If you need great dessert recipes for special occasions, we’ve got you covered. While these dessert recipes are sure to impress your guests, we’ve sneaked in a few shortcuts to help make serving them easier. The cakes on this list start with boxed cake mixes, ganaches that mix together in the microwave, and even recipes that only require 30 minutes (or less) of hands-on kitchen time. With such an easy recipe, you can whip up these fabulous desserts for your family any day of the week.
Read on for our best delicious dessert recipes sure to wow anyone.
While this cake is great for special occasions, it actually starts with a boxed cake mix, so it only takes 30 minutes of hands-on time to make.
This decadent recipe transforms the flavor of chocolate-covered strawberries into a beautiful cheesecake. Plus, the chocolate ganache layer actually comes together in the microwave.
Layers of peach, whipped cream, and vanilla cake are layered on a small plate to form a beautiful centerpiece that’s delicious at the same time.
These lava cakes are ready in just 35 minutes from start to finish.
Hummingbird Cake is a classic layer cake featuring three moist cake layers filled with pineapples and bananas. Layers are then covered with cream cheese frosting and finished off with toasted pecans.
Freeze-dried raspberries give homemade meringue a pretty pink hue.
This recipe turns sheet cakes into miniature cakes, so every guest can have their own dessert.
Citrus and sugared berries not only add a beautiful finish to this cake, they also add rich flavor to the cake layers and frosting.
For the best meringue, make sure the egg whites are at room temperature before adding them to the mixture.
Serve chocolate tarts with bourbon balls to impress.
Not only does this pavlova cake contain 9 ingredients, it’s also dairy and gluten free.
this apple pie is almost Too pretty to eat.
You might be surprised to know that boxed cake mix is one of just 9 ingredients used to make this decadent cake.
Toasted meringue serves as the crust for this delightful pie, originally published in the Tampa Youth League cookbook in 1961.
Edible flowers like violas, tuberous begonias, English daisies, or pansies can instantly transform mini cakes into party desserts.
Sweetened cranberries and whipped crème fraiche are just the garnishes a clear pie needs to give it an elegant finish.
This ice cream cake requires no baking, just make sure to allow enough time to freeze.
Trust us, this homemade cheesecake is worth the extra effort.
This cake will fool your family into thinking you spent all afternoon preparing it, when in reality it only required 20 minutes of hands-on time.
Both the chocolate and white chocolate mousse in these brownies are mixable in the microwave. Plus, they can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat.