Creative Recipes for National Dessert Day

National Dessert Day

October 14th is National Dessert Day, the perfect time to indulge in your favorite treats. There are plenty of classic recipes, but sometimes it can be fun to add a little flair and make them your own. Check out this list of recipes that take your favorite desserts and give them a modern twist.

  1. Passion Fruit Bars: One traditional favorite is Meyer Lemon Bars. Made with crispy shortbread topped with citrusy custard, these treats are the perfect mix of sweet and sour. To add a little twist to this recipe, you can mix the lemon flavor with some passion fruit. The two flavors together are guaranteed to make this already delicious treat tastier than before. Take a look at this recipe on how to make Passion Fruit Bars and see for yourself.
  2. Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies: Cheesecake Brownies are already a mix of two dessert favorites. However, combining them with fruit is even better. Just add blackberries to the cheesecake mixture for a blackberry swirl topping. This recipe is fairly easy to make and if you don’t like blackberries, simply swap them out for any other type of fruit.
  3. Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes: What’s better than pineapple upside down cake? The answer: making it so you can grab and go. Put a spin on one of the world’s favorites by making sweet miniature versions. Using the same batter as the original, instead use a cupcake pan. For more details, check out the how to make these treats here.
  4. Strawberry Shortcake Grilled Doughnuts: Add some flair to the classic strawberry shortcake recipe by making bite-sized strawberry shortcake sandwiches with tasty doughnuts as the buns. Try this recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Grilled Doughnuts if you love grilled glazed doughnuts, strawberries, and a light whipped cream.
  5. Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats: Rice Krispie treats are one of everyone’s favorite childhood desserts. Now that we are in fall, why not add some pumpkin spice to the mixture when making these goodies? For something fun and festive, check out this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats.
  6. Neapolitan Cheesecake: For ice cream lovers, Neapolitan ice cream is probably one of the most popular flavors. This blend of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate is even more exceptional when combined with cheesecake. This Neapolitan Cheesecake recipe is a creative way to switch up an old time favorite.
  7. S’mores Bites: S’mores are a campfire classic, but if you would like to enjoy these indoors, try this recipe for S’mores Bites. What’s even better is that these bites take less than 10 minutes to bake.
  8. Lavender and Honey Soaked Lemon Cake: You may not know this, but besides the calming smell that comes with lavender, these flowers add a unique taste to any recipe. If you love lemon cake, spice it up with this recipe for Lavender and Honey Soaked Lemon Cake.

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