Calling all dessert lovers! Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in some mouth-watering treats starting with the letter B.
From traditional banana bread to the ever-popular brownie, our comprehensive list has a range of delectable desserts that are sure to make your taste buds dance with joy.
So whether you’re in the mood for something quick and easy or ready to tackle a more elaborate recipe, our list has got you covered.
So what are you waiting for?
Grab your apron, preheat your oven, and get ready to bake some of the most amazing desserts that start with the letter B!
Classic “B” Desserts
Whip up a classic dessert with ease – banana pudding!
This Southern favorite features layers of vanilla wafers, sliced bananas, and creamy custard, with whipped cream or meringue as a tasty topper.
Try Natasha’s Kitchen’s no-bake recipe with just a few ingredients – milk, vanilla extract, instant vanilla pudding, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla wafers, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and fresh bananas.
Make the pudding by beating milk, vanilla extract, and pudding mix, then adding condensed milk and whipped cream. Layer the pudding with wafers and bananas in a trifle bowl, add whipped cream, and decorate.
You can vary the recipe by changing pudding flavors, adding berries, or drizzling caramel. Make ahead and enjoy within two days. Cool whip can be substituted for whipped cream.
Black Forest Cake
If you’re a chocoholic, you’ll go wild for Black Forest cake – a decadent dessert that’s straight outta Germany. With layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and cherries, and a generous topping of chocolate shavings, this cake is a total crowd-pleaser.
But hold up – let’s talk about those maraschino cherries. They may look pretty, but they’ve got nothing on fresh cherries. That’s why Liv for Cake’s Black Forest Cake recipe is the way to go. It features rich chocolate cake layers, fresh cherries, cherry liqueur, and a simple whipped cream frosting.
Follow the recipe author’s instructions for making chocolate bark and whipped cream frosting, or mix it up by using maraschino cherries or cherry pie filling. And don’t worry if you’re not a fan of cherry liqueur – the author’s got tips for that too.
Boston Cream Pie
Boston cream pie – a cake that’s anything but average with fluffy sponge cake, silky vanilla pastry cream, and a glossy chocolate ganache.
Preppy Kitchen’s recipe calls for eggs, sugar, milk, butter, flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, heavy cream, and bittersweet chocolate.
Bake, fill with pastry cream, chill, and top with ganache. Slice and enjoy!
Enjoy bread pudding, a comforting dessert made by soaking stale bread in a mixture of eggs, milk, and sugar, then baking until golden and crispy.
Fantabulosity’s recipe uses everyday ingredients like butter, milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Bake in an 8×8 or 9×13 dish and serve warm or cold. Optional 3-ingredient vanilla sauce adds more delight.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with the classic and beloved dessert – brownies!
Love and Lemons’ recipe is the perfect blend of crispy edges, fudgy middles, and rich chocolate flavor, made with simple pantry ingredients like sugar, flour, chocolate chips, and more.
Baked in an 8×8 inch pan for 40-45 minutes, these brownies will leave you with a smile on your face.
Plus, the recipe includes tips on making other delicious desserts.
Bundt cake is a classic dessert made in a special pan, with popular flavors including lemon, chocolate, and vanilla.
Delish’s recipe for the perfect vanilla Bundt cake explains the importance of ingredients like eggs and cornstarch and provides instructions for making the cake and glaze.
Make it ahead and store it for up to two days at room temperature or up to 12 months in the freezer!
Butter cookies are a classic, simple and satisfying treat, made with basic ingredients like butter, sugar, flour, and vanilla extract.
This recipe from Preppy Kitchen creates melt-in-your-mouth cookies that can be made ahead of time and stored. To make, cream butter and sugar, add egg yolks, mix in flour, roll into a log, chill, and slice. For a crispy edge, add sanding sugar.
Other cookie recipes to try include peanut butter chocolate chip, shortbread, no-spread sugar, edible cookie dough, and cake mix cookies.
|Dessert||Main Ingredients||Featured Recipe Site||Key Tips/Features|
|Banana Pudding||Vanilla wafers, bananas, milk, vanilla pudding, whipped cream||Natasha’s Kitchen||No-bake recipe, can substitute cool whip for whipped cream|
|Black Forest Cake||Chocolate cake, cherries, cherry liqueur, whipped cream||Liv for Cake||Uses fresh cherries, tips for non-alcoholic version|
|Boston Cream Pie||Sponge cake, vanilla pastry cream, chocolate ganache||Preppy Kitchen||Bittersweet chocolate, tips for even cake layers and silky ganache|
|Bread Pudding||Bread, eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla||Fantabulosity||Optional vanilla sauce for extra flavor and sweetness|
|Brownies||Sugar, flour, chocolate chips||Love and Lemons||Tips for making other desserts with brownie batter|
|Bundt Cake||Flour, eggs, cornstarch, vanilla extract||Delish||Can be stored for up to 12 months in the freezer|
|Butter Cookies||Butter, sugar, flour, vanilla extract||Preppy Kitchen||Melt-in-your-mouth texture, tips for a crispy edge|
Popular “B” Desserts
Get ready to impress your guests with this classic dessert – Baked Alaska. Imagine a layer of cake topped with creamy ice cream and then covered in fluffy meringue that’s toasted to perfection to create a golden-brown crust. The combination of the warm meringue and cold ice cream is simply divine!
