Desserts

Desserts can be sweet, savory, hot or cold. Read about how to make a warm pie or try your hand at creating your own ice cream. Learn how to prepare a delicious sweet treat that will surely be a palate pleaser.


When a food gets the sweet-to-salty ratio just right, it's quite the recipe for pleasure. Salted caramel is one flavor that hits all the right taste buds. Leave it to a Frenchman to create the perfect sweet.

Special occasions deserve special cakes that aren’t too hard to make.

Even the most inexperienced bakers can create gorgeous birthday cakes with little time and effort.

These cake themes will even make teens that are too cool for birthdays happy.

Boxed cake mix is anything but boring when doctored even just a little bit.

Life’s too short to only eat chocolate and vanilla cake. Spice up your next birthday party with some fun and unique cakes.

Decorating a cake isn’t hard if the proper prep work is done.

How much time would you spend making a cake? An hour? 10 hours? A few days? We've compiled a list of the most labor-intensive -- and tastiest -- desserts out there.

Macaroons have been around a long time, and we've tried every type of ingredient combination to get the most mouth-watering ones we could find. Here are our top five picks.

The cupcake craze was certainly a tasty one, but most foodies agree that the tiny cakes are already on their way out of fashion. Which delightful treat will take the cupcake's place?

We asked YOU to submit your photos of car cakes for a chance to be featured during "Next Great Baker." Here are some of the honorable mentions.

Giant cookies? Colossal cupcakes? Monster cannoli? It takes more than just a big mixing bowl to concoct some of these incredible baked goods.

Who doesn't want to dig their teeth into a delectable pastry? The creamy filling oozes onto your fingers. The pastry shell melts in your mouth. What are the world's greatest pastry inventions?

Sponge cakes, pound cakes -- they're all sweet and delicious, so what's the big difference? With a few ingredient tweaks, you can go from light and fluffy to buttery and filling.

Americans are fiercely protective and passionate about beloved foods and recipes -- and especially so when it comes to baked goods. What are some of our favorite regional dishes, hot out of the oven?

Have an extra piece of cake -- it's really just bread, right? You're more right than you know. Cakes started out as sweet breads, and now they're a part of cultures around the world.

What pairs well with any meal? Cake, of course! Learn how to make these delicious confections created by the contestants of TLC's "Ultimate Cake Off".

Valentine's Day is a day of indulgence and decadence, of romance and flowers. Chocolate is the ambrosia of Valentine's Day gifts, and it's also the mother lode of ingredients in delectable desserts.

In TLC's "Ultimate Cake Off," you'll see the greatest cake artists in the world. Check out our collection of pictures and see what we mean.

The words "health" and "cake" aren't often uttered in the same sentence. Ingredients like butter and heavy cream make the cake taste great but can end up forever on the hips. A few substitutions can change that.

The cupcake is hotter than ever, and it's easy to see why. This individual-sized little cake has a frosted dome, rainbow sprinkles and the kind of personality that fits in at a class party or a wedding. But what are the most popular flavors?

These miniature cakes are more popular than ever thanks to the designer cupcake bakeries that have cropped up in major cities all over the country. How can you enjoy them without the guilt?

Going vegan means no animal products of any kind, including dairy. But how do you make a cake without the three holy ingredients of the baking world: eggs, butter and milk? Turns out, it's not so tough to bake vegan.

Cupcakes seem uniquely suited to our modern sensibilities. They're portion-controlled, portable, easy to make in batches, open to lots of decorating strategies, tasty and can be inexpensive to make. So, who is the genius behind them?

When we broach the topic of cake, we start getting into passionate territory. People define important moments in life, like birthdays, weddings and holidays, with cake. But where did this obsession begin?

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