For fabulous dessert recipes for your weekend dinner party, or even if you feel like treating the family to a quick and simple dessert during the week, we’ve plenty of recipes for you to try!
We’ve got so many dessert recipes to choose from, so depending on how much time you have, the ingredients you have to hand or what season it is, you can pick the ideal one to serve to guests or simply to surprise the family with.
Our chocolate Florentine torte is an absolute dream. With the Florentines piled high, it looks stunning and will make the ideal centrepiece at your dinner party. If you prefer to serve your dessert in individual portions, then our elderflower jellies with fresh raspberries or mini pavlovas with pomegranate and mango are perfect for this.
For spring desserts, why not try our rhubarb custard tart, passion fruit cheesecake, or meringue roulade with orange and passion fruit – they all feature the fresh, light flavours of the season and are all really impressive to look at too.
We’ve also taken care of Christmas desserts so you’ll never be stuck for ideas when it comes to entertaining around the festive period again. We’ve got some real showstoppers like our nut meringue cake with Baileys cream, our sticky ginger and treacle cake with rum and pecan praline or our cherry chocolate mousse cake which is covered in edible glitter for a really luxurious finish.
Whether you’re a confident cook or a beginner, our dessert recipes are so easy to follow you’ll have no problem creating one of our stunning dessert for guests. Our selection of recipes caters for chocoholics, those who prefer a fruitier dessert, a lighter option or something utterly indulgent – whatever it is you love, we’ve got it all so give them a go this week!
Delicious Dessert recipes
All-in-one speedy chocolate cake is so easy to make, it's super light and even a real novice baker can make it. It's ready in just 30 minutes!
Claire Clark's take on Austrian coffee cake shows how good a sponge cake can be. It's really simple to make, but the results are stunning. Use whatever fruit is in season
Jason Atherton's Bakewell tart is inspired by his early years in Sheffield, not far from Bakewell. This has a traditional raspberry jam filling, but you could also try gooseberry or damson jams
Mary Berry's cappuccino coffee cake is a rich, luxurious coffee cake that's really impressive. The perfect cake for a special occasion
Mary Berry's chocolate marquise is a rich pudding that's perfect for a special occasion and it's handy as you can make it ahead and it can sit in the freezer ready to go
No bake white chocolate, lime and passion fruit cheesecake uses ricotta, which is a lighter option and gives a real creaminess to this delicious dessert
Orange and almond loaf cake is deliciously squidgy. Have it on its own with coffee or served with oranges in syrup for a fab dinner party dessert
No bake cappuccino coffee layer cake is completely irresistible, made with custard coffee, sponge fingers and Tia Maria for a grown-up dessert
James Martin's glazed doughnut and homemade malted milk ice cream takes a bit of extra effort but is well worth the results for a perfectly spongy doughnut
James Martin's St Emilion macarons recipe is something a little different with macarons, combining chocolate and good red wine so make a gorgeous dinner party dessert
No-bake chocolate caramel slices are a healthier version millionaire's shortbread (and easier to make!). Caramel and chocolate layers sit on a nutty base, sweetened with dates
Clementine and coconut cream sorbet is incredibly simple to make with just two ingredients, yet gorgeously cleansing and refreshing. It looks stunning served in a glass at a dinner party
Dessert recipe collections
Summer dessert recipes that are the perfect end to your barbecue or meal, full of seasonal berries and fruits that are a real delight to eat!
Find spring dessert recipes that are full of clean, fresh flavours as well as lighter - just in time for longer days and sunshine
Easy dessert recipes that look impressive including rich, gooey brownies, no bake tarts, banoffee pots and plenty more
Christmas dessert recipes for an impressive finale, including orange and cranberry cheesecake, chocolate and Florentine torte and mulled berry tart
Allergy-friendly desserts for those who might find it difficult to eat dessert, with so many desserts containing wheat, butter, nuts and eggs
No bake cheesecake recipes are so easy to make, including no bake strawberry cheesecake, passion fruit cheesecake and simple lime cheesecake
Meringue recipes to make seriously impressive desserts that are light, crispy and chewy and made with interesting flavours
Impressive cheesecake recipes to indulge in, including easy chocolate cheesecake, baked New York cheesecake and a simple strawberry cheesecake.
Chocolate dessert recipes to indulge in, including a rich flourless chocolate cake recipe, no bake chocolate cheesecake and a chocolate and coffee mousse recipe.