List of American Desserts from A to Z

by Gina Elizabeth
List of Desserts

These sweets and treats are going to delight your taste buds and help you discover the best American desserts listicle ever!

I went on an exhaustive journey to find American desserts from A to Z.

Here is a list of over 500 delicious, mostly American desserts to try.

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American Desserts That Start With A

What are some American desserts that start with the letter A?

  • Apple Pie – An American classic, this dessert is made from cooked apples inside a pie crust. First step: Apple picking. Next step: PIE!
  • Angel Food Cake – A spongy cake made with egg whites, flour, and sugar. Its aerated texture comes from whipped egg white. A slice of heaven in every bite.
  • Almond Cookies – A cookie made of almond flour, almond extract, and sliced almonds.
  • Acorn Squash Pie – An appealing alternative to pumpkin pie, these small pies are filled with acorn squash, a delicious yet underused vegetable. Cornmeal gives the crust texture and enhances the pies; slightly nutty flavor.
  • Apricot Crisp – A dessert made with a streusel topping. An apple crumble is a dessert of baked chopped apples topped with rolled oats and brown sugar.
  • Avocado Cheesecake – This easy no-bake dessert relies on the smooth, creamy texture of avocado to form a stiff, custardy base — no gelatin required.
  • Arrowroot Cookies – Cookies made with flour processed from the arrowroot plant.
  • Apple Cake – Chunks of sweet apples nestled in a tender and buttery rum cake. Various spices like nutmeg or cinnamon, give it a unique flavor.
  • Angel Wings – Angel wings are a traditional sweet crisp pastry made out of dough that has been shaped into thin twisted ribbons, deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
  • Arctic Roll – A British ice cream cake made of vanilla ice cream wrapped in a thin layer of sponge cake to form a roll, with a layer of raspberry flavored sauce between the sponge and the ice cream.
  • Amish Friendship Bread – A common quick bread that includes a substantial amount of sugar and vegetable oil, with a mild cinnamon flavor. It has characteristics of both pound cake and coffee cake.
  • Almond Cookies – A type of biscuit that is made with almonds.
  • Apple Fritter – Apple Fritters are luscious deep fried donuts filled with apples, cinnamon and drizzled with an easy three ingredient glaze.
  • Aubergine Chocolate Cake – This soft and moist eggplant cake is filled and frosted in rich and creamy chocolate fudge frosting.
  • Apricot Crumble – A sweet dessert that contains stewed apricots topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar.
  • American Flag Pie – It is the patriotic centerpiece every 4th of July party needs. Made with blueberries, strawberries and doughy stars and stripes.
  • Ambrosia – A fruit salad that includes miniature marshmallows, heavy cream and coconut.
  • Applesauce Crumb Cake – Sweetened sauce made from apples and sugar, this cake is moist on the inside and crunchy on top.
  • 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 Turnovers – A pastry dough (usually puff pastry) is filled with apples, sealed and baked. It becomes a portable dessert (like a hand pie).
  • Apple Pie in a Jar – Use up the first apples you can get your hands on in this oatmeal raisin cookie-apple combo, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel.
  • Aquarium Cookies – Why make regular cookies? Simply use hard candy to create the walls of the “aquarium” and add your favorite sprinkles inside.
  • All-American Trifle – This is a creamy, fruity, heavenly dessert. I’ve been told it’s like super-charged strawberry shortcake!
  • Apple Strudel – A traditional Viennese strudel pastry that is popular in the U.S.

American Desserts That Start With B

What are some American desserts that start with the letter B?

  • Baked Alaska – A sponge cake with an ice cream layer, it’s covered completely in meringue, which is either baked or torched to brown.
  • Brownies – Square or rectangular chocolate dessert bars. Brownies may be either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density. 
  • Boston Cream Pie – A dessert made with yellow butter cake, custard cream, and chocolate glaze.
  • 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.
  • Boxed Cake – A convenient cake in a box easier than baking it from scratch.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Black Forest Cake – SO worth the process. A chocolate sponge cake layered with whipped cream and red cherry filling.
  • Banoffee Pie – A dessert that’s a combination of ripe bananas, toffee, and a cookie crust.
  • Bundt Cake – A cake that is baked in a Bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive doughnut shape.
  • 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.
  • Bailey’s Cheesecake – Baileys Cheesecake has a delicious chocolate cookie crust topped with Irish cream-spiked cheesecake filling and ganache layers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Buckeyes – 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.
  • 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.
  • Burnt Custard – A classic, everything a rich, silky custard should be. Comforting, satisfy, and just delicious. 
  • 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.
  • Banoffee Pie – Sometimes spelled “banoffi”, is a portmanteau combining the words “banana” and “toffee”.
  • 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.
  • Black Bun – Also known as Scotch bun, this fruit cake typically contains raisins, currants, almonds, citrus peel, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper.
  • Blackout Cake – Sometimes called Brooklyn Blackout cake, is a chocolate cake filled with chocolate pudding and topped with chocolate cake crumbs. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Butter Pecan Ice Cream – A popular butter flavored vanilla ice cream with roasted pecans.
  • Butter Cake – A basic cake made with butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and leavening agents such as baking powder or baking soda.
  • Bear Claw – A sweet, yeast-raised pastry, a type of Danish.
  • Better Than Sex Cake – A dessert made with chocolate cake mix with a moist center, and whipped cream covering the exterior.
  • Butterscotch Pudding – A luxuriously creamy and velvet-rich dessert made with salted caramel, fresh whipped cream, and toffee bits.
  • 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.
  • Bundt Cake – A cake that is baked in a Bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive doughnut shape.
  • 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.
  • Baked Cranberry Pudding – An old-fashioned pudding served warm. It’s topped with whipped cream for an elegant look, or in bowls with rich cream poured over.
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – A super premium, U.S. ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet brand.
  • 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. Variations can include cloves, ginger, pumpkin pie spice, and lemon extract.
  • Black Bottom Pie – The creamy, bittersweet-chocolate “bottom” of this early-twentieth-century icebox pie rests on a graham cracker crust.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Banbury Cake – A spiced, oval-shaped, currant-filled pastry. Besides currants, the filling typically includes mixed peel, brown sugar, rum, and nutmeg.
  • 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.
  • Berry Cheesecake Crepes – The combination of berries and cream cheese makes it a light but decadent dessert.

American Desserts That Start With C

What are some American desserts that start with the letter C?

  • Cobbler – A dessert consisting of a fruit filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or dumpling before being baked.
  • Cheesecake – The main layer consists of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar. If there is a bottom layer, it consists of a crust made with crushed cookies, graham crackers, pastry, or sometimes sponge cake.
  • Cake – A sweet dessert food made from flour, sugar, and other ingredients, that is usually baked.
  • Cookies – A baked or cooked food that is typically small, flat and sweet – it usually contains flour, sugar, egg, and some type of oil, fat, or butter, as well as other ingredients such as raisins, oats, chocolate chips, or nuts
  • Croissants – A buttery, flaky, pastry of Austrian origin – they are crescent shaped and made of a layered yeast-leavened dough
  • Custard – A dessert made with sweetened milk, cheese, or cream cooked with egg or egg yolk to thicken it, and sometimes also flour, corn starch, or gelatin. 
  • Coconut Cream Pie – Features a thick and creamy coconut filling, crispy homemade pie crust, mounds of sweet whipped cream, and toasted coconut.
  • Cupcakes – A small cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminum cup. Typically topped with frosting, sprinkles and other decoratioins.
  • Coffee Cake – A single layer cake with a sweet, cinnamon-infused flavor and streusel top made from flour, butter, and sugar.
  • Coconut Cookies – A chewy or crunchy cookies made with shredded coconut.
  • Carrot Cake – A cake that contains carrots mixed into the batter. Sometimes nuts are added into the cake batter, as well as spices such as cinnamon, ginger and ground mixed spice. 
  • Chocolate Pudding – A class of desserts in the pudding family with chocolate flavors. 
  • Cherry Pie – A pie baked with a cherry filling. Traditionally, cherry pie is made with sour cherries rather than sweet cherries. 
  • Cake Pops – A form of cake styled as a lollipop. Cake crumbs are formed into small spheres before being given a coating of icing and attached to lollipop sticks.
  • Cinnamon Rolls – A sweet baked dough filled with a cinnamon-sugar filling. Made with a rich dough leavened with yeast, their characteristic form is due to rolling a dough sheet containing sweetened cinnamon filling.
  • Confetti Cake – Who doesn’t love confetti cake? To make sure this cake exceeds your confetti expectations, put the cake in the fridge in between frosting each layer to make the process easier.
  • Creme Brulee – A dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a layer of hardened caramelized sugar.
  • Caramel Apples – Created by dipping or rolling apples-on-a-stick in hot caramel, sometimes then rolling them in nuts or other small savories or confections, and allowing them to cool.
  • Chess Pie – The recipe for a classic chess pie is simple—butter, lots of sugar, flour, milk, cornmeal, eggs, and a dash of vinegar (there are also variations like lemon and chocolate).
  • Coca-Cola Cake – A wonderfully rich and chocolatey southern cake with coca cola in both the cake and icing.
  • Coconut Cake – A popular dessert in the Southern region of the United States. It is a cake frosted with a white frosting and covered in coconut flakes.
  • Crunchy Candy Clusters – Cereal and marshmallow clusters are so simple for the holidays.
  • Caramel Slice – Also known as caramel shortbread, caramel shortcake, caramel squares, millionaire’s shortbread, millionaire’s slice, its a rectangular or sometimes circular dessert topped with caramel and milk chocolate.
  • Champagne Jellies – Guests will go gaga over these gummy-like champagne treats. Eat them on their own or try dropping them into a glass of wine for a fun treat.
  • Cinnamon Rolls – A big, sweet, fluffy, soft & delicious roll commonly served in Northern Europe and North America.
  • Cream Pie – It comes in many forms, including vanilla, lemon, lime, peanut butter, banana, coconut, and chocolate. One feature of most cream pies is a whipped cream topping.
  • Candy Cane Butter Cookies – Candy Cane Cookies are a popular Christmas cookie. These red and white cane shaped cookies are tender sweet with a lovely buttery almond flavor.
  • Cassandra’s “Light” Fruitcake – This bourbon-doused fruitcake is sure to turn the taste buds of even the most skeptical holiday guest.
  • Christmas Spice Cutout Cookies – Traditional spiced cookies cutout in the shape of gingerbread men, Christmas trees, stars, candy canes, and other iconic Christmas shapes.
  • Continental Slice – A deliciously gooey, tasty treat. Similar in shape and size to a brownie.
  • Creamsicle Jell-O Mold – Cubes of fresh gelatin seemingly floating in a sea of wobbly vanilla ice cream.
  • Creamy Grape Salad – A sweet and sour combination with bright green and purple grapes frosted with silky smooth sour cream and topped with a crunchy pecan. Just imagine big, juicy crisp grapes surrounded by a creamy goodness.
  • Creme de Menthe Cream Puff Tree – A tower of creme de menthe-flavored puffs makes a spectacular centerpiece for your dessert table.
  • Country Apple Dumplings – Who knew that fresh apples, crescent roll dough, and citrus soda could make such a wonderful treat!
  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – A classic for a reason…beloved by all, easy to make, and ready to be paired with milk in just over an hour.

