Sweets & Desserts Recipes

Sweet snacks and sweet meal enders. Brownies, blondies, cookie squares and cookie bars, cakes, cupcakes, pies, tarts, ice cream and sorbets... they are all in this section. If all that is not enough, there are microwave mug cakes and no-bake dessert subsections too.


Red velvet cheesecake

Baked at Sam's request. It took a day and a half to make this because the cheesecake layer had to be frozen overnight in order to assemble the layers. Other than the waiting time, this isn't a complicated project. Bake the crustless cheesecake, cool and freeze; bake the red … [Read more...]


I had dessert for breakfast today

It's been a long time since I had breakfast at the traditional breakfast hour. Although I've been getting up before noon these past couple of weeks, my taste buds remain on strike until after I've had my second cup of coffee, checked my email and mapped out the day's photo … [Read more...]


Butterscotch and chocolate fudge combo brownies

I first published my butterscotch and chocolate fudge combo brownies recipe in October 8, 2007. Seven years later, I've revised the recipe. I made two changes. First, I used a combination of brown and white sugar to make the butterscotch brownies lighter in texture and … [Read more...]


Churros cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting

To my mind, churros and the holidays are siblings. Twins, even. I associate freshly fried churros dipped in hot chocolate with nippy December mornings. I don't know why exactly. It can't be some long-buried childhood memory because we never had churros when I was a child. … [Read more...]


Sweet corn and tapioca pearls pudding

It's a Vietnamese sweet called che bap. In the Western world, it is categorized as a dessert pudding but it isn't exactly that. In the first place, dessert is a Western concept; so is pudding. For convenience sake and for lack of a better English translation, let's just call … [Read more...]


Floating island (île flottante)

The dessert derives its name from its appearance -- a mass of meringue, the island, floating in a sea of crème anglaise, a light vanilla custard of pouring consistency. Floating island is made with the simplest ingredients -- eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla -- and the basic … [Read more...]


No-bake Nutella and cream cheese dessert

It's like tiramisu with less coffee taste but with the addition of chocolate with hazelnut undertones (Nutella, what else?). No baking nor cooking required for this beautiful dessert. It's ready in 10 minutes but it really benefits from sitting in the fridge for a couple of … [Read more...]