15 Stress-Free Easy Dessert Recipes

Berry cake, strawberry brownies and chocolate cobbler

When you need a pick-me-up or a sweet craving hits, having an easy dessert recipe handy can turn the day around. Even if you’re not an expert baker, made with simple ingredients, these stress-free desserts will make you look like a pro in the kitchen. From brownies to fudge and dump cakes to lemon bars, these desserts are easy to make.

Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler

"This recipe is great anytime! I take is to family dinners and I fix it in the mornings to take to work for breakfast." - Erin
Family Savvy Famous Strawberry Brownies

Family Savvy Famous Strawberry Brownies

"These strawberry brownies are everything and more... we see why they're famous. They are rich, gooey, and full of strawberry flavor. The glaze on top makes them even richer and is the perfect touch." - The Kitchen Crew
Strawberry Peach Easy Pies

Strawberry Peach Easy Pies

"What I cook my family when the sweet tooth is calling and my pantry echos back! Everyone loves these and they can be altered to hold your favorite fruit." - Karen
Ultimate Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Ultimate Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

"The ultimate fudge cocoa brownies with huge chunks of dark chocolate!" - Kevin
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Sopaipillas

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Sopaipillas

"These are delicious. We love the warm, cinnamon cream cheese inside of the buttery crescent roll." - The Kitchen Crew
Easy Crescent Dough Lemon Bars

Easy Crescent Dough Lemon Bars

"Super simple and a hit. My mom now requires me to make these for her birthday while the kids ask for them all the time. The butter, lemon curd, juice, and sugar can all be tweaked to your liking. Use more butter if you want a richer baked good or less if you want it more bread-like." - Amber
2 Ingredient Cookie Butter Fudge

2 Ingredient Cookie Butter Fudge

"2 Ingredient Cookie Butter Fudge is a no-bake fudge recipe made from cookie butter and frosting. It’s quick, simple, and out-of-this-world delicious!" - Paula
Graham Cracker Pudding

Graham Cracker Pudding

"This is a quick and simple dessert my mama use to make when I was young and I have continued sharing it with my kids. It's delicious." - Erica
Cream Cheese Muffin Puffs

Cream Cheese Muffin Puffs

"I love cream cheese and these are so quick and easy to make. They are so ooey-gooey when they first come out of the oven." - Lori
Dump Cake Surprise

Dump Cake Surprise

"I have learned how to make a dump from the idea of others. However, I like to "tweak" my bakes by substituting and adding a little more flavor. I bake this Dump Cake Surprise because I add two ingredients I have yet to hear anyone else to add. Teachers in the school system enjoy this treat and always ask for it on special occasions." - Tenishia
Apple Crumble Bars

Apple Crumble Bars

"These are as easy as it gets! Also great with any kind of fruit filling." - Maggie
PMS Cookies

PMS Cookies

"This is a little bit of chocolate, a little bit of salt, a little bit of peanut butter and then there's the marshmallow fluff - everything you need to combat PMS!" - Kathleen
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

"These balls are meant to be eaten as is, from the freezer! Of course, this is an egg-free recipe where I use Greek yogurt as a binder. I could eat cookie dough all day long; now I can without the hazard." - Jennifer
Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Cinnamon Apple Crisp

"This cinnamon apple crisp is full of warm juicy apples and topped with a buttery oat crunch. This is the perfect dessert for any time of year for those apple lovers." - Debbie
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Brownies

"Bring a regular chocolate chip cookie bar to a whole new level of yumminess by adding a layer of cheesecake to the center. The perfect treat for any time of the year." - The Kitchen Crew