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Whats your All-time favorite dessert recipe?

RiJaAr Dec 16, 2006 11:39 PM

Growing up we usually didn't make dessert. if we had dessert, it was ice cream and peaches or chocolate sauce, hence,I have many many recipe's that i love, but not a single good dessert recipe.

What are the best and most used dessert recipes of yours?

  1. shanagain Apr 30, 2010 01:45 PM

    Grandma Ople's Apple Pie - the recipe calls for a simple homemade caramel sauce to flavor granny smith apples. The trick is that you pile your apples in (I do add cinnamon and nutmeg to the apples before piling into the crust) then cover with a lattice crust, then pour the syrup over all. The crust is amazingly beautiful this way. I always add a bit of sugar turbinado for sparkle.

    My advice, stick to tart apples so it doesn't turn out too sweet, and don't skip the lattice crust - it's so pretty. (http://lh3.ggpht.com/_lovUrG4TA5w/S3SIeXnZjjI/AAAAAAAAAKM/5yBMl3pnnaw/114082.jpg



    1. bushwickgirl Apr 30, 2010 01:31 PM

      Chocolate cake, any kind, really, never met one I didn't like, but my fav recipe to date is the simple one off the Hershey's Cocoa box, Perfectly Chocolate Cake, and use the icing recipe listed there as well.

      Here's a rather recent and long link with tons of people's favorite dessert ideas and recipes:

      1. ChefJune Apr 30, 2010 01:17 PM

        That's easy. It has to be the Sweet Potato Pie recipe my "Other Mother" gave me. It's absolutely the BEST!

        1. iL Divo May 1, 2010 09:48 AM

          not being a fan of carrot cake ever, I got elected to make one for my boss years ago.
          a client gave me her blue ribbon recipe and said it's a no fail sure fire winner. I made it out of simply being too stubborn to use any number of other recipes I had on hand and partly to prove her wrong. how could anything be that good I thought to myself.
          I'll just say with two or three changes [not that I had to because her's was right on, but to not complicate things with her] it's now in our family's personal cookbook. for me not liking carrot cake, this is the best, by far, the best under the sun, it is simply PERFECT in every way. thankful for friends, for sure........

          1. iL Divo Apr 30, 2010 07:23 AM

            it has to be the ToDieFor aka Triple chocolate mess
            this is one of the recipes for it but if you tweek it with your specialties it's best.
            mine is quite different from this one but it's close enough to give you the idea.
            it comes out like a molten lava cake with the cake set up around the sides and the hot lava in the middle. with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream it's wonderfully sinful ;0

            1. The Engineer Dec 18, 2006 04:48 AM

              Coconut layer cake... A women's magazine published, in the 70's, recipie/picture cards and offered a box to file them in. The cake from this collection that I'm thinking of was something like this: two white or yellow rounds sliced so you have four layers, vanilla pudding-meets-black-forest-coconut-stuff between the layers, something called boiled icing (?) on the outside, all covered in shredded coconut. UUUUNNNNNNHHHHHH!!!!!

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                Rhee Dec 18, 2006 04:45 AM

                One of my recent favorites is pineapple upside down cake.

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                  revsharkie Dec 18, 2006 02:42 PM

                  My Okie grandma always cooked pineapple upside-down cake in her big cast-iron skillet. Same one she used for sausage & gravy at breakfast time.

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                    shanagain Apr 30, 2010 01:38 PM

                    That's the only way to go! Also.. yum. YUM.

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                  Fleur Dec 18, 2006 04:35 AM

                  The best dessert I have ever made is the Chocolate Mousse from Julia Child. I make it in a Charlotte Mold lined with Champagne Biscuits and freeze. I unmold it and garnish the plate with fresh whipped cream and fresh raspberries. It is a lot of work, but it is absolutely delicious, and everyone loves it.

                  It is also delicious molded into a Terrine in a loaf pan, with layers of the biscuits soaked in rum in between.

                  1. Candy Dec 17, 2006 04:17 PM

                    The quince tarte tatin I made yesterday was really fine (scroll down). Most of the people at the dinner had never tasted them before and they were kind of a revelation. I am just sorry they are only available for such a short period of time. I'll be making it again next winter.

                    1. blue room Dec 17, 2006 02:35 PM

                      Crisp hot banana fritters with cinnamon sauce. I will be happy to post if you wish!

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                        bostonveg Dec 17, 2006 03:05 PM

                        These sound great...please post the recipe!

                      2. kare_raisu Dec 17, 2006 02:21 PM

                        Pumpkin Pie a la Libby's

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                          Aloo0628 Dec 17, 2006 02:47 AM

                          Chocolate cupcakes filled with sweetened cream cheese and topped with chocolate or cream cheese frosting.

                          Make your favorite choc cake batter.

                          Take an 8-oz pkg of cream cheese, beat it w/ 1/2 cup to a cup of white sugar (to taste). Add an egg if you want the filling to have more of a'cheesecake' texture to it. Beat until smooth.

                          Fill muffin cups 1/3 of the way w/ batter. Drop a 1-1andahalf tsps of cream cheese mixture in the center (try not to let it get near the edges, you want the cake batter to bake around the filling). Top with cake batter until cup is 2/3 full. Bake as instructed for regular cupcakes, frost with favorite frosting (I recommend chocolate or cream cheese.)

                          If you prefer fruity fillings, compose your dollops of half cream cheese mixture and half fruit jam of choice (I recommend raspberry or strawberry). This works better in a white cake, IMO.

                          1. QueenB Dec 17, 2006 02:31 AM

                            White Chocolate Mousse with Dark Chocolate Sauce - very rich.

                            Chocolate Chip Cheesecake - time consuming, but well worth it.

                            1. revsharkie Dec 17, 2006 12:59 AM

                              Hot Fudge Sundae Cake--came off the side of a Gold Medal flour package many years ago.

                              1 c. flour
                              3/4 c. sugar
                              2 tbsp. cocoa
                              2 tsp. baking powder
                              1/4 tsp. salt
                              1/2 c. milk
                              2 tbsp. oil
                              1 tsp. vanilla
                              1 c. chopped nuts
                              1 c. brown sugar
                              1/4 c. cocoa
                              1 3/4 c. hot tap water

                              In ungreased 9” pan, stir together flour, sugar, 2 tbsp. cocoa, baking powder and salt. Mix in milk, oil, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in nuts and spread evenly in pan.

                              Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1/4 c. cocoa. Pour hot water over batter.

                              Bake 40 minutes at 350°. Let stand 15 minutes. To serve, place piece of cake in bowl. Top with ice cream, then spoon sauce over ice cream.

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                                Spencer Dec 17, 2006 02:40 PM

                                Oh, I remember having this- it is sooo good! WHat type of flour please, AP, self rising, etc?

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                                  revsharkie Dec 17, 2006 06:22 PM

                                  Just regular all-purpose flour.

                              2. JasmineG Dec 17, 2006 12:19 AM

                                I'm not sure if I can name one favorite, but this is one that I love and get raves on every time I make: Strawberry and White Chocolate cheesecake http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec... Best during strawberry season, but a really really excellent recipe anytime.

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