Dessert Recipes | Yummly

Dying for something sweet to eat? Sugar can be shaped into all sorts of dishes -- mug cakes for one or caramel brownies for a crowd, there are thousands of dessert recipes to choose from on Yummly.

Pumpkin Desserts

Pumpkin is not limited to pie for dessert (but it is one of our favorites!) so if you're looking for ways to work pumpkin into desserts, we have a few ideas for you to explore. If you're having a drop-in party, pumpkin spice truffles are easy, bite-sized desserts that don't need…

much maintenance once the guests arrive. If that's not quite what you're looking for as far as snackable desserts go, we have pumpkin snickerdoodle cookie recipes to try along with pumpkin brownies. If you want to go big, we have more than a few recipes to fit the bill. Marshmallow pumpkin pie is a chilled, fluffy take on the classic holiday dessert. If you're in the mood for cake, a spiced pumpkin bundt cake might work for you or even a pumpkin pound cake or pumpkin bread if you want something less sweet. For something less conventional, pumpkin bars or pumpkin crunch are worth pursuing.

Strawberry Desserts

Nothing beats a good strawberry dessert in the summer -- and there are so many to choose from. If you remember strawberry shortcake ice cream bars from the ice cream man, there's a recipe reminiscent of it. And, of course, there are recipes for regular strawberry shortcake. If you want to try something more inventive, you can explore the strawberry galette, strawberry souffle, or strawberry pavlova. Making dessert interesting is easy with Yummly.

Peanut Butter Desserts

Who doesn't want to find more delicious ways to combine sugar and peanut butter? We've got tens of thousands of peanut butter dessert recipes to enjoy. Peanut butter crunch bars and peanut butter blondies are portable and make a school lunch lively. If you're looking for party treats or treats for the office, buckeyes or peanut butter butterscotch mounds travel well, too. But if you're looking for a spectacular dessert to follow dinner, you can't go wrong with a no-bake peanut butter pie or a peanut butter flourless chocolate cake.

Apple Desserts

There are few fruits that make as great of desserts as apples: apple pie, apple crisp, apple crumble, apple turnovers, apple dumplings -- they're all about as classic as it gets with desserts. But you don't have to restrict yourself to those apple desserts. There are many more creative recipes out there. Perhaps it's time to try an apple sharlotka, caramel apple streusel squares, or baked apple cider doughnuts.

Cream Cheese Desserts

Cream cheese is great on bagels, but it's better in desserts. You may already know this, but it makes a great frosting for carrot cake and fall spiced cupcakes or red velvet cake. That's only the beginning of what cream cheese can do for desserts. It also makes excellent no-bake pies -- lemon icebox pie, caramel pie, oatmeal cheesecake pie.


Craving pudding? We've got just about every dessert pudding recipe out there. If you want a taste of the South, we have a banana pudding (complete with vanilla wafers) to suit you. If you're looking for a spin on chocolate pudding, you can choose from chocolate avocado pudding, chocolate ricotta pudding, and chia pudding. Have a hankering for rice pudding? We have a recipe from just about every culture out there.

Ice Cream

If you want to make ice cream at home, we have the methods and recipes to guide you to the right flavor. No-churn chunky monkey ice cream? We've got your back. Looking for unicorn ice cream? We can help you out. We even have a recipe for no-fry fried ice cream.


Pies are in a league of their own. Cream pie, fruit pie, no-bake pie, or nut pie -- pies are a way to show off your baking talent. A classic apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream is a sweet way to warm up the kitchen on a fall afternoon. Lemon meringue pie is a refreshing dessert to welcome summer. For winter, try a pecan-ginger slab pie to take your mind off the snow. Pies can even be made to suit vegan, keto, paleo, and gluten-free diets, so everyone can get a taste.

Cookies & Brownies

Cookies and brownies can be altered into portable treats for any taste, but you only get out of a cookie or brownie what you put into it. The basic recipes are blank dessert canvases. To make your cookie dough unique, add white chocolate chips and dried cranberries, and you have Kris Kringle Christmas cookies. Replace the butter and flower with peanut butter, and you have a low-carb keto peanut butter cookie! Need a good baking challenge? Black and white cookies are a big feat, but a true crowd-pleaser. For brownies, add a swirl of cream cheese or leave out the chocolate to make blondies. Cookie and brownie recipes are abundant, so there's something for just about everyone to enjoy.


No matter where you fall on the sweet spectrum, there's a good cake to match any preference. For someone who steers clear of rich, sugar-laden cakes, a bee sting cake is a less sweet layer cake, similar to a coffee cake without frosting, making it the perfect dessert for afternoon tea. But if you're leaning into your chocolate addiction with a chocolate cupcake, you might find joy in chocolate blackout cupcakes instead of a german chocolate cake. If you need to punctuate a special occasion or season with cake, there's a recipe for every day of the year. For Halloween and fall, carrot cake with pumpkin spice frosting is good while red velvet is a no-brainer for Valentine's day.

Desserts aren't limited to cookies, cakes, and pies! Puddings, danishes, apple dumplings -- there's much more to explore in the dessert universe on Yummly to add to your recipe box!

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