Splash of Taste provides a simple recipe that’s perfect for any occasion – holidays, dinner parties, or any special event. The dessert consists of a cake base, an ice cream filling, and a meringue casing. The recipe includes detailed instructions on how to make each component, ensuring that your Baked Alaska turns out perfect every time.
Want to save time? No problem! This post also includes tips on how to speed up the process, like using a store-bought pound cake or using a kitchen torch to brown the meringue.
Banana bread is a beloved classic dessert made with ripe bananas, flour, sugar, and butter. Add nuts or chocolate chips for extra flavor.
Natasha’s Kitchen’s recipe is a moist banana bread with raisins and walnuts – perfect for breakfast or as a thoughtful gift. Ripen bananas quickly in the oven or freeze them for later.
This recipe is easy and requires simple ingredients like butter, sugar, eggs, flour, salt, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Substituting honey for sugar and whole wheat flour can make it healthier.
A classic dessert that’s perfect for sharing – the banana split! It features a split banana with ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and cherries.
The Kitchen Magpie has a great recipe that includes three scoops of ice cream, a banana, maraschino cherries, and various toppings like crushed pineapple and strawberry syrup.
The recipe also comes with instructions on how to assemble the banana split and nutritional values.
Indulge in a summer favorite – blueberry cobbler! Made with fresh blueberries, sugar, flour, and butter, and topped with a crumbly dough, it’s usually served warm with vanilla ice cream.
This classic southern recipe from The Gracious Wife features ripe blueberries, a hint of lemon, and a soft, warm cobbler topping.
It’s easy to make and can be made with other berries. A cobbler has a doughy topping, while a crisp has a crunchy, crumbly topping. No need for a bottom crust. The recipe also includes freezing and storing instructions.
Enjoy the irresistible creaminess of butterscotch pudding made with milk, sugar, cornstarch, and butter, served chilled with whipped cream and cinnamon.
For a luxurious twist, try The View from Great Island’s Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pudding, made with dark brown sugar, milk, cream, egg yolks, and bourbon.
The recipe takes you through melting brown sugar to whisking egg yolks and milk mixture for a velvety texture.
Enjoy chilled or warm and savor every bite of this comfort food!
|Dessert||Main Ingredients||Featured Recipe Site||Key Tips/Features|
|Baked Alaska||Cake, ice cream, meringue||Splash of Taste||Tips for using store-bought pound cake or kitchen torch|
|Banana Bread||Ripe bananas, flour, sugar, butter||Natasha’s Kitchen||Can be made healthier with honey and whole wheat flour|
|Banana Split||Banana, ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate||The Kitchen Magpie||Includes instructions on how to assemble and nutritional values|
|Blueberry Cobbler||Blueberries, sugar, flour, butter||The Gracious Wife||Can be made with other berries, includes freezing and storing instructions|
|Butterscotch Pudding||Milk, sugar, cornstarch, butter||The View from Great Island||Luxurious twist with dark brown sugar, cream, egg yolks, and bourbon|
Unique “B” Desserts
Bacon Maple Cupcakes
Indulge in the ultimate sweet and savory combo with the Bacon Maple Cupcake.
This mouth-watering dessert combines maple syrup and bacon into a moist and delicious cupcake, topped with a creamy maple frosting and crispy bacon bits.
Try this recipe from Swanky Recipes which is made with a blend of maple sugar, shortening, butter, sour cream, milk, eggs, maple extract, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. The frosting is made with butter, powdered sugar, salt, cream cheese, and shortening.
Chill the cupcakes for 30 minutes before serving and use a Russian Ball Tip for a beautiful frosting design.
Satisfy your cravings and enjoy this unique cupcake today!
Cool down on a hot summer day with a light and refreshing Blackberry Sorbet!
Made with fresh blackberries, sugar, and water, this frozen treat from Baking Sense is easy to make and tastes amazing.
Not to mention, it’s a healthier alternative to ice cream!
Unlike ice cream, Blackberry Sorbet is a fat-free dessert that relies on sugar to prevent it from freezing too hard.
This results in a deliciously creamy texture that’s bursting with berry flavor. Simply puree the blackberries with water, strain out the seeds, and mix in sugar and salt.
Chill the mixture until cold and churn in an ice cream maker or freeze in a flat pan to create a granita.
It’s a simple and delicious way to beat the heat!
