62 Desserts That Start With B

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Desserts That Start With B

Buckle up, because this blog post is about to take you on a blissful journey through the world of delectable desserts that start with the letter B!

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Desserts That Start With B

1. Baked Alaska

A sponge cake with an ice cream layer, it’s covered completely in meringue, which is either baked or torched to brown.

The name “baked Alaska” was supposedly coined at Antoine’s, a restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana to honor the acquisition by the United States of Alaska from the Russian Empire in 1867.

2. Brownies

Brownies are square or rectangular chocolate dessert bars.

Brownies may be either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density.

One legend about the creation of brownies is that of a prominent Chicago socialite whose husband owned the Palmer House Hotel. 

3. Boston Cream Pie

A dessert made with yellow butter cake, custard cream, and chocolate glaze.

A Boston cream pie is a cake with a cream filling.

The dessert acquired its name when cakes and pies were cooked in the same pans, and the words were used interchangeably.

4. Banana Split

An ice cream dessert made with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream sandwiched between two banana halves — it’s drizzled with chocolate and strawberry syrup, sprinkled with nuts, and topped with whipped cream and cherries.

5. Biscotti

A crispy cookie that’s perfect for dunking.

They are twice-baked, oblong-shaped, dry, crunchy, and may be dipped in a drink, traditionally Vin Santo.

6. Box Cake

A convenient cake in a box easier than baking it from scratch.

People who are used to box mixes think that scratch cakes are too dense and can seem dry because mixes have that really wet yet at the same time very airy texture.

Scratch cakes tend to have a tighter crumb. It’s all about what you like and what you are used to.

In 1933, P. Duff and Sons, a Pittsburgh molasses company, patented the first cake mix after blending dehydrated molasses with dehydrated flour, sugar, eggs, and other ingredients. 

7. Banana Bread

A type of loaf made with mashed bananas.

It is often a moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread; however there are some banana bread recipes that are traditional-style raised breads.

Bananas first started to appear in the United States in the late 19th century.

It is believed that the bread was first made in the 19th century when housewives discovered Pearlash, a chemical leavening agent.

8. Buckle

A charmingly old-fashioned dessert that deserves a comeback, a buckle is a single-layer cake with berries or cut-up fruit in the batter, giving it a “buckled,” or indented, appearance.

The origins of buckle are a bit mysterious. The dish has been in the United States for centuries, suggesting that it may have been developed by colonists.

9. Blueberry Pie

A pie with a blueberry filling. Blueberry pie is readily made because it does not require pitting or peeling of fruit.

It usually has a top and bottom crust.

The top crust can be circular, but the pie can also have a crumble crust or no top crust.

10. Bundt Cake

A cake that is baked in a Bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive doughnut shape.

Typically speaking, bundt cakes are denser in texture without being overly gooey. 

Bundt pans were invented by Minnesota’s Nordic Ware company to recreate traditional kugelhopf—a dense, ring-shaped, German cake.

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11. Blue Velvet Cake

The flavor of blue velvet cake is the same as a red velvet cake—fluffy vanilla cake with a hint of chocolate slathered in tangy cream cheese frosting.

12. Bomboloni

The bomboloni is a powdered doughnut with a liquid filling.

For the most part, these desserts have nutella filling, but they can also have apricot jam filling, marmalade, and custard.

13. Black Forest Cake

SO worth the process. A chocolate sponge cake layered with whipped cream and red cherry filling.

14. Banoffee Pie

A dessert that’s a combination of ripe bananas, toffee, and a cookie crust.

15. Bailey’s Cheesecake

Baileys Cheesecake has a delicious chocolate cookie crust topped with Irish cream-spiked cheesecake filling and ganache layers.

16. Brown Betty

A vintage American dessert made from fruit and sweetened crumbs. Similar to a cobbler or apple crisp, the fruit is baked, and, in this case, the sweetened crumbs are placed in layers between the fruit.

It is usually served with lemon sauce or whipped cream.

Betty was a popular baked pudding made during colonial times in America.

Betties are an English pudding dessert. 

17. Berlingozzo

A simple Italian ring-shaped cake.

It consists of flour, butter, sugar, eggs, milk, and baking soda in its basic variety.

18. Bananas Foster

A dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream, with a sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur.

The butter, sugar and bananas are cooked, and then alcohol is added and ignited.

The bananas and sauce are then served over the ice cream.

