Saturday, May 21, 2016

10 Desserts You'll Daydream About

From Chocolate Cream Pie to Banana Pudding Parfaits, these treats are what sweet dreams are made of.

1. Chocolate Cream Pie


With a chocolate cookie crust, silky chocolate pudding center and whipped cream topping, this pie a chocolate lover's dream. GET THE RECIPE

2. Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


Carrot cakes are usually heavy and dense, but this one is light with a fine texture. The secret is finely chopping the carrots in a food processor rather than grating them. GET THE RECIPE

3. Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream


Spiked with bourbon and studded with chunks of dark chocolate, this warm and chocolate-y bread pudding is the ultimate comfort food. Top it with vanilla ice cream and it's like a grown-up brownie sundae. GET THE RECIPE

4. Sticky Toffee Banana Cake


This warm banana cake drizzled with hot toffee sauce is a twist on the classic English dessert, sticky toffee pudding. A comforting dessert that looks pretty too! GET THE RECIPE

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie


Just mention chocolate and peanut butter and people will swoon. This pie -- with a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping -- lives up to the hype. GET THE RECIPE

6. Ricotta Cheesecake with Raspberries


Inspired by the "Obsessive Ricotta Cheesecake" in Gina DePalma's Dolce Italiano, Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen, this cheesecake is a hybrid between an American-style cheesecake and an Italian-style cheesecake. The raspberry topping is the perfect contrast to the cake, which isn't overly sweet. GET THE RECIPE

7. Chocolate Fondue


Who doesn't love a bowl of melted chocolate surrounded by cookies, marshmallows and fruit?! This dreamy dessert has only four ingredients and can be made in the microwave. GET THE RECIPE

8. Southern Peach Cobbler


In this classic Southern dessert, sweet peaches and warm spices are topped with a buttermilk biscuit batter, and then baked until the fruit is tender and the topping is crisp. GET THE RECIPE

9. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies


These boozy brownies with a swirl of tangy cheesecake are cakey on the bottom, alternately fudgy and creamy in the center, and crisp on top. They might look elaborate but they're easy to make. GET THE RECIPE

10. Banana Pudding Parfaits


Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding and sliced bananas. This version bucks tradition a bit, but still tastes wonderfully nostalgic and delicious. GET THE RECIPE

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