Blood Orange Bars
Get ready to pucker up with these Blood Orange Bars!
The tangy filling combined with the buttery shortbread crust is a match made in heaven.
Inside Brew Crew Life has a simple recipe that uses everyday ingredients to make this vibrant and tasty dessert.
The filling is made with fresh blood orange juice and zest, which gives it a beautiful deep color and a citrusy flavor. Granulated sugar, flour, salt, and eggs are added to create a custard-like filling that is poured onto the shortbread crust.
You can also add optional food coloring to enhance the orange hue. Once baked and cooled, these bars are topped with a generous dusting of powdered sugar.
Store them in the fridge or freeze for later.
And if you’re an orange lover, be sure to check out the other citrus desserts included in the recipe!
Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Calling all cheesecake lovers!
You simply cannot resist the mouth-watering goodness of these Blueberry Cheesecake Bars. With a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors, this dessert is made with a graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake filling, and a delightful blueberry topping.
Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also perfect for any occasion, from a cozy night in to a festive gathering. The recipe, brought to you by Little Sunny Kitchen, includes step-by-step instructions to make sure you get it just right.
So why wait?
Whip up a batch of these irresistible bars today and treat your taste buds to a slice of heaven!
|Dessert||Main Ingredients||Featured Recipe Site||Key Tips/Features|
|Bacon Maple Cupcakes||Maple syrup, bacon, shortening, butter, eggs||Swanky Recipes||Chill cupcakes before serving and use a Russian Ball Tip for frosting|
|Blackberry Sorbet||Fresh blackberries, sugar, water||Baking Sense||Fat-free and creamy texture, can be made into granita|
|Blood Orange Bars||Blood orange juice, flour, sugar, eggs||Inside Brew Crew Life||Optional food coloring, store in fridge or freezer|
|Blueberry Cheesecake Bars||Graham cracker crust, cream cheese, blueberries||Little Sunny Kitchen||Perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors, great for any occasion|
Regional “B” Desserts
Craving a dessert that’s rich, sweet, and flaky?
You must try baklava – a classic Greek dessert made with phyllo pastry, chopped nuts, and honey syrup.
Baklava is the perfect treat for special occasions and holidays, and it’s well worth the effort it takes to make. This Baklava recipe from Fifteen Spatulas is easy to assemble, using just a few simple ingredients, including spiced walnuts and honey syrup.
The recipe includes step-by-step instructions and helpful tips to make the perfect baklava!
You can store it at room temperature for up to a week, refrigerate it for up to 3 weeks, or freeze it for up to 3 months.
Banana Fritters (Caribbean)
In the mood for a Caribbean-inspired dessert?
Look no further than the beloved Banana Fritters!
Made with mashed bananas, flour, sugar, and spices, this deep-fried treat is crispy on the outside and sweet on the inside, satisfying even the strongest sweet tooth. Banana fritters are a popular snack or dessert in the Caribbean, and can often be found as street food.
My Forking Life has a scrumptious recipe for Banana Fritters that is perfect for any meal. With only a few ingredients like ripe bananas, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, salt, and all-purpose flour, this Jamaican dish is easy to make.
After mixing everything together and frying in oil, you’ll have a golden brown, crispy, and delicious dessert in no time!
Beignet (Louisiana, US)
Are you ready to experience the magic of New Orleans?
One dessert that you simply can’t miss out on is the classic beignet. These heavenly deep-fried pastries are a staple of Louisiana cuisine, and are typically served with a steaming hot cup of coffee.
Thanks to this recipe from Baker by Nature, you can easily make New Orleans-style beignets right in your own kitchen.
The recipe calls for bread flour, yeast, eggs, evaporated milk, butter, and peanut oil, and the dough is refrigerated for at least two hours before frying. Once they’re golden and crispy, the beignets are covered in a generous dusting of confectioners’ sugar.
The recipe also includes tips and tricks for getting the perfect proof on your yeast mixture and serving the beignets fresh and warm.
Bee Sting Cake (Germany)
Bee Sting Cake, or Bienenstich, is a German dessert that is as delicious as its name is intriguing. This cake is made with a sweet yeast dough, creamy vanilla custard filling, and a crunchy almond topping, making it a dessert with multiple textures and flavors. Germans are known for their love of desserts, and Bee Sting Cake is a fan favorite that is often served during special occasions like weddings and birthdays.
According to legend, Bee Sting Cake may have gotten its name from a honey topping that attracted a bee, which then stung the baker who created the dessert. While we can’t confirm the truth of this story, we can confirm that this cake is a must-try. The recipe from Ask Chef Dennis includes milk, honey, eggs, sugar, salt, all-purpose flour, bread flour, butter, and sliced almonds, among other ingredients.