Bananas Foster originated in New Orleans, Louisiana

19. Buckeye

Made from a peanut butter fudge partially dipped in chocolate to leave a circle of peanut butter visible.

Buckeyes are similar to peanut butter balls, which are completely covered in chocolate.

20. Black and White Cookies

A black-and-white cookie, half-and-half cookie, or half-moon cookie is a round cookie iced or frosted on one half with vanilla and on the other with chocolate.

21. Burnt Custard

A classic, everything a rich, silky custard should be. Comforting, satisfy, and just delicious. 

22. Bumpy Cake

A rich chocolate cake topped with piped lines of sweet frosting and covered in shiny fudge icing.

The bumpy texture makes for an artful cross-section of cake each time a serving is sliced.

23. Bee Sting Cake

A traditional German dessert comprised of two thin layers of yeast cake with a creamy filling, and a crunchy, buttery, honey-and-almond topping.

The yeast cake balances out the sweetness of the filling and topping.

24. Black Bun

Also known as Scotch bun, this fruit cake typically contains raisins, currants, almonds, citrus peel, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper.

25. Blackout Cake

Sometimes called Brooklyn Blackout cake, is a chocolate cake filled with chocolate pudding and topped with chocolate cake crumbs. 

26. Blondie

A variety of dessert bar. It resembles a chocolate brownie, but substitutes vanilla in place of cocoa which gives it a “blonde” in stead of brown color.

27. Bread and Butter Pudding

A traditional bread pudding popular in British cuisine.

Slices of buttered bread scattered with raisins are layered in an oven dish, covered with an egg custard mixture seasoned with nutmeg, vanilla, or other spices, then baked.

28. Baked Rice Pudding

This rice pudding is lovely served warm.

This simple old fashioned recipe is easy to make and uses ingredients you may already have on hand!

29. Broken Glass Jell-O

Also known as Stained Glass Jello. This classic make-ahead dessert recipe looks so lovely on a buffet table and is always a hit at holidays, potlucks, and luncheons!

30. Butter Pecan Ice Cream

A popular butter flavored vanilla ice cream with roasted pecans.

31. Butter Cake

A basic cake made with butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and leavening agents such as baking powder or baking soda.

32. Bear Claw

A bear claw is a sweet, yeast-raised pastry, a type of Danish, originating in the United States during the mid-1920s.

33. Butterscotch Pudding

A luxuriously creamy and velvet-rich dessert made with salted caramel, fresh whipped cream, and toffee bits.

34. Budin

A traditional anise-flavored Puerto Rican bread pudding. It is typically served cold.

Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.

35. Bread Pudding

A bread-based dessert popular in many countries’ cuisines, made with stale bread and milk or cream, generally containing eggs, a form of fat such as oil, butter or suet, and depending on whether the pudding is sweet or savory, a variety of other ingredients.

36. Birthday Cake

A cake eaten as part of a birthday celebration.

It is often layered and frosted. Small lit candles are placed on top representing the celebrant’s age.

37. Buccellato

A Sicilian circular cake. Buccellato contains aniseed, dried figs, dates, raisins, candied fruits, chocolate, and all kinds of nuts — almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, or even pine nuts.

It is traditionally associated with Christmas in Sicily. It is often sweetened with honey.

38. Bean Pie

A sweet custard pie whose filling consists of mashed beans, usually navy bean, sugar, eggs, milk, butter and spices. Common spices and flavorings include vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Bean pies are commonly associated with cuisine of African American Muslims as an alternative to soul foods, except those containing vanilla extract or imitation vanilla extract because they contain alcohol.

39. Black Bottom Pie

The creamy, bittersweet-chocolate “bottom” of this early-twentieth-century icebox pie rests on a graham cracker crust.

Black bottom pie is a sweet dessert consisting of a chocolate pastry cream that is flavored with rum

Its invention has been claimed by Monroe Boston Strause of Los Angeles.

40. Blackberry Pie

A pie composed of blackberry filling, usually in the form of either blackberry jam, actual blackberries themselves, or some combination thereof.

Blackberry pie is tart, so it requires more sugar than blueberry pie.

41. Bob Andy Pie

A sweet pie. It is similar to a custard pie that is spiced with cinnamon and cloves.

It is thought to have originated among the Amish and is named for two legendary gelding workhorses.

42. Bumbleberry Pie

A Canadian mixed berry pie originating from the Maritimes.

