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Dessert recipes

Discover delicious, triple-tested dessert recipes for every occasion, from quick and easy sweet treats to super indulgent and impressive showstoppers.

68 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Bake an impressive dinner party dessert with minimum fuss – these chocolate puddings, also known as chocolate fondant or lava cake, have a lovely gooey centre

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Chocolate hazelnut spread ensures these moreish brownies have a fudgy centre. Flecked with pecans and sea salt - they'll be the new go-to brownie recipe

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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9 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Treat family and friends to a comforting treacle tart with crumbly pastry and rich filling. A classic British dessert, serve with ice cream or clotted cream

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Have some raspberries that are a little past their best? Use them to make this fabulous Peach Melba pie – a wonderful combination of raspberries and peaches

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
29 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Make this cornflake cake for a fabulously easy family dessert that uses simple ingredients. With a pastry case and jam base, it's delicious served with custard

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Whip up some floating islands at your next dinner party, the retro-cool French dessert featuring crème anglaise, meringue and caramel

45 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
4 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

This damson and apple crumble will go down a treat as a family dessert. The damsons will contain stones, so remember to warn people to remove them as they eat

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use spelt pastry for this free-form pie, as its nuttiness complements the frangipane. The combination of squishy baked cherries and juicy fresh ones is lovely

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Create this delicious pudding in just 10 minutes, then pop it in the fridge. Serve in glasses and garnish with fresh blackberries for an elegant summer dessert

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
24 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Top this citrussy sponge with lemon icing and candied peel. Greek yogurt creates a cake that's extra moist and tangy, for an irresistible teatime treat

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Don’t be deceived by how easy this is to make – the result is a rich, dense cake with a malted coating. Eat it warm as a pudding or serve it with afternoon tea

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Go all out and treat yourself to these chocolate tiffin slices, full of milk and dark chocolate, raisins and biscuit. Be warned: they won't last long!

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
36 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make a simple, creamy dessert for a dinner party with very little effort. Pairing this white chocolate cheesecake with fresh fruit offsets the richness

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Serve this self-saucing butterscotch pudding warm with ice cream for the ultimate treat for the whole family. It's sure to disappear in a flash

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Need ideas for a coffee morning or afternoon tea? These bars from Canada are so moreish, with a crunchy biscuit base, custard layer and chocolate topping

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try making this classic Italian dessert with delicate vanilla and a fresh strawberry topping. The perfect light sweet for a chilled summer gathering

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

To finish your meal try this take on coffee and dessert, and if you have any coffee liqueur in the back of the drinks cabinet, put a splash in the syrup

25 mins
Easy
30 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

This chocolate cake is made entirely in a mug. It requires no weighing, takes 45 seconds to cook and has a melty chocolate centre, perfect for a quick treat

4 mins
Easy
13 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Slide this pudding into the oven after the Sunday roast has come out. It's classic comfort food and the cobbler topping can be used on any stewed fruit

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Silky smooth chocolate ganache, with crisp ciabatta toasts and a sprinkle of sea salt makes for a quick, chic, ultra-indulgent dinner party dessert

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate raspberry season with this take on crème brûlée. The sharp tang of this red fruit cuts through a rich custard base for the perfect summer dessert

45 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A sized-up, super chocolatey twist on the classic American campfire treat. This s'mores dip will be gone before you can say 'mini marshmallow'

17 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use crunchy peanut butter in the topping of this American-style berry crumble for intriguing texture and taste. Serve with clotted cream for an indulgent dessert

45 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

No one will guess that this easy, rich and creamy no-cook, make-ahead cheesecake uses only 4 ingredients - ideal for a dinner party

15 mins
Easy
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