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27 Easy Decadent Desserts

From millionaire pie to atomic cake to heaven on earth cake, these decadent desserts will absolutely blow your tastebuds away.

When it comes to overall health and well-being, balance is key.

Yes, you’ll want to nourish your body with good nutrition, but you also need to feed your soul.

What better way is there to do so than with desserts?

Decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake in a Small Container
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Don’t settle for sugar-free cookies or flourless brownies. You only indulge once in a while, so I say make the calories count.

This round-up has all the best and most decadent desserts you can imagine.

Are you ready for a sinful and heavenly ride? Let’s go!

1. Strawberry Layer Brownies

Let’s kick things off with the fantastic tandem that is chocolate and strawberries.

If you’re into chocolate-covered strawberries, then these brownies are a must-try.

They’re fudgy brownies at the bottom, strawberry cream candy in the center, and chocolate ganache on top.

Serve them with a glass of warm milk for the ultimate indulgence.

Millionaire's Pie

2. Millionaire Pie   

A millionaire pie has a cheesecake-like filling loaded with crushed pineapple, cherries, and pecans.

It’s rich, to say the least, which is most likely how it got its intriguing moniker.

Despite its richness, however, you’ll love how this pie is also light and refreshing.

The texture combination of the crumbly crust, smooth filling, and chunky mix-ins makes it super fun to eat, to boot.

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3. Mini-Banoffee Tarts 

What’s more delightful than a banoffee pie? Mini-banoffee tarts, that’s what! Why make one pie when you can make a dozen small ones?

Pastry shells are filled with chocolate, caramel, and banana slices and topped with whipped cream. They may be small, but they’re big on flavor.

Chocolate Parfait with Whipped Cream

4. Death By Chocolate

I died and went to chocolate heaven! That’s how good death by chocolate is.

If you are or serving dessert to a chocoholic, this one right here is the recipe for you.

This dessert is a trifle made of layers of brownies, pudding, and whipped cream, and finished with crushed toffee bars.

It’s nice to look at, and the flavors and textures are on point.

It’s sweet and chocolatey, with a hint of saltiness from the crushed toffee.

For the textures, you’ll get a combination of fudgy, fluffy, silky, and crunchy. 

5. Chocolate Cherry Tart 

If you agree that the combination of chocolate and cherries deserves more attention, this chocolate cherry tart is a must-try.

Think black forest, but in tart form.

The tart shell is flavored with cocoa powder, and the curd filling is loaded with sweet cherries.

A sweet and fruity chocolate cherry drizzle completes the exceptional ensemble.

A Piece of Buckeye Brownies

6. Buckeye Brownies 

If you don’t want to go through the effort of forming peanut butter into balls and dipping them in chocolate, go for this version instead. 

Brownies at the bottom, peanut butter in the middle, and chocolate on top, this dessert has the same components in a buckeye ball, plus a bit more.

It’s also a lot easier to make.

7. Mini-Pavlova with Nutella Whipped Cream  

Let’s take a moment to appreciate how stunning these mini-pavlovas are.

Those white casings that hold the Nutella filling are almost too pretty to eat. 

I once thought pavlovas are so intimidating to make, but it turns out, it’s just a meringue.

It’s a simple dessert that calls for beating together egg whites and sugar and baking it until dry and crisp.

With this elegant dessert, you can easily fool your loved ones into thinking you’re a baking pro! 

Chocolate Whipped Pie with Cookie Crumbles

8. Dream Whip Pie 

If quick and easy is what you’re looking for, this recipe has your name written all over it.

It couldn’t be easier to make. All you’ll need is a pack of Dream Whip, instant pudding, and pre-made pie crust, and there’s absolutely no baking involved.

Don’t think this pie is mediocre, though. In fact, I won’t be surprised if this becomes your newest favorite.

9. Banana Split  

Banana split is the quintessential American dessert.

With scoops of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream, banana halves on either side, and a variety of toppings, it’s the ultimate definition of decadence.

Fun fact: the first banana split was made in Pennsylvania by an apprentice pharmacist all the way back in 1904.

It’s been around for over a century and for good reason. 

Sliced Atomic Cake with Icing

10. Atomic Cake 

Frosted with whipped cream, the atomic cake looks simple from the outside. Prepare to be mind-blown when you slice it open, though.

You’ll find not just one, but three kinds of cake in there, as well as three different flavors of pudding, and slices of bananas and strawberries.

Talk about decadent, am I right?

11. Baci Chocolate Cake  

Baci chocolate cake is a dessert of moist chocolate cake, mascarpone cream filling, and Baci chocolates on top.

If you’re unfamiliar, Baci chocolates are double-coated chocolates with hazelnut cream AND a whole hazelnut inside. 

Both the cake and these Italian sweets are already decadent on their own, so just imagine how magnificent they’ll be when combined.

Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon

12. Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Plain cheesecake at the bottom, pumpkin cheesecake on top: why settle for one layer when you can have two?

Don’t worry, you won’t have to make two different cheesecake batters for this recipe.

Just make one, split it into two, and whisk pumpkin puree into one of them. It’s genius, isn’t it?

13. Salted Caramel Pie    

If you’ve never made dulce de leche before, take this as the sign. Do it, do it now! All you’ll need is a can of condensed milk.

