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American's love their desserts. Here you'll find everything from the traditional favorites, like the all-American apple pie, to the truly unusual regional specialties, such as Gilroy, California's garlic ice cream.

Yellow Layer Cake with Buttercream Chocolate Frosting
Every home baker needs this Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe at their fingertips; it's the perfect cake for a birthday or special celebration, or just to have sitting on the kitchen counter. Find more great cake recipes here.

Vanilla Custard Fruit Tart
Nothing can quite compare to the looks and taste of a this Vanilla Custard and Fresh Fruit Tart.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

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Mississippi Mud Pie
One taste of this rich, dense chocolate pie will send you back for more. It derives its name from thick mud along the banks of the Mississippi river. During the dry hot summers, the mud's surface is cracked and dry-looking, similar to what the top of this pie looks like.

Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze
A tender, moist applesauce cake that old-time bakers claimed was better the next day. The cake is coated with a caramel glaze that is poured over the cake while it is still warm and quickly broiled until bubbly.

Classic Almond Tart
Simple, yet elegant and delicious, this Classic Almond Tart is the perfect dessert to serve with tea or coffee.

Rustic Apple Tart
This free-form rustic apple tart is easier to make than an apple pie, but every bit as delicious. Find more great apple recipes here.

Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake with Ganache Icing
Dense, dark, and oh-so-delicious, the Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake with Ganache Icing is sure to be a real crowd-pleaser.

Chocolate Raspberry Tart recipe
A buttery, hazelnut crust filled with rich chocolate and fresh raspberries makes this tart a real showstopper—plus it's easy to make!

Decadent Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Homemade Cappuccino-Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
Nothing quite compares to a bowl of this Homemade Coffee-Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream when the weather is warm. The combination of coffee and bittersweet chocolate makes this a decadent treat.

Decadent Chocolate Ice Cream
A combination of cocoa powder, and melted semisweet and unsweetened chocolates make this Chocolate Ice Cream, rich, creamy and decadent. It makes an ideal summertime treat.

Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Cake
Swirls of spiced pumpkin cake and rich chocolate combine for an amazingly delicious bundt cake that's topped with an orange cream cheese icing.

Peach Crumb Pie
Nothing beats the flavor of a Peach Crumb Pie, especially when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Maple Pecan Pie

Whole Wheat Pie Crust
This easy and flaky Whole Wheat Pie Crust recipe can be used for any pie or tart recipe.

Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Fresh Berries
This moist, lemony cake is flecked with the pleasant crunchiness of cornmeal. It pairs beautifully with fresh berries, such as blueberries and raspberries soaked in some orange juice or liqueur, or it can simply be served with a dollop of vanilla yogurt.

Killer Brownies

Raspberry Crumb Bars
These tart Raspberry Crumb Bars are so easy to make and will melt-in-your-mouth. For best results, use a good-quality jam.

Ginger Pumpkin Pie

Brownie Shortbread Bars

Best-Ever Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
Try these individual molten chocolate lava cakes. They are sure to provide a dose of deep, warm chocolaty goodness.

Spiced Layer Cake with Pecan Icing
This luscious spice layer cake fragrant with cinnamon and cloves and frosted with a pecan icing is sure to be a showstopper. find ore great cake recipes here.

Raspberry-Blueberry Tart
This luscious tart has a filling made with cooked blueberries and a topping of fresh blueberries and raspberries. Find more great-tasting dessert recipes here.

Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream Cake
No one will ever guess how easy it is to assemble this scrumptious Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream Cake. Find more great ice cream cake recipes here.

Ultimate Chocolate Layer Cake
This luscious chocolate layer cake with dark chocolate frosting is an irresistible temptation. it's the perfect cake to make for a birthday celebration or dinner party.

Blueberry Crumb Pie
Nothing says summer more than a fresh-baked Blueberry Pie! Topped with a cornmeal crumb topping, this recipe is easy and so delicious! Find more great pie recipes here.

Chocolate Pie Crust Recipe
Tender, flaky and decadent describe this chocolate pie crust recipe. Easy to make and great in with all kinds of pie fillings.

Double Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe
Who can resist the appeal of a homemade chocolate cream pie? Smooth, rich chocolate custard in a dark chocolate crust topped with snowy mounds of whipped cream - it's simply irresitible!

Lattice Peach Pie
Make the most of ripe, juicy peaches with this recipe for Lattice Peach Pie. Find more great pie recipes here.

Blueberry Peach Crisp
Few things are as wonderful to eat than this recipe for an old-fashioned Blueberry Peach Crisp. Find more great berry dessert recipes here.

