lemon cake batter. Precooking the fruit removes the pucker and makes for an intensely flavored cake that's a family-friendly dessert.