Our list of 12 dessert recipes to celebrate National Dessert Day with blow you away. Dessert isn’t just a scoop of vanilla ice cream (although we do love that). Cupcakes. Panna cotta. Soufflé. Tarts. We say that dessert is just as important as, say, breakfast. Mmm..breakfast crème brûlée. Portuguese Orange Olive Oil Cake This classic Portuguese dessert with its tender crumb and citrus smack tastes as stunning as it looks. Swear. Coconut Panna Cotta "The easiest panna cotta I have made." "Absolutely delicious." "Very dangerous." That's what folks are saying about this dessert. Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake Pretty much guaranteed to be one of those desserts that makes people do face-plants onto their dessert plates. A David Leite original recipe. Apple Tart If you took a look at this stunning tart and thought, “I can’t possibly do that!” think again. We suspect you can. Chocolate Soufflé If you’ve been hesitant to make chocolate souffle out of fear, worry not. This easy version is guaranteed to reach lofty heights. A no-stress, high-stakes dessert. We show you how. Pear Almond Tart French. Foolproof. Froufrou. Fuss-free. Fenomenal. (Work with us.) Rarely does elegance come together with such ease (and alliteration) as this tart recipe. Chocolate Cream Pie First you make an Oreo cookie crust. Then you smother it with a bittersweet and semisweet chocolate custard. The final flourish is whipped cream infused with vanilla. Sigh. Rosemary Apple Hand Tarts Individual apple pies that are subtly flavored, simple to toss together, and even a little sophisticated. Even better, you don't have to share yours. Not with anyone. Coconut Carrot Cake Lighter, more delicate, some may even say more sophisticated, and we dare say better than any other carrot cake you've ever had. No pineapple. No raisins. No complaints. White Chocolate Cupcakes Fine-crumbed and sparely sweet, these sophisticated little cakes do wonders for white chocolate's tarnished reputation. Confection perfection. Masala Chai Crème Brûlée Your favorite tea turned sideways, making it a creamy dessert with a crackling, shattering caramelized sugar topping. Devil’s Food Cake Chocolate Ice Cream Sultry as a summer night. That’s what we thought when we experienced this seductively smooth, devilishly dark chocolate ice cream that's almost naughtily intense.
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