The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook

The Weeknight Dessert Cookbook

80 Irresistible Recipes with Only 5 to 15 Minutes of Prep

Mary Younkin


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Desserts from Scratch as Simply as Possible

When dinner is over and you’re craving something sweet to end the day, this is the cookbook you’ll want to have at your fingertips for dozens of delicious ideas. With only a handful of common pantry ingredients and 5 to 15 minutes of hands-on prep, you can pull together a special dessert in very little time at all.

If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ll be in heaven with Triple Chocolate Pound Cake—a tender chocolate Bundt cake that’s filled with chocolate pieces and drizzled with an exquisite dark chocolate ganache. Or try Seven-Minute Dark Chocolate Pudding, a rich and creamy dessert that puts store-bought puddings to shame. If you have berries stashed in the freezer and 5 minutes, the smell of Berries and Cream Cobbler bubbling away in the oven will draw all your family members, spoons in hand. When you have last-minute guests, the Peach Upside-Down Cake will look and taste like you spent a lot more time in the kitchen than you actually did. For a bite-size indulgence with that irresistible sweet and salty combo, look no further than Caramel-Pretzel Cookies—you can’t have just one.

There is something here for every craving, from cakes to crisps, cookies to cobblers, bars to ice cream, and beyond. With this cookbook, a made-from-scratch dessert is achievable even when you only have a few minutes to spare.

Complete your collection with these other books in Mary Younkin's highly-rated weeknight cooking series:
- The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook
- The Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook


Mary Younkin:
Mary Younkin runs the popular cooking and baking blog Barefeet in the Kitchen. She is also the author of The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook and The Weekday Lunches & Breakfasts Cookbook. Mary lives with her husband and children in Granville, Ohio.