48 Desserts That Start With A

Desserts that start with A

I’ve compiled desserts that start with A in one convenient spot. All these desserts start with the letter A!

With this list of “A” desserts you’ll know your Ábrystir from your Apfelkuchen in no time!

Ever heard of a Anmitsu or Aachen Printen? Neither had I until I did a deep dive into desserts beginning with A.

Here’s my list of 48 desserts that start with A!

Want more dessert inspo? Check out my 57 Desserts That Start With B!

1. Apple Pie 

Well this is a list of desserts that start with A, so apple pie of course is up first on my list. Apple pie is made with a buttery, flaky crust that is filled with sweet and tangy apples. It is often enjoyed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Need more desserts apple-based dessert ideas that start with A? Try apple strudel, apple crepes, apple cake, apple dumpling, apple tart, apple crisp, apple Fritters, apple cobbler, apple turnovers, apple caramel bread pudding, apple cranberry crisp, apple and cinnamon galette, apple gingerbread upside-down cake, apple hand pies, apple custard pie, apple oatmeal bars, and apple walnut cake.

2. Affogato

Affogato is an Italian coffee-based dessert. A scoop of gelato or ice cream is usually covered or “drowned” by a shot of hot espresso. 

I use different flavors of ice cream, such as chocolate, caramel, or hazelnut. You can also add toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or crushed nuts to add some extra texture and flavor.

The word “affogato” means “drowned” in Italian, which perfectly describes the way the espresso drowns the ice cream.

3. Angel Wings

My go-to recipe, these Angel wings are traditionally made by twisting the dough into thin ribbons, frying them, and then dusting them with powdered sugar.

These sweet treats are a popular pastry in many countries, including Poland, Italy, and Sweden. Angel wings are also known as chrusciki, bow ties, or faworki.

4. Anmitsu

For decades, the Japanese have enjoyed the traditional Japanese cold dessert, Anmitsu.

Mitsu is a dark brown syrup with fruit, condensed milk, dango, and adzuki bean paste (“an”) on top.

Anmitsu, a Japanese dessert, dates back to the Meiji period.

5. Amandine

Amandine is a delicious Romanian dessert that is made with almonds and puff pastry. Traditionally, this cake is made by alternating layers of brownie and rum-flavored caramel syrup. 

6. Ammonia Cookie

An ammonia cookie is a type of cookie that uses ammonia for baking as a leaven.

The cookie is small, round, and has a slightly yellow color. It has a crumbly texture that melts in your mouth.

7. Almond Jelly

Almond jelly is a Chinese dessert made from almond milk, agar, sugar, pure almond extract, and canned fruit. Some people prefer to use cow’s milk and gelatin.

Give almond jelly a try and see why it is one of the most popular desserts that start with A.

A few other almond-based desserts are almond joy, almond cookies, almond joy bars, almond crème brûlée, almond macaroons, almond cherry biscotti, and almond butter cup.

8. Ambrosia

I started a quest recently to find the best fruit dessert. Ambrosia is a classic Southern dessert perfect for picnics and potlucks. Ambrosia is made with a variety of fruits, marshmallows, and whipped cream.

9. Alfajores

I love anything cookie and these Argentine alfajores don’t disappoint!

Alfajores are made of two or more cookies joined by a sweet filling and covered in chocolate, icing sugar, or powdered sugar. 

The filling is usually dulce de leche, but there are more variations.

10. Apple Strudel

Apples are trend here among desserts that start with the A. This is my favorite apple strudel recipe! The filling is made with grated cooking apples (usually Winesap apples), sugar, cinnamon, and breadcrumbs. 

11. Arctic Roll 

The classic and decadent British ice cream cake is made with vanilla ice cream, sponge cake and cranberry sauce between the layers. I add a powdered sugar coating. It’s popular in the UK and can be found in most supermarkets.

Related: 44 Junk Foods That Start With A

12. Almond Cookies

I made these today and they’re absolutely delicious! These buttery, soft and chewy cookies are made with almond flour, almond extract and toasted almond slices. Making these cookies is quick and easy!

