In Logan, Utah, Edie DeSpain bakes mild orange-flavored loaves that are chock-full of chocolate chips, nuts and spices. "This bread is easy to stir up, yet it tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen," she assures.
Although this mouse torte created by our Test Kitchen is very rich, people just can't seem to get enough of it. Decorated with melted chocolate and Chocolate Almond Pinecones, this is an impressive dessert.
Here's a treat befitting a sweet princess! Especially for her daughter's birthday party, Patricia Hill came up with the royal ice cream concoction. "Allison doesn't particularly like cake—but she's a big fan of ice cream," Patricia relates. "So these cone characters were a natural. "Of course, the day of her party last summer was one of the hottest on record. I was sure the ice cream would melt. But the kids devoured the cones before it could!"—Patricia Blomdahl Hill, Oakdale, California
Decorated sugar cookies for dessert delighted the young dinosaur lovers at our party. I had a lot of fun frosting the shapes and decorating them with mini-chocolate chip "eyes" and colorful candy spots to give them character.
—Robin Werner, Brush Prairie, Washington
These crisp, delicate cookies are light as a feather. Mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts are a delightful and yummy surprise in every bite. Mom knows this fun dessert is a fitting finale to a big meal.
Chocolate lovers will delight in this moist rich cake that's easy to prepare using handy mixes and canned frosting. "I only make this dessert if I'm taking it somewhere," reports Nancy Baker of Boonville, Missouri. "I don't want it sitting in my kitchen, where I might be tempted to eat it all!"