48 Desserts That Start With A

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Desserts that start with A

Allow me to amaze your taste buds with an amazing array of alluring and appetizing desserts that all begin with the letter A.

After all, aren’t desserts an absolute must-have to satisfy those sweet cravings and add some excitement to any meal?

So, without further ado, let’s delve into the amazing world of desserts that start with the letter A.

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1. Apple Pie 

It’s impossible to list desserts without a mention of apple pie, one of the most popular dessert names in American history.

Best enjoyed warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, apple pie is enjoyed at both home and restaurants across America.

Although the patriotic origins of the classic dessert date back to 1600s colonial America — apple pie originated in England.

2. Alfajores

Alfajores are made of two or more cookies joined by a sweet filling and covered in chocolate, icing sugar, or powdered sugar. They are more common in Latin American countries. The filling is usually dulce de leche, but there are numerous variations.

3. Arequipe

It is a variant of caramelized milk that is served with waffles or crackers. A popular Colombian sweet used to decorate and flavor many of the country’s desserts.

4. Ammonia Cookie

An ammonia cookie is a type of cookie that uses ammonia for baking as a leaven. In the United States, they are generally associated with Scandinavian-American cuisine.

Bakery ammonia is used in the production of extra-crisp crackers and saltines. Unlike baking powder and soda, it does not leave an alkaline aftertaste in baked goods.

5. 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.

The most authentic way to make the dessert is with small almonds indigenous to southern China, but almonds of almost any variety can be used. Almond jelly originated in southern China, but has since spread throughout Asia.

6. Angel Wings

Angel wings are traditionally made by twisting the dough into thin ribbons, frying them, and then dusting them with powdered sugar.

7. Ambrosia

A fruit salad with mini marshmallows, heavy cream, and coconut.

Ambrosia was first written about in cookbooks in the late 19th century, when citrus fruits became more common in American stores.

8. 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.

Agar gelatin, a translucent white gelatin derived from red algae, is used to make the cubes. Agar dissolves in water to do this.

9. Arroz Con Dulce

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

10. 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. Almond shortbread cookies are a Greek Christmas tradition.

11. Amandine

Amandine is a popular Romanian sweet. Traditionally, this cake is made by alternating layers of brownie and rum-flavored caramel syrup. Chocolate buttercream and marshmallow fondant are combined to make the whipped cream filling for the pie.

Once the layers are assembled, they are covered with a mixture of fondant-chocolate-rum or rum essence that is poured over the cake while it is still slightly liquid.

Amandine is a Romanian chocolate cake with many layers of chocolate and a filling of chocolate cream, caramel, and fondant. Occasionally almond cream is used.

12. Abnabat

Bnabt is a Persian hard candy made from boiled sugar with added flavors. Abnabat comes in a variety of flavors, including Abnabat Gheichi. In Arabic, nabat means sugar and ab means water. The name literally means “sugar water.”

13. Awwamaat

Awwamaats are small walnut-sized dumplings that are deep-fried until golden brown and crisp before being dipped in sugar syrup. In the Middle East, these sticky donuts are a popular snack. They are part of the traditional Lebanese celebration of Ghtas, the baptismal night of Christ. 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.

14. Akanés

Akanes is a Greek dessert similar to loukoumi, but instead of fruit essences, it is flavored with fresh goat’s milk butter. It is made in the northern Greek city of Serres. The term akanes derives from the Ottoman period in Greece, when it was called hakanes halva or royal halva. The dessert is especially popular in the Serres regional unit and in Greek delis.

15. 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.

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

16. Apricot Crisp

A sweet delight with streusel topping. An apple crumble is a baked dessert topped with rolled oats and brown sugar.

A crisp is a type of American dessert that usually consists of a type of baked fruit with a crisp topping, hence the name.

17. Ashura

Ashure is also known as 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.

18. 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.

19. 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. Whole wheat, boiling water and salt are the main ingredients.

20. Apple Strudel

Dessert is a long strip of strudel dough stuffed with apples. The filling is made with grated cooking apples (usually Winesap apples), sugar, cinnamon, and breadcrumbs. Strudel dough is yeast free.

21. 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 dumplings.

23. Baked Alaska

A sponge cake with a layer of ice cream completely covered in meringue that is baked or burned until golden brown.

Antoine’s, a restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana, is said to have come up with the name “Baked Alaska” in honor of the fact that the United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire in 1867.

24. Alexandertorte

It is traditionally served as a dessert at lunch or dinner and consists of strips of puff pastry filled with raspberry jam or raspberry jam.

The cake must be made a few days in advance so that the icing is hard before serving. Alexandertorte is a dessert that was made in honor of Czar Alexander III’s trip to Latvia.

25. Apas

Apas are sugar cookies from the Philippines. with an oblong shape Apa is also the Tagalog word for wafer.

26. Angel Cake

This light cake is 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.

In 1884, the Boston Cooking School cookbook was the first to give a detailed recipe for this cake. Some historians believe that the first angel food cakes were baked by African-American slaves from the South.

27. Amish Cake

Also have the cake and coffee cake ready. Amish Friendship Bread is a wonderful Christmas bread. You can share a sample with your friends as well as the starter who made it! Then your friends can make their own and pass it on to their friends. That is why the bread is known as “friendship bread”.

28. Arrowroot Cookies

When baking, arrowroot flour can be used in place of regular flour. Arrowroot is rich in B vitamins and iron, making it beneficial for health. They are also said to calm the stomach.

29. Almond Cookies

These buttery, soft and chewy cookies are made with almond flour, almond extract and toasted almond slices. Making these cookies is quick and easy!

30. Arctic Roll 

The classic and decadent British ice cream cake is made with vanilla ice cream, sponge cake and cranberry sauce between the layers.

31. Avocado Cheesecake 

This no-bake red and green dessert relies on the smooth, creamy texture of avocado to form a firm, creamy base—no gelatin required. Top with a red fruit, such as cherries, strawberries, or raspberries, for a festive touch.

32. Anzac Biscuits

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

Anzac biscuits are associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps of World War I.

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 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 extremely simple to make. It 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.

The chocotorta dessert is one of the most popular homemade desserts in Argentina. Chocotorta literally translates to “chocolate cake” in Spanish. It is a traditional dessert in Argentina, and it is usually prepared for special events such as birthdays.

37. Applesauce Cake

Essentially, applesauce cake is a dessert cake made from apple sauce, flour, sugar, and spices.

This dessert can be served at room temperature or warm with ice cream or whipped cream on top. In addition to being delicious, applesauce cake is also high in fiber. Yum!

Historically, applesauce cake was popular in colonial America.

Every June 6th, America celebrates National Applesauce Cake Day.

38. Apple Dumplings

A baked or boiled pastry-wrapped apple. The hole from the core may be filled with cinnamon, butter and sugar and sometimes dried fruit such as raisins.

Apple dumplings are believed to be native to the northeastern United States, around Pennsylvania. Often found among the delicious Amish recipes, it is frequently eaten as a breakfast item.

39. Apple Strudel

There are few dessert names more evocative than strudel. It’s hard not to immediately think of Vienna and its famous apple-filled pastry.

Other fruit-filled examples include apricot, cherry, peach, and pear strudels. There are also savory versions.

40. 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.

The Alabama House of Representatives named lane cake as the official state cake in 2016.

41. Acorn Squash Pie

An alternative to pumpkin pie, these pies are filled with acorn squash, a delicious yet underused vegetable.

Long before the Old World debut of squash it was cultivated by indigenous people in the Americas.

42. Arctic Roll

The classic, decadent British ice cream cake made of vanilla ice cream, sponge cake, and cranberry sauce between the layers.

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, but with its own unique and delicious taste.

It’s a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed hot, lukewarm or cold, and it’s common to add sugar or cinnamon to enhance its flavor.

44. Ais Kacang

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

It is a type of shaved ice dessert that is topped with various sweet ingredients such as red beans, sweet corn, and jelly.

This dessert is usually served in a tall glass and the ice is usually finely shaved to give it a smooth texture.

It is often drizzled with syrup such as rose syrup and condensed milk, and can be topped with a scoop of ice cream.

Ais Kacang is a refreshing and delicious dessert that is perfect for hot weather and it is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

45. Allerheiligenstriezel

Strietzel, or allerheiligenstriezel, is a braided yeast pastry. In English, it is known as “All Saints’ braid”.

It contains flour, eggs, yeast, shortening or butter, raisins, milk, salt, and decorating sugar or poppy seeds. 

Rum and lemon juice are also used in some regional variations.

46. Apfelkuchen

This traditional German apple cake is a simple vanilla cake with thinly sliced fresh apples on top. When you slice the apples without cutting all the way through, you get a lovely fanned effect as they bake. The cake looks so pretty and fancy with a fresh dusting of icing sugar on top.

A German apple cake combines sliced, halved, or diced apples with a rich, buttery dough. Depending on where you live, the cake is often covered in cinnamon sugar, topped with flaky streusel, or soaked in vanilla custard.

Sliced apple cake is usually served in the afternoon as a filling dessert with coffee or tea.

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 Khobz Mbesses

Algerian khobz mbesses cake is very simple, hearty, and filling dessert.

The crust is chewy and the interior is moist.

Traditionally, it is prepared in a tadjine.

There are baked versions of this cake as well as halwet versions (halva). A tajine is an earthenware pot from North Africa.

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?