Whether you’re a budding pastry chef looking for a simple dessert recipe or a veteran baker trying new baking ideas, these 43 baked desserts are worth trying!
When you have a great evening of enticing hors d’oeuvres, hearty main courses, and flavorful sides, you also deserve some sweet desserts that will bring a much sugary endpoint to a palatable experience.
These mouth-watering desserts are wide-ranging, but many are in the form of bread, pastries, pies, cookies, and other snacks baked to perfection!
Fortunately, there are many famed baked recipes you could try out for yourself.
You could create classic recipes, such as Apple Pie, Chocolate Cake, and Soft Pretzels, or try some unique takes on famed desserts, such as Butterscotch Blondies, Carrot Cake, and Oven-Baked S’mores!
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Here are 43 baked desserts that you could make to cap off a nice feast!
1. Apple Pie
Since we’re talking about baked desserts, let’s start this list with this classic Apple Pie recipe.
What makes this dessert dish appealing is the tangy flavors of sliced apples covered by a chewy, buttery crust.
This one-two combo of tartiness and sweetness makes this dish a crowd favorite!
2. Banana Bread
Banana Bread is a popular and easy recipe everyone can produce as a homemade snack or a mass-produced treat.
Like the classic fruitcake, you could smell some bananas in every slice of this tasty bread.
With all the most unique-looking donuts nowadays, the classic Bavarian Cream Donut will still stand out.
The recipe for this one is a straightforward process.
Not only that, but Bavarian cream can pull you in, not just for the flavor but also for the nostalgia it brings to every inner child in us.
We all have fond memories of any muffin, particularly those made by our grandmas.
This includes this classic Blueberry muffin snack that brings many childhood memories.
The sweet flavors of the bread and the acidic flavors of blueberries are definitely a highlight of this muffin variant.
5. Butter Cake
Butter Cake is often served in small square slices, making this a soft and delectable dessert and snack.
This recipe does not call for any meticulous process and various ingredients.
Yet, despite the recipe’s simplicity, butter cake is a delight in every bite.
Butterscotch is more known as a brownie, so what exactly is a butterscotch blondie?
Unlike brownies that use white sugar and cocoa powder, blondies use brown sugar and vanilla extract.
However, you can still get the classic butterscotch flavor you always love as a child and child-at-heart with these butterscotch blondies.
7. Carrot Cake
Carrots are not usually known as common ingredients for a cake.
However, this delectable carrot cake pushes the definition of what a cake should be.
Despite the distinct taste of carrots that can be off-putting for some, Carrot Cake is just as sweet and tasty as your typical cake.
We all put cherries on top of a sweet cake.
However, you could also make this fruit the main attraction through these Cherry Brownies!
This unique spin to old-fashioned brownies brings the saccharine caramel flavor of the bread and the tart goodness of the cherry.
9. Cherry Pie
Warrant once said in their song that cherry pie “tastes so good, makes a grown man cry.”
Indeed, Cherry Pie is a classic baked dish that combines the tarty flavors of the cherries and the chewy sweetness of the crust.
While not everyone would cry at the cherry pie, as Warrant claims, you’ll still want more slices of this after your first chew.
When we talk about brownies, this recipe will be the first thing that comes to mind!
Chocolate Brownies have all the characteristics that we want for a dessert and snack.
Indeed, these are small, soft, and chewy, and they definitely ooze some chocolatey goodness that we could never resist!
Chocolate Chip Cookies are classic dessert staples that will definitely bring out the inner child in you.
These cookies come in various shapes, sizes and flavors, and you could be creative with creating them too.
12. Chocolate Cake
Chocolate desserts will not be complete without a classic chocolate cake!
There are many variations of this old-fashioned recipe.
You could even find classic chocolate cake recipes that vary in size, shape, and toppings.
However, this chocolate cake will bring you back to your childhood with every bite for a much simpler treat.
At first glance, you’ll notice that this fudge cake closely resembles the original chocolate cake recipe.
However, do not be confused, as fudge cakes are typically one-layered moist cakes with or without icing.
You could try classic chocolate icings, including ganache, which is part chocolate and warm cream.
Lava cakes have a creamy core that can ooze after slicing it to the center–like lava in a volcano.
Given this, you can already see why chocolate lava cakes, and lava cakes in general, are appealing!
While most cakes rely on soft cake layers and their icings, this cake has an oozing liquid icing that is just as tasty as the typical recipe.
