The Classic American Dessert Perfect for Your Zodiac Sign

We all love the classics—layer cake, pie, even a good brownie—but what iconic American dessert is right for you based on your zodiac sign? We'll tell you (and give you the recipes).

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The Classic American Dessert Perfect For Your Zodiac Sign
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Aries: Cheesecake

March 21 – April 19

We know that Aries love to throw themselves into a new project. And baking the perfect cheesecake—one that’s creamy and without cracks—is just the sort of mission an Aries can pursue with abandon. Plus, with so many variations, this is a recipe Rams can put their creative stamp on.

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Taurus: Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

April 20 – May 20

Taurus, skip the trendy bakes; you enjoy the classics done well—exceptionally well. That’s why when it comes to an American dessert for your sign, you can’t go wrong with a delicate, flavorful butter cake topped with a rich chocolate frosting. This yellow cake is a classic recipe that everyone will enjoy. And a diligent, hard-working sign like you won’t mind the extra fuss of a layer cake with decorative frosting.

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Gemini: Whoopie Pies

May 21 – June 20

Gemini, you like to keep things light and fun, and truly what could be more fun than a whoopie pie? The name is fun, the sandwich cookie style is fun and all the options for customization mean this treat is a real blast. So show off your lively personality and make this all-American dessert your own. Play with the fillings, switch up the cakey cookies—it’s all up to you. After all, we know your moods and tastes can change at the drop of a hat, so choose a dessert that’s just as flexible as you are.

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Cancer: Cherry Hand Pies

June 21 – July 22

Cancer, you’re known for your sweet disposition and your sign is often associated with the home and kitchen. So, really, almost any dessert is your astrological wheelhouse. But we like to think that these cherry hand pies are especially you. Like pie cherries, you have a tart side too! And with the flaky crust and decorative glaze, you can really show off your baking skills.

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Leo: Mile High Key Lime Cream Pie

July 23 – August 22

We know you like to show off a little bit, Leo. You’re a born star after all! A mile-high pie, like this Key lime cream pie, is destined to be the star of any dessert spread and the highlight of any party. Show off your culinary skills with this recipe. And before you dash to your next shindig, don’t forget the details like toasted coconut and lime slices!

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Virgo: Lemon Bars

August 23 – September 22

Virgos are known for their excellent taste and their minimalist aesthetic. Cakes adorned with too much frosting and fussy recipes are not for you, Virgo. In your kitchen, you prefer pared-down recipes that deliver on flavor without a lot of fussy extras—something like flawless lemon bars. You can put your elegant spin on these treats by cutting them just so.

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Libra: Apple Crisp

September 23 – October 22

In life and desserts, Libras are always trying to find harmony. That’s why apple crisp is the ideal dessert for this diplomatic sign. It strikes all the right chords: tart apples, sweet brown sugar, rich butter and warming cinnamon. Top it all off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have a dish where all the flavors are in perfect harmony. Also, this dessert is a favorite among many—and Libras love a consensus!

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Scorpio: Chocolate Chess Pie

October 23 – November 21

On the surface, Scorpio, you might seem dark and mysterious, but we all know that on the inside you’re as sweet as they come. A chess pie filled with dark chocolate has got your sign written all over it. Don’t forget to top this one off with some homemade whipped cream. Thoughtful details like these are your specialty.

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Sagittarius: Cookie Cake

November 22 – December 21

Life of the party? That’s you Sagittarius. Festive treats are right up your alley. However, with your packed schedule and fast-paced lifestyle, you don’t have time for finicky layer cakes. That’s why an easy, party-ready dessert like a chocolate chip cookie cake is perfect for you. And like you, this cake is hard not to like.

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Capricorn: Carrot Cake

December 21 – January 19

The unofficial Capricon motto is “work hard, play hard.” So a cake that takes a little extra effort and elbow grease (shredding all those carrots takes time and a muscle!) is right up your alley, Cap. After making that perfect cream cheese frosting and piping on too-cute carrots, you can enjoy the “play hard” half of your mantra. Serve yourself a big slice of carrot cake and take it easy.

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Aquarius: Boston Cream Pie

January 20 – February 18

Aquarians are known for doing things a bit differently—like baking a cake and calling it pie, as in Boston Cream Pie. This recipe channels their outside-the-box way of thinking and echoes their sweet sensibility. The light sponge of this dessert is also perfect for this air sign (yep, despite being the water bearer, Aquarius is an air sign!).

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Pisces: Chocolate Lava Cake

February 19 – March 20

Pisces, everyone knows you’re a big softie; so soft, in fact, that you’re positively gooey—much like a delicious chocolate lava cake. These desserts require a gentle hand and perfect timing to get that molten center just right. Patient Pisces, you’re just the sign to master this bake.

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Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is a former Taste of Home editor and passionate baker. During her tenure, she poured her love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa also dedicated her career here to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.