13. Amish Cake

Amish Friendship Bread is a wonderful Christmas bread. You can share a sample with your friends as well as the starter that made it! Then your friends can make their own and pass it on to their friends. 

14. Angel Food Cake

I tried this angel food cake recipe and it turned out wonderful. It’s a simple recipe made with egg whites, flour, and sugar. The airy texture is due to the beaten egg white. Every bite is a little piece of heaven.

15. Anzac Biscuits

The Anzac biscuit (also known as a cookie or cracker) is traditionally made with rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda, boiling water, and desiccated coconut.

These cookies are so delicious, I love them!

16. Amaretti

Amaretti cookies are outrageously good! They’re a type of Italian cookie made with almond flour. The cookies are crunchy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside, with a strong almond flavor.

Overall, amaretti cookies are soft and crunchy and have such an awesome almond flavor.

17. Alexandertorte

Alexandertorte is a traditional dessert that starts with A. It consists of strips of puff pastry filled with raspberry jam or raspberry jam.

Another torte dessert that starts with A that I love is the Annatorte.

18. Arroz Con Dulce

This is by far the best arroz con dulce recipe I’ve made and I will be making it again!

Arroz con dule is a traditional Christmas dessert in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. Festive spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves give it a festive flavor.

Arroz don dulce is usually served chilled and topped with cinnamon or raisins. The dessert is usually served in small bowls or cups.

19. Arequipe

I. Love. Arequipe. It’s also known as dulce de leche, and is a delicious, Latin American caramel-like dessert.

Arequipe is made by slowly heating sweetened condensed milk until it thickens and turns a rich caramel color.

20. Awwamaat

Awwamaats are small walnut-sized dumplings that are deep-fried until golden brown and crisp before being dipped in sugar syrup. I couldn’t eat just one!

These fritters are served during the Christmas season in Lebanon and Syria and are known as “zalabiya” when shaped like a bread or “awwamaat” when shaped like a dumpling.

21. Akanés

Akanes is a Greek dessert similar to loukoumi, but instead of fruit essences, it is flavored with fresh goat’s milk butter. 

I had been in a bit of a baking rut, and these were so easy with incredible flavor!

The term akanes derives from the Ottoman period in Greece, when it was called hakanes halva or royal halva. 

22. Anko

Anko is a sweet red bean paste made from azuki beans that is popular in Japan. Red bean paste is a popular filling in Japanese sweets.

Such an easy and delicious dessert recipe!

Many other Asian desserts and pastries contain sweet bean paste. The word “anko” literally translates as “little beans.”

23. Apricot Crisp

I tend to go to easy dessert recipes (not like that’s a bad thing). Apricot crisps are an American dessert that usually consists of a type of baked fruit with a crisp topping, hence the name.

24. Ashura

Ashura is also known as Ashure or Noah’s pudding or Ashura. It is a type of porridge that is popular in the Middle East.

The plate consists of cereals, fresh fruit, nuts, dried fruits and various cereals. Sufi Muslims in the Balkans and Turkey prepare the dish on Ashure Day, which is in the month of Muharram.

25. Aachen Printen

An Aachener printen is a honey-sweetened molded biscuit or cake bar. Aachen printen has a hard exterior and a strong caramel flavor, similar to gingerbread. 

“Printen” refers to the use of carved wooden molds. Instead of honey, aachener paste is usually sweetened with sugar beet syrup.

26. Aseedah

One of the most popular traditional desserts and dishes in many Arab countries is baklava.

Aseedah is a traditional Yemeni dish that can be eaten for lunch, dinner, or both. 

27. Arany Galushka

Arany Galushka is a traditional Hungarian dessert made from yeast dumplings. The balls are rolled in melted butter, then in a mixture of sugar and crushed nuts. 

Arany means golden or golden, and galuska refers to the dumpling-like nature of the dish.

28. Baked Alaska

Let’s ignore the that ‘B’ and get to the Alaska part of this dessert.