Here’s another classic chocolate dessert that we have all loved ever since!
For those who don’t know, mousse cakes are typically light, fluffy, and often airy, making them more palatable than a typical heavy cake.
While this one is prepared by baking, like all recipes in this list, chocolate mousse cakes are best served chilled.
Apple slices are great after-meal treats.
The sweet and tangy flavors of these apple slices are great palate cleansers after a savory meal.
However, you could add spice to these apple slices by pouring a vanilla-cinnamon mixture into them.
Cinnamon has a signature sweet, earthy, and spicy taste that perfectly fits with cakes.
In this case, these cinnamon cupcakes are soft, sweet, and much more enticing with their cinnamon buttercream top.
Not only is this cupcake perfect as an afternoon snack, but it could also be served as an endpoint after a mouthwatering delight.
18. Cinnamon Rolls
Since we’re already talking about cinnamon in desserts, let’s go to this famed dessert dish that uses this ingredient.
As the name suggests, cinnamon rolls are rolls of dough with spread cinnamon sugar.
However, this bread dessert will not be complete without cream cheese frosting that adds a sweet and smooth layer to this enticing dish.
Chocolate Glazed Donuts are a modern take on the classic choco donuts.
As the name suggests, these choco donuts are glazed with a mixture of vanilla extract, milk, and icing sugar.
Through this glaze, the donuts achieve their glossy appearance and added sugary taste!
Croissants are one of those dishes that come to mind when we talk about French bread.
These crescent-shaped bread treats are often filled with a wide array of fillings, such as meats and creams.
In this case, we highly suggest you try these cream cheese croissants because of their distinct sweet and tangy flavors and equally buttery and flaky pastry.
Who knew that donuts could also be crispy?
These Crispy Cheese Donuts have a similar appearance, color, and texture to cheese rings.
However, these snacks have a unique flavor atypical to desserts, owing to the amalgamation of cheese, quinoa, flour, and garlic powder.
Brownies are often soft throughout.
However, this recipe calls for two layers of chocolate with different textures–the base being soft and airy and the topping being flaky.
As brownies are often served in small, even bite-sized servings, these brownie bars are perfect snacks and palate cleansers after a heavy meal.
Birthdays and other gatherings would not be complete without a good ole round layered cake!
In this case, why not try this chocolate and caramel-flavored Dulce De Leche Mocha Cake?
Your perception of desserts will never be the same with a piece of this cake!
24. Lemon Bars
Desserts are always sweet and enticing to our senses, but they can also bring some zest.
Case in point, these Lemon Bars bring some fruity flavors, particularly with the addition of lemon juice in the recipe.
Let your loved ones experience some newer tastes with these bite-sized Lemon Bars!
Can’t get enough lemons on desserts?
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is a unique spin on the typical poppy seed cake, with lemon juice and slices providing a fruity taste to this creamy and airy cake dish.
Mint and chocolate can be an oddball combination in desserts and sweets, but it is an oddball worth trying.
For this cookie recipe, mint candies and chocolate chips are combined before the dough is baked.
The taste can get a bit weird initially, but you’ll definitely learn to love these treats!
How do you like your Espresso?
If you pay attention to the name, mocha buttercream espresso can give an impression of overloading flavors.
Indeed, these flavors will definitely play on your palate once you take a bite of this cake!
Oatmeal Cookies With Raisins & Pecans is a great way to start the day.
The same can be said when you turn this porridge into chewy cookies.
The mildly nutty flavors and tangy tastes of raisins will leave an impression, if not a memory worth repeating.
Orange sodas are known as thirst-quenchers during a hot day or after intense activity.
However, you can also use this in recreating the old-fashioned recipe of orange cupcakes.
You could try various orange sodas out there, but the result will always be these tangy and sweet cupcakes.
We all know s’mores as popular camping foods, as marshmallows are often melted or burned on the campfire.
However, you could also create s’mores in the comfort of your own home, even without a campfire.
Arguably, because you can control the heat in the oven or microwave, you can get a lot of enticing s’mores for you and your friends.
If you’re looking for desserts that will leave a long-lasting impression, why not try these sweet and nutty Peanut Butter Bars?
These soft and chewy dessert bars are best consumed with chocolate chip toppings and drizzled chocolate cream.
Arguably the most colorful cake dessert on this list, the Pineapple Upside Down Cake goes full-on fruity with the inclusion of pineapple slices and cherries as toppings.
Not only is the cake soft to bite, but the fruits are also juicy, so you can fully experience some fruity goodness in this recipe.
