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Budget Dessert Recipes

Looking for Budget Dessert recipes? Find budget dessert recipes including cheap and easy to make cookies, cakes, and more cheap dessert recipes.

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Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Vanilla Wafer Cookies

These buttery cookies bake up chewy and crispy at the same time. Sprinkle with colored sugar or leave them as-is. Their simplicity is beauty enough! —Edith MacBeath, Gaines, Pennsylvania

Favorite Chocolate Cake

Favorite Chocolate Cake

Favorite Chocolate Cake

This cake is extra chocolaty. The recipe makes a perfect number of servings, so leftovers are never a problem.—Janice Arnold, Gansevoort, New York

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

This dessert makes a cool and delicious treat on a warm summer day. I bake a tender crust from a cake mix, then layer it with a cream cheese blend, chocolate pudding and whipped topping.—Pam Reddell, Linden, Wisconsin
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Glazed Lemon Cake

Glazed Lemon Cake

Glazed Lemon Cake

"My mother baked this light moist treat when I was a child," shares Missy Andrews of Rice, Washington. "I loved it as much then as my children do now." Boxed cake and pudding mixes make this delightful dessert simple, and at a mere 22 cents a piece, it's frugal as well.

Peanut Butter Brownie

Peanut Butter Brownie

Peanut Butter Brownie

“Peanut Butter Brownie Cups, made in muffin cups, are a year-round treat, and they’re especially convenient to take along on picnics,” says Joyce Gibson of Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies

Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies

Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies

Chopped maraschino cherries and vanilla chips make a great color and flavor combination in these sweet treats priced at just 20 cents each. "They're a nice change from chocolate chip cookies," writes Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California.

Swirled Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Swirled Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Swirled Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Since chocolate and peanut butter are two of my granddaughters' favorite flavors, I fix this cake often. It's moist and scrumptious.—Elaine Medeiros, Wamego, Kansas

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty

This treat can whipped up in no time. It costs little to prepare, but it's big on flavor.—Florence Palmer, Marshall, Illinois

Chocolate Ribbon Bars

Chocolate Ribbon Bars

Chocolate Ribbon Bars

No one will be able to eat just one of Gail Wiese's yummy Chocolate Ribbon Bars, full of butterscotch, peanut butter and chocolate flavor. Unlike similar crispy cereal treats, these aren't sticky! "Over the years I've accumulated quite a few recipes from my co-workers, and this one is easy to prepare," writes Gail from her home in Athens, Wisconsin.

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake

This cake delightfully combines the flavors of chocolate and cinnamon. Enjoy this dessert with dinner and use leftovers the next day as a handy snack.—Sue Reichenbach, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

Lazy Day Cake

Lazy Day Cake

Lazy Day Cake

"The rich frosting really makes this delicious cake," writes Lillian Marcotte of Woodstock, Vermont. "I frequently rely on this recipe when I want something good in a hurry." It's sweetly priced at just 20 cents a square.
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