The result is a cake that is not overly sweet, but rich and creamy with a delicate honey-almond topping. It’s a dessert that will impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Blueberry Grunt (Canada and Northeastern US)
Blueberry grunt is a dessert that warms the heart and soul on chilly evenings.
This classic dish, popular in Canada and northeastern United States, combines fresh blueberries, sugar, flour, and spices, and is topped with a fluffy dumpling mixture. Once steamed to perfection, it creates a sweet and comforting dessert that will leave you wanting more.
One of the best things about Blueberry Grunt is that it is easy to make, and this recipe from Cook What You Love makes it even easier!
The recipe involves two steps: first, cooking the blueberries on the stovetop with white sugar, lemon juice, butter, and cinnamon; second, making the biscuit topping with all-purpose flour, white sugar, baking powder, butter, cream, and salt.
Once the blueberries have thickened, drop the biscuit dough on top and cover the skillet with a lid. Simmer for 15 minutes, and voila!
Your Blueberry Grunt is ready. Serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.
Bolo de Bolacha (Portugal)
Bolo de Bolacha, the Portuguese treat that’s as layered as a complex personality.
This no-bake cake is made with Maria biscuits, coffee, and buttercream that come together to form a deliciously creamy custard filling.
Its name translates to “biscuit cake,” but don’t be fooled by its simplicity – this dessert is a complex and beloved part of Portuguese cuisine. Often served during special occasions, such as weddings and birthdays, Bolo de Bolacha is a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to impress.
In this recipe from Home Made Interest the layers of biscuits are soaked in coffee and then stacked with cream icing, making it a decadent treat that’s perfect for any time of year. If you want to add a little extra something to your Bolo de Bolacha, consider garnishing with crushed Maria biscuits and coffee beans.
Brigadeiro – the Brazilian sweet treat that is both luxurious and easy to make.
This recipe from I Heart Brazil will have you whipping up a batch in no time. Using sweetened condensed milk, unsalted butter, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt, you’ll be able to create a delicious and chocolatey dessert that is perfect for any occasion.
Brigadeiro is traditionally served in candy cups and garnished with chocolate sprinkles, and it can be enjoyed cold or at room temperature. This sweet treat is a nod to a historic moment in Brazilian politics – when voters showed their support for a candidate by making and sharing sweets.
Bundevara, a Serbian dessert that’s a bit like a strudel, is made with delicate phyllo pastry, pumpkin, sugar, and warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.
This light and flaky pastry recipe from 196 Flavors is a staple of Serbian cuisine and is particularly enjoyed during the cooler months. This dessert is made with layers of buttery phyllo dough that’s been sweetened with sugar and grated pumpkin.
The whole thing is rolled up, baked to perfection, and can be topped with raisins, nuts, lemon zest, and other treats.
In Serbia, Bundevara is often enjoyed during the holidays and is a beloved part of family traditions.
And while it’s similar to strudel, it has its own unique flavor and texture that’s sure to delight anyone who gives it a try.
Butter Tart (Canada)
Butter tarts are one of Canada’s greatest culinary treasures!
With a flaky pastry shell and a rich filling of butter, sugar, and eggs, these tarts are the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Canadians can’t get enough of these delicious treats, and there’s even a heated debate over whether the filling should be firm or gooey.
For those who prefer a thick and hearty filling, the recipe from Rock Recipes is a must-try. It offers the option to add raisins or other ingredients to customize the tarts to your taste. To achieve the best flavor, it’s recommended to use only real dairy butter.
With step-by-step instructions for making the perfect pastry shell and a mouth-watering filling, this recipe will have you coming back for more.
|Dessert||Country/Region of Origin||Description||Recipe Source|
|Baklava||Greece||A classic Greek dessert made with phyllo pastry, chopped nuts, and honey syrup||Fifteen Spatulas|
|Banana Fritters||Caribbean||A deep-fried treat made with mashed bananas, flour, sugar, and spices||My Forking Life|
|Beignet||Louisiana, US||A classic New Orleans-style deep-fried pastry dusted with confectioners’ sugar||Baker by Nature|
|Bee Sting Cake||Germany||A German dessert made with sweet yeast dough, vanilla custard filling, and crunchy almond topping||Ask Chef Dennis|
|Blueberry Grunt||Canada and Northeastern US||A sweet and comforting dessert made with fresh blueberries and a fluffy dumpling topping||Cook What You Love|
|Bolo de Bolacha||Portugal||A no-bake cake made with Maria biscuits, coffee, and buttercream||Home Made Interest|
|Brigadeiro||Brazil||A sweet treat made with sweetened condensed milk, butter, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt||I Heart Brazil|
|Bundevara||Serbia||A light and flaky pastry made with phyllo dough, pumpkin, sugar, and spices||196 Flavors|
|Butter Tart||Canada||A Canadian treasure made with a flaky pastry shell and a rich filling of butter, sugar, and eggs||Rock Recipes|
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