33. Pumpkin Bread
This Pumpkin Bread will win you over as a Halloween treat, everyday snack, or an after-meal delight.
Sure, pumpkins are not always known in desserts but have a bite of this bread, and you’ll be wrong about the limitations of desserts in general.
Rocky road is a classic dessert variant in cookies, cakes, and ice cream.
In this case, these rocky road brownies are small, chocolatey, and nutty, which makes them great after-meal snacks.
You can pair this dish with some ice cream, too, if you want more rocky road in your dish.
For a sweet and tangy dessert, why not try out these cookies with a funny name–Snickerdoodles?
These cookies are sugary, powdery, and tangy, emphasizing the latter as they contain cream of tartar.
Not only are these cookies tasty, but preparing these can be fun too!
36. Soft Pretzels
At some point during our childhood, we all wanted to have a piece of sugary and buttery pretzels.
Now, you can create these knot-shaped bread treats in the comfort of your own home on demand.
Depending on preference, you could create other pretzels with a much harder bite.
Here’s another weird flavor combination, this time from strawberry and cheese.
If we think about it, it may seem like an odd, if not a clash of tastes.
However, you might want to give these cookies a chance, as the tart flavors of strawberries and the creaminess of cheese fit perfectly as a cookie.
38. Texas Sheet Cake
Texas Sheet Cake resembles choco fudge, with its soft and spongy base and sweet and creamy topping.
However, this cake is best consumed with nuts on top, bringing another layer of bite to a famed American classic.
Combining apples and caramel flavors is worth trying, especially in desserts, such as the Toffee Apple Tart.
The pie’s distinct appearance is not just an attention-grabber but also an appetite-pleaser once you take a bite of this famed recipe.
40. Vanilla Cake
Aside from chocolate and butter, vanilla is another crowd favorite as a flavoring for cakes.
Depending on the kind of vanilla you use, you could create a rich, full, dark, or smokey version of the famed vanilla cake.
Either way, you could put a smile on everyone’s faces as they take a bite of this luscious cake.
41. Vegan Apple Cake
Now, we go to desserts for vegans, which primarily is a rehash of the original recipe, but with meatless alternatives.
In this case, this Vegan Apple Cake calls for non-dairy milk and vegetable oil.
Do not worry; you can still enjoy Apple Cake as it is intended to taste.
Similar to the preceding recipe, sponge cakes can also be made using non-meat alternatives.
Ingredients can include vegetable oils, plant milk, and fruit juices to bring a much tangy flavor to this soft, airy cake.
Lastly, we have the vegan variation of the Vanilla Cake.
Nothing much has changed in the recipe, save for using vegetable oils, non-dairy milk, and unsweetened applesauce (as an egg substitute).
These ingredients can still bring the best Vanilla Cake that you prefer to have on the table.
The bottom line
Desserts give a lasting memory to every full-course meal, mainly to cleanse the palates of those who have enjoyed their mains and side dishes.
There are many famed desserts out there to choose from, but it could be great to try out some baked goods too.
So why not turn on your ovens, prepare your baking tools, and start baking these luscious desserts?
Best Baked Desserts
Whether you're a budding pastry chef looking for a simple dessert recipe or a veteran baker trying new baking ideas, these 43 baked desserts are worth trying!
- Apple Pie
- Banana Bread
- Bavarian Cream Donut
- Blueberry Muffins
- Butter Cake
- Butterscotch Blondies
- Carrot Cake
- Cherry Brownies
- Cherry Pie
- Chocolate Brownies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Cake
- Chocolate Fudge Cake
- Chocolate Lava Cake
- Chocolate Mousse Cake
- Cinnamon Apple Slices
- Cinnamon Cup Cake
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Chocolate Glazed Donuts
- Cream Cheese Croissants
- Crispy Cheese Donuts
- Double Chocolate Brownie Bars
- Dulce De Leche Mocha Cake
- Lemon Bars
- Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
- Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Mocha Buttercream Espresso Cake
- Oatmeal Cookies With Raisins & Pecans
- Orange Soda Cupcakes
- Oven-Baked S'mores
- Peanut Butter Bars
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Pumpkin Bread
- Rocky Road Brownies
- Soft Pretzels
- Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
- Texas Sheet Cake
- Toffee Apple Tart
- Vanilla Cake
- Vegan Apple Cake
- Vegan Sponge Cake
- Vegan Vanilla Cake
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