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.
ByKelly 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.
ByKelly 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.
ByJennifer Anderson

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4 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: 3.5 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: 3.5 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!

Coconut Cloud Cake

Rating: 4 stars 565
This light, flavorful dessert, filled and topped with seven-minute frosting and coconut, is a little slice of heaven.

Coconut Lemon Cake

Brushing lemon simple syrup onto the cake helps keep it moist. Martha made this bundt cake recipe on episode 506 of Martha Bakes.

Lemony Angel Food Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 136
Remember Mom's heavenly angel food cake? Ours has the same ethereal texture (due to egg whites) but with a bright burst of lemon flavor, thanks to fresh juice and zest. Fluffy citrus cream frosting and pretty candied lemon "daffodils" make it an even more memorable dessert.

Simple Crepes

Rating: 3.5 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.

Gooey Butter Cake

This sticky-sweet cake is a St. Louis specialty -- every bakery in Missouri has its own version. Martha made this recipe on episode 703 of Martha Bakes.

Classic Cream Puffs

The foundation of the perfect cream puff is light, airy pâte à choux, which is made with eggs, flour, and butter. Once the cream puffs are shaped and baked, they're filled with a rich homemade pastry cream.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Best Recipes for Sheet Cakes, the Easy, Crowd-Pleasing Desserts for Any Occasion
Birthdays, graduations, and other big-time celebrations call for extra-large cakes. These single-layer stunners come together quickly, which means minimal effort for major wow.
30 Pineapple Recipes That Will Make You Fall for the Sweet, Juicy Fruit
The golden color and sweet flavor of pineapple work wonderfully in both desserts and savory dishes. Our pineapple recipes taste and look like sunshine.
Peach Crumble
Rating: 3 stars 786

For an even sweeter summer, take advantage of the season's perfectly ripe peaches.