If you have a family or friend with a sweet tooth, it won’t matter what you serve for dinner…for them it’s all about the dessert!
When thinking of desserts, there are so many options to choose from. There are cakes, cookies, pastries, puddings and more. Flavors can range from rich and decadent to light and fruity. You might even want to create a dessert that is themed to fit a holiday or occasion.
At Moms Who Think, we take our desserts seriously! That’s why we devote an entire section to dessert recipes alone. Our nine page section (that’s right, nine pages!!) has just about every type of dessert you can think of.
While scrolling through our pages may be the only way to truly get a handle on the vast variety we offer, some tempting recipes include those for our Blueberry Money Bread, our Chocolate Roll Recipe and our Seven Up Cake. Each recipe has a brief description of the item, a list of ingredients and step by step directions that are sure to set you up for success.
Desserts are a great way to end every meal and make them memorable, especially for those who crave something sweet! Our recipes provide several options for decadent desserts your guests are sure to love. Your only problem will be choosing just one!
Vintage and Traditional Cake Recipes
Our collection of cake recipes are the favorites, the ones that are baked for special occasions and birthday parties or when a perfect rich treat is needed to end a great meal.
From rich and delicious chocolate cake to spice laden carrot cake, you’ll find your favorite here.
Creamy Decadent Cheesecake Recipes
With recipes for the intensely rich New York cheesecake to gourmet flavors like pumpkin, eggnog or cookies and cream, you won’t run out of ways to make everyone’s favorite dessert.
Whether you’re trying a new flavor or an old favorite, these are the best cheesecake recipes to indulge in.
Blue Ribbon Pie Recipes
We have the pie recipes for classics like Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Blueberry Pie and Lemon Meringue Pie to old-fashioned favorite pie recipes for Raisin Pie, Nesselrode Pie, and Millionaire Pie.
Bake a favorite or try a new recipe, but remember to save room for pie!
Cookie Jar Favorites Cookie Recipes
Bake a homemade treat and fill the cookie jar, we have the cookie recipes everyone loves.
From the old-fashioned, to the tried and true favorites, to the quick and easy recipes, they’re all here! Melt in your mouth shortbread, sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies to please everyone and more.
Rich Fudge Recipes
Fudge is a creamy, silky smooth treat that is easy to whip up as a special treat or a thoughtful decadent gift for someone you care about.
If you need a bit of pampering for yourself, the fudge recipes we have will take you away.
Rich Chocolate Mint Layer Cake RecipeUpdated:
Rich Chocolate Mint Layer Cake Ingredients: Frosting: 2 (3-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened ½ cup butter, softened ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon peppermint extract 6 cups powdered sugar ¼ cup hot water 4 oz. (4 squares) semisweet chocolate, melted Cake: ¼ cup butter, softened 3 eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda […]Read more »
Chili Cheese Cornbread RecipeUpdated:
Chili Cheese Cornbread Ingredients: ½ lb. chorizo sausage2 cups flour1 ½ cups yellow cornmeal1/3 cup sugar2 Tablespoons baking powder1 ½ teaspoons salt2 large eggs1 cup milk½ cup vegetable oil½ cup sour cream6 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded ( 2 ¼ cups)1 (4 oz) can mild green chilies, drained and chopped Makes 9 3-inch squares Directions: 1. […]Read more »
Banana Brown Betty RecipeUpdated:
Banana Brown Betty Ingredients: Crumb Mixture: 2 ½ cups finely crushed chocolate cookie crumbs (Oreos with filling removed work well) ⅓ cup sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted Filling Ingredients: 1 cup whole milk2 large eggs½ cup sugar2 Tablespoons cornstarch2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract5 ripe bananas, sliced into […]Read more »
Farmhouse Rye Bread RecipeUpdated:
