Preheat the oven and grab your mixing bowl! These easy dessert ideas will have you satisfying your sweet tooth in no time. After all, who doesn’t love dessert?
1. Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Nothing can beat a classic chocolate chip cupcake. The OG of sweet treats, the humble cupcake is a good starting point for aspiring bakers, and one of the simpler dessert ideas on this list. Why not triple the amount of chocolate by adding cocoa powder and MORE chocolate chips? Go ahead, you deserve it!
2. Gooey Chocolate & Cream Cheese Cake
This is definitely one of the sweetest dessert ideas ever! The irresistible combination of cream cheese and chocolate will leave you reaching for another slice again and again (and again)! If it tastes good, who cares about calories? And for decoration, generously adorn the cake with some summer fruits!
3. Sticky Toffee Squares
Of all the dessert ideas mentioned (so far), this one hardly needs an explanation! It’s toffee, it’s sticky and it’s made in the shape of a square! And despite everything, they’re delicious and SO easy to make at home. Why not add a handful of walnuts into the mixture for a crunchy twist?
4. Bourbon Balls
Whilst they may not be the most Insta-worthy or aesthetic-looking, like some of the other dessert ideas mentioned, bourbon balls are incredibly yummy and perfect for those with a strong sweet tooth. However, to add even more sweetness, replace the bourbon with chocolate cream liqueur!
5. Double Chocolate Cookies
This may sound like one of the simplest dessert ideas ever, and you’re right, it is. However, double chocolate cookies are due some credit as they’re perfect to have as a midnight snack alongside a tall, cold glass of milk. And for extra sweetness, add white chocolate chips to the mixture! You can’t beat a cookie at the end of a long day…
6. Mint Cookies with White Chocolate Ganache
Once you’re a pro at baking ‘regular’ cookies, you’re onto the next dessert idea on the list! Stack the cookies together and spread the ganache in the middle to form a cookie sandwich – or you can substitute the white chocolate ganache with a different filling flavour. Replace the white chocolate in the ganache with chopped plain mint chocolate for a refreshing twist!
7. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
And you’ve guessed it! The next dessert idea to try is the trendy ice cream cookie sandwich. Prepare for an explosion of sweetness – try adding 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract, then fill the cookies with chocolate ice cream! Great for a warm summer day.
8. Double Chocolate Brownies
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE EVERYTHING! No one can resist a good brownie. Why not try adding butterscotch chips to make chocolate and butterscotch brownies? Or as another dessert idea, gently break the brownies once baked and sprinkle on top of ice cream for an extreme sugar rush!
Of all the dessert ideas mentioned, profiteroles are the one dessert that EVERYONE likes. Ideal for even the pickiest of dinner party guests, this dessert idea will satisfy every individual, and have them coming back for more and more. Why not add some banana into the cream filling, or strawberry coulis on the side to accompany the simple dessert?
10. White Chocolate Truffles
This is one of the most delicious and luxurious dessert ideas on this list. With only a handful of ingredients required, white chocolate truffles are super easy to make (and eat)! Don’t like white chocolate? No problem, replace the white chocolate for the coating with milk or dark chocolate to suit your needs!