American Desserts That Start With D

What are some American desserts that start with the letter D?

  • Dark Chocolate Mousse – Unlike chocolate pudding, dark chocolate mousse is not cooked. The addition of air leads to a fluffier consistency and lighter texture.
  • Derby Pie – An embellished pecan pie, it’s sticky, sweet filling made with bourbon and chocolate chips, covered by a hard nut top and a pastry crust.
  • Deep Fried Ice Cream – Small balls of frozen ice cream rolled in a batter and then deep fried. The coating generally acts as an insulating agent and the ice cream does not melt inside.
  • Death By Chocolate Cake – A chocolate cake with 2 layers of fudgy chocolate cake, lots of mini chocolate chips, a creamy chocolate frosting and a chocolate ganache. 
  • Dutch Butter Cake – A rich, buttery treat that is not really a cake, but is not quite a cookie.
  • Dirt Cake – An American cake made from sandwich cookies (like Oreos), vanilla pudding, and other ingredients to create a dessert that has a resemblance to soil or earth.
  • Desperation Pie – Pies in American cuisine (like chess pie and buttermilk pie) made using staple ingredients like butter, sugar, eggs and flour, and other ingredients on hand to substitute for ingredients that were out of season or too expensive. These pies were more common during the Great Depression and rationing of World War II.
  • Date Pudding – An English dessert also known as sticky date pudding. It’s a moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates, covered in a toffee sauce and often served with a vanilla custard or vanilla ice-cream.
  • Dessert Dumplings – Dessert Dumplings are old-fashioned, desserts that are pure fruity bliss! A great summer alternative to cobbler since you don’t need to turn on your oven.
  • Dobos Torte –  Hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. 
  • Dump Cake – A super easy dessert that’s a cross between a cake and a cobbler. It gets its name because all the ingredients are literally dumped into a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Dragonfruit Sorbet – A frozen dessert made from sugar-sweetened water, dragon fruit juice and purée.
  • Danish – A popular pastry that originated in Denmark.
  • Depression Cake – A cake made during the Great Depression. It includes little or no milk, sugar, butter, or eggs, because the ingredients were expensive or hard to obtain.
  • Dove Bar – A mocha whipped cream and dark chocolate coated dessert popsicle perfect for after dinner in the summer.
  • Donut Icebox Cake – A dessert that sandwiches salted maple whipped cream between donut slices.
  • Dame Blanche – A sweet dessert consisting of vanilla ice cream with whipped cream, and warm molten chocolate.
  • Ding Dongs – A chocolate dessert cake produced and distributed in the United States by Hostess Brands.
  • Devil’s Food Cake – A moist, rich chocolate layer cake. It is considered a counterpart to the white or yellow angel food cake.
  • Do Nothing Cake – This old-fashioned cake gets its name because it’s very easy and is so delicious. You just mix this one with a spoon.
  • Donut Tiramisu – Mascarpone is whipped with sugar, cocoa powder and salt, then spooned onto coffee-soaked donut halves.
  • Dairy Queen Hot Fudge Sundae – A vanilla ice cream dessert with sprinkles, hot chocolate sauce (“hot fudge”), whipped cream, nuts, and a single bright-red maraschino cherry on top.
  • Dessert Pizzas – They’re the perfect summer treat. Coming in chocolate, fruit-flavored, caramel, and cookie varieties.
  • Dried Mango Squares – An American “bar cookie” that has the texture of a firm cake or softer than usual cookie. They are prepared in a pan, baked in the oven, and then cut into squares or rectangles.
  • Dairy-free Banana Split – A simple vegan banana split with bananas, vegan ice cream, nuts, cherries, and coconut whipped cream!
  • Deep Dish Apple Pie – This deep dish apple pie recipe features layers upon layers of sweet spiced apples nestled in a buttery and flaky pie crust.
  • Deep-Fried Ice Cream – Fried ice cream is a dessert made of a scoop of ice cream that is frozen hard, breaded or coated in a batter, and quickly deep-fried, creating a warm, crispy shell around the still-cold ice cream.
  • Drop Cookies – As the name implies, you make them by dropping spoonfuls of cookie batter onto a baking sheet. Some of the most popular cookie recipes, like sugar and oatmeal raisin, are drop cookies.
  • Doberge Cake – A layered dessert originating in New Orleans, Louisiana, adapted by local baker Beulah Ledner from the Hungarian Dobos torte.
  • Dough Cake – Also known as fourses cake, lardy cake, lardy bread, lardy Johns, and dough cake, it’s a traditional rich spiced form of bread found in several southern counties of England, each claiming to provide the original recipe.

American Desserts That Start With E

What are some American desserts that start with the letter E?

  • Egg Custard – You never get tired of the classics. This dessert is based on sweetened milk, cheese, or cream cooked with egg or egg yolk to thicken it, and sometimes also flour, corn starch, or gelatin. It can be baked on its own or in a pie crust.
  • Earl Grey Cookies – Bet you can’t eat just one. These cookies that have earl grey tea leaves stirred into the batter. Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies are accented with aromatic Early Grey. The taste is unexpected, but crazy delicious.
  • Edy’s Pie – This dessert was formerly known as Eskimo Pie. Vanilla ice cream coated with chocolate? Bring it on.
  • Easter Chocolate Eggs – An Easter egg made of chocolate is totally over-the-top. Wrap in tin foil and hide them around the garden for children to search for during an Easter egg hunt.
  • Eggo Waffles – Sliding into your morning like a champ. Eggo Waffles are a popular toaster oven breakfast treat. They are typically topped with syrup and butter, similar to pancakes. You could also top it with ice cream or cool whip—your call.
  • Elephant Ears – All we needed to hear was “Powdered sugar.” A popular, Canadian dessert snack that gets its name from the shape the dough takes once deep-fried – looking very similar to an elephant ear!
  • Eli’s Cheesecake – When you can have chocolate and cheesecake together at the same time, who needs a boyfriend? Eli’s is a cheesecake company based in Chicago.
  • Egg Tart – Egg tarts are a Cantonese dessert which are derived from the English custard tart and Portuguese pastel de nata. These tarts consist of an outer pastry crust, which is filled with a creamy egg custard. These are often served at dim sum restaurants, or they can be made at home.
  • Entenmann’s Pound Cake – The perfect pound cake. Entenmann’s is an American company that produces baked goods throughout the United States to supermarkets and other retailers. So addictive.
  • Energy Bar – For on the go! Energy bars are supplemental bars containing cereals and other high energy foods targeted at people who require energy but don’t have time for a breakfast meal.
  • Eddy Edibles Chocolate Chip Cookies – Eddy Edibles are a brand of chocolate chip cookies and other dessert treats. These cookies will satisfy even the most diehard choc-o-holic.
  • Eggplant Cake (Chocolate) – Death by chocolate couldn’t be sweeter with decadent chocolate eggplant cake. This soft and moist dessert is filled and frosted in rich and creamy chocolate fudge. It’s absolutely DELICIOUS!
  • Elderberry Pie – Some parts of the elderberry bush, when harvested and prepared correctly, are completely safe to eat.
  • Elegant Cake – Elegant cakes are sophisticated and regal cakes usually served at wedding receptions.
  • Eves Pudding – Eve’s pudding, also known as Mother Eve’s pudding, is a type of traditional British pudding made from apples baked under a Victoria sponge cake mixture. It’s easy to make at home, now you don’t have to go out to a restaurant for dessert.
  • Earl Grey Ice Cream – Earl Grey ice cream is a dessert with a unique flavor. This taste comes from bergamot oil, which has a slight citrus flavor. Worth it.
  • Elvis Presley Cake – A moist pineapple and pecan cake that Elvis’ grandmother used to make. The story goes that he requested it every time he visited her.
  • Election Cake – Turn the clock back to colonial America, when elections were a national holiday and celebrated with cake while the votes were being counted, which went on for weeks.
  • Easter Bread – Classic Easter breads were sweet doughs shaped into elaborate coils or braids.
  • Egg Nog – Historically also known as a milk punch or an egg milk punch when alcoholic beverages are added. It is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks and served at Christmas Time.
  • Espresso Slice – Espresso Slice & all things nice. It’s a brownie base, coffee cream layer & a creamy vanilla cheesecake topping.

American Desserts That Start With F

What are some American desserts that start with the letter F?

  • Funnel Cake – Funnel cake is a lovely light batter fried until golden brown, most often topped with powdered sugar.
  • Fruit Cake –  Traditional moist fruit cake is made with rum soaked dried fruit, citrus zest, and candied ginger. 
  • Fudge Brownies – A chocolate brownie is a square or rectangular baked dessert. Brownies come in a variety of forms and may be either fudgy or cakey, 
  • Frozen Yogurt – A frozen dessert made with yogurt and sometimes other dairy and non-dairy products. Frozen yogurt is a frozen product containing the same basic ingredients as ice cream, but contains probiotic cultures.
  • Friendship Cake – A ‘friendship cake’. Similar to the Amish friendship bread, the starter is passed from person to person and continues to grow as it contains yeast and lactic acid bacteria. One starter can, in theory, last indefinitely.
  • Fig & Coffee Crumble Cake – Cake and crumble come together to create something truly tasty. Perfect served with tea and coffee, or with a dollop of whipped cream for dessert.
  • Fritter – Deep-fried cakes of a yeast dough. Fruits (like apples) are coated with batter and deep-fried.
  • Fruit Salad – A dessert consisting of various kinds of fruit, sometimes served in a liquid, either their own juices or a syrup.
  • Funfetti Cake – One of life’s greatest mysteries…why is it that funfetti cake is *so* much better than regular yellow cake?
  • Fat Rascal – Closely related to the historical turf cake, is a type of cake, similar to a scone or rock cake in both taste and ingredients. It originated in Yorkshire at least as early as the 19th century.
  • Fried Pie – A dessert pie that are similar to a turnover, except smaller and fried. The fruit filling is wrapped in the dough, similar to the dough of a pie crust.
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake – Given the absence of flour, this cake is less cakey and more fudgy in texture, with a bit of airiness from the egg whites that are whipped and then folded into the batter. 
  • Foam Cake – Cakes with very little (if any) fatty material such as butter, oil or shortening. They are leavened primarily by the air that is beaten into the egg whites that they contain.
  • Fried Sweet Potato Pies – Creamy sweet potato filling in a buttery pie crust. Fried sweet potato hand pies are so easy to make homemade from scratch!
  • Figgy Apple Brie Tart – This crisp-edged tart celebrates apples, figs, and cheese in a beautiful tart. 
  • Fresh Plum Crumb Dessert – Topped with a cinnamon-spiced crumb mixture. It’s a delicious dessert with freshly whipped cream or ice cream.
  • Fudge Bottom Pie – The historic rivalry that begat this striated pie makes slicing into it even more interesting. Even if you aren’t a University of Wisconsin-Madison alum, this is a pie worth your attention.
  • Figgy Pudding – A steamed cakelike, Christmas dessert. Made with eggs, brown sugar, breadcrumbs, spices, dried fruits and, last — but certainly not least — brandy.
  • Frangelico Tart – A tart flavored with Frangelics, a sweet hazelnut liquer.
  • Fruit Cheesecake – A cheesecake paired with cherries, strawberries, or other fruit. It is a classic combination to balance out the richness.
  • Fingerprint Cookies – These classic cookies are made with a simple sugar cookie dough, rolled in sparkling sugar, and then indented and filled with jam.
  • Flourless Applesauce Cake
  • Flag Pie – It is the patriotic centerpiece every 4th of July party needs. Made with blueberries, strawberries and doughy stars and stripes.
  • Farmer’s Daughter Cake – This simple cake is creamy and delicious and the frosting is fudgy and delicious. The cake has no butter or oil in it, just cream. 
  • Fortune Cookie – A crisp, after-dinner cookie usually made from flour, sugar, vanilla, and sesame seed oil with a piece of paper inside, a “fortune”, usually an aphorism. Most agree that they were invented in San Francisco.
  • Froyo Fruit Cups – This yogurt fruit cup is a yummy no-bake dessert treat.
  • Fluffy Oatmeal Muffins – This recipe calls for old-fashioned oats. Hot tip: Throw in your other usual oatmeal toppings like raisins or slivered almonds for the perfect muffin.

American Desserts That Start With G

What are some American desserts that start with the letter G?

  • Gelatin Mold – Also known as a Jell-O mold, is a brightly colored dessert made of sweetened refrigerated gelatin. It is often layered and displayed before serving to show off its smooth, sculpted shape.
  • Gingerbread – A broad category of baked goods, typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar or molasses. Gingerbread foods vary, ranging from a soft, moist loaf cake to something close to a ginger snap.
  • Glorified Rice – A dessert salad popular in the Midwest, Upper Midwest, and other places with Norwegian populations in the U.S. It is popular in more rural areas with sizable Lutheran populations of Scandinavian heritage.
  • Green Tomato Pie – This delicious pie features a filling of green tomatoes, sugar, and cinnamon, tucked between a buttery double crust pie.
  • Ginger Snaps – A popular cookie flavored with powdered ginger and a variety of other spices, most commonly cinnamon, molasses and clove. 
  • Galaxy Mirror Glaze Cake – Galaxy mirror glazed ‘box’ cake has a shiny, mirror like frosting that looks like the stars.
  • Geode Cake – This cake is designed to look like quartz or a crystallized rock structure. They are typically crafted with rock candy and can be made in different sizes and colors.
  • Gluten-Free Banofee Tarts
  • Golden Graham S’mores – Easy no-bake Golden Grahams s’mores are made with cereal, marshmallows, & chocolate chips and take less than 15 minutes to make.
  • Giant Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich – An ice cream sandwich the size of a regular cake. It’s everything you love about a chocolate chip ice cream cookie sandwich—except the size.
  • Grilled Apples A La Mode – Grilled apples make the best summer dessert! Grill them with sugar and spices until tender, then serve them with “a la mode” with melty vanilla ice cream.
  • Grape Pie – A fruit pie made from Concord grape — and part of harvest time traditions in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States.
  • Gingerbread House – A dessert shaped like a building that is made of cookie dough, cut and baked into appropriate components like walls and roofing. The usual material is crisp ginger biscuit made of gingerbread
  • Gooey Butter Cake –  Traditionally made in St. Louis, Missouri, it’s a flat and dense cake made with wheat cake flour, butter, sugar, and eggs, typically near an inch tall, and dusted with powdered sugar.
  • Groom’s Cake – While a wedding cake may often be decorated in white and light in texture or color, the groom’s cake can take a variety of forms, many incorporating chocolate or fruit.
  • Golden Glow Salad – Also known as a Jell-O mold. It is usually sweet and tangy, sometimes creamy or salty, occasionally crunchy and briny.
  • Green Leprechaun Shortbread – They’re the perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert and work just as nicely for Christmas.
  • Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
  • Golden Oreo Dirt Pudding – This recipe is super simple, but so tasty with cream cheese, pudding, whipped cream, and delicious Golden Oreos.
  • Gingerbread Men Cookies – Cute as can be. If desired, decorate with raisins, currants or cinnamon red hot candies for eyes and buttons. Or, pipe untinted or colored icing onto cookies.
  • Grandma’s Pecan Rum Bars – Ooey goey dessert bars that we all love. The candied cherries are a must.
  • Grasshopper Pie – With a crunchy chocolate cookie crust and a minty mousse filling, this is a treat any mint-chocolate lover will want to eat.
  • Grossmutter’s Peppernuts – The whole house will smell like anise and you’ll know the holiday season is about to begin.
  • Grama’s Cornflake Peanut Butter Cookie – There is nothing healthy about this cookie recipe but it is a great sweet-tooth fixer.
  • Gin and Tonic Layer Cake – Layers of citrus sponge, soaked in a gin syrup, with lemon buttercream, gin and lime curd and a drippy glaze to decorate.
  • Green Jell-O Salad – (AKA Mormon Jello Salad) is One Retro Dessert That’s About to Make a Big Comeback.