Mocha Caramel Custard
This smooth, creamy Mocha Caramel Custard recipe is flavored with chocolate and coffee and topped a crisp sugar crust.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
This sweet and tart Strawberry Rhubarb pie recipe is prize winning! Find more great pie recipes here.

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
Swirled with raspberry jam, this Raspberry Cheesecake is as pretty to look at as it is delicious. Find more tested and great-tasting recipes here.

Old-Fashioned Butterscotch Pudding
rich and creamy, this old-fashioned butterscotch pudding recipe gets it wonderful flavor from pure vanilla and dark brown sugar. Find more great pudding recipes here.

Nutty Oatmeal Cookies
Chock-full of nuts and cinnamon, this Oatmeal Cookie recipe can be made ahead and baked later - perfect for busy households. Find more great cookies recipes here.

Decadent Chocolate Rice Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Creamy and rich, this chocolate rice pudding recipe takes comfort food to a new level. Find more great rice pudding recipes here.

Fresh Lemon Bars
A classic among cookies, these tangy Lemon Bars have a tart, refreshing, and irresistible appeal. For something rich and different, try the Chocolate Lemon Bars variation. Find more great cookie bars recipes here.

Strawberry Rice Pudding
This fresh strawberry rice pudding recipe is creamy, rich-tasting, and amazingly easy to make. Find more great recipes here.

Boston Cream Pie
This recipe for Boston Cream Pie is a delicious American dessert classic and simple to make.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies
A chocolate peanut butter cookie recipe for chocolate lovers. Soft, chewy and packed with chocolate chips and peanuts, these cookies will disappear quickly.

Best Berry Desserts
From crisps and shortcakes to pies and more, here are 10 delicious fresh berry dessert recipes to help you make the most of the season's berry bounty.

Lemon-Ginger Pound Cake Recipe
Bake not one, but six lemon pound cakes at once. Get more results for the same amount of baking effort. Perfect for gifts.

Key Lime Pie
Sweet, creamy, and refreshing best describes this Key Lime Pie recipe - super easy to makke, too! Find more great pie dessert recipes here.

Homemade Peach Ice Cream
This Peach Ice Cream recipe is creamy, delicious, packed with juicy ripe fruit, and tastes like summer. Find more great ice cream recipes here.

Chocolate Cheesecake

Peach Cobbler
This Peach Cobbler recipe is the quintessential summer dessert. Find more great cobbler and desserts recipe here.

Chocolate-Strawberry Shortcakes
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes make a nice change for the traditional version, plus there decadent and heavenly. Find more great dessert recipes here.

Banana Bread Pudding

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Apple Cranberry Pie

Butternut Squash Pudding with Candied Pecans

Marbled Cheesecake Brownies
Marbled Cheesecake Brownies might be best brownie variation there is. Cheesecake and brownie batters swirled together to make a to-die-for combination. Find more great bar recipes here.

Individual Raspberry Tarts
These individual buttery tart shells are filled with a red raspberry puree and topped with fresh berries. Find more great-tasting dessert recipes here.

Chocolate Crackle Tops

Best-Ever Chocolate Pudding
This chocolate pudding has a marvelous deep, rich flavor and ultra-smooth, creamy texture. Plus it's super-quick to make.

Pear Walnut Pie
A humble yet delicious pear-walnut pie that's perfect for autumn and Thanksgiving. Find more great pie recipes here.

Cherry-Walnut Rugelach

Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pie
This delicious Kentucky bourbon chocolate walnut pie is traditionally served at the annual Kentucky Derby Horse race. This pie recipe is similar to the Melrose Inn's famous "Derby Pie," which has been served at the race for over 50 years.

Decadent Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate is the perfect treat for a winter day. The rich chocolaty flavor in this recipe comes from using good-quality chocolate rather than cocoa powder.

Banana Walnut Bread Recipe
Next time those bananas are looking a little past their prime, remember this great nutty banana walnut bread recipe.

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread with Lemon Glaze
This simple gingerbread recipe is a traditional American Christmas classic. It features a sweet and tangy lemon glaze that pairs perfectly with the deep, dark, richly spiced cake. While this gingerbread recipe is commonly served around the holidays, it's wonderful any time of the year when you need a quick and delicious dessert.

Lemon-Blueberry Shortcakes
These Lemon-Blueberry Shortcakes are made with a delicious cornmeal biscuit and topped with a lemon-blueberry compote. Find more great dessert recipes here.

Blueberry Corn Muffins Recipe
These blueberry corn muffins are an American classic.

Chocolate Bread Pudding
Chocolate Bread Pudding

Strawberry Cheesecake

Triple Layer Lemon Cake

Mixed Berry Buckle
You can make this traditional crumb-topped Berry Buckle with any type of berries. It is called a buckle because the cake is said to buckle as it bakes.

