Dessert & Treats Recipes
From crowd-pleasing icebox cakes and cheesecakes to no-bake bar cookies and more, these no-oven desserts are the sweet endings everyone wants.
From glazed scones to a showstopping pie, bake one of our sweet and zesty lemon dessert recipes.
Serve these gorgeously shaped cakes at brunch or for dessert—either way, they're guaranteed showstoppers.
A homemade chocolate chip cookie just hits the spot. It's a comforting treat that combines nostalgia and deliciousness, especially when it's as good as this, our very best soft chocolate chipe cookie. We use plenty of unsalted butter and a combination of brown sugar with some granulated sugar to create the chewy and soft texture you love. Use good quality chocolate chips and don't overmix the cookie dough, you want the cookies to be tender whether you pair them with a glass of milk or a frothy coffee.
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.
The ingredient list for this pound cake recipe is short, just butter, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, eggs, pure vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. There's no leavening other than the eggs and the air you incorporate into the batter when you cream the butter and sugar together so mix thoroughly. We love this dense, buttery, and rich pound cake and make it often because it’s so versatile and because it tastes so good. Enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee or tea, pair it with whipped cream and berries, or use it as the base for all kinds of desserts.
If you love the apple-cider donuts often sold at farmers' markets, you'll love this cake! Baked in a Bundt pan, it's essentially a giant cakey donut, made a little more wholesome with whole-wheat flour. A blend of olive oil and applesauce helps keep it moist and makes it our favorite fall dessert. This recipe appears in our cookbook, A New Way to Bake and Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes.
ne of the definitive desserts of fall, apple crisp is easy and economical. Under the simple butter-sugar-flour-and-oat topping is the apple filling scented with cinnamon. Our test kitchen says the best apples to use for apple crisp are baking apples like Rome or Cortland and Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples are also good in this recipe. Experiment with different types of apples and see which you prefer. Let the crisp cool for a few minutes before serving with a scoop of ice cream on top.
The foundation of the perfect cream puff is light, airy pâte à choux, which is made with eggs, flour, and butter—there's no leavening other than eggs in this classic French dough. It's piped into circles to form the cream puffs. After baking, a small "x" is scored in the bottom of each cooled puff, then the pastry cream filling is piped inside.
This peach crumble tastes like summer and is so simple to make. No rolling pastry or fussing with frosting required. You can use peaches or nectarines, the filling is just the sliced fruit tossed with sugar and a touch of lemon juice. The simple topping is made with butter, light brown sugar, and flour. You don't even need to grease the baking dish! It's the fruit dessert of your dreams!