Celebrate National Dessert Day

I have seen over a dozen posts on social media noting that today is National Dessert Day. I was not aware of this special date because with my sweet tooth, I celebrate it every day. Nonetheless, it's a great reason to fire up the oven and break out the mixer if you aren't a daily dessert maker. 

Since I am currently battling a terrible head cold, I am not going to pull out all the stops for a showpiece dessert today. Lucky for me, the EYB Library is brimming with easy yet decadent dessert recipes so I can still celebrate. If feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of baking is keeping you from making desserts, you should check out the over 6,200 quick and easy dessert recipes in the Library.

You'll find many one-bowl cakes, brownies, and cookies along with loads of recipes that have just a few ingredients. My favorite quick and easy dessert is posset - you can vary the flavors almost infinitely, yet it's dead simple. As a bonus it's a great make ahead recipe. 

chocolate mousse

If you are the impatient type, there are many recipes for instant gratification, including variations on the miracle microwave mug cake, or the almost as fast two-ingredient chocolate mousse pictured above. The two ingredients? Chocolate and water. It couldn't be easier, and it's ready to eat in a hour. Whip it up and tuck it away in the fridge while you make dinner; its decadence will be waiting for you when you're finished. 

Here is a small sample of other popular quick and easy desserts from the EYB Library:

1 Comment

  • Jane  on  10/14/2018 at 10:35 PM

    I hadn't made the 2-ingredient chocolate mousse in a while but did it again last week. It was just as miraculous as I remembered- chocolate melted in water then whipped over ice into a light and very chocolaty mousse. I actually prefer it eaten immediately rather than firmed up in the fridge.

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