Valerie Bertinelli's Favorite Sweet Treats

Satisfy your sweet-tooth cravings with decadent desserts from Valerie's Home Cooking.

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Butterscotch Love Cake

Part butterscotch yellow cake, part mascarpone-ricotta filling and part creamy butterscotch-mascarpone frosting, it’s no wonder this rich layered dessert is called a “love” cake.

Get the Recipe: Butterscotch Love Cake

Challah Bread Pudding with Limoncello 

The light, eggy quality of challah bread pairs perfectly with the lemony custard in this indulgent bread pudding. 

Get the Recipe: Challah Bread Pudding with Limoncello

Neapolitan Holiday Cookies

These layered almond cookies topped with chocolate make a beautiful dessert that will impress any guest.

Get the Recipe: Neapolitan Holiday Cookies

Chocolate Scuffins 

These breakfast-worthy chocolatey bites are what Valerie calls her "love child between a muffin and a scone."

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Scuffins

Helen's Black Pepper Walnut Biscotti

A flavorful twist on a classic Italian treat, Valerie’s recipe combines chopped walnuts and orange zest with fresh black pepper for a savory kick.

Get the Recipe: Helen's Black Pepper Walnut Biscotti

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Layer lemon-cheesecake filling with blueberry mash, crushed amaretti cookies and lemon curd in a clear martini glass for a visually stunning dessert.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Lynn’s “Sick” Brownies Bites

Valerie mixes graham cracker crumbs, coconut, walnuts and melted chocolate for a bite-sized treat that’s easy to make and is the perfect solution to any chocolate craving.

Get the Recipe: Lynn's "Sick" Brownies Bites

Valerie's Pumpkin Pie

Valerie’s recipe for this classic American dessert combines fresh flaky pie dough, pumpkin-bourbon filling and cinnamon-buttermilk whipped cream for a tasty fall treat with plenty of spice.

Get the Recipe: Valerie's Pumpkin Pie

Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce

This creamy vanilla panna cotta topped with fresh berry sauce makes for a delicate yet decadent dessert for any occasion.

Get the Recipe: Panna Cotta with Berry Sauce

Sicilian Love Cake

Using the same technique as her Butterscotch Love Cake, Valerie’s Sicilian Love Cake tops creamy mascarpone-ricotta filling with chocolate cake and a cocoa-mascarpone frosting to create a layered masterpiece.

Get the Recipe: Sicilian Love Cake

Blueberry Tart

This easy-to-make tart made from fresh blueberries and spices is a simple yet tempting treat. 

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Tart

Creme de Menthe Sundae with Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Instantly dress up store-bought vanilla ice cream with homemade chocolate sauce, a drizzle of creme de menthe syrup and fresh raspberries.

Get the Recipe: Creme de Menthe Sundae with Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Bacon Caramel Scuffins with Caramel Clotted Cream 

Make these salty-sweet delights as a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for dessert tonight, and enjoy the leftovers for breakfast tomorrow. 

Get the Recipe: Bacon Caramel Scuffins with Caramel Clotted Cream

Affogato

Made from just three ingredients — freshly brewed espresso, vanilla ice cream and chocolate-covered almonds — this simple Italian dessert takes 5 minutes to make and is a must-know for all coffee lovers.

Get the Recipe: Affogato

Cherry Cheesecake Pie 

Valerie uses almond flour in her pie crust, making it a perfectly nutty base for her creamy cheesecake and cherry filling. 

Get the Recipe: Cherry Cheesecake Pizza Pie

Apricot Clafouti

Valerie’s take on this elegant French dessert calls for apricots and lemon zest, topped with a lemon-vanilla whipped cream.

Get the Recipe: Apricot Clafouti

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Upgrade your next batch of cookies with sweet caramel bits and a touch of sea salt. 

Get the Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Gooey Brownies

These decadent brownies have a surprise ingredient: Espresso powder makes this dessert even richer.

Get the Recipe: Classic Gooey Brownies

Cinnamon-Buttermilk Whipped Cream

This whipped cream made from fresh buttermilk and cinnamon takes 5 minutes to make and is the perfect topping for any fall dessert.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon-Buttermilk Whipped Cream

Salted Hazelnut Toffee

If you’re head over heels for salted caramel, give this homemade toffee a try. The sweet chocolate and toffee is an ideal base for toasted hazelnuts and a touch of salt.  

Get the Recipe: Salted Hazelnut Toffee

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