You don’t even need to pour the milk out from the can. Just pop that can straight into the oven, and 2 hours later, voila.

Then, just pour that sweet, smooth, and silky filling into a pie crust, top it with whipped cream, and dessert is ready.

Slice of Heaven on Earth Cake

14. Heaven on Earth Cake 

Angel food cake, custard, cherry pie filling, and whipped cream – that’s what you can expect from a slice of this trifle. What a masterpiece!

The angel food cake is soft and airy, the custard is smooth and silky, the cherry pie filling is jammy and chunky, and the whipped cream is light and fluffy.

Heaven on earth really is the perfect way to describe it.

15. Decadent Dark Chocolate Ice Cream 

Nothing beats the heat better than a scoop (or five) of chocolate ice cream.

And while it’s easier to get it from the grocery, this homemade ice cream is 10 times more delicious. It’s more fulfilling, too!

This chocolate ice cream is insanely smooth and silky and has just the right balance of creamy and chocolatey.

Earthquake Cake

16. Earthquake Cake

If you’re getting bored with the usual chocolate cake, shake things up with this recipe! The earthquake cake is earth-shatteringly delicious. 

How can it not be? It’s a German chocolate cake filled and frosted with cream cheese icing, with bits of pecans and shredded coconut in between. 

You might think it’s a complex recipe, but it’s actually effortless. What more can you ask for?

Cheesecake with Cranberry Sauce

17. Cheesecake 

When it comes to making cheesecake, Philadelphia is hands down, the best cream cheese brand.

It always yields smooth, silky, and creamy cheesecake, regardless if it’s baked or not.

This no-bake Philadelphia cheesecake is the epitome of simple yet sensational desserts.

The filling only requires six ingredients, and it comes together in just 10 minutes. The hardest part is waiting for it to set! 

Lemon Cake with Vanilla Icing

18. Kentucky Butter Cake 

To say that the Kentucky butter cake is buttery is an understatement. It’s ridiculously moist and tender, to boot.

This southern dessert is a pound cake in the shape of a bundt pan.

The cake itself is already perfect, but it doesn’t end there – a rich butter vanilla sauce is drizzled all over it.

Trust the southerners to make an already-sinful treat even more decadent. 

19. Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Can’t get enough chocolate? Take two chocolate cookies and fill it with chocolate buttercream for maximum chocolate goodness.

The cookies are crunchy and crisp, while the filling is soft and creamy. Both are chocolatey, and together, they create a delightful treat.

Chocolate Slutty Brownies

20. Slutty Brownies 

Cookie at the bottom, Oreo in the middle, and brownie on top: these slutty brownies are as naughty and sinful as can be.

These brownies were originally called ultimate chocolate chip cookie n’ Oreo fudge brownie bars.

While appetizing, it’s not the catchiest of names. Hence, the more memorable and equally fitting name came to be.

Homemade White Chocolate Chip Cookies

21. White Chocolate Chip Cookies

While I do appreciate all kinds of cookies, these white chocolate chip cookies are definitely in my top five. 

From the look to the texture to the flavor, these cookies get an A+ in all departments. 

Those chunks of white chocolate make the cookies so charming. They’re soft and chewy, with a slight crispiness around the edges. 

While they’re sweeter than other chocolate, the cinnamon and salt in the batter balance them out.

They smell heavenly, to boot. They’re definitely the complete package.

Cheesecake Brownies

22. Cheesecake Brownies  

Cheesecake and brownies join forces to make this phenomenal two-in-one dessert.

Chewy and fudgy brownies are topped with whorls of cream cheese filling.

The sweetness of the brownies and the tanginess of the cream cheese create the perfect contrast of flavors.

The thought of it is already making my mouth water.

23. Chocolate Trifle

Trifles give my heart so much joy. With this dessert, you’ll get several different confections in one bowl.

This chocolate trifle is layer upon layer of brownies, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream, all displayed in an elegant glass bowl for everyone to see.

It’s gorgeous, delicious, and feeds a crowd. It’s also surprisingly easy to make!

Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

24. Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

This pudding is outrageously smooth and silky and perfectly flavored with rich and decadent chocolate.

You might be wondering; why make pudding from scratch when you can always rely on boxed pudding mixes?

Simple – this pudding is just as easy to make, but it’s 10 times more delectable. It’s more budget-friendly, to boot!

Peanut Butter Pie

25. Peanut Butter Pie

This pie is filled with a blend of peanut butter, cream cheese, and whipped cream.

Finished with caramel, chocolate, crushed candy, and any other topping you can think of, this pie is definitely delicious.

It’s also incredibly easy to make. You won’t even need to turn on the oven, as the filling doesn’t require baking.

You can make the crust yourself using crushed graham crackers and melted butter, or, just use store-bought. No one has to know.

Whoopie Pies

26. Whoopie Pies 

Whoopie pies are a timeless dessert made of two chocolate cookies and a fluffy mallow-like filling. Whoopie, indeed!

Whether you consider it a pie, a cookie, or a sandwich, one thing’s for sure: whoopie pies are amazing.

Peanut Butter Cups

27. Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter cups are the best candy bar in the entire world. I mean, think of a more delicious combination than peanut butter and chocolate!

If you agree, then you better learn to make peanut butter cups at home. It’s surprisingly easy. Trust me, you need not be a chocolatier to pull it off.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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