I know what you’re thinking: “15 Desserts that start with Y? Yeah, Right!” But trust me, I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve that will satisfy your sweet tooth without taking up your whole evening.
From yam pie to yule log to yema cake — I’ve got you covered with delicious desserts beginning with Y that I can’t wait to share with you!
Desserts That Start With Y
1. Yule Log
I’m not much of a baker, but this Yule Log recipe is so easy even I can do it. Made with sponge cake, iced, rolled, and iced again to form a cylinder, it’s a classic dessert served during the Christmas season. Impress your guests without breaking a sweat!
2. Yellow Cake
I’m always on the hunt for desserts that start with Y, and yellow cake is one of my favorites! This classic cake is perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to potlucks. Top it with chocolate buttercream for an extra indulgent treat.
3. Yummy Cracker Snacks
I love making easy desserts that start with the letter Y! These cracker snacks are perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth. They always disappear fast!
4. Yogurt Parfait
Yum! Who doesn’t love a cool, creamy dessert? Try making your own frozen yogurt parfait with pumpkin and fresh berries. It’s an easy and delicious treat that’s perfect anytime of year.
5. Yam Pie
Yam pie is a delicious dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the bank. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a pie that will impress your family and friends.
6. Yogurt Cake
The creaminess of yogurt and whipped egg whites deliver a rich custard and a fluffy soufflé. And the accompanying raspberry sauce? It’s the perfect mix of sweet and tart!
7. Yuzu Tart
I know what you’re thinking, “Yuzu? What even is that?” Well, yuzu is a Japanese fruit that’s known for its tart and tangy flavor, similar to a mix of lemon, lime, and grapefruit. Tangy yuzu flavor adds a unique twist to the classic tart. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.
Yakgwa is a Korean dessert made with flour, honey, and sesame oil. It is a popular snack during holidays and special occasions. and dip the fried dough in the syrup. You let it cool and serve.
9. Yema Cake
Yema cake is a popular Filipino dessert that is easy to make with only a few ingredients. It’s perfect for those who are looking for a sweet treat without spending too much time in the kitchen. More yema-based desserts include yema cupcakes, yema balls, and yema cookies.
10. Yellow Key Lime Pie
I don’t know about you, but I love desserts that are both easy to make and delicious. And today, I want to share with you a recipe for a Yellow Key Lime Pie. Key lime pie filling is typically yellow due to the egg yolks.
Yomari is a traditional Nepali dessert is a sweet, steamed dumpling made with rice flour and filled with a mixture of coconut and brown sugar. It’s a simple dessert that’s easy to make and perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth.
I’m sorry, I know the heading says “desserts that start with Y” but I couldn’t resist writing about youtiao. Youtiao, also known as Chinese fried dough or Chinese crullers, are a popular breakfast food in China. They are made from a simple dough of flour, water, and yeast, and are then fried until crispy and golden brown.
Yodels are a classic dessert snack cake that starts with the letter Y. Yodels consist of a chocolate-covered, cylindrical sponge cake with a cream filling. Yodels were first introduced in 1967 and have been a popular snack cake in the United States ever since.
14. Yellow Yam Pudding
Yellow yam is the star of this Jamaica dessert. Yellow yams are a great ingredient to use in desserts because they add a natural sweetness and creaminess to the dish.
I was on a mission to find desserts that start with Y, and stumbled upon a traditional Chinese dessert called Yuanxiao. Yuanxiao is a sweet glutinous rice ball typically filled with sesame paste, red bean paste, or peanut butter. It’s usually served in a warm, sweet soup made from rock sugar and ginger.
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I hope you have enjoyed learning all the different desserts that start with Y (I’ve got more lists like this – try Mexican foods that start with Y next!). Drop me a comment below if you know any other desserts starting with the letter Y.
I also have separate lists of Black Colored Desserts (+ Recipes) and Easy 3-Ingredient Desserts with Sweetened Condensed Milk if you need even more dessert inspo!