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Country Woman Desserts

Find Country Woman Magazine desserts for a healthy addition to your meal. Get dessert recipes from our Country Woman Magazine.

Golden Orange Cupcakes

Golden Orange Cupcakes

Golden Orange Cupcakes

Citrus lovers will vow they've gone to cupcake heaven when they sample this recipe. To up the sunny flavor, add a teaspoon of orange extract in place of vanilla. —Helen Hassler, Denver, Pennsylvania

Spice Cupcakes with Dates

Spice Cupcakes with Dates

Spice Cupcakes with Dates

You'll think these old-fashioned treats from Mavis Diment came fresh from Grandma's oven. “My Scottish genes inspired me to add oatmeal to the moist, tender cupcakes,” she notes from Marcus, Iowa.

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis lives in a cupcake! Our Test Kitchen took the King of Rock's favorite flavors and rolled them into a banana cupcake frosted with peanut butter and kissed by chocolate.
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Surprise Red Cupcakes

Surprise Red Cupcakes

Surprise Red Cupcakes

Catch your honey red-handed this Valentine's Day with a batch of these confections. Our family loves these filled cupcakes. They disappear in a day. —Betty B. Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania

Caramel Frosting

Caramel Frosting

Caramel Frosting

Creamy caramel frosting puts the crowning touch on spiced cupcakes and other scrumptious flavors. Our Test Kitchen's recipe is rich with spreadable goodness.

Fruity Chocolate Tortilla Cups

Fruity Chocolate Tortilla Cups

Fruity Chocolate Tortilla Cups

Her south-of-the-border treats are meal-ending favorites, notes Marion Karlin, Waterloo, Iowa. “You'll love the presentation of strawberries, apricots, peaches and plums in chocolate-drizzled tortilla cups.”

Sorghum Cookies

Sorghum Cookies

Sorghum Cookies

Sorghum syrup, a natural sweetener that was a 19th century staple, is making a comeback these days. Our family makes syrup from our homegrown sorghum cane. I use it in baking recipes like these soft, old-fashioned cookies. —Jennifer Kramer, Lynnville, Iowa

Orange Buttercream Frosting

Orange Buttercream Frosting

Orange Buttercream Frosting

Our Test Kitchen gave simple buttercream frosting a tangy twist by adding a splash of orange juice. It goes wonderfully on orange cupcakes or over white, yellow or chocolate cake.

Snowman Treats

Snowman Treats

Snowman Treats

My daughter, Hannah, and I came up with this recipe on Christmas Eve when she wanted to make treats for Santa. Building a real snowman is fun, but we think coating one in candy is even cooler! —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Marbled Greeting Cookies

Marbled Greeting Cookies

Marbled Greeting Cookies

These festive goodies are like little Christmas cards with holiday wishes for your guests. Using a fluted pastry wheel gives the edges a pretty, ruffled finish.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Cherry Pistachio Bark

Cherry Pistachio Bark

Cherry Pistachio Bark

Dotted with red cherry bits, these diamond-shaped pieces are lovely on a tray. Plus, they come together quickly with four ingredients.
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