A little bit of sugar never did anyone harm—and these Southern dessert favorites always seem to hit the spot.
Reading the recipes for these fantastic desserts is just like being handed the dessert menu at your favorite Southern restaurant. For a lot of us, dessert is our favorite comfort food, and these recipes will have you baking it, and making it, to make yourself feel good all the time. You will love the taste of our Classic Strawberry Shortcake almost as much as you’ll love getting stuck into the Mississippi Mud Brownies. Of course you can’t get much more Southern than peaches and pecans, so enjoy each of them, or both of them at the same time. We’ve got recipes for Mom’s Pecan Pie and Pecan-Peach Cobbler. You’ll say it’s time for dessert any time of the day with our All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies. That’s fine. Whether it’s pound cake, pie, cake, or cookies, dessert is simply the classic southern comfort food. Enjoy it.
Million Dollar Pound Cake
All-Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
If chocolate chip cookies are your favorite, whip up a batch of these all-time favorite cookies. They're the best of the best.
Classic Chess Pie
Best Carrot Cake
Recipe: Best Carrot Cake
Truly our best-ever carrot cake recipe, make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home. Layers of delicious carrot cake are moistened with a Buttermilk Glaze and topped off with a sweet Cream Cheese Frosting.
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Recipe: Pecan-Peach Cobbler
Showcase two of the South’s most beloved products—peaches and pecans—in this old-fashioned peach cobbler recipe.
Mom's Pecan Pie
Recipe: Mom's Pecan Pie
For a richer flavor, try using dark corn syrup. Both variations received high marks in our Test Kitchens.
Summertime Peach Ice Cream
Recipe: Summertime Peach Ice Cream
Your family will ask for this chilly treat over and over again. Best of all, the six-ingredient mixture requires no cooking, just stirring.
Heavenly Key Lime Pie
Chocolate-Red Velvet Layer Cake
Recipe: Chocolate-Red Velvet Layer Cake
This moist chocolate red velvet cake is filled with layer upon layer of sweet cream cheese frosting.
Classic Strawberry Shortcake
Recipe: Classic Strawberry Shortcake
With juicy strawberries spooned over sweet and tender biscuits, old-fashioned strawberry shortcakes are the perfect dessert. If the berries are very sweet, decrease the sugar to suit your taste. Drop the dough easily by using a lightly greased 1/3-cup dry measure.
Mississippi Mud Brownies
Recipe: Mississippi Mud Brownies
Fluffy marshmallows, chopped pecans and chocolate frosting—who knew mud could be so delicious?
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mousse Cake
Starting with a boxed cake mix makes this cake both easy and delicious. Kids and adults alike will love the creamy peanut butter mousse between layers of chocolate cake. Garnish with chopped roasted peanuts and serve with a scoop of ice cream.