American Desserts That Start With H

What are some American desserts that start with the letter H?

  • Hot Fudge Sundae –  That combination of warm, rich chocolate fudge mixing with frozen ice cream and melting it slightly is absolutely irresistible. With a cherry on top.
  • Huckleberry Pie – Huckleberries are the prefect balance between sweet and tart. As a matter of fact, many describe the taste of huckleberries as a combination of blueberries and cranberries.
  • Homemade Butterscotch Pudding – Combining caramelized brown sugar and butter with a splash of vanilla and bourbon. Butterscotch pudding is luxuriously creamy and velvet-rich. Top with salted caramel, fresh whipped cream, and toffee bits for a truly unforgettable dessert.
  • Hoosier Pie – Also known as Indiana sugar cream pie, it’s a single-crust pie with a smooth filling made from flour, butter, salt, vanilla, cream, and brown sugar.
  • Hazelnut Crumble – Plain flour, butter, hazelnuts, and demerara sugar. The crumble mixture will pair nicely with a variety of fruits to create classics such as apple crumble, rhubarb crumble, or plum crumble.
  • Hermits Cookies – With their soft and chewy texture, their spicy flavor, and how they’re loaded with raisins, dates, and nuts. The general consensus is that Hermit Cookies were so named because of how long they can be stored.
  • Hot Cross Buns – A spiced sweet bun usually made with fruit, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday.
  • Holiday Watergate Cake – Some say it was named Watergate Cake because of the scandal (the cake has a ‘cover-up’ icing and is full of nuts) and satirically named recipes were a trend at the time.
  • Heavy Cake – Also known as Hevva cake, it is a cake made from flour, lard, butter, milk, sugar and raisins that originated in Cornwall. Its name is derived from the pilchard industry in Cornwall prior to the 20th century when a ‘huer’ helped locate shoals of fish.
  • Holiday Snowflake Cake – The coconut sprinkled on this old-fashioned, fluffy white cake gives the impression of snow, without the cold. It’s a beautiful dessert that is fitting for the Holidays.
  • Hawaiian Wedding Cake – Hawaiian Wedding Cake is a basic cake mix cake with three layers on top: a crushed pineapple layer that seeps into the cake, a creamy pudding 
  • Honey Cake – A sweet treat many Jews eat on Rosh Hashanah, AKA Jewish New Year, as a symbol of hope for a sweet year to come. This honey cake recipe is deliciously moist with an alluringly crisp edge.
  • Happy Cake – A tropical cake made in Hawaii. It is often referred to as Hawaii’s version of a fruit cake.
  • Herman Cake – A ‘friendship cake’. Similar to the Amish friendship bread, the starter is passed from person to person and continues to grow as it contains yeast and lactic acid bacteria. One starter can, in theory, last indefinitely.
  • Honey Baked Apples – Filled with honey and cinnamon, simple Honey-Baked Apples are a perfect fall-comfort-food dessert.
  • Hot Milk Cake – A butter sponge cake from American cuisine. It can be made as a sheet cake or a layer cake, or baked in a tube pan. The hot milk and butter give the cake a distinctive fine-grained texture, similar to pound cake.
  • Hummingbird Cake – A banana-pineapple spice cake originating in Jamaica and a popular dessert in the southern United States since the 1970s
  • Hello Dolly Bars – The bars are also known as magic cookie bars, or 7 layer bars. With the combination of pecans, chocolate chips, toasted coconut, and a graham cracker crust, you can’t go wrong.

American Desserts That Start With I

What are some American desserts that start with the letter I?

  • Ice Cream – A sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert. It may be made from dairy milk or cream and is flavored with a sweetener, either sugar or an alternative, and a spice, such as cocoa or vanilla, or with fruit such as strawberries or peaches.
  • Instant Pudding – A no-cook pudding made by Jell-O. It contains sugar, flavoring agents and thickeners as primary ingredients. My favorite flavor is pistachio.
  • Icebox Pie – An icebox pie consisting of lemon juice, eggs, and condensed milk in a pie crust, frequently made of graham crackers and butter. It is a variant of key lime pie; in both, the citric acidity sets the egg yolks, with minimal baking. There are also no bake versions.
  • Island Pecan Pie – It’s loaded with pineapple, coconut, and pecans in a delicious creamy filling. A tropical twist on a pecan pie classic!
  • Ice Cream Cake – A cake made of ice cream layers often eaten at birthdays.
  • Indigo Cake – Indigo pigment was traditionally supplied to indigo cakes (also known as indigo blocks or indigo rocks). The purple pigment is extracted from leaves of indigo.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich – A frozen dessert consisting of ice cream between two biscuits, skins, wafers, or cookies.
  • Indiana Sugar Cream Pie – Also known as Hoosier pie, it’s a single-crust pie with a smooth filling made from flour, butter, salt, vanilla, cream, and brown sugar.
  • Instant Pot Cheesecake – You can bake this recipe in either an Instant Pot or an oven. And since it’s made with just three ingredients (eggs + cream cheese + milk chocolate), you really can’t go wrong.
  • Icebox Cakes – An icebox cake or chocolate ripple cake or log is a dessert typically made with cream, fruits, nuts, and wafers and set in the refrigerator.
  • Ice Cream Bars – A frozen dessert on a stick or a candy bar that has ice cream in it. The coating is usually a thin layer of chocolate used to prevent the melting and dripping of ice cream.
  • Iced Donuts – Mmm… doughnuts! Baked, not fried — they’re drizzled with icing.

American Desserts That Start With J

What are some American desserts that start with the letter J?

  • Jelly Loaf – An effortless dessert that your kids will love, just pour into a loaf pant.
  • Jelly Slice – The secret to achieving perfect layers with your Jelly Slice, is to make sure you let the cheesecake layer cool in the fridge and begin to set before pouring the COOLED jelly over the top.
  • Jumpin’ Jimmy Coffee Cake – The batter is made with coffee and the glaze is made with espresso powder. You get a double shot of caffeine and chocolate in every bit.
  • Judy’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad – This three-layer salad includes a pretzel crust, cream cheese center, and strawberry top.
  • Jam Thumbprint Cookies – These classic cookies are made with a simple sugar cookie dough, rolled in sparkling sugar, and then indented and filled with jam.
  • Jefferson Davis Pie – Easy to make, this is a fabulously rich pecan pie without the pecans. The topping is an incredible whipped bourbon cream.
  • Jelly Roll Cake – Soft, sweet, and full of jam, this sponge cake is easy to roll and makes for a simple yet impressive dessert!
  • Jailhouse Cake – Aka Oat cake is an easy cake spiced with cinnamon and a caramel coconut topping. 
  • Junket – A milk-based dessert, made with sweetened milk and rennet, the digestive enzyme that curdles milk. Some older cookery books call the dish curds and whey.
  • Java Chip Bundt Cake – This cake is loaded with coffee and chocolate flavor. A white chocolate glaze on top adds the perfect touch.
  • Jello Mold – Making a jello mold is as simple as setting almost any liquid with a little bit of gelatin. You barely even have to turn on the stove.
  • Jam Squares – An American “bar cookie” that has the texture of a firm cake or softer than usual cookie. They are prepared in a pan and then baked in the oven. They are filled with fruit jam and cut into squares/rectangles.
  • Jalapeno Brownies – Heating things up on a hot summer day with the jalapeno brownies. Serve them with dairy-free whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream for cool contrast.
  • Jell-O Raspberry Bundt Cake – Jell-O is blended with chunks of angel food cake, raspberries, and whipped cream, then set in a bundt pan or mold of your choice. The result is truly heavenly! 
  • Japanese Banana Sushi – This yummy Japanese-inspired dessert combines bananas, chocolate, and pistachios.
  • Jar Desserts – Aka party in a jar, these fun, individual serving desserts layers your favorite cake, frosting, fruit, sprinkles, and/or ice cream served in a mason jar.
  • Joffre Cake – A chocolate buttermilk layer cake filled with chocolate ganache and frosted with chocolate buttercream.
  • Jeweled Gelatin Torte – A holiday dessert featuring colorful Jell-O cubes and dainty ladyfingers.
  • Jicama Apple Pie – A lot of recipes call for apple pie filling, which isn’t low carb. You can use a jicama filling instead which is much lower in sugar.
  • Jaffa Cakes – Biscuit-sized cakes named after Jaffa oranges. The most common form of Jaffa cakes are circular, 2+1⁄8 inches in diameter and have three layers: a Genoise sponge base, a layer of orange flavored jam and a coating of chocolate.
  • Jaboticaba Ice-Cream – An ice cream dessert flavored with jaboticaba fruit. Jaboticaba berries are both sweet and acidic, with tough, tart skin and a pale, fleshy center that’s incredibly sweet.
  • Jackfruit Upside-Down Cake – An upside-down cake is a cake that is baked “upside-down” in a single pan, with its toppings at the bottom of the pan. It’s made with jackfruit instead of traditional pineapple.

