A snowflake cake decorated with white chocolate snowflakes and silver dragees on a green plate.

Snowflake Cake

Swaddled in drifts of silken buttercream and strewn with white chocolate stars, this layer cake just sorta screams white Christmas.

Ricotta Fritters

Ricotta Fritters

Warm ricotta fritters for dessert provides a delicious end to a weekend brunch. Serve with seasonal fruit or drizzled with honey or maple syrup.

Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Hot Chocolate Puddings

These just-the-right-size cakes have a crisp, brownie-like surface, a moist, pudding-like center, and, lurking beneath, a blissful pool of fudge sauce.

Individual rustic apple tart with the crust folded over a filling of sliced apples on a flowered plate

Rustic Apple Tarts

Thin slices of Golden Delicious apples are spiraled in a buttery, free-form tart for a quick and easy dessert for family and friends.

Cherry-Chocolate Creme Brulee

A cackled crust of caramelized sugar covers a sensually sinful, silky custard flavored with dark chocolate that complements the sour cherries inside.

Mango with Lime and Vanilla Syrup

Mango with Lime and Vanilla Syrup

Savor this light dessert of mango, lime, and vanilla as is; whir it in a blender for a frosty treat; or start the morning by having it dressed with yogurt.

A Barefoot Contessa baba au rhum on a white plate, topped with whipped cream.

Barefoot Contessa Baba au Rhum

This classic French dessert is an eggy cake that’s studded with currant, soaked with a vanilla-rum sauce and brushed with an apricot glaze.