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Cherry Desserts (24 Scrumptious Ideas)

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A Slice of Cherry Pie

It’s all about cherry desserts today! Why? Because cherries deserve to be on top, that’s why.

The cherry is a versatile fruit. You can add it to salads, meat marinades, and other savory dishes. 

But I think we can all agree that cherries truly shine in desserts.

From black forest cake, to cheesecake, to pie, I’ve rounded up 24 cherry treats to make any meal complete.

1. Mini Cherry Cheesecake

They may be small, but they’re definitely big in flavor.

These mini-cherry cheesecakes are insanely addictive! The recipe makes 4 dozen, but don’t be fooled. You might think that’s a lot, but trust me, they won’t last long.

They’re everything you can ask for in a cheesecake – incredibly creamy with a rich and buttery crust. 

The cherry on top? Cherry preserves! So sweet and juicy. Yum.

2. Cherry Ice Cream

Looking for a refreshing treat to cool you down on a hot summer day? Look no further – this cherry ice cream is the one for you.

It’s super creamy, wonderfully sweet, and mildly tangy. Plus, it’s so easy to make! You only need a few ingredients to whip up this amazing ice cream. 

You don’t even need an ice cream maker! Just purée the ingredients, and you’ll have some soft-serve ice cream.

You can eat this ice cream on its own or swirl it with chocolate syrup. Either way, you’ll have a cherry good time.

3. Chocolate Cherry Brownies 

Cherries and chocolate make one heck of a combo! Case in point: these chocolate cherry brownies.

You guys? These brownies are THE BOMB. 

They’re ultra-soft, rich, fudgy, and just irresistible. Plus, they have those crisp tops and edges that add such a lovely texture contrast. I’m telling you, one bite, and you’ll fall in love.

They also couldn’t be easier to make. In fact, you’ll only need one bowl!

They’re also butter-, flour-, and sugar-free! But I gotta tell ya: they’re so sinful, you won’t even notice.

4. Cherry Chocolate Loaf

Don’t be fooled by its name: this cherry chocolate loaf is not like bread at all.

Instead, it’s a ridiculously moist cake that’s so tender, it practically melts in your mouth. 

And the flavor? OMG.

The cherry and chocolate combo in this recipe is mind-blowing. It’s such a stunning dessert!

The added coffee enhances the flavor even further.

And even if it isn’t cherry season, you’ll still get to enjoy this dessert. Whether you use fresh or frozen cherries, this treat will still turn out terrific.

5. Cherry Pie

Ahh… the signature cherry dessert. This cherry pie is happiness you can eat. 

If you’re looking for an easy recipe that will make your grandma proud, this is it!

This cherry pie has a buttery crust and a sweet filling made even better with vanilla and almond extract. It’s so good, it tastes like home. 

And it’s such a breeze to make! Just mix, pour, and pop it in the oven! You need not wait for cherry season to make this heartwarming pie.

Just get frozen cherries, and you’re all set.

6. Black Forest Cake

With this decadent black forest cake, my self-control has been completely thrown out the window.

It’s a cake that you just can’t eat one slice of. No matter how much your brain tells you to do so, your tummy and taste buds will do otherwise.

I mean, how can you resist this ridiculously moist and tender chocolate cake? Chocolate cake is already good, but the cherry filling takes it over the top.

Then there’s a fluffy whipped cream topping to tie it all together.

Fun fact: black forest cake is a German caked called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. It has layers of chocolate cake, cherries and cherry syrup, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.

This recipe may not be the same as the German version, but it’s spectacular, nonetheless. Instead of fresh cherries, we’re using a cherry pie filling!

I say that’s a pretty fantastic alternative.

7. Easy Cherry Dump Cake

Love dessert and cherries, but don’t have the time to make a cake? This easy cherry dump cake is the answer.

This cake is unbelievably easy to make. It even says so in the name! You literally dump all the ingredients in a pan and let your oven take care of the rest.

And the result? Phenomenal. Moist and tender cake chock full of sweet pineapples and cherries.

Eat it warm with a scoop (or two, I’m not judging) of vanilla ice for the most comforting dessert.

8. Cherry Bars

These cherry bars taste just as good as cherry pie, but they’re 10 times easier to make.

This dessert is for those who are just too busy to make cherry pie from scratch.

Complete with a buttery crust, a sweet cherry pie filling, and a sweet sugar glaze, the flavor is spot on.

9. Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes

These cherry cupcakes are to die for! Maraschino cherries flavor both the cupcake and the frosting, giving them wonderful cherry and almond flavors.

One bite will whisk you away to the tropics. 

And that color? Absolutely stunning. Serve these cupcakes at your next party, and they’ll be the talk of the town.

10. Cherry Strudel

Five ingredients and 40 minutes: that’s all it takes to make this lip-smacking cherry strudel!

