Dessert? Yes, please! As the centerpiece of many parties and the grand finale of others, dessert makes a last (and lasting) impression on guests. From cake to crème brûlée, we give you the five most popular dessert recipes you need to know – and all the variations you need to switch things up. After all, nothing celebrates the sweeter side of life quite like a good dessert.
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Comfort food at its best, brownies are highly versatile. A kids’ favorite in the basic version, they can be gussied up with glossy icing for fancier occasions or spiked with peppermint for the holidays. Get the recipe
Make a cake from scratch and you make it with love. (And, yes, your guests will taste the difference!) This recipe for lemon buttermilk cake can be baked as a layer or bundt cake or as individual cupcakes. Get the recipe
Is there anything that smells better than oatmeal cookies in the oven? In this recipe, we substitute orange-flavored cranberries for the usual raisins for a tangy twist. Want to mix it up even more? Use chocolate chips for an ooey-gooey treat. Get the recipe
Crème brûlée may have a fancy French name, but it’s surprisingly easy to make, considering how much it will impress your guests. Here, we feature chocolate malted crème brûlée, though we also tell you how to whip up the classic vanilla version. Get the recipe