Ginger Stars
Gingerbread cookie stars are easy to make, fun to decorate, and even more fun to eat.

Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze
Easy step-by=step photos to make Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze. Step 1 what you'll need

Crazy for Chocolate
These 5 decadent chocolate recipes will deliver a deep chocolate blast that will soothe you mind, body and soul.

Chili Chocolate Cookies Recipe
If the thought of adding pepper and cayenne chili to a chocolate cookie recipe sounds strange to you, you're not alone!

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe
This creative pumpkin pie recipe from Kim Carlson of Culinate, is perfect for those of you that can't decide whether to have a slice of pecan, or pumpkin pie after the turkey. Now have both, in one delicious pie!

All-American Caramel Apple Recipe
Making caramel apples is the ultimate way to turn this healthy fruit into an irresistible sweet treat. The shinny surface of a caramel apple is one of fall's most beautiful food images.

Baked Fresh Cherry Custard Recipe
This simple and delicious baked cherry custard is inspired by the famous French dessert clafouti. The dark, sweet cherries baked simply in a creamy, eggy batter produces a comforting dessert everyone will love.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe
These pumpkin spice muffins are delicious, moist, and not only topped with a brown sugar cinnamon crumble, but drizzled with a cinnamon cream cheese glaze. This pumpkin spice muffin recipe's combination of fall flavors can’t be beat.

Halloween Candy Corn Cookie Bark Recipe
This colorful and creative candy corn cookie bark recipe makes a perfect Halloween treat. If you don't like candy corn, you can substitute M&M's or Reeses Pieces, or do your version of this Halloween cookie bark.

Pumpkin Spice Graveyard Cake with Shortbread Headstones
This creative Halloween pumpkin spice graveyard cake will be the hit of your Halloween party. The shortbread headstones give the pumpkin cake a spooky look, and delicious taste.

Frosted Pumpkin Doughnut Recipe
Tired of all those healthy pumpkin muffin recipes? Then try this great frosted pumpkin doughnut recipe! Whether for a casual Halloween party, or fancy autumn brunch, these pumpkin doughnuts will impress.

Caramel Apple Pie - Step by Step
This apple pie recipe is super easy, but unusual in it's construction. It contains no flour or other starch in the filling to bind it together. The filling is basically caramelized apples, glued together with the natural pectin from the apple skins, and a glossy, delicious apple syrup.

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cupcakes
Who doesn’t love chocolate cupcakes? Just one bite of these decadent baby cakes will jet you back to your childhood.

California Peach and Almond Crisp Recipe
What's better when fresh peaches are in season, than a delicious peach crisp? This crisp recipe also has sliced almonds in the topping, which adds an extra crunch. Any fresh fruit or berries can be adapted to this crisp recipe if peaches arenÂ’t available.

Peach Pie Smoothie Recipe
This delicious smoothie recipe is like drinking a creamy slice of peach pie. This is a great way to enjoy fresh summer peaches.

Berry Fourth of July Flag Cake Recipe
Why make a regular cake recipe, when you can use some fresh strawberries and blueberries to create a beautiful and delicious flag cake? This cake is so pretty, you'll want to make even if it isn’t the Fourth of July!

Philadelphia-Style Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
Traditional American ice cream recipes do not use an egg-based custard like European ice cream recipes do. This simple combination of cream, sugar and vanilla produces a delicious treat that's a throwback to ice cream recipes of day's gone bye.

Fresh Raspberry Sauce Recipe
This fresh raspberry sauce recipe is perfect for ice cream, cheesecakes, and all kinds of chocolate desserts. Not only does this raspberry sauce recipe taste great, it's fast and easy to make.

Fresh Dark Cherry Pie Recipe
When fresh cherries hit the stores, there is no better way to enjoy them than in this fresh dark cherry pie recipe. And, don't forget, the cherries in this pie recipe are packed with antioxidants.

Fresh Strawberries with Yogurt and Honey
Simple, healthy and delicious - strawberries with yogurt and honey makes for a quick breakfast, snack, or quick dessert recipe.

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe
These red velvet cupcakes will make quite an impression with their great taste and unusual color. Red velvet cake is well known in the American South, and there are as many different recipes as there are stories about this unique cake's origins.

Coconut Cream Pie
Coconut cream pie is always a favorite. If you follow this coconut cream pie recipe, you'll wind up with a delicious combination of coconut custard and airy whipped cream.

Snow Ice Cream
Homemade snow ice cream will never be confused with rich, creamy premium ice cream, but if you have access to some pristine, freshly fallen snow, making your own ice cream is a fun winter project.

Hot Chocolate Stones - Chocolate Truffles with a Hint of Chili Pepper
All chocolate is sexy, but these rich, decadent, hot chocolate stones take that up another level.

