dessert ideas

Chocolate-Whiskey Halloween Cupcakes? Yes, Please!

Halloween cupcake recipe
Who needs candy corn and stale Milk Duds when you can have chocolate-whiskey cupcakes for dessert? Fill up on these booze-infused treats for a Halloween you won't forget (or remember). Makes: 30 cupcakes What You'll Need: 2 large eggs 1 cup half and half 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter melted 1/2 cup strong coffee... read more

Crazy-Good Desserts from Homemade Decadence

Homemade Decadence cookbook Joy the Baker
Four words: Pumpkin spice ice cream. That's the recipe we immediately flipped to when Joy the Baker's newest cookbook, Homemade Decadence, landed on our desks last week. Not only is the book filled with dozens of crazy-sounding sweets (buttered popcorn crispy treats, anyone?), but each dessert can actually be made by... read more

Fall Favorite: A Foolproof Apple Pie

homemade apple pie recipe
Just because your homemade chocolate chip cookies are on point doesn't mean you shouldn't master yet another staple dessert: apple pie. Put those fresh fall apples to good use with this sweet, crowd-pleasing recipe: Makes: 1 9-inch pie What You'll Need: For the Crust: 2 sticks of cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch... read more

Cookbook Crave: 3 Flaky Desserts from Pastry

cranberry pecan piePhoto: Romulo Yanes
Basic baking recipes are easy enough (hello, break 'n bake cookies!), but the thought of tart pans, pie weights and those fancy-sounding scales is enough to send us screaming from our kitchens. Enter Nick Malgieri's Pastry. The veteran pastry chef manages to make even the most impossible-to-make desserts actually foolproof. Don't believe us?... read more

Easy Homemade Caramel Apples You'll Crave

homemade caramel apple recipe
Store-bought desserts are nice and all, but making your own fall treat is much more fun than simply swiping your card at checkout. Put those fresh-picked fall apples to good use by making this caramel-covered dessert tonight: Serves: 5 What You'll Need: 5 apples One 11-ounce bag of soft caramels 2 tablespoons of... read more

Cookbook Crave: 4 Crazy-Quick Microwaved Desserts from Mug Cakes

chocolate peanut butter mug cake recipe
You've seem 'em all over Pinterest and Instagram -- those why-didn't-I-think-of-that mug cakes that almost look too good to eat (the key word here being almost). With no boxed mix in sight, these crazy-quick treats are easily our newest favorite food trend. Haven't tried one yet? Bake up something... read more

The 101: Get Your S’mores Right!

smore recipePhoto: Anita Calero / The Nest
In the mood for something sweet? Make this basic dessert even better with these tips: Key ingredients: Graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. Why you love them: This nostalgic dessert reminds us of summers spent by the bonfire with friends. Plus, they take about 30 seconds to assemble -- perfect for when those late-night sugar cravings... read more

5 Summer Desserts You Can Eat Without the Guilt

strawberry ice cream sandwichPhoto: The Nest
You know the moment when you find yourself standing in front of an open freezer contemplating how long it will take to inhale that entire pint of Ben and Jerry's? We've all been there. And since everyone deserves a little post-dinner pick-me-up without feeling completely awful afterwards, I found five summer desserts you can enjoy... read more

6 Sweet Ways to Make the Most Out of Pi(e) Day

pie recipesPhoto: Levi Brown / The Nest
Math nerds and dessert fanatics rejoice, because March 14th marks National Pi Day! Okay, okay...so technically the holiday celebrates 3.14159. And as much as I appreciate a good mathematical constant, it's much easier to celebrate today's holiday in a more literal sense. So put down that protractor and bust out your pie pan; because the... read more

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day With These 5 Pinterest Recipes

peanut butter desserts
Is there ever any reason to not celebrate peanut butter? In short -- no. But on National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, March 1, you're allowed to indulge a little more than usual in your favorite gooey peanut butter dessert. Try one (or all) of the five below to get a jump start and let us... read more