American Desserts That Start With K

What are some American desserts that start with the letter K?

  • Key Lime Pie – An American dessert pie made of Key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk. It may be served with no topping, topped with a meringue topping made from egg whites, or with whipped cream; it may be cooked in a pie crust, graham cracker crust, or no crust.
  • Kentucky Derby Pie – It is made with walnuts and chocolate chips. It is often associated with the Kentucky Derby.
  • King Cake – A cake associated in many countries with Epiphany. Its form and ingredients are variable
  • Karo Pecan Pie – The Karo Syrup Pecan Pie recipe is the orginal pecan pie recipe.
  • Kiss Cookies – Hershey’s Kiss Cookies are soft and chewy chocolate cookies topped with a Kiss.
  • Kiwi Squares – It is a rich and buttery dessert bar paired with a kiwi topping, the contrast of rich butter and slightly sweet and tart kiwi filling is magic.
  • Keto Cheesecake – A dessert that’ll actually satisfy your sugar craving, without the sugar! Finally, a dessert that won’t destroy your diet.
  • Kentucky Butter Cake – An insanely moist pound cake with a sweet, buttery sauce that soaks through the cake. 
  • Kite Cookies – A high-flying kite shaped dessert perfect for celebrating springtime or an uplifting occasion. Top with sprinkles and frosting.
  • Kugel – A traditional Jewish dish that turns egg noodles into a cozy sweet dessert that you’ll crave on cold nights.
  • Kue Cubit – Traditionally made in a cake mould pan and cooked over a stove top, these mini pancakes require only the simplest baking ingredients to make.

American Desserts That Start With L

What are some American desserts that start with the letter L?

  • Lady Fingers – A low density, dry, egg-based, sweet sponge cake biscuits roughly shaped like a large finger. 
  • Lemon Bars – Also called lemon square, is a popular type of dessert bar in the United States consisting of a thin, shortbread crust and a lemon curd filling.
  • Lava Cake – Also known as molten chocolate cake, or chocolate moelleux it’s a popular dessert that combines the elements of a chocolate cake and a soufflé. Its name derives from the dessert’s liquid chocolate center.
  • Lane Cake – Also known as prize cake or Alabama Lane cake, is a bourbon-laced baked cake traditional in the American South. 
  • Lemon Chess Pie – A simple combination of eggs, sugar, and butter, and lemon. With the tiniest bit of flour or cornmeal for thickening.
  • Little Old Lady Pound Cake – Adding a touch of lemon to a classic pound cake gives it that extra something that will make everyone want a second piece. This old-fashioned recipe for a cake that’s full of lemon flavor with just the right amount of sweetness.
  • Layer Cake – A layer cake or sandwich cake is a cake consisting of multiple stacked sheets of cake, held together by frosting, jam, or other filling.
  • Lemon Squares – A popular type of dessert bar in the United States consisting of a thin, shortbread crust and a lemon curd filling.
  • Lady Baltimore Cake – An American white layer cake with fluffy frosting and a fruit and nut filling. The cake is believed to have been created in the Southern United States in the early 20th century.
  • Lemon Chiffon Cake – Soft and light with incredible lemon flavor! I topped it with a sweet lemon buttercream frosting to make the perfect Spring dessert!
  • Love Heart Cupcakes – Sweet chocholate-y cupcakes for Valentine’s Day… or just any day you want to wear your heart on your treats!
  • Lemon Meringue Pie – A type of dessert pie, consisting of a shortened pastry base filled with lemon curd and topped with meringue.
  • Lighter Ambrosia – Lighter Ambrosia can be classified as the “nectar of the Gods,” minus the guilt! The sweet, creamy and fruity flavors are practically unbeatable.
  • Little Layer Chocolate Cake – A stately layer cake can be found at all Southern gatherings – this incredible and height-defying chocolate cake is anything but little – the 18 layers used are thin and perfectly baked.

American Desserts That Start With M

What are some American desserts that start with the letter M?

  • Mousse – A soft dessert ranging from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation techniques.
  • Millionaire Pie – A no-bake American pie. This pie is a dish from the Southern United States and originally from South Carolina. Because it was so rich, it gave rise to the name.
  • Mississippi Mud Pie – A chocolate-based dessert pie that is likely to have originated in the U.S. state of Mississippi, hence the name. 
  • Macaroons – Small cookies, typically made from ground almonds, coconut or other nuts, with sugar and sometimes flavorings, food coloring, glacé cherries, jam or a chocolate coating.
  • Microwave Mug Cake –  This chocolaty fudgy treat is truly decadent and great for nights when I need a yummy dessert that is ready in less than 10 minutes!
  • Magic Cookie Bars – The bars, also known as hello dolly bars, or 7 layer bars features a combination of pecans, chocolate chips, toasted coconut, and a graham cracker crust.
  • Marzipan Cups – These bite-size treats boast a delicate almond flavor. The hidden jelly surprise and pretty nut accent make them a nice addition to any party.
  • Malt Loaf – The key to a great malt loaf is in the fruit-soaking – either in the microwave if you’re short of time, or overnight at room temperature.
  • Marble Cake – A cake with a streaked or mottled appearance achieved by very lightly blending light and dark batter. It can be a mixture of vanilla and chocolate cake
  • Meringue Snowballs In Custard
  • Maple Syrup Bars – Made with real maple syrup so every single bite in insanely rich and delicious.
  • Molten Chocolate Cake – A popular dessert that combines the elements of a chocolate cake and a soufflé. Its name derives from the dessert’s liquid chocolate center, and it is also known as chocolate moelleux, chocolate lava cake, or simply lava cake.
  • Mint Julep Cake – A delicious, moist chocolate bourbon cake with a mint swiss buttercream and chocolate ganache drip.
  • Macadamia Nut Slice – A no-bake dessert that makes the most of crunchy macadamias – you’ll love it!
  • Marsala Panettone Pudding – Make your guests feel special with a panettone bread pudding you can serve all year round.
  • Marshmallow Fudge Sundae – A sundae topped with marshmallows and fudge. Yes, please!
  • Mascarpone Cheesecake
  • Meringue Pie –  A pie, consisting of a shortened pastry base and topped with meringue.
  • Mile High Deep Dish Apple Pie – This extra thick, milehigh apple pie has a buttery crust double stacked with apples.
  • Mango Sorbet – What summer dreams are made of: intense mango flavor, a touch of lime for acidity.
  • Mini Chocolate Cakes – Miniature chocolate cakes baked in ramekins and decorated with vanilla frosting and fresh berries or sprinkles.
  • Mirror Glaze Cake – Mirror cakes are glossy and gorgeous. A thick, shiny glaze is poured over a cake, only to harden into a mirror-like reflective smooth shell.
  • Mulled Wine Jelly Candies – Mulled wine is an old European beverage of wine steeped in spices and served warm, often around holidays.
  • Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie
  • Mahogany Cake – America’s first chocolate cake and depended more on the science of baking for its color than a little bottle of dye. It’s a throwback boiled milk frosting.
  • Molded Gelatin – Making a jello mold is as simple as setting almost any liquid with a little bit of gelatin. You barely even have to turn on the stove.
  • Mamie Eisenhower’s Chocolate Fudge – This was the go-to recipe for fudge in the 1950s and 60s. It took advantage of packaged products from the grocery store, such as chocolate chips, evaporated milk, and a jar of marshmallow cream.
  • Mayonnaise Cake – Mayonnaise Cake has to be one of the most decadent, delicious and easy ever! Simply combine mayonnaise into your cake batter, pour into a pan and bake.
  • Molasses Cookies – Molasses cookies are chewy, perfectly spiced – and are always a holiday favorite.
  • Milkshake – What can make a milkshake better? Sprinkles! If you want to get real fancy, top with a wad of cotton candy!
  • Monkey Bread – A soft, sweet, sticky pastry served in the United States. It consists of pieces of soft baked dough sprinkled with cinnamon. It is often served at fairs and festivals.
  • Microwave Cheesecake – With its Graham cracker crumb crust, cheesecake filling, and fresh fruit topping, you’ll never need to turn on your oven again to make a satisfying dessert.
  • Mormon Jell-O Salad – Did you know that Utah eats more Jell-O than any other state? Made with lime Jell-O, cottage cheese, crushed pineapple, evaporated milk and chopped nuts. 
  • Maraca Pie – A Floridian dessert pie made from sticky rice pudding and bananas inside a pastry base.
  • Monmouth Pudding – A traditional British dessert, consisting of a baked, breadcrumb-thickened mixture, spread with jam and topped with meringue. Similar recipes are called Queen of Puddings and Manchester Pudding.
  • Milk Punch – Historically also known as egg nor or an egg milk punch when alcoholic beverages are added. It is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks and served at Christmas Time.
  • Madeira Cake – Madeira cake is made with more flour than a Victoria sponge cake and therefore has a denser texture. 
  • Madeleine – Very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions.
  • Make-Ahead Apple Pie – If you’re planning way ahead, you can also bake an apple pie in advance, cool it, and pop it in the freezer.
  • Mealy Pudding – Also known as white pudding or oatmeal, it’s a meat dish popular in Scotland, Ireland, Northumberland, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.