Warm and sweet cherry pie filling nestled inside a puff pastry and baked until golden brown? So simple, yet the flavors are spot on.

Not to mention, it smells absolutely heavenly!

11. Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies

Crisp, soft, sweet, and buttery, these cherry almond shortbread cookies are a certified crowd favorite.

What’s not to love? First of all, the flavor combo of cherry and almond is to die for.

And then there’s that melt-in-your-mouth consistency. Ahh. I can munch on these cookies all day!

Plus, these cookies also have a gorgeous pinkish hue, making them the perfect Valentine’s Day treat.

12. Cherry Cobbler

Sweet cherry pie filling underneath a bed of buttery biscuit crust. Mmm. This cherry cobbler deserves a standing ovation!

This cobbler is already fantastic as it is, but the only way to eat it is with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The contrast between hot and cold makes all the difference! 

Have you ever wondered how cobblers got their name? Well, it’s because the crust looks like a cobble-stone road as it bakes. You learn something new every day!

13. Cherry Clafoutis 

Never tried cherry clafoutis before? Well, it’s time we pop that cherry.

A clafoutis (kla-foo-tee) is a French dessert made with a custard-like batter and tons of fruit – usually cherries.

A dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of cream is added to finish it off. It’s wonderfully sweet and loaded with fruit chunks! 

Since it’s made with tons of eggs and tastes a bit like pancakes, this cherry clafoutis is perfect for breakfast! But of course, you can enjoy it any time of the day.

14. Chocolate Dipped Cherry Meringues

Light and airy cherry-flavored meringues dipped in chocolate: this dessert is simple, yet elegant.

The flavor is good, but what makes these meringues extra special is the crisp and chewy consistency.

Plus, the baby pink hue is absolutely Insta-worthy. Be still, my pastel-color loving heart.

15. Cherry Fudge

This very cherry fudge will knock your socks off! 

Sure, the recipe is simple. It’s so easy, in fact, that it only requires two ingredients!

But the flavor? Boy oh boy. I won’t be surprised if you devour one piece after another.

Plus, this treat is easy to make! Just mix cherry frosting and white chocolate chips and boom, you’re done. 

16. Cherry Frozen Yogurt

Five ingredients and six minutes – this is the easiest froyo you will ever make.

And it is sooo good. How can it not be? It’s yogurt and cherries flavored with lemon and honey! It’s mildly sweet, tangy, and perfectly refreshing. 

17. Chocolate Cherry Cookies

These chocolate cherry cookies are super soft with a sweet maraschino cherry center. They also have a luscious chocolate fudge sauce to top it off. They’re impossible to resist!

I mean, just look at them. Aren’t they stunning? But no matter how good-looking they are, no one will ever have a problem devouring them.

18. Cherry Danish

This cherry danish may be homemade, but it’s so good, it’s like it came out of a cafe.

This pastry is wonderfully tender, and the cherry filling hits the spot. The sweet glaze drizzled on top ties it all together perfectly, too!

19. Cherry Scones 

In the mood for a fancy English breakfast? These cherry scones are worth getting out of bed for.

Okay, maybe these cherry scones aren’t exactly English, but they’re just as fantastic. Soft like cake and bursting with cherries, these scones are super satisfying. 

Pair them with coffee for the perfect morning treat.

20. Cherry Cheesecake Angel Food Cake Roll

This cherry cheesecake angel food cake roll combines all your favorite desserts in one lip-smacking treat!

With this dessert, you get the best of all worlds! It’s a light and airy angel food cake with cream cheese and cherry pie fillings rolled into a scrumptious roll. It’s a masterpiece!

It’s also a cinch to make. There’s no need to be a baking expert here! With a few handy tips, you’ll be able to nail this recipe.

21. Black Forest Pavlova

This black forest pavlova is a definite showstopper!

It has all the goodness of a black forest cake, but it’s also a pavlova! That means you get a wonderful flavor, and also a meringue crunch!

And man, does it look gorgeous. Those layers of meringue, chocolate cream, and cherries are absolutely breathtaking.

22. Rustic Cherry Galette

Feeling sinful? Indulge yourself in this rustic cherry galette.

A cherry galette is a lot like cherry pie. It also comes with a rich buttery crust and a sweet cherry pie filling, but it’s a lot easier to make!

Top it with vanilla ice cream for a tastebud-tingling treat.

23. Chocolate Cherry Brownie Parfaits 

Layers of fudgy brownie, cherry pie filling, cream cheese whipped cream, and a cherry on top.

These chocolate cherry brownie parfaits are so good, they will blow your mind. 

Look at how pretty they are in those glasses! What a head-turner.

Plus, they come together so easily, anyone can do it!

24. Almond Cherry Muffins

Got a hankering for muffins? These will definitely satisfy your craving.

These super-moist and fluffy muffins have a luscious cherry pie center. Plus, the almond extract takes them to another level of awesome.

This is the breakfast of champions!

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