Farmhouse Rye Bread Ingredients: For Dough: 1 cup scalded milk2 Tablespoons sugar1 ¼ teaspoon salt2 Tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature3 ¾ cups all purpose flour1 ¾ cups rye flour¼ cup cocoa For Yeast Sponge: 2 (¼ oz.) packages dry yeast½ cup water warmed to 115°F1 teaspoon sugar Makes 2 loaves Directions: 1. To make […]Read more »
Blueberry Buckle RecipeUpdated:
Blueberry Buckle Ingredients: For Streusel: ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar2 Tablespoons sifted flour⅛ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon cinnamon⅛ teaspoon nutmeg3 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into ½ inch dice½ cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped For Buckle: 1 ¾ cups plus 2 Tablespoons sifted flour2 cups fresh blueberries2 teaspoons baking powder½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon nutmeg½ […]Read more »
Lemon Cloud Pie RecipeUpdated:
Lemon Cloud Pie Ingredients: 1 9-inch pie crust, baked 1 cup sugar 3 Tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup water ⅓ cup lemon juice2 egg yolks, slightly beaten4 ounces cream cheese, softened, cubed1 teaspoon lemon zest Topping: ½ cup whipping cream, whipped Directions: 1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. 2. Stir in water, lemon juice, […]Read more »
Mamas Best Cheesecake RecipeUpdated:
Mama’s Best Cheesecake Ingredients: ½ Tablespoon butter, room temperatureFinely grated zest of 1 lemon3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 ¾ cups sugar4 eggs⅓ cup graham cracker crumbs (for after cake is baked) Directions: 1. Move oven rack to lowest position in oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees […]Read more »
Red Velvet Cake RecipeUpdated:
When we think of cake flavors, chocolate and vanilla are the most common. But those of us who like to deviate from the norm may want to experiment a bit. That’s where red velvet cake comes in. Red velvet cake was believed to have originated during Victorian times. During that time, cakes were often referred […]Read more »
Casserole Bread RecipeUpdated:
Casserole Bread Ingredients: 1 (¼ oz.) packet dry yeast¼ cup water, warmed to 115°F1 cup large curd cottage cheese, heated to lukewarm2 Tablespoons sugar1 Tablespoon onion flakes1 Tablespoon butter, softened to room temperature2 teaspoons dill seed½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon baking soda1 large egg2 to 2 ½ cups flourSoftened butter, for brushingCoarse sea salt, for sprinkling […]Read more »
PTA Bake Sale Coconut Cake RecipeUpdated:
PTA Bake Sale Coconut Cake Ingredients: 1 ¾ cup sifted cake flour2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder¾ teaspoon salt½ cup butter1 cup sugar plus 2 Tablespoons sugar2 eggs⅔ cup milk1 teaspoon vanilla⅔ cup coconutCoconut Frosting (recipe below) Directions: 1. Sift together the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream the butter. 2. Gradually add sugar; cream […]Read more »
Mama Shirleys Bread and Roll RecipesUpdated:
Mama Shirley’s Bread and Roll Recipes Bread with dinner is a tradition in many households. Mama Shirley was an excellent bread maker, with breads for every meal. Buttermilk biscuits were used for both breakfast and dinner, while sweet breads like the Snowy Day Blueberry bread were treats after being out in the cold shoveling snow […]Read more »
Mama Shirleys Dessert RecipesUpdated:
Mama Shirley’s Dessert Recipes Homemade desserts stand out as one of the things that always taste better than store-bought. Mama Shirley loved baking more than cooking, and had a treasure trove of dessert recipes she would use for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions…or quite often for no reason at all. These are the […]Read more »
Shoefly Pie RecipeUpdated:
Shoefly Pie Ingredients: For Streusel: ¼ cup sugar1 cup flour1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 teaspoon nutmeg1/8 teaspoon ginger¼ cup cold butter, cut into ½ inch dice Pastry for single crust pie, chilled (see recipe below) For Filling: ½ cup molasses½ teaspoon baking soda½ cup water, heated to just under a boil Makes 8 slices Directions: […]Read more »
Pennsylvania Dutch Whoopie Pies RecipeUpdated:
Pennsylvania Dutch Whoopie Pies Pennsylvania Dutch Whoopie Pies are a hometown favorite, with chocolate being the original cake flavor. Our recipe for the chocolate cake confection filled with homemade vanilla cream filling tastes like they came fresh from the ovens at the Amish Farmer’s market! Ingredients: Cookie Ingredients: 1 cup shortening 2 cups white sugar […]Read more »
Milk Chocolate Pound Cake RecipeUpdated:
Milk Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe Ingredients: For Cake: 2 ½ cups flour1/8 teaspoon salt1 cup butter, softened to room temperature1 ½ cups sugar4 large eggs8 oz. milk chocolate, chopped and melted½ cup plus 1 Tablespoon chocolate syrup2 teaspoons rum1 cup buttermilk1 cup toasted pecans, chopped For Frosting: 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, siftedPinch of salt½ cup […]Read more »
Cheese Bread RecipeUpdated:
Cheese Bread Ingredients: For dough: 1 cup milk2 eggs½ cup butter softened to room temperature1 ½ teaspoons salt¼ cup sugar6 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)4 cups flour4 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, cut into ½ inch dice (1 ½ cups or a bit more)Melted butter for brushing For yeast sponge: 1 (¼ […]Read more »
Chocolate Butterscotch Pie RecipeUpdated:
Chocolate Butterscotch Pie Recipe Ingredients: ¾ cup brown sugar, packed⅓ cup all-purpose flour½ teaspoon salt2 ½ cup milk6 Tablespoons Hershey’s chocolate flavored syrup2 egg yolks, well beaten2 Tablespoons butter½ teaspoon vanilla1 (9 inch) baked pie shell Directions: 1. Thoroughly combine sugar, flour and salt. 2. Stir in milk, chocolate syrup and beaten egg yolks. Cook […]Read more »
Grandma Phillips Rolls RecipeUpdated:
Grandma Phillips’ Rolls Ingredients: For yeast sponge: 2 (¼ oz) packages quick rising yeast1 ½ cups water, warmed to 115°F1 Tablespoon sugar For dough: 5 cups flour3 Tablespoons sugar1 ½ teaspoons salt2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves (optional)½ cup solid shorteningMilk, for brushing Makes 2 dozen rolls, or 1 dozen rolls and 1 loaf […]Read more »
Coconut Pie RecipeUpdated:
Creamy Smooth Coconut Pie Ingredients: Unbaked 9 inch pie shell¼ cup butter, softened to room temperature1 cup sugar1/3 cup buttermilk2 large eggs¼ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla½ package (3 ½ – 4 oz) shredded, sweetened coconut Makes 8 servings Directions: 1. Place the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. […]Read more »
Refrigerator Rolls RecipeUpdated:
Refrigerator Rolls Ingredients: For Yeast Sponge: 1 (¼ oz) Package dry yeast¼ cup water warmed to 115°F1 teaspoon sugar For Dough: ½ cup butter, cut into 8 pieces1 cup boiling water1 ½ teaspoons salt¼ cup sugar2 eggs, beaten4 cups flour Melted butter, for brushing Makes 2 dozen small or 1 dozen large rolls Directions: 1. […]Read more »
Simple Secrets to Cheescake RecipeUpdated:
Use these 10 easy tips to make sure your cheesecake comes out uncracked and perfectly baked. Keep this in mind as you make our easy cheesecake recipe. 1. The cream cheese should be at room temperature (and soft) before you begin mixing, or you’ll end up with lumps in your cheesecake. 2. Do not overbeat […]Read more »
Starbucks Pumpkin Scones RecipeUpdated:
Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Recipe As soon as fall comes, it’s time to get ready for all things pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin flavored crackers and even pumpkin ice cream are among the popular treats you can find at that time of year. One thing many look forward to when the fall season comes is Starbucks pumpkin […]Read more »
Yum Yum Cake RecipeUpdated:
Yum Yum Cake Yum Yum cake is a retro sheet cake made with a few simple ingredients yet tastes completely homemade. This cake has been showing up at potlucks, church socials and backyard barbecues for decades, always with an empty plate at the end. Everyone loves Yum Yum cake! Yum Yum Sheet Cake Ingredients: […]Read more »
Death by Chocolate Cake RecipeUpdated:
Easy Death by Chocolate Sheet or Bundt Cake This deliciously decadent chocolate cake can easily be made as a sheet cake or a bundt cake. When making as a sheet cake be sure to follow the timing for the sheet cake or oblong cake to end up with a perfectly moist indulgent treat. Easy Sheet […]Read more »