American Desserts That Start With N

What are some American desserts that start with the letter N?

  • Neapolitan Ice Cream – An ice cream composed of three separate flavors arranged side by side in the same container, usually without any packaging in between.
  • Nut Brittle – A confectionary dessert consisting of flat broken pieces of hard sugar candy embedded with nuts such as pecans, almonds, or peanuts, which are usually less than 1 cm thick.
  • No Bake Cheesecake – A no-bake cheesecake “sets” by chilling in the fridge. The no-bake version is a lot softer and almost mousse-like.
  • Napoleon Cake – A classic Russian cakes, made of very thin and flaky puff pastry cake layers and a smooth, rich and luscious pastry cream.
  • Nectarine Upside-Down Cake – An upside-down cake is a cake that is baked “upside-down” in a single pan, with its toppings at the bottom of the pan. It’s made with nectarines instead of traditional pineapple.
  • New-York Cheesecake – The larger, richer and more indulgent cousin of the traditional cheesecake.
  • Nougat – An after-dinner sweet with coffee, crumble it over ice cream or use it in desserts and puddings. It’s made of whipped egg whites, sugar and/or honey, and nuts.
  • Nut Bread – A traditional bread eaten in Britain, made using dates and walnuts.
  • Nesselrode Pudding – A luxurious ice pudding is based on chestnuts, which are poached in syrup and then rubbed through a sieve. 
  • Nesquik Chocolate Brownies – Nesquik chocolate drink powder can be used instead of cocoa powder as a substitute. Just reduce the amount of sugar the recipe calls for and substitute 2 tablespoons of Nesquik for every 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  • New England Spider Cake – Cornmeal, sweet syrup, and heavy cream are the building blocks of this simple dessert. Cleverly named for the leggy cast iron skillet that was used to set on top of open fires, it’s a cream-soaked sweet cornbread sensation.
  • No Bake S’mores – These No-Bake S’mores Treats only have 4 ingredients and taste just like S’mores. Golden grahams taste just like graham crackers with marshmallows and chocolate.
  • Nutella Jaffle – These scrumptious nut and Nutella jaffles are sure to make you forget about your dessert. Don’t be nuts and try this jaffle, it’s sweet!
  • Nutmeg Cake – Armenian Nutmeg Cake is a traditional simple cake that is aromatic and rich. With a brown sugar crust, plenty of fresh grated nutmeg. 
  • Nectarine Pandowdy – A kind of spiced fruit pie baked in a deep dish.

American Desserts That Start With O

What are some American desserts that start with the letter O?

  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Typically include flour, sugar, eggs, salt, and spices. A descendant of the Scottish oatcake, the oatmeal raisin cookie has become one of the most popular cookies in the United States.
  • Ohio Lemon Pie – Also known as shaker lemon pie, is a fruit pie typical of the Midwestern United States.
  • Oreo Cake – A decadent cake is chock full of creamy, crunchy chopped Oreos, and the whole thing is crowned with a rich chocolate ganache!
  • Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie – This traditionally southern buttermilk pie with a flaky crust filled with a custard-like filling.
  • Oklahoma Strawberry Shortcake – From the award-winning cookbook Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters. Serve to someone very special.
  • Over the Moon Chocolate Pie – This mile-high chocolate pie is inspired by a Southern classic: the MoonPie. With a graham cracker crust, a Tennessee whiskey-chocolate filling.
  • Orange Sorbet – A frozen dessert made with fresh squeezed orange juice, orange zest, sugar, and water are all you’ll need. Plus, the orange flavor, much like French sorbets, is both intense and refreshing.
  • Oatmeal Pudding – Also known as white pudding or mealy pudding, it’s a meat dish popular in Scotland, Ireland, Northumberland, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.
  • Orange Tart – A sweet twist on the classic citrus tart sold in pastry shops everywhere. A little less sharp and a lot sweeter than the lemon version.
  • Ozark Pudding – A cake-like pudding made with apples and pecans for flavor. 
  • Oh Henry Bars – Oats bound with peanut butter and salted butter are topped with a chocolate peanut butter topping.
  • Oval Cake – A cake shaped like an oval, rather than a circle or rectangle.
  • One-Bowl Banana Bread – Super easy to make in one bowl in just a few minutes. Then just pop in the oven to bake.
  • Okra Cupcakes – Vegetables like carrots, zucchini and okra are perfect for baking.
  • Oregano Ice Cream – Vanilla ice cream flavored with a hint of oregano.
  • Orange Jello Salad – Orange Jello Salad tastes like a Dreamsicle. Bright orange flavor with a creamy, mousse-like texture. A sweet addition to any meal.
  • Olive Oil Ice Cream – It has a savory, aromatic flavor, which offers just the right contrast to a sweet scoop of ice cream. And since olive oil is a fat, it also adds richness and decadence.

American Desserts That Start With P

What are some American desserts that start with the letter P?

  • Pound Cake
  • Pudding
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Parfait
  • Persimmon Pudding
  • Poke Cake
  • Pandowdy
  • Prize Cake – Also known as lane cake or Alabama lane cake, is a bourbon-laced baked cake traditional in the American South. 
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Pecan Logs
  • Peppernuts
  • Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce
  • Pulled Taffy Candy Canes
  • Pastries
  • Pecan Pie
  • Plum Pudding
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Pop Overs
  • Pistachio Pudding
  • Pralines
  • Panna Cotta
  • Passionfruit Vanilla Slice
  • Peach Upside Down Cake
  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • Pistachi Brittle
  • Popcorn Sundae
  • Prune Tarts
  • Pound Cake
  • Princess Cake
  • Plum Crumb Dessert
  • Poor Man’s Cookies
  • Peppermint Taffy
  • Potato Candy
  • Palmer House Brownie
  • Panocha – In New Mexico and southern Colorado, is a pudding made from ground sprouted wheat and piloncillo. It is traditionally eaten during Lent.

American Desserts That Start With Q

What are some American desserts that start with the letter Q?

  • Quick Bread – Quick breads include many cakes, brownies and cookies—as well as banana bread, beer bread, biscuits, cornbread, muffins, pancakes, scones, and soda bread.
  • Quaker Oats Cookies – Quaker’s Oatmeal Cookies taste just like grandma used to make. This classic cookie is full of flavor with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Quince Pie – Quince is a very aromatic, almost floral-tasting fruit that resembles a cross between an apple and a pear. Quinces are used in the same manner as apples in pies.
  • Quick & Easy Golden Grahams S’mores Bars
  • Quik Chocolate Brownies – These brownies are made with Nestle’s Quik Chocolate Drink powder instead of cocoa powder. Simply subtitute 2 tablespoons of Nesquik for every 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  • Quartz Cake – Also known as a geode cake, this cake is designed to look like a crystallized rock structure. They are typically crafted with rock candy and can be made in different sizes and colors.
  • Quark Chocolate Mousse – Quark is a light, creamy cheese – very similar in texture to a Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • Quinoa Pudding – Like rice pudding.
  • Quinault Strawberry Shortcake – A sweet cake in the American sense that is a crumbly bread that has been leavened with baking powder or baking soda. Made with quinalt strawberries.

American Desserts That Start With R

What are some American desserts that start with the letter R?

  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Raisin Bread
  • Rhubarb Pie
  • Rice Pudding
  • Roly-Poly
  • Ricotta Cheesecake
  • Rocky Road Terrine
  • Red Bean Cake
  • Rolled Ice Cream – The key to make the rolling process easier is to make sure you wait a few minutes after taking the tray out of the freezer.
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Rock Cake
  • Rum Cake
  • Rainbow Layer Cake
  • Rice Krispies Treats
  • Rhubarb Fool – Fool recipes date back to the 1600’s, though the origins of the name are still mysterious. One bite of this creamy dessert, and you won’t care what it’s called.
  • Raspberry Slice
  • Retro Finger Buns
  • Ricotta Slice

American Desserts That Start With S

What are some American desserts that start with the letter S?

