12 Crowd-Pleasing Desserts to Serve at Brunch

Desserts are an essential part of any brunch menu, and there’s no shortage of delicious options to choose from. Here are a dozen crowd-pleasing desserts that are sure to impress your guests!

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

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This coffee cake features a layer of strawberry rhubarb in the center and a crunchy crumble topping. Serve it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for a sweet and tangy treat.

Glazed Fruit Tarts

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These pretty tarts are a classic brunch dessert found in many French bakeries. They’re filled with pastry cream, topped with fruit, and finished with a honey glaze.

Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes

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These individual chocolate cakes are rich and chocolaty. You can make them ahead of time and reheat them when it’s time to serve.

Lemon Chiffon Cake

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This light and refreshing cake is made with fresh lemon juice. It’s perfect for serving at the end of a brunch.

Cinnamon Roll Cake

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This cake is made with a homemade yeast batter that is rolled out and covered in brown sugar and cinnamon. Then, cut it into strips and spiral them around each other in a round cake pan.

Apple Coffee Cake

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This easy coffee cake is flavored with cinnamon and buttery streusel on top.

Chocolate Banana Bread

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This banana bread is made with unsweetened cocoa powder for a rich and indulgent flavor, without all the calories of other chocolate options.

Strawberry Cheesecake

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This classic cheesecake is made with a graham cracker crust and a fresh strawberry compote.

Orange Rolls

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These soft, pillowy pastries are similar to cinnamon rolls, but are flavored with with orange juice and orange zest and topped with cream cheese frosting.

Churro Waffles

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These tender waffles are brushed with butter and tossed in cinnamon-sugar. They are especially delicious with a drizzle of melted chocolate on top.

Praline Muffins

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These southern-inspired muffins are made with brown sugar and pecans, and are topped with an easy sugar glaze.

Strawberry Bread

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This sweet and pretty bread is made with chopped strawberries and orange juice. It is drizzled with a cream cheese frosting.

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