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Winning Dessert Recipes

Looking for winning dessert recipes? Find contest winning dessert recipes including cakes, cookies, and more winning dessert recipes.

Toffee-Crunch Coffee Sundaes

Toffee-Crunch Coffee Sundaes

Toffee-Crunch Coffee Sundaes

This fast, flavorful, foolproof fudge sauce made in the microwave has a secret ingredient: coffee ice cream. I created it one day when I was out of heavy cream and wanted to make hot fudge sauce for company. It was a huge success with my guests. –Beth Royals, Richmond, Virginia

Raspberry Key Lime Crepes

Raspberry Key Lime Crepes

Raspberry Key Lime Crepes

Key lime juice turns cream cheese into the refreshing filling for these berry crepes. Sometimes, I even pipe the sweet filling into phyllo-dough cones that I bake separately. –Wolfgang Hanau of West Palm Beach, Florida

Sweet Shoppe Caramel Apples

Sweet Shoppe Caramel Apples

Sweet Shoppe Caramel Apples

My hand-dipped apples are as beautiful as the ones you’ll find at fancy candy counters, only they’re fresher, better-tasting and more economical. Make some for Halloween or your next party.
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Chunky Fruit 'n' Nut Fudge

Chunky Fruit 'n' Nut Fudge

Chunky Fruit 'n' Nut Fudge

Variations on this fudge are endless, but this recipe is my favorite. Besides five types of chips, it includes everything from dried fruit to nuts. Every bite is packed with flavor and crunch.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

As a dairy farmer’s wife, I have experience making cheesecake. In fact, most anything containing milk products is tasty in my book. If I’m out of cream cheese, it’s time to go to the grocery store! —Wendy Barkman, Breezewood, Pennsylvania

Iced Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Iced Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Iced Cinnamon Chip Cookies

I take these cookies to family gatherings and socials and give them as gifts to friends. The cinnamon flavor and soft frosting make them special. My mom helped me bake my first batch of cookies when I was 8. She's my role model.

Chippy Macaroon Angel Cake

Chippy Macaroon Angel Cake

Chippy Macaroon Angel Cake

This homemade angel cake, filled with coconut and chocolate chips, is as light as a cloud. It’s so pretty with the sweetened whipped cream “frosting” piped around it. I love to bake breads and desserts for our large family.

Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Our family of chocolate lovers gets triply excited when these cookies come out of the oven. They have the texture and taste of fudge brownies, and the chocolate chip-based drizzle make them look so tempting.

Contest-Winning Mocha Fondue

Contest-Winning Mocha Fondue

Contest-Winning Mocha Fondue

At our friends’ 25th anniversary celebration, several couples had fun concocting this chocolate fondue. With fresh fruit, marshmallows, pretzels and vanilla wafers as dippers, everyone will want to dive into dessert!

Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

Making ice cream goes smoothly when you do prep work in advance. I make the custard ahead and refrigerate it overnight. Plus, I toast the almonds beforehand and separate my add-ins into labeled containers. —Rosalie Peters, Caldwell, Texas

Rhubarb Cookies

Rhubarb Cookies

Rhubarb Cookies

We have two prolific rhubarb plants, so I’m always looking for new ways to use the harvest. The recipe for these soft, delicious cookies, flavored with coconut, was given to me by a friend. —Shauna Schneyder, Idaho Falls, Idaho
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