  • Shortbread – A traditional Scottish biscuit usually made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three to four parts plain wheat flour. Unlike many other biscuits and baked goods, shortbread does not contain any leavening, such as baking powder or baking soda.
  • Snickerdoodle – A type of cookie made with butter or oil, sugar, salt, and flour, and rolled in cinnamon sugar. Eggs may also sometimes be used as an ingredient, with cream of tartar and baking soda added to leaven the dough.
  • Soda Bread Pudding – Wiits custardy bottom and crusty top, is the simplest way to turn pantry ingredients like eggs, sugar and bread, into a decadent dessert.
  • Sour Cream Pound Cake
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Sponge Cake – A light cake made with egg whites, flour and sugar, sometimes leavened with baking powder. Sponge cakes, leavened with beaten eggs, originated during the Renaissance, possibly in Spain.
  • Sherbet
  • Skillet Slump – A slump is a fruit dessert similar to a cobbler in many ways but it’s baked on the stove top.
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Sundae
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Sweet Rolls
  • S’mores
  • Scones
  • Snowflake Cake
  • Sour Cream Raisin Pie
  • Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
  • Southern Teacakes
  • Sandwich Cake – Also known as layer cake. It’s a cake consisting of multiple stacked sheets of cake; held together by frosting, jam, or other filling.
  • Steamed Carrot Pudding
  • Strawberry Pretzel Salad
  • Shoofly Pie
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Six in a Pan
  • Swiss roll
  • Shave ice
  • Seven-Layer Bars
  • Scottish Shortbread Cookies
  • Southern Pecan Pie
  • Salted Chocolate Madeira Cakes
  • Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding
  • Slices
  • Stout Chocolate Cake
  • Sugar Pie
  • Sugarplum Cake
  • Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad
  • Stack Cake – Also called apple stack cake, are stacked cakes layered with filling. Traditionally the cakes are made in a cast iron skillet, but they can be baked as well. 
  • Squiche – Also known as a sweet quiche, its the newest trend to hit the brunch table. It’s a close cousin to a custard tart, but less sweet and with the density of a savory quiche.
  • Spice Cake – An incredibly moist, flavored with a mixture of spices, with a texture that almost melts in your mouth! It’s quick and easy to make and doesn’t require a mixer. Cream cheese frosting is a bonus.
  • Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler – The best desserts cook themselves. Add the peach pie filling to the slow cooker and top with walnuts, cake mix, and butter. You’ll cook it on high for 2.5 hours and then scoop some out in a bowl and top with ice cream!
  • Scotcheroos – Dessert bars with chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, and Rice Krispies. They are popular in the Midwestern United States, especially Iowa.
  • Smith Island Cake – Resembling the Prinzregententorte, with 8 to 15 thin layers alternating with cooked chocolate frosting.
  • Sopaipilla – A fried pastry and a type of quick bread of Spanish heritage served in the Americas.
  • Strawberry Delight – A dessert salad in the South and more rural areas of Minnesota. It’s made from milk, whipped topping, cream cheese, strawberries and strawberry gelatin over a graham cracker crust.
  • Snickers salad – A a dessert salad consisting of a mix of Snickers bars, Granny Smith apples, whipped cream and often pudding or whipped topping served in a bowl. It is sometimes included in church cookbooks.
  • Stump de Noel – This stupendous holiday dessert, a twist on the classic, elegant French bûche de Noël (so called because it looks like a log, or bûche). 
  • Shaker Lemon Pie – Also known as Ohio lemon pie, is a fruit pie typical of the Midwestern United States.
  • Sponge Fingers – Also known as ladyfingers, or in the ultra Orthodox Jewish community as baby fingers, are low density, dry, egg-based, sweet sponge cake biscuits roughly shaped like a large finger.

American Desserts That Start With T

What are some American desserts that start with the letter T?

  • Tiramisu
  • Tapioca Pudding
  • Tipsy Cake
  • Traditional Hot Cross Buns
  • Texas Sheet Cake
  • Toasted Pecan Pie
  • Tarts
  • Toffee
  • Tandy Cake
  • Tender Pecan Logs
  • Treacle Slide
  • Tea Loaf
  • Teacake
  • Tin Roof Pie
  • Turnover
  • Tandy Cake
  • Three Kings Cake – A cake associated in many countries with Epiphany. Its form and ingredients are variable, but in most cases a fève such as a figurine, often said to represent the Christ Child, is hidden inside.
  • Tomato Soup Spice Cake
  • Thin Mints Cookies
  • Thin Edge of the Wedge (Chocolate Pudding) – This dessert comes from the cookbook The Eating in Bed Cookbook (MacMillian, 1962). It is a voluptuous chocolate pudding.
  • Toasted Marshmallow Golden Graham Smores Bars
  • Tropical Fruit Cheesecake
  • The Palmer House Brownie
  • Tahini Cookies – Made of tahini, flour, sugar and butter and usually topped with almonds or pine nuts.
  • Triple Chocolate Brownies
  • Trinity Creme – Also known as crème brûlée, burned cream, or burnt cream, it’s a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a layer of hardened caramelized sugar.
  • Thumbprint Cookies – These classic cookies are made with a simple sugar cookie dough, rolled in sparkling sugar, and then indented and filled with jam.
  • Twinkie

American Desserts That Start With U

What are some American desserts that start with the letter U?

  • Upside Down Cake – A cake that is baked “upside-down” in a single pan, with its toppings at the bottom of the pan. When removed from the oven, it is flipped over and de-panned onto a serving plate. 
  • Utah Scones – Utah scones are almost identical to sopaipillas, said to have originated 300 years ago in what is now Albuquerque, N.M. 
  • Ultimate Apple Pie – The Ultimate Apple Pie includes fresh and dried fruit along with apple butter for a deep flavor and engaging texture. This recipe is perfect for fall, but even better on Thanksgiving.
  • Unicorn Cake – This cake is so cute, it’s almost too cute to eat. Almost.
  • Umbrella Cupcakes – Dessert fabulousness in the form of cocktail cupcakes (Blue Hawaii, Margarita, Pina Colada, Mai Tai, and Strawberry Daquiri) topped with a tiny umbrella.
  • Umbrian Apple Walnut Roll-Ups – Called la rocciata in Italy (roughly meaning “the round dessert” in Italian), this classic pastry is similar to a strudel. It’s made from a type of pastafrolla (a rich short pastry), and rolled around a delicious filling of apples and walnuts.
  • Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie – A decadent, ooey, gooey pecan pie that lives up to its name. Just add bourbon.
  • Unglazed Donuts – A plain donut sometimes topped with nuts, sprinkles, powdered sugar, or other ingredient that isn’t glaze.
  • Ultimate Chocolate Cake – This cake is chocolate, plus chocolate, with a little chocolate.
  • Unsweetened Chocolate Cake – The secret is unsweetened chocolate in the batter, which lends the cake a rich, deep chocolate flavor. The thick, creamy frosting is just right.
  • Ugly Pie – Filled with granny smith apples, chopped walnuts, raisins, and molasses – there’s nothing ugly about the flavor of this delicious classic pie!
  • Unicorn Sundae – This fun unicorn sundae that incorporates both popcorn and rainbow sprinkles. Try chocolate or vanilla ice cream, if you like or feel free to experiment with any of your favorite flavors.
  • Ugly Cake – Chocolate ugly cake is a flourless cake that you have to see and taste to believe. Trust me, chocolate cake lovers… you won’t regret it.

American Desserts That Start With V

What are some American desserts that start with the letter V?

