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 something sweet and decadent but don't want to turn the oven on, 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

Rating: 3.75 stars 9054
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

Rating: 3.58 stars 1833
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 2324
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!

Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes

Rating: 3.72 stars 158
The most popular flavor at the celebrated New York City bakery is vanilla for a reason! With a moist, tender crumb and rich buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are a true classic. This recipe comes from "More from Magnolia: Recipes from the World-Famous Bakery and Allysa Torey's Home Kitchen."

Simple Crepes

Rating: 3.61 stars 825
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.

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

Rating: 3.69 stars 494
Birthday? Anniversary? Going-away party? This super-easy, one-bowl layer cake is the perfect dessert for any gathering of chocolate buffs.

Lucinda's New York-Style Cheesecake

Rating: 3.7 stars 307
Creamy, tangy, and oh so sweet, this New York-Style Cheesecake will become an instant favorite. 

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

Rating: 3.62 stars 236
A crack or crevice along the top of a pound cake is a good thing—especially when it's filled with a sweet Meyer lemon glaze.

Lemon Cake

Rating: 3.54 stars 1804
This cheery lemon cake is perfect for festive occasions. Top it off with our Whipped Frosting that's the perfect light and fluffy complement to this moist cake.
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Inspiration and Ideas

21 Easy Bar Cookie Recipes That Are Perfect for Bake Sales, Potlucks, or Just Because
These easy-to-make and easy-to-eat treats are favorites for good reason. Make lemon bars, chocolate-pecan-pie bars, brownies, peach crumble bars, or any of these irresistible bar cookies soon.
Giant Cowboy Cookies

Some claim cowboy cookies hail from Texas, a state many cowboys call home. Others say the treats were named for their ability to withstand long days in a saddlebag. Whatever its origin, the combination of oats, chocolate, pecans, and coconut is undeniably delicious.