How to Make Dessert Recipes

Easy dessert recipes top the list of my cooking passions. I have made many more desserts in my life time than any other group of foods. Most people have a sweet tooth and I am certainly no exception! Americans consume more sweets in every form than any other group in the world. Some say that we move faster and farther than any other national group so we need the energy. Sugar in every form feeds that dynamic energy. That sounds like a good excuse for me!

I have so many great recipes that I am going to attempt to break them down into categories. I am sure that I have recipes in the thousands that most people would consider to be desserts. It is almost impossible to deal with all these recipes at once. First, we have the cake recipes, cheesecake recipes, pie recipes, brownie recipes and cookies. I have set these aside because each one of these topics has so many variations. 

Then we have the fruit desserts like the banana recipes, strawberry recipes and the apple recipes which I will cover separately, also. The chocolate dessert recipes like the fruit recipes produce products in many different forms. We have cakes, pies, cookies, muffins and many other desserts made with these ingredients.

This gets us down to a good starting point for easy dessert recipes. I am going to focus on pudding recipes like the cream Brule, gelatins and recipes which contain a combination of ingredients like tiramisu. Puddings are among the most popular desserts served. They are mostly easy and economical. A well prepared pudding is a well liked dessert. Like other dishes, a good recipe produces good results.

There are six types of puddings: steamed, boiled, baked, soufflé’, chilled and frozen. The three most favored are the baked, chilled and soufflé’. Steamed pudding is very heavy and should be served in colder weather. This is why they are more popular at Christmas time. Frozen desserts are more like ice cream and are often listed as such.

Bread Pudding Desserts

Learn how to make bread pudding from Germany, with chocolate, with white chocolate, with bananas, or maple syrup. All of these recipes are delicious and can be made with leftover bread!

How to Make Dessert Sauce Recipe

Dessert Sauce Recipes add to the presentation of a dessert. The dessert sauce should also compliment the flavor of the dessert. Choice from my vast selection of recipes.

Best Desserts

Some of the Best Desserts are blackberry cobbler, baklava and chocolate gateau recipes.

How to Make a Trifle

Learn how to make trifles. This fabulous dessert is characterized by layer ingredients such as cake, fruit, whipped cream, pudding to name just a few.

How to Make Gelatin Dessert Recipes

Gelatin desserts are tasty and cheap to make. The rainbow cake makes a nice presentation, try the sour cream dessert, a simple Jell-o treat, a fruit filled cake roll, cranberry salad or marshmallow with Jell-o.  

Try one of these Best Dessert Recipes like cream cheese pie, English trifle, ivory cream, strawberry or banana split dessert.

Recipes for Pumpkin Desserts like pumpkin crunch, pie, apple muffins, fudge and cranberry bread.

Food and life in the Appalachian Mountains; recipes for pumpkin pie cake, whoopie pies and moonshine pie.

Life and food in Cotacachi Ecuador like coconut cake, pumpkin fritters, pumpkin pudding cake and my friend Suzie’s banana splits.

I think of California Desserts as using local ingredients from there; recipes for orange angel food dessert, ambrosia cake, date nut dessert, citrus blossom with lime curd and raspberry Bavarian curd.

Homemade Ice Cream recipes for chocolate, strawberry and Mexican chocolate.

Making Homemade Ice Cream like vanilla and peach recipes.

Angel Food Cake Desserts can be a fabulous trifle.

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Yummy Recipes for Mincemeat!

Delicious desserts made with Pomegranates like a sponge cake or pie


Many easy dessert recipes are quickly made by using packaged ingredients like this delicious dump cake recipe.

  • 1 Large can crushed pineapple
  • 1 Can cherry pie filling
  • 1 Box yellow or white cake mix
  • 1 Cup butter cut in small pieces
  • 1 Cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Can coconut

Pour pineapple in greased 9 X 13 inch baking pan.

Spread cherry pie filling over top of pineapple.

Sprinkle dry cake mix over top of pie filling.

Slice butter pieces over top of cake mix.

Sprinkle coconut and pecans over the top.

Bake at 325F degrees for 1 hour.


Blackberry Dessert RecipesBlackberry Dessert Recipe
  • 1 ¾ Cups vanilla wafer crumbs divided
  • 2 Eggs separated
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • ½ Cup softened butter
  • ¾ Cup chopped pecans divided
  • 2 Cups fresh blackberries
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups whipping cream, whipped

Prepare a day ahead.

Sprinkle 1 cup crumbs evenly in 9 X 13 inch pan.

Beat egg whites until stiff and set aside; beat egg yolks separately.

Cream powdered sugar and butter until smooth; beat in egg yolks.

Fold egg whites into creamed sugar mixture; spread over crumbs in pan.

Sprinkle ½ cup chopped pecans over the top.

Lightly crush berries with sugar and spoon over pecans.

Spread whipped cream over top of berries.

Combine remaining nuts with remaining crumbs and sprinkle over whipped cream.

Chill for 12 hours.

OPTIONAL: Garnish with Blackberries


  • 2 Cups persimmon pulp
  • 2 Cups brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/3 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 Cups milk
  • ½ Cup melted butter
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla


  • ¾ Cup white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • ¼ Cup butter
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven at 350F degrees.

Combine the persimmon pulp and sugar in a mixer bowl. Beat in the eggs. Combine the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk to the persimmon mixture. Beat in melted butter and vanilla. Pour batter into a greased 10x14 inch baking pan (or smaller for thicker pudding). Bake for 1 hour.

Sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients, except vanilla in a pan. Cook over medium heat until thick. Add the vanilla and pour over hot pudding.

Many easy dessert recipes can be made by using a combination of readymade products. When you serve some of them, everyone will think “What a wonderful creation”. The whole project will take very little time to make.



  • ½ Cup soft butter
  • 1 Cup flour

Combine flour and butter and press into a 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350F degrees for 15 minutes. Cool.


  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 8 Ounces soft cream cheese
  • 1 Cup whipped topping

Beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth; Fold in the whipped topping. Spread over the cooled crust.


  • 2 Small packages instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3 Cups milk

Mix pudding with the milk until blended and begins to thicken. Pour over layer 1.


Top completely with whipped topping; Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.

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