It is made of at least three kinds of berries, but generally refers to a mixed berry pie, as there is no such berry as a “bumbleberry”.

This pie often also contains apple and/or rhubarb.

Related: 28 Canadian Desserts Recipes

43. Buttermilk Pie

It is one of the desperation pies, made using simple, staple ingredients. It is similar to, and sometimes confused with, chess pie, but it does not include cornmeal.

Buttermilk pie is an American cuisine, typically associated with the south.

It is believed to have originated inEngland.

44. Banbury Cake

A spiced, oval-shaped, currant-filled pastry. Besides currants, the filling typically includes mixed peel, brown sugar, rum, and nutmeg.

Banbury cakes are like a round flakey puff pastry turnover, filled with dried fruits, butter spices and sugar.

45. Battenberg Cake

A light sponge cake with different sections held together with jam.

The cake is covered in marzipan and, when cut in cross section, displays a distinctive two-by-two check pattern colored pink and yellow.

46. Buche de Noel

This stupendous, classic holiday dessert is an elegant French dessert — so called because it looks like a log, or bûche.

It’s also known as a yule log.

47. Butter Tart

Considered one of Canada’s quintessential treats.

The sweet tart consists of a filling of butter, sugar, syrup, and egg, baked in a pastry shell until the filling is semi-solid with a crunchy top. 

48. Brutti Ma Buoni

These crunchy-chewy cookies, sold at bakeries all over Lazio, are called brutti ma buoni in Italian, or “ugly but good.”

The name pretty much says it all.

49. Budino

Budino is an Italian pudding. This recipe uses pistachios that are ground and mixed in a food processor before cooking.

Budino is the Italian word for custard or pudding.

It can be thickened with cornstarch or cookies to make it more a soufflé or ganache, and can be sauced with various flavors, including chocolate, caramel, apple, and butterscotch.

50. Beigli

A traditional Hungarian yeasted bread or roll with a sweet walnut filling and crackly, mahogany-colored crust.

51. Bavarian Cream

Bavarian cream tastes like rich vanilla custard.

This is mainly due to the fact that the base is made with creme anglaise which is essentially a vanilla custard.

52. Bingsu

A Korean shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings that may include chopped fruit, condensed milk, fruit syrup, and red beans.

The overall taste is sweet, as the red beans have been simmered with sugar for hours and milk is used to make the shaved milk.

53. Baklava

Baklava is a sweet dessert made of layers of flaky phyllo pastry filled with crushed nuts and sweetened with honey syrup.

54. Bon Bons

A bonbon is a small chocolate with a thin shell and an oozy filling that spills out when you take a bite.

They are usually filled with liqueur or other sweet ingredients.

55. Bubble Tea

A tea-based drink that is accompanied by chewy tapioca balls, but it can be made with other toppings as well.

Bubble tea tastes like a well balanced and sweet milky beverage with a slight twist, boba pearls.

56. Brittle

A type of confection consisting of flat broken pieces of hard sugar candy embedded with nuts such as peanuts, pecans, or almonds.

57. Baobing

A Chinese shaved ice dessert that is often topped with sweetened condensed milk, fruit, and ice cream.

58. Bird’s Nest Pudding

A pudding containing apples whose cores have been replaced by sugar.  

The apples are nestled in a bowl created by the crust.  

Also called Crow’s Nest Pudding.

59. Banana Pudding

A sweet dessert originating from the Southern United States.

It typically consists of layered vanilla custard, sliced bananas, and wafers or ladyfingers. And then topped with either meringue or whipped cream.

This dessert became closely associated with the American South after WWII, when numerous banana pudding recipes started to get published in newspapers.

60. Bolo Rei Cake

A lightly spiced, fluffy Christmas ring cake filled with fruit and nuts.

A speciality in Portugal, Bolo Rei or Kings Cake, is super easy to bake. 

61. Biscuits

The British word for cookies. A hard, flat and unleavened flour-based baked food product. They are usually sweet and may be made with sugar, chocolate, icing, jam, ginger or cinnamon.

62. Blum’s Coffee Toffee Pie

The original San Francisco treat! This pie is frosted with a rich coffee flavored whipped cream.

Sadly, Blums bakery and restaurant closed in the 70’s. But their pie recipe is open for business.

Written by Gina Elizabeth

Gina Elizabeth is an investment analyst and blogger. She sometimes eats pretty good, other times not. Hey, you gotta live, you know?