20 Deliciously Simple Desserts that Anyone Can Make at Home

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Homemade desserts just can’t be beaten! Here I have a few of my absolute favourite desserts to make for my family, some are classic recipes that have been delighting generations, others are a twist on some traditional desserts. They are all incredibly easy to make, and I promise you, all ingredients are easily-available so everyone can make them. Delicious, simple, what a treat these are!

Mango Mousse

A spoonful of mango mouse in a glass.
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My Mango Mousse is made with only 4 ingredients to create a super easy but utterly delicious dessert that will have everyone ask for seconds. It has a super smooth, light and silky texture, and the perfect amount of sweetness. And it’s eggless too!

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GET THE RECIPE: Mango Mousse

Summer Fruit Crumble

A fruit crumble on a white plate.
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This Summer Fruit Crumble is made with fresh cherries, strawberries and raspberries and topped with a rich and buttery flour, oat and almond flake crumble topping. It’s the perfect family-friendly summer dessert that you must try.

GET THE RECIPE: Summer Fruit Crumble

Blueberry Buttermilk Cake Loaf

3 slices of blueberry cake on a white plate.
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Blueberry Buttermilk Cake Loaf with a touch of vanilla, a delicious dessert that is moist and rich, and incredibly indulgent. It’s very easy to make, and the fresh and sweet blueberries make it burst with fantastic flavours.

GET THE RECIPE: Blueberry Buttermilk Cake Loaf

Irish Tea Cake

A slice of cake on a plate.
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Have you ever tried this Irish Tea Cake? It’s a scrumptious vanilla sponge cake that is buttery, but light and fluffy, and dusted with icing sugar. It’s incredibly easy to make and it can be served throughout the year.

GET THE RECIPE: Irish Tea Cake

Coffee and Walnut Cake

A coffee and walnut cake on a plate.
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This Coffee and Walnut Cake is rich, decadent, with a silky coffee icing, and a moist, crunchy coffee sponge. It’s by far one of my favourite desserts that makes an excellent choice for any party or celebration.

GET THE RECIPE: Coffee and Walnut Cake

3-Ingredient Banana Brownies

5 small brownies with a flower in the middle.
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3 ingredients only? Yes, that’s right. These Banana Brownies are made with mashed bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder only to create delicious vegan brownies. The prep is minimal, and they are ready in well under 30 minutes.

GET THE RECIPE: 3-Ingredient Banana Brownies

Romanian Papanasi

A donut with cream and jam on a plate.
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These Romanian Papanasi are to die for! They are fried no-yeast cheese donuts with sour cream and jam, and they really taste like heaven! It only takes a few basic ingredients to put it together, but be sure that everybody will fall in love with them.

GET THE RECIPE: Romanian Papanasi

Easy Layered Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Trifle

A banana trifle in a glass bowl.
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This Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding is a southern layered trifle with creamy vanilla pudding, Nilla Wafers, and Cool Whip! It’s make-ahead, no-bake, uses simple ingredients, and feeds a crowd!

GET THE RECIPE: Nilla Wafter Banana Pudding

3-Ingredient Nutella-Stuffed Cookies

2 halves of a nutella cookie on top of other cookies.
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My Nutella-Stuffed Cookies are made with only 3 ingredients: nutella, flour and egg for a fantastic dessert that is so quick and so easy to make. They are soft and baked to perfection, and the nutella filling adds more richness and flavour.

GET THE RECIPE: 3-Ingredient Nutella Cookies

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Chocolate sauce dripping from a strawberry.
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Did you know that you can easily make your own Chocolate Dipping Sauce at home? It’s a super quick and easy recipe for all the chocolate lovers. The chocolate sauce is incredibly smooth and silky, and the perfect dessert for every occasion.

GET THE RECIPE: Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Chocolate Cake with Nutella Filling

A slice of chocolate cake topped with a dollop of cream.
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This Chocolate Cake with Nutella Filling, chocolate glaze and whipped cream is the ultimate chocolaty dessert for every occasion. Rich, indulgent, heavenly delicious, such a feast for the eyes too!

GET THE RECIPE: Chocolate Cake with Nutella Filling

Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

4 cupcakes with cream and jam on a plate.
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Victoria Sponge Cupcakes with cream and jam are a delicious twist on the classic Victoria Sandwich Cake. They are super easy to make and they make a great dessert for any party and celebration.

GET THE RECIPE: Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

Fruit Salad with Pimm’s

A fruit salad topped with cream in a glass bowl.
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This Fruit Salad with Pimm’s is a quick and easy dessert with a touch of alcohol. Impress your guests with a simple, but utterly delicious treat that is refreshing and so flavourful.

GET THE RECIPE: Fruit Salad with Pimm’s

Extremely Chocolatey Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

A chocolate chocolate chip cookie on top of other cookies.
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These Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies are insanely delicious! They use 3 different kinds of chocolate chips: milk, dark and white chocolate plus cocoa powder to create some scrumptious cookies with a fudgy and very rich texture.

GET THE RECIPE: Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pavlova with Berries

A pavlova with cream and berries on a plate.
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This Easy Pavlova with Berries and topped with fresh cream, a sweet, crunchy, and light dessert. It’s the perfect dessert for literally every occasion, and a great favourite with everyone.

GET THE RECIPE: Pavlova with Berries

Stracciatella Ice Cream

A scoop of ice cream in an ice cream tin.
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This no-churn Stracciatella Ice Cream is made with cream, condensed milk, vanilla seeds and dark chocolate for an indulgent Italian ice cream recipe. It’s extremely easy to make with only 4 ingredients, and it’s pretty much failproof.

GET THE RECIPE: Stracciatella Ice Cream

Lemon Drizzle Cake

A slice of lemon drizzle cake on a plate.
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A super moist Lemon Drizzle Cake and a true classic British dessert. It’s so quick and easy to make, but overly indulgent. Made with a few simple ingredients, and an incredible lemon touch, this cake is perfect for every occasion.

GET THE RECIPE: Lemon Drizzle Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

A stack of 2 chocolate crunch bars.
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My Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars are guilt-free dessert with no refined sugar added. These no-bake bars require only a handful of simple ingredients, and are ready in no time.

GET THE RECIPE: Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Lemon Blueberry Crumble Pie

A slice of blueberry pie on a plate.
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An incredible Lemon Blueberry Crumble Pie made with fresh blueberries, my kind of summer dessert. The blueberry filling has a lovely citrussy kick, and the crust is crumbly and buttery.

GET THE RECIPE: Lemon Blueberry Crumble Pie

Clotted Cream and Raspberry Ice Cream

A glass with cream and raspberry ice cream.
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Clotted Cream and Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream, a delicious homemade ice cream recipe that is rich, super creamy and indulgent. It’s made in an ice cream maker for a creamier texture, but can easily be made without one too.

GET THE RECIPE: Clotted Cream and Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream

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