Are you one of those folks who don’t mind eating dessert for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Well, I definitely am!
I love desserts so much I even have a whole list of them, arranged in alphabetical order. Some say it’s crazy, but I say it’s unique.
And today, we’ll talk about desserts that begin with a B, and boy, are they delightful. From cakes to custard to ice cream, I’ve got it all covered.
So without further ado, here are some of the desserts that start with B.
1. Baked Alaska
Baked alaska is an exceptional dessert that tastes as heavenly as it looks. Made with a sponge cake and an ice cream layer, it’s covered completely in meringue, which is either baked or torched to brown.
Fun fact: Baked Alaska was invented in 1867 in a restaurant in New York called Delmonico’s in honor of the state of Alaska, which had just been acquired by the US from the Russian empire.
2. Banana Bread
While we all call it banana bread, did you know that this super moist and magnificent dessert is actually a cake?
But because it looks like a loaf, is cut into slices, and topped with butter, I completely understand the confusion.
3. Banana Split
Here’s another dessert that features my favorite fruit! Banana split comprises chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream sandwiched between two banana halves (hence, the banana split).
It’s drizzled with chocolate and strawberry syrup, sprinkled with nuts, and topped with whipped cream and cherries.
Sounds like something Willy Wonka would come up with, right? Instead, did you know that the banana split was invented in a drug store? Yup, it was the Stricker’s Drug Store in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, that gave birth to this glorious dessert.
4. Banoffee Pie
By now you can already tell I’m a huge fan of bananas. But I promise you, this is the last one.
Banoffee pie is an English dessert that’s a combination of ripe bananas, toffee, and a cookie crust. And by golly, is it fantastic!
Two Englishmen named Ian Dowding and Nigel Mackenzie claim to be responsible for its invention. According to their story, they were experimenting on a recipe for a coffee toffee pie, when they added bananas to the pie. Voila!
5. Bavarian Cream
They’re my absolute favorite donut flavor! Bavarian cream is a custard made with milk thickened with egg yolks, or gelatin with whipped cream.
It may be eaten as is, but it is more often used as a filling to donuts, cream puffs, and eclairs.
This Korean dessert is taking the world by storm, and I completely understand why. What’s not to love?
It’s got finely shaved ice as its base, and is then loaded with fruits, syrups, and nuts. Popular flavors include chocolate, cheesecake, matcha, and red bean paste.
While we are only just learning about this fabulous dessert, the bingsu has existed since 1392.
Biscotti may not have that soft and chewy consistency we all love in cookies, but I still love them just as much.
Biscotti has a wonderful crispness that makes it the perfect coffee dunking cookie!
But what makes it tougher than other cookies? The word biscotti is Italian for twice baked, so yes, biscotti is cooked twice, giving it that signature texture.
8. Black Forest Cake
Its name may sound intimidating, but its beauty and flavor are oh so alluring. Black Forest Cake is a combination of chocolate sponge cake layers, whipped cream, and luscious red cherry filling.
It was invented in 1915 by a German pastry chef named Josef Keller. It was named such for two reasons. One: a forest called Black Forest exists in Germany. And two, the cake looked like the black forest costume that women used to wear.
Blondies are a lot like brownies, minus the chocolate. Instead of cocoa, a blondie recipe calls for vanilla, yielding a lighter shade and a super chewy, sweet snack.
They’re also referred to as butterscotch bars. But, while we all know blondies to be a fun variation on the traditional brownie, did you know that they were invented prior to brownies?
The first recipe of the blondies appeared in the late 1890’s. Brownies only became popular 10 years later, when cocoa became more widely available.
10. Bubble Tea
Also known as the boba, pearl tea, and milk tea, bubble tea is a Taiwanese tea-based beverage created back in the 1980’s.
It’s become increasingly popular in the States recently, and for good reason. It is sweet, refreshing, and those chewy tapioca pearls are undeniably addictive!
Do you know why it’s called bubble tea, though? No, it’s not because of the tapioca balls. It refers to the small bubbles that form whenever the drink is shaken.
11. Blueberry Cheesecake
Even when there are dozens of fun cheesecake toppings, my heart will always belong to blueberries. The combination of the sweet and tart fruit compote plus the thick and creamy cheese filling is a classic combination.
It’s so fantastic it even has its own day! Yup, mark your calendars, May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.
This round confection may be small, but it is definitely full of flavor. The bonbon is a chocolate or caramel coated candy with a filling.
While it looks a lot similar, bonbons differ from truffles, which have a chocolate center. Bonbons, on the other hand, have fruit or nut fillings.
13. Boston Cream Pie
It’s the pride and state dessert of Massachusetts! Boston cream pie is this fantastic dessert made with yellow butter cake, custard cream, and chocolate glaze.
While its name suggests that it’s a pie, it’s actually a cake. Also, while it was created in Boston, the chef responsible for the recipe is of Armenian-French descent.
14. Bundt Cake
While many people think that a Bundt cake is a type of cake, it refers to any cake that’s baked in a Bundt pan. It’s the distinct, donut-like shape that sets it apart.
What’s the point of using a Bundt pan, you ask? Well, aside from the attractive figure, it also helps denser cakes, such as the pound cake, to cook evenly.
15. Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Butter pecan ice cream is the number one ice cream flavor… at least to me it is! It’s sweet, salty, crunchy, and everything you would ever hope for in an ice cream.
Butter flavored vanilla ice cream infused with tons of roasted pecans? Give me 3 scoops please!