  • Vanilla Cake – Vanilla cake and white cake are created from the same ingredients (eggs, baking powder, flour, sugar, and butter), the only difference is more of certain ingredients or food coloring added before the baking process.
  • Velvet Cake – Traditionally a red, red-brown, crimson, or scarlet-colored chocolate layer cake, layered with ermine icing. Traditional recipes do not use food coloring, with the red color due to non-Dutched, anthocyanin-rich cocoa.
  • Vegan Pudding – Vanilla, Banana Cream, Pistachio, and Lemon are all completely vegan. Shocking, as a pudding is typically milk based.
  • Volcano Cake – Molten chocolate cake is a popular dessert that combines the elements of a chocolate cake and a soufflé. Its name derives from the dessert’s liquid chocolate center, and it is also known as chocolate moelleux, chocolate lava cake, or simply lava cake.
  • Vanilla Cream Pie – Vanilla cream pie is rich, silky, and indulgent yet so light and dreamy. Creamy vanilla custard topped with lots of whipped cream.
  • Vintage Strawberry Shortcake – Classic Strawberry Shortcake is easy to make—no rolling or cutting involved. And the difference in taste is well-worth the tiny bit of extra work.
  • Vegan Cake – Vegan cake is cake made without eggs, dairy butter or dairy milk. Each of these standard ingredients is easily replaced by plant-based substitutes, such as banana or flaxseed for eggs, non-trans fat margarine or oils for butters and plant milks for milk.
  • Vanilla Pudding – Creamy and flavorful Homemade Vanilla Pudding is easy and delicious! Serve alone or with cookies, berries or whipped cream.
  • Very Berry Smoothie – This mixed berry smoothie is simply frozen berries, banana, vanilla Greek yogurt, liquid of your choice, and sweetener if you desire.
  • Violet Ice Cream – If you’re not big into sweets but crave a cold treat from time to time, this is totally the flavor for you.
  • Velvet Cupcake – Moist and fluffy red velvet cupcakes topped with a big dollop of cream cheese frosting are beyond delicious and so easy to make!
  • Velveeta Cheesecake – Velveeta, sour cream, and a chocolate sandwich cookie crust. Sooo easy.
  • Vegan Ice Cream – Nondairy versions of traditional ice cream brands generally have fewer calories and less fat than their related dairy versions.
  • Vanilla Wafers – A round, thin, light wafer cookie made with flour, sugar, shortening, and eggs.
  • Valentines Cake – A moist and zingy raspberry cake filled with white chocolate buttercream and covered in a soft pink ombré of Italian meringue buttercream.
  • Velvet Cheesecake – part cheesecake, part red velvet cake. The layers get sandwiched together and then frosted all over in a cream cheese frosting into an epic cake.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – Vanilla is frequently used to flavor ice cream. It was originally created by cooling a mixture made of cream, sugar, and vanilla above a container of ice and salt.
  • Vanilla Milkshake – A smooth and creamy liquid dessert of vanilla ice cream, milk, vanilla extract topped up with whipped cream.
  • Vanilla Custard – A creamy custard packed with vanilla thats perfectly sweet. Custard’s texture tends to be firmer than pudding.
  • Vanilla Cupcake – Everyone loves cupcakes! They are super easy to make and the texture is light, fluffy, and melt-in-your-mouth good.
  • Viennetta Frozen Dessert – Good Humor Vanilla Viennetta is a wavy vanilla ice cream between crisp chocolatey layers. 
  • Vanilla Cheesecake – super creamy and not as heavy as traditional baked cheesecake thanks to a good dose of sour cream!
  • Vegetable Desserts – They are yummier than they may sound. Carrots, beets, zucchini and pumpkin are all easy to enjoy in baked goods. 
  • Valedictorian Cake – Honor your graduate’s honors with this 3D Valedictorian Medal Cake.
  • Vintage Desserts – These old-fashioned, classic desserts like lemon chiffon cake and bananas foster have, for the most part, disappeared. But some like apple pie, stand the test of time.

American Desserts That Start With W

What are some American desserts that start with the letter W?

  • Whoopie Pies – An American baked product that may be considered either a cookie, pie, sandwich, or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of usually chocolate cake, or sometimes pumpkin, gingerbread or other flavored cakes, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them.
  • White Cake – Vanilla Cake and white cake are created from the same ingredients (eggs, baking powder, flour, sugar, and butter), the only difference is more of certain ingredients or food coloring added before the baking process.
  • Wacky Cake – Also called crazy cake, Joe cake, wowie cake, and WW II cake, is a spongy, cocoa-based cake. It is unique in that unlike most pastries and desserts, no eggs, butter or milk are used to make the cake batter.
  • Wafers –  A crisp, often sweet, very thin, flat, light and dry cookie, often used to decorate ice cream, and also used as a garnish on some sweet dishes. Wafers can also be made into cookies with cream flavoring sandwiched between them.
  • “Worms and Dirt” Poke Box Cake – A moist chocolate cake filled with frosting loaded with Oreos and layered with more Oreo crumbs! It’s even got gummy worms.
  • Watergate Cake – Watergate Cake brings together pistachio, coconut, and pudding in a delicious layer cake! And a light whipped frosting and pecans.
  • Walnut Pie – Walnut Pie! Similar to pecan pie, with fresh chopped walnuts, in a custardy base, sweetened with maple syrup.
  • Wedding Cake – The traditional cake served at wedding receptions following dinner. In some parts of England, the wedding cake is served at a wedding breakfast; the ‘wedding breakfast’ does not mean the meal will be held in the morning, but at a time following the ceremony on the same day.
  • Welsh Cake – A traditional sweet bread in Wales. They have been popular since the late 19th century with the addition of fat, sugar and dried fruit to a longer standing recipe for flat-bread baked on a griddle.
  • White Sugar Sponge Cake – It is made from rice flour, white sugar, water, and a leavening agent. While it is called a “cake”, it is not served as a circular round cake.
  • Wine Cake – This simple cake works perfectly during the holidays, on a buffet table or in a picnic basket! And you won’t believe the aroma that comes from your oven during baking! The alcohol bakes off and leaves just the flavor.
  • Watermelon Ice Cream – Two Ingredient Watermelon Ice Cream is the perfect creamy, healthy treat that’s bursting with the flavor or fresh watermelon and is easy to make.
  • White Chocolate Cake – Both decadent and delicious! White chocolate is incorporated into the cake layers, the frosting, and the drip for a stunning monochrome effect.
  • Walnut-Nutmeg Pumpkin Custards – Don’t overlook this custard recipe–it’s easy to assemble and will have your guests doling out the compliments! They’ll love how the creamy pumpkin custard contrasts with the crunchy walnut, brown sugar and oat topping.
  • Whiskey Glazed Brownies – Because the only way to improve on a fabulously decadent frosted brownie is to add whiskey, of course!
  • White Chocolate Mousse – Simply elegant is a fitting description for this smooth treat. Whipped cream teams up with white chocolate to make this easy dessert in a cup.
  • Waffles – Waffles for dessert? Yes please! Just add whipped cream and layer. Top with fresh fruit.
  • WW II Cake – Also called crazy cake, Joe cake, wowie cake, and wacky cake is a spongy, cocoa-based cake. It is unique in that unlike most pastries and desserts, no eggs, butter or milk are used to make the cake batter.
  • Walnut Brownies – Classic fudge walnut brownies are deliciously rich and dense. They are quick and easy to make and SO much better than a boxed mix!
  • Whipped Vanilla Ganache Toasts – Whipping a rich and delicious white chocolate ganache makes it light and fluffy. Spread on pain de mie bread toasts, it becomes a delicious dessert.
  • Wendy’s Frosty Cookie Sundae – At Wendy’s fast food chain you can get either a vanilla (game-changer!) or chocolate Frosty, and then top that sucker with chocolate chunk cookie bites and Ghirardelli chocolate sauce.
  • Watermelon Cake – Put your seasonal summer produce to delicious use with this sweet and refreshing Watermelon ‘Cake’.
  • Wowie Cake – Also called crazy cake, Joe cake, WWII cake, wowie cake, and wacky cake is a spongy, cocoa-based cake. It is unique in that unlike most pastries and desserts, no eggs, butter or milk are used to make the cake batter.

American Desserts That Start With X

What are some American desserts that start with the letter X?

  • X-mas Cake – Christmas cake is a type of cake, often fruitcake, served at Christmas time in many countries.
  • X-mas Cookies – X-mas (Christmas) cookies/biscuits are traditionally sugar cookies or biscuits cut into various shapes related to Christmas.
  • Xylocarp Cupcakes – Delicious cupcakes featuring xylocarp fruit.

American Desserts That Start With Y

What are some desserts that start with the letter Y?

  • Yogurt Cake
  • Yule Log
  • Yellow Layer Cake
  • Yogurt Parfait
  • Yellow Pudding
  • Yummy Cake
  • Yodels
  • Yummy Pie
  • Yellow Pie
  • Yuzu Cheesecake

American Desserts That Start With Z

What are some American desserts that start with the letter Z?

  • Zucchini Bread – Zucchini bread tastes like the combination of spices you add to the batter. This zucchini bread, however, also tastes like vanilla and brown sugar.
  • Zebra Cakes – This classic snack is made with moist yellow cake, layered with creme, covered in white icing and then it’s decorated with delicious fudge stripes.
  • Zingers Hostess Cakes – Zingers are flavored vanilla cakes with icing. Zingers come in chocolate, vanilla, and raspberry flavors. They’re filled with tasty crème that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Dessert FAQs

What’s the Difference Between a Cobbler, Crumble, and Crisp?

Cobblers, crumbles, and crisps are all baked desserts of fresh fruit topped with some kind of pastry. Cobblers have a biscuit topping on the fresh fruit.

The biscuits are usually dropped onto the fruit in small rounds, giving it the appearance of a cobbled road and hence the name. Crumbles and crisps both contain fresh fruit with a streusel-like topping that gets baked until the fruit is cooked.

The original difference between the two lay in the streusel topping: crisps would contain oats and crumbles would not. In an actual crisp, as in apple crisp or strawberry crisp, the oats in the topping crisp up as it bakes, hence the name.

What are the most popular desserts in America?

The most popular desserts in the U.S. are cheesecake, cupcakes, Jell-O, carrot cake, apple pie, ice cream, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate cake.