Molly Yeh's Best Dessert Recipes

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Lemon Almond Cake with Cranberry Glaze

Ground almonds add texture to this lemon and poppy seed cake, while cranberries take a starring role in an all-natural glaze.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Almond Cake with Cranberry Glaze

Sprinkles Cake

This homemade take on a boxed cake favorite makes a perfect birthday cake, but this is sure to brighten any day of the week. Molly recommends using imitation vanilla flavoring for that taste you remember from childhood.

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Molly's Mini Marzipan Treats

Molly loves sending her guests home with edible gifts like these marzipan bars coated in chocolate and topped with sprinkles.

Get the Recipe: Molly's Mini Marzipan Treats

Homemade Raspberry Marshmallows

Making marshmallows from scratch is completely worth it — biting into a fresh one is like tasting a cloud. Molly uses freeze-dried raspberry powder for flavor and color that pop.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Raspberry Marshmallows

Chocolate Donuts with Coffee Glaze

Baked chocolate donuts infused with coffee and sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts are sure to perk you up.

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Whipped Cheesecakes with Pistachio Crust

A rich, nutty crust is topped with fluffy cream and a quick and easy raspberry sauce for a lighter dessert.

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Spiced Apple Pie

Molly uses Gala apples in this pie; she recommends any apple that's sturdy and not too sweet. Her secret weapon for boosting flavor is boiled cider, while the crust gets a drizzle of cold cider vinegar for extra flakiness.

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Creamy Butterscotch Pudding

This rich dessert has notes of maple and nutmeg and is super smooth.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Butterscotch Pudding

Olive Oil Blondies with Chocolate Frosting

Olive oil and brown sugar team up to make this fudgey cake that’s easy to make.

Get the Recipe: Olive Oil Blondies with Chocolate Frosting

Baked Donuts with Blood Orange Rhubarb and Blueberry Glaze

Whole-wheat flour adds a bit of nuttiness to these donuts. If you don't have a donut pan, bake the batter in a muffin tin.

Get the Recipe: Baked Donuts with Blood Orange, Rhubarb and Blueberry Glaze

Dark Chocolate Marzipan Scone Loaf

If cake and scones had a baby, it would be this buttery loaf cake. The pockets of dark chocolate and marzipan are a tasty bonus.

Get the Recipe: Dark Chocolate Marzipan Scone Loaf

Pocket Pastries with Raspberry Jam

Molly's take on a childhood favorite pairs a pistachio and white chocolate filling with raspberry jam. Top these flaky pastry pockets with a pretty raspberry glaze for an irresistable combo!

Get the Recipe: Pocket Pastries with Raspberry Jam

Airline Cookie Sheet Cake

Cookie butter is what makes this sheet cake taste like gingerbread. To get into the festive spirit, Molly decorates it with marzipan and candy so that it looks like a gingerbread village.

Get the Recipe: Airline Cookie Sheet Cake

Stuffed Challah Hedgehogs

These adorable sweet rolls have a gooey pecan filling and the "quills" are made with almond slivers.

Get the Recipe: Stuffed Challah Hedgehogs

Sprinkles Biscotti

Dessert wouldn't be complete without Molly's signature sprinkles. She bakes these biscotti twice for extra crispiness.

Get the Recipe: Sprinkles Biscotti

Sweet Cookie Salad

This classic Midwestern dish is made with homemade fudge stripe cookies, mandarin orange slices, vanilla pudding and whipped cream. Mixing them together makes an airy treat.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Cookie Salad with Homemade Cookies and Mandarins

Monster Cookie Dough

Molly combines oats, peanut butter and coated chocolate candies to create the perfect scoop of cookie dough.

Get the Recipe: Monster Cookie Dough

Apple Butter Rolls with Honey Marzipan Frosting

A blend of cinnamon, cardamom and honey perfectly complement the apple butter filling. Molly adds a hint of lemon zest to the frosting for a tangy twist.

Get the Recipe: Apple Butter Rolls with Honey Marzipan Frosting

Miso Caramel Cracker Cookies

If you're a fan of sweet and savory in one bite, you'll love these cookies! Layers of sweet caramel, dark chocolate and sprinkles pair well with savory miso paste, butter crackers and flaky salt.

Get the Recipe: Miso Caramel Cracker Cookies

Coconut Pudding with Roasted Rhubarb

The star of this dessert is the coconut malabi, a Middle Eastern milk-based pudding. Roasted rhubarb and a coconut-pistachio crust add a wonderful texture.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Pudding with Roasted Rhubarb

Turkish Coffee Brownies

Espresso powder, cinnamon and cardamom create a wonderful blend of spices that intensify the chocolatey flavor in these brownies. Toasted walnuts give an added crunch.

Get the Recipe: Turkish Coffee Brownies

Matcha Monster Bundt Cake

Infused with chocolate, coffee and matcha, this dessert is an earthy mix of flavors. The candy eyeballs are a fun touch to get into the spooky spirit of Halloween!

Get the Recipe: Matcha Monster Bundt Cake

Halva Magic Bars

Molly adds rose petals to these dessert bars as a fragrant addition to the dark chocolate, toasted pistachios and shredded coconut.

Get the Recipe: Halva Magic Bars

Cranberry Stuffed Cupcakes with Cranberry Cream Cheese Frosting

A tart cranberry filling is the secret ingredient, pairing beautifully with the cranberry-vanilla frosting.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Stuffed Cupcakes with Cranberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Mozart Birthday Balls

For the best birthday ever, indulge in these hazelnut-filled treats. The pistachio and almond marzipan is coated in dark chocolate and topped with Molly's signature sprinkles.

Get the Recipe: Mozart Birthday Balls

S'mores Pie

This s'mores pie recipe is so easy, there's no excuse not to make it. Cinnamon and nutmeg are added to the crust, and the pie is topped off with a decadent chocolate glaze.

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Individual Candy Bar Salads

This candy bar salad includes all your required food groups: whipped cream, peanut butter, caramel and chocolate.

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Dad's Favorite Coconut Cream Pie

Shredded coconut, vanilla and a chocolate cookie crust come together in one delicious pie. Molly's version of this classic dessert comes with chocolate sprinkles on top.

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Carrot Cake with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Add some veggies to your dessert diet with this rich carrot cake. The frosting is flavored with hawaij, a Yemeni spice blend that includes cumin, black pepper, turmeric and cardamom.

Get the Recipe: Molly's Carrot Cake with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Mini Rose Water Trifles with Cardamom Cream

Mixed berries are soaked in rosewater and lemon and layered between fluffy orange blossom almond cake and a spiced cardamom cream topping.

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Chocolate-Covered Ice Cream Tacos

Make this childhood favorite at home using Molly's easy recipe. Use the spine of a book to create the taco shell shape.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Ice Cream Tacos

Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach

The flaky outer layer of this classic dessert holds together a luscious chocolate center. A pinch of flaky sea salt is added to bring out even more of that chocolatey goodness.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach