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Simple Desserts

Find simple desserts from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple desserts featured in our publication.

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I made up this torte one afternoon, and when I served it that night, it vanished within minutes. That's when I knew I'd struck gold. —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California
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Peanut Butter Cream Dessert

Peanut Butter Cream Dessert

Peanut Butter Cream Dessert

"With a few minor changes to the original cookies-and-cream recipe, I can please the peanut butter lovers in my family," writes Mary Ann Saam. The Cridersville, Ohio cook uses instant pudding mix, frozen whipped topping and store-bought sandwich cookies to hurry along preparation.

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

I love serving impressive desserts that look like you spent hours in the kitchen when, in reality, they're really easy to make. This is one of those recipes. —Cheryl Lundquist, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Butterscotch Raisin Cookies

Butterscotch Raisin Cookies

Butterscotch Raisin Cookies

In Northampton, Pennsylvania, Victoria Zmarzley-Hahn bakes these chewy oatmeal cookies that are full of butterscotch chips and raisins. "Every so often I add a half cup of chopped pecans to a batch for something different," she notes.
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Cranberry Molasses Cake

Cranberry Molasses Cake

Cranberry Molasses Cake

Bursting with berries, warm squares of this homemade dessert are elegant drizzled with a sweet butter sauce. "Friends baked this wonderful cake for my bridal shower," writes Brenda Knable from Bagley, Minnesota.

Giant Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

Giant Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

Giant Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich

I created this treat for my husband, adding light and low-fat products to the cookie dough. It was so fantastic that I fixed it with conventional ingredients for guests. Since it can be made ahead of time and frozen, it cuts stress for busy hostesses. And really, who doesn't love peanut butter? —Joann Belack, Bradenton, Florida

Quicker Lemon Angel Food Supreme

Quicker Lemon Angel Food Supreme

Quicker Lemon Angel Food Supreme

Boxed angel food cake speeds prep time but retains the cake's home-baked taste. And the no-cook version of sauce uses handy prepared lemon pie filling and whipped topping for fuss-free fixing and old-fashioned results.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

On the first day we had cool weather since all the summer heat, we were getting together with friends. I made this pumpkin cake because I could feel fall in the air. —Koni Brewer, Fort Worth, Texas

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

"I constantly had cravings for peanut butter while I was pregnant with our second child," says Columbia City, Indiana's Karen Jagger. "This unusual dessert pizza satisfied me, and using a brownie mix meant I could throw it together in no time."

Raisin Apple Tartlets

Raisin Apple Tartlets

Raisin Apple Tartlets

"I always get a kiss on the cheek when I make these individual pie-like treats for my husband," writes Claudia Jean Griffin of Beaver, Pennsylvania.

Breakfast Upside-Down Cake

Breakfast Upside-Down Cake

Breakfast Upside-Down Cake

This moist golden morning treat quickly became my husband's favorite. And because it calls for a boxed blueberry muffin mix and canned pineapple, I never have a problem finding the time to make it for him. Plus, it looks pretty enough to serve company.

Black Forest Sundaes

Black Forest Sundaes

Black Forest Sundaes

"This dessert makes a sweet ending, and best of all, they take just five minutes to prepare! “My husband and grandchildren just love them,” says Ruth Lee from Troy, Ontario.
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