Make your parties unforgettable with our collection of 19 amazing sweet treats! From classic cakes to fancy pastries, we've got desserts that'll impress everyone. Whether you're having a big celebration or just want something sweet, these recipes will make your get-togethers extra special. Easy to make and absolutely delicious, they'll turn every gathering into sweet memories.
Strawberry Tarts with Ricotta Cheese
Got a puff pastry sheet? Here's a simple yet a no-fail recipe for the delectable strawberry tarts that can be pulled together in no time. Get the recipe. Get the recipe.
Poppy Seed Cake
Stunning and absolutely delicious cake made with real poppy seeds, rich fruit layer and homemade buttercream. This easy dessert will brighten up any occasion. Get the recipe.
Easy Brownie Recipe with Mascarpone Swirl
Today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite variations of this dessert - an easy brownie recipe with a mascarpone swirl. The ingredients are simple, as is the preparation process. I decided to add mascarpone cheese to this brownie recipe because mascarpone has a very rich taste, and any dessert will only benefit from having it as one of the ingredients. Get the recipe.
Dutch Almond Paste Log
Banketstaaf is an amazingly simple Dutch almond pastry that takes only 10 minutes to assemble. The oven will do the rest of the work.
Flaky puff pastry is stuffed with a mixture of sweet almond paste and orange zest, rolled into a log, and baked until crispy perfection. Banket is an easy and delicious Dutch food made in no time. Get the recipe.
Soffioni (Italian Sweet Ricotta Pastries)
Soffioni Abruzzesi are cute little Italian cupcakes or muffins filled with fluffy Ricotta cream. They are easy to make and are an excellent addition to any occasion. Get the recipe.
Apple Sponge Cake
Super delicious and moist Apple Sponge Cake, also called Sharlotka, will become your new favorite apple dessert. It's so easy to make, topped with a sweet and crispy almond layer that literally melts in your mouth. Give this decadent treat a try, and it won't disappoint! Get the recipe.
Chocolate Eclair Cake
Lighter than air and utterly delicious Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe for when your tooth craves something sweet. A distant relative of traditional Chocolate Eclair, this beautiful dessert is perfect for special events or weekend baking with the kids. Get the recipe.
Mojito Cake with Mint Sugar
This creamy and citrusy Mojito Cake is a true vacation on a plate. Get the recipe.
German Christmas Cake - Stollen
Christmas is right around the corner and it's about time to bake traditional German Christmas Cake - Stollen. Packed with a delicious mixture of dried and candied fruits, almonds and marzipan, this decadent cake is a true Christmas treat. Get the recipe.
Hungarian Gerbeaud Cake
Shortcrust pastry layers are smothered with almond jam-walnut filling and covered with rich dark chocolate. This Hungarian Gerbeaud Cake is moist and so delicious! It makes a big batch and just like my Chocolate Eclairs, Gerbeaud Cake is perfect for potlucks, picnics or other special occasions. Get the recipe.
Rocky Road Fudge
This rocky road fudge is incredibly addictive. Everyone loves it. Get the recipe.
English Sticky Toffee Pudding
Baked with sweet and hearty dates, drenched in homemade caramel sauce, this English Sticky Toffee Pudding is seriously addictive. Stock up on dates because your pantry already carries the rest of the ingredients. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Fancy a dessert that’s both traditional and unique? My Pumpkin Pecan Pie is just that! It merges the well-loved flavors of classic pumpkin pies with the crunchy delight of pecans. Made with ingredients like brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger, this recipe is sure to bring a festive feel to your table while satisfying your sweet tooth. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
This incredibly moist chocolate olive oil cake is perfect for brunch and dessert. Get the recipe.
Apple Almond Shortbread Bars
These Apple Almond Shortbread Bars are intensely buttery, not too sweet and loaded with apples. This recipe is super easy and perfect for any time of the year! Get the recipe.
Bizcocho dominicano (Dominican cake)
What makes Bizcocho dominicano (Dominican cake) so special? The secret is that this cake is incredibly delicate in texture and sinfully delicious. Ours is the oldest, most complete, and most popular Dominican cake recipe on the internet. You can see why it's so loved below. Get the recipe.
This Brandy Snaps recipe will give you a classic English dessert with a lacy texture and a delicious, delicate crunch! They’re filled with whipped cream and also vegan! It’s the perfect recipe for Christmas baking and has that beautiful crispy texture and sweet, buttery flavor we all love! Get the recipe.
Chocolate Chess Pie
Chocolate Chess Pie combines the richness of chocolate with a creamy, custard-like filling encased in a buttery flaky pie crust, making this classic Southern dessert something the whole family will love. Not just the chocolate lovers in the family. Get the recipe.
A banana roll is a delicious, light, and fluffy dessert that brings a tropical flair to any occasion. This sweet treat is made from a tender banana-flavored sponge cake, rolled with a rich cream cheese filling, providing an irresistible balance of flavors. It's like the sophisticated cousin of the banana bread, but with a creamy twist that takes it to the next level. Get the recipe.
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Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.