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Budget Dessert Recipes

Looking for Budget Dessert recipes? Find budget dessert recipes including cheap and easy to make cookies, cakes, and more cheap dessert recipes.

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Chocolate lovers won't be able to eat just one of these chewy treats from our Test Kitchen ovens. The delectable fudge drops are loaded with chocolate flavor and attractively topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
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Traditional Sponge Cake

Traditional Sponge Cake

Traditional Sponge Cake

This light and spongy cake makes a fitting finale to any meal.—Arlene Murphy, Beverly Hills, Florida

Chocolate Ribbon Bars

Chocolate Ribbon Bars

Chocolate Ribbon Bars

No one will be able to eat just one of Gail Wiese's yummy Chocolate Ribbon Bars, full of butterscotch, peanut butter and chocolate flavor. Unlike similar crispy cereal treats, these aren't sticky! "Over the years I've accumulated quite a few recipes from my co-workers, and this one is easy to prepare," writes Gail from her home in Athens, Wisconsin.

Easy Coconut Pie

Easy Coconut Pie

Easy Coconut Pie

This pie is an old-fashioned dessert. I sometimes top warm slices with a sprinkling of cinnamon or nutmeg. Best of all, it's easy to assemble when dinner-time is fast approaching.—Virgina M Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
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Lemon Cheese Squares

Lemon Cheese Squares

Lemon Cheese Squares

With a tangy filling and a nutmeg-flavored crust, this dessert hits the spot after a meal or as a snack. My grandmother made these bars for me when I was growing up, and they were my favorite.—Emily Weedman, Milwaukie, Oregon

Wearing o' Green Cake

Wearing o' Green Cake

Wearing o' Green Cake

One bite of this moist, colorful cake and you'll think you've found the pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow. It's the perfect dessert to round out your St. Patrick's Day feast. —Marge Nicol, Shannon, Illinois

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

The secret to this tender cake is the cola in the batter and frosting. It's a good thing this recipe makes a large pan...everyone will want seconds!—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Glazed Lemon Cake

Glazed Lemon Cake

Glazed Lemon Cake

My mother baked this light moist treat when I was a child. I loved it as much then as my children do now. – Missy Andrews, Rice, Washington

Molasses Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Molasses Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Molasses Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chip Cookies are a fun way to finish this meal. Susan Henry from Bullhead City, Arizona says, “My mom liked to add different spices to traditional recipes and create unexpected tastes. Molasses and cinnamon make these cookies stand out.”

Swirled Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Swirled Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Swirled Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Since chocolate and peanut butter are two of my granddaughters' favorite flavors, I fix this cake often. It's moist and scrumptious.—Elaine Medeiros, Wamego, Kansas

Great-Grandma's Ginger Cake

Great-Grandma's Ginger Cake

Great-Grandma's Ginger Cake

I received this recipe from my great-grandmother and it one of my favorite cakes to make during the holidays. It is so tasty.—Teresa Pelkey, Cherry Valley, Massachusetts

Fluffy Orange Gelatin Pie

Fluffy Orange Gelatin Pie

Fluffy Orange Gelatin Pie

From DeRidder, Louisiana, Frann Clark shares this exceptionally light citrus dessert that practically melts in your mouth. "This is so easy that kids can help prepare it," she says.
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