Baked Alaska is a classic dessert that consists of ice cream and cake covered in meringue and then baked in the oven.

29. Apas

I make these every year around the holidays! Apas are sugar cookies from the Philippines. with an oblong shape Apa is also the Tagalog word for wafer.

These cookies are perfect for snacking or as a light dessert. They are often served with tea or coffee, and are a popular treat during the holiday season.

30. Arrowroot Cookies

Arrowroot cookies are light, crispy, and have a slightly sweet taste. They are perfect for those who are looking for a gluten-free and vegan dessert option.

You won’t be able to resist these delicious cookies.

31. Avocado Cheesecake 

If you love avocados and cheesecake–like me, this recipe is perfect! It combines the creaminess of avocado with the rich and indulgent flavors of cheesecake.

For Christmas, I top it with a red fruit, such as cherries, strawberries, or raspberries, for a festive touch.

32. Alabama Lane Cake

Lane Cake is a well-known Southern cake that originated in Alabama.

Lane cake is a 3-4 layer cake with a thick raisin filling made with bourbon. Egg whites are used for the vanilla layer cake and egg yolks for the custard filling.

Related: 100 American Pies (+ Easy Recipes)

33. Australian Pavlova 

A pavlova is a circular meringue cake with an airy interior and a crispy crust. Pavlovas are meringue-based desserts. 

This popular Australian dessert comes from Australia/New Zealand. At the beginning of the 20th century, they were named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.

34. Allahabadi Cake

An Allahabadi cake is a Christmas rum cake that is popular among the Christian populations of India and Pakistan during the Christmas season.

35. Armenian Baklava

Baklava (a.k.a Paklava) in Armenia is simple and delicious. Flaky, buttery layers of phyllo dough are layered with cinnamon-spiced chopped walnuts, and a clove-infused syrup is served on the side.

Armenian baklava differs from Greek baklava in the way it is sweetened and is a centerpiece of the Armenian Christmas table.

36. Argentine Chocotorta

This chocotorta cake is a traditional Argentinian birthday cake layered with dulce de leche and chilled in the refrigerator. 

This no-bake chocolate cake is one of the easiest traditional Argentine desserts to prepare.

Chocotorta literally translates to “chocolate cake” in Spanish. 

37. Applesauce Cake

I have made this recipe a number of times, yummy! Every June 6th, America celebrates National Applesauce Cake Day.

38. Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings are believed to be native to the northeastern United States, around Pennsylvania. Often found among the delicious Amish recipes, it turns out perfectly every time.

Related: 20 Breakfast Foods That Start With A

41. Acorn Squash Pie

The Acorn Squash Pie has a smooth and creamy texture with a sweet and nutty flavor. An alternative to pumpkin pie, it’s filled with acorn squash, a delicious yet underused vegetable.

Looking for pie inspiration? Try any of these 48 Southern Pies List—Invented In The South!

42. Açaí na Tigela

Açaí na Tigela is one of my absolute favorite no bake, healthy desserts that start with A. It’s a popular Brazilian treat made with frozen açaí berries, fresh fruits and granola.

The açaí berries used in this dessert are native to Brazil and have a deep purple color.

43. Ábrystir

Ábrystir is a deliciously rich and creamy pudding made from cow’s or sheep’s milk that is native to Iceland.

It has a texture similar to that of crème caramel, and can be enjoyed hot, lukewarm or cold.

44. Ais Kacang

Ais Kacang is a popular dessert in Malaysia, Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries.

The base of Ais Kacang is shaved ice that is flavored with a mixture of syrups, such as rose, pandan, and palm sugar.

The ice is then topped with a variety of toppings, including sweet corn, red beans, grass jelly, and roasted peanuts. Some variations of Ais Kacang also include fruits such as mango, lychee, and jackfruit.

45. Allerheiligenstriezel

Allerheiligenstriezel is a traditional Austrian dessert that is typically enjoyed during All Saints’ Day. It is a sweet bread that is braided and shaped into a wreath-like form.

