Sure, when you’re in the mood for something sweet, you could make a quick trip to the grocery store for some pre-made cookies, cakes, or other sugary snacks. However, we all know there’s nothing better than a home-baked dessert when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth. Whether it’s a melty, gooey, creamy chocolate delight or a refreshingly fruity confection (or a combination of the two!), making it in your own kitchen is almost always better than store-bought.
That’s especially true if the recipe you’re using reminds you of all the goodies your family whipped up while you were growing up. For example, I can still remember my grandma’s signature no-bake cookies. I would shove as many of those bite-sized sweets in my mouth as I could before my parents inevitably stopped me, fearing I’d start bouncing off the walls from all the sugar. As you can see below, that was likely the same case for Food Network star Sunny Anderson when it came having a slice or two her grandma’s red velvet cake!
There’s also no need to wait for a special occasion to whip something up. Although each of the recipes below would make perfect servings for celebrating a birthday, holiday, or other milestone, there’s nothing holding you back from enjoying them on a regular weeknight. Of course, we don’t want to encourage you to overdo it — we aren’t the ones paying your dentist bill, after all. Apart from that, you should feel zero guilt about indulging in any of the scrumptious recipes we’ve gathered for you. Take a look to see which sweet treats you should bake up for the whole family!