Sweetened, shredded coconut adds flavor and texture to a luscious butter and cream cheese frosting that's easy to make and ever so good. Use toasted coconut as a garnish to create an extra elegant cake.
These fruity, oaty bars are inspired by Icelandic Hjónabandssæla (often translated as "happy marriage cake"), but perhaps closer to an American bar cookie in execution. They're hearty and rich, thanks to plenty of rolled oats and butter in the crust and crumb topping, with a flavorful layer of jam or fresh fruit in between. What kind? That's all up to you!
As pretty as a picture, this sweet, ruby-red dessert sauce is an easy way to dress up vanilla ice cream, frozen yogurt or angel food cake. Why not mix up an extra batch to keep in the freezer for drop-in guests or last-minute treats? Gusty Crum - Dover, Ohio Skip links
Combine the classic flavors of apple and pecan pies with a luscious cheese cake to make our scrumptious Apple-Pecan Cheesecake. Complete with notes of sweetness from brown sugar and the pleasing scent of cinnamon, you'll be hard-pressed to not fall for our Apple-Pecan Cheesecake.
Applesauce is used to keep this light version of Black Forest Cake healthy. Now, even people who are on a diet can enjoy a slice of rich chocolate cake! —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey Skip links
This easy dish is a tradition in my family. It's as quick as a boxed cake mix but it's a healthier dessert choice. It's ideal in fall when it seems that everyone has a bag or two of fresh apples to give away! —Terri Wetzel, Roseburg, Oregon Skip links
After trying a few buttercream frosting recipes, this easy buttercream frosting takes the cake with its unmatchable homemade taste. With a few simple variations, you can come up with different colors and flavors. —Diana Wilson, Denver, Colorado Skip links
These almost Levain bakery knockoff double dark chocolate cookies are insane. Insanely decadent. Insanely chocolate-y. Insanely delicious. I’m not sure I’ve met a cookie that defines my soul quite like this one. If you just take a moment and gaze deeply and thoughtfully into the depths of that cookie pictured before you, there’s a really …
OUR GRANDCHILDREN go through these cookies like locusts in a wheat field! I always tell my husband to try hiding them when the grandkids come, but their little noses find them every time. -Martha Crowe, La Plata, Maryland Skip links
These festive cupcakes are sure to be the star of your Fourth of July menu. I divided the batter from regular cupcakes into portions and used food coloring to make red, white and blue treats. Our kids loved helping prepare them. —Jodi Rugg, Aurora, Illinois Skip links
I was given a bottle of Irish cream liqueur as a gift and had leftover peppermint candy, so I created this delicious trifle. It's always rich and decadent. —Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California Skip links