46. Apfelkuchen

I was nervous to try this apple cake recipe, but it was simple. When you slice the apples without cutting all the way through, you get a lovely fanned effect as they bake.

47. Australian Frog Cake

The frog cake is a traditional Australian dessert that is shaped like a frog’s head. It’s made of sponge cake and cream and covered in fondant.

Around the year 1923, the Balfours bakery came up with the idea, and it quickly became a popular sweet in South Australian households.

48. Algerian Mbesses

Algerian mbesses cake is one of my absolute favorite easy dessert recipes! The crust is sweet and chewy with moist interior.

Algerian mbesses are made in a tadjine. A tajine is a North African earthenware pot.

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Desserts That Start With A – FAQs

What are some cakes beginning with A?

Cakes that start with the letter A include: angel food cake, arctic roll, amish cake, alexandertorte, arequipe, avocado cheesecake, alabama lane cake, allahabadi cake, Argentine chocotorta, applesauce cake, arany galushka, apple cake, australian frog cake, and amandine.

What are pies that start with the letter A?

Some pies that begin with A are: apple pie, atlantic beach Pie, angel pie, acorn squash pie, apricot pie, arkansas possum pie, amaretto cream pie, almond crusted cherry cream pie, almond amaretto cream pie, avocado pie, Ashley Greene’s derby pie, and alabama peanut pie.

What are easy puddings that start with A?

A few easy puddings that start with A include: arroz con leche (rice pudding), abrystir, ashure pudding, almond jelly, aztec pudding, asida, apple pudding, arroz con dulce, apricot pudding, almond pudding, amaretto chocolate pudding, avocado pudding, almond joy pudding, anise pudding, austrian pudding, atayef pudding, australian pudding, ambrosia pudding, antigua potato pudding, aduki bean pudding, açaí pudding, American-style pudding, and anko bean pudding.

What are some pastries that start with the letter A?

Some pastries that begin with A are: angel wings, almond danish, apple danish, apple turnover, apple strudel, alfajor, anpan, apfelstrudel, aranygaluska, armenian nutmeg cake, angel wings, appelflap, apple turnover, aloo patties, anchovy pie, azerbaijani shekerbura, abrikosovye pirozhki, apple dumpling, algerian ka’ak, austrian linzer torte, afghan bolani, azorean malassada, argentinian medialuna, azerbaijani pakhlava, armenian nazook, albanian byrek, assyrian kileche, andalusian pestiños, azerbaijani shebada, algerian baklawa, austrian punschkrapfen, algerian mkhabez, alsatian streuselkuchen, ambala baklava, aramean kadaif, allerheiligenstriezel, aranese crespell, armenian choreg, asturian carbayón, australian damper, azerbaijani badambura, and azorean biscoitos.

Desserts That Start With A

Desserts That Start With A

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  • Apple Pie

  • Affogato

  • Angel Wings

  • Anmitsu

  • Amandine

  • Ammonia Cookie

  • Almond Jelly

  • Ambrosia

  • Alfajores

  • Apple Strudel

  • Arctic Roll

  • Almond Cookies

  • Amish Cake

  • Angel Food Cake

  • Anzac Biscuits

  • Amaretti

  • Alexandertorte

  • Arroz Con Dulce

  • Abnabat

  • Awwamaat

  • Akanés

  • Anko

  • Apricot Crisp

  • Ashura

  • Aachen Printen

  • Aseedah

  • Arany Galushka

  • Baked Alaska

  • Apas

  • Arrowroot Cookies

  • Avocado Cheesecake

  • Alabama Lane Cake

  • Australian Pavlova

  • Allahabadi Cake

  • Armenian Baklava

  • Argentine Chocotorta

  • Applesauce Cake

  • Apple Dumplings

  • Acorn Squash Pie

  • Açaí na Tigela

  • Ábrystir

  • Ais Kacang

  • Allerheiligenstriezel

  • Apfelkuchen

  • Australian Frog Cake

  • Algerian Khobz Mbesses

  • Arequipe


  • Choose your favorite dessert
  • Bake and enjoy!

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