Desserts

A Cake That Calls Your Name

Why bake from a box when you can make this? Our creamy-dreamy chocolate cake with almond-coconut filing is a cinch and will serve up sweet savings as it costs only $1.60 per slice versus $7 restaurant slices.

Almond Joy Cake

Get the recipe: Almond Joy Layer Cake 

 

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An Important Dieting Rule

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Technique Time: Whip It Good

Red Velvet Meltcakes Recipe When a recipe like our Red Velvet Meltcakes (pictured left) calls for beating heavy cream or egg whites, it will often mention soft or stiff peaks. How do you tell what’s what? You can see where you stand by just lifting up the beaters.

 

  • Soft Peaks will be thick but still droopy and are perfect for dollop-friendly whipped cream.
  • Stiff Peaks will stick up straight from the beaters and are what you’re looking for when making meringue.
Technique-Whipping Soft and Stiff Peaks

Illustration: Claudia Pearson

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A Little Something Sweet

Itty-bitty Fruit Kebabs. Mini cheesecake bites. Ice cream sandwiches that fit in the palm of your hand. These supereasy petite treats will be the talk of your next party! Scroll through our big pictures of these little sweets!

Mini Fruit Kebabs

Mini Fuit Kebabs also make for great swizzle sticks in fruity drinks or cocktails! For a little drink inspiration, click here.

Strawberry Cheesecake Snacks

 Strawberry Cheesecake Snacks are a little bite of heaven. Plus, no knives required! Get more cheesecake recipes!

Baby Ice Cream Sandwiches

Baby Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect first-of-the-season summer dessert. Keep the cool treats coming with more of our favorite ice cream sandwiches.

Go nuts for pecans!

Happy National Pecan Day! Before we get to our celebration recipe though, let’s take a moment to learn more about the pecan, a buttery flavored tree nut with a soft crunch.

Did you know…

  • The word “pecan” is actually a Native American word? (source)
  • The majority of pecan production happens in the United States, Mexico, Australia and Israel?
  • And last, but not least, that the pecan actually looks like this when it’s still on the tree?

Now, onto our celebration recipe: The Pecan Pie!

Often viewed as a Thanksgiving recipe, the pecan pie can–and should–be enjoyed all year-long. Fabulously easy to make, incredibly indulgent and effortlessly stunning, we’re sure you’ll want to keep digging your fork into this pie. Bake it for your neighborhood block party or your husband’s birthday. No matter what type of occasion, this pie will be a crowd-pleaser. Oh, and be prepared to share your recipe!

Get the recipe: Pecan Pie with Bourbon Ice Cream