Everyone needs handful of go-to dessert recipes – delicious, easy desserts that impress every single time.
I have 5 amazing desserts that I make whenever I’m entertaining or need to take a dessert to a pot-luck or a family gathering.
The ingredients for these desserts are simple, the recipes are easy, and these desserts are always a hit because they taste uh-mazing!
Warning: Be prepared to share because every time you serve one of these desserts, you WILL have people asking for the recipe! 🙂
6 Dessert Recipes Your Family Will Love:
The first two recipes are cakes that I make all year round. They’re seriously the best cakes on the planet. One is a banana cake and one is a carrot cake, and they both have cream cheese frosting. The banana cake recipe has 2x as much frosting as the carrot cake, so feel free to swap the frosting recipes between the two cakes if you prefer more or less frosting.
You bake both of them in a 9×13 pan so they’ll feed a crowd. However, even at home, with a small family, these cakes won’t last long. Our family of 4 will polish off one of these cakes in a couple of days because they’re so good we just can’t stop ourselves.
Crazy Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing: The way you bake and cool it IS crazy, but that’s why it’s one of the best banana cakes you’ll ever taste!
Crazy-Good Carrot Cake: Yes, it IS crazy-good. Quite possibly the best carrot cake you’ll ever taste. It’s so dense, moist and full of flavour. My guys and their friends once polished off an entire 9×13 pan in about 15 minutes while they were playing road hockey in the drive-way. Gone in a flash.
The next two cakes are great for spring and summer entertaining when fresh like rhubarb and blueberries are available.
This Rhubarb Scratch Cake is amazing in the spring when the rhubarb patch is bursting with fruit.
Tart, tangy rhubarb and a sugar-crust topping. Mmm-mmmm! Fantastic for a family dinner or to take to a summer barbecue or picnic.
Here’s another cake that’s perfect for summer entertaining, and SO easy to make! Thanks to the convenience of a store-bought pound cake and a super-easy filling, you can have this Blueberry Pineapple Shortcake ready in minutes. Feel free to top with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand!
The next two recipes are easy layered desserts. One is a layered lemon dessert that’s light and refreshing and perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The other is an incredibly delicious chocolate trifle that’s ridiculously easy to make. It feeds a crowd, so it’s terrific for pot lucks, family gatherings, and holiday entertaining.
This layered Luscious Lemon Delight is a light and fluffy dessert that’s perfect any time of year. It’s one of those classic family desserts that you can never go wrong with.
You won’t believe how easy this Black Forest Trifle is to make. You need just 5 convenient ingredients! You gotta love a simple recipe that looks and tastes THIS. Perfect for family gatherings and celebrations.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.