Chocolate Mocha Pot de Crème Recipe
Pot de crème is one of the easiest and most decadent chocolate recipes ever!

Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
This easy cream cheese frosting recipe is perfect for almost any cupcake, or layer cake recipe. By adjusting the powdered sugar at the end you can easily control the thickness, depending on what you're using it for.

Fresh Strawberry and Kiwi Cocktail
This fresh strawberry and kiwi cocktail is a super-easy and delicious fruit dessert. The strawberries and kiwi make their own sauce after you cut them up and add a little sugar.

No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Fudge Cookies
This no-bake oatmeal chocolate fudge cookie recipe is perfect for those warm days when you want cookies, but don't want to turn on the oven. It also great when you just want some fast and delicious cookies!

Orange Cornmeal Cake
The sugar topping gives this old-fashion orange cornmeal cake a nice crunch, and the orange flavor works perfectly with the subtle sweetness of the corn. This orange cornmeal cake recipe is perfect for a brunch buffet.

Triple Chocolate Cake
Most "doctored" boxed mix chocolate cake recipes just don't deliver the rich and decadent results that the made-from-scratch cakes do. This triple chocolate cake is so delicious you won't feel the least bit guilty for using such an easy recipe.

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
Looking for a pancake recipe that's delicious and good for you? This recipe for whole wheat banana pancakes just might fit the bill.

The Best Blueberry Muffins
The blueberry muffin is probably America's favorite muffin recipe. This easy recipe will produce a tender and light blueberry muffin, as long as you don't over mix the batter.

Chocolate Lava Cake
Legend has it that this chocolate lava cake was the result of a major culinary disaster. The dessert was meant to be individual chocolate cakes, but a cook took them out of the ovens to soon, and the centers where still liquefied. Since there was no time to cook them further, the Chef simply introduced the dessert as chocolate lava cake!

Blueberry Crisp
Is there a better way to enjoy blueberries than a blueberry crisp? The dark, sweet-tart berries and that chewy, crisp top is one of the great combinations of all time. This blueberry crisp recipe is a tasty way to get these nutritious berries into your diet. Blueberries are on all the "super foods" lists due to their high levels of anti-oxidants. This is delicious and good for you!

How to Make Lemon Curd - Video Recipe
Lemon curd is a delicious, old-fashioned lemon dessert sauce. Its intense flavor and creamy, rich texture go great with things like cakes, gingerbread, and fresh berries.

Classic Lemon Curd
This delicious lemon dessert topping is an old British recipe that came to America with the early English settlers. A bit too intense to be eaten by itself, it is traditionally served as a sauce or topping alongside berry tarts, pies, cakes, and gingerbread. If you've never had homemade lemon curd you are missing out on one of the great dessert toppings of all time!

Lemon Meringue Pie recipe

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
This traditional Pennsylvanian dessert is usually made with two soft, cake-like chocolate cookies sandwiching a sweet, creamy filling. However, this whoppie pie recipe uses a pumpkin cookie, which is a very popular and delicious seasonal version.

Gilroy Garlic Ice Cream
This bizarre combination is always one of the most talked about items at the famous Gilroy Garlic Festival every year.

Chocolate Egg Cream
The chocolate egg cream, invented in New York in the 1920s, is virtually unknown outside the Big Apple. Learn how to make this simple, unusual, and refreshing chocolate drink.

Old-fashioned Sour Cream Lemon Pie

Baked Rice Pudding

Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Icing
Flecked with carrots and nuts, these Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting have a great texture—and the frosting provides just the right balance of creamy sweet and tangy flavor. All-in all, these bars are hard to resit.

Chocolate Truffle Tart recipe

Easy Blondies recipe

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars
These Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Bars are simple to make and demonstrate how delicious these tangy and sweet flavors are together. A scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream turns these simple squares into a special dessert.

Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake Roll
This Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake roll is easier to make than most, because the filling and cake are baked as one and then rolled.

Ultimate Strawberry Shortcakes

10 Fresh Strawberry Desserts
You know it's springtime when mounds of fresh strawberries begin appearing at the market more. Sweet, juicy and full of flavor, these luscious berries dazzle when they take center stage in one of these desserts.

7 Cakes to Celebrate With

Let's Talk Cheesecake
5 luscious and creamy cheesecake recipes

Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie Caramel Tart

Chocolate Mousse Bars

Orange Chiffon Cake with Peach-Berry Topping
Chiffon Cake with Fresh Fruit is the perfect summertime dessert. The cake is light and airy and soaks up all of the fresh seasonal fruit juices.

Date-Nut Bread

Peach Upside-Down Cake

Braided Chocolate Loaf

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