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15 Classic Dessert Recipes with a Twist: Cakes, Cookies, and More Everyone will Love

As much as I love old-fashioned dessert recipes, I love newer takes on traditional favorites even more. These new twists on classic recipes are almost always just as delicious as the original versions, but they’re typically easier to make! It’s a win-win situation for those times when I want a recipe that’s just like grandma’s but without all of the fuss and messy dishes. What can I say? I love keeping it simple, especially when my schedule is packed. An easy dessert recipe will always be a hit with me!

If you’re like me and are looking for updated takes on beloved favorites, then you can’t go wrong with recipes that keep busy people in mind. The easy dessert recipes found below are simplified versions of your favorite recipes and will usually help you curb your sweet tooth. Most of these recipes can also be whipped up and enjoyed in a fraction of the time it takes to make the original versions, too. In addition, you’ll find that many of these recipes use ingredients that you likely already have in your refrigerator or pantry. There won’t be anything that will get in your way the next time you want to make a layered dessert or fruit cobbler! From no-bake desserts to quick cobblers and more, these recipes are just what you need when life gets a little hectic.

15 Classic Dessert Recipes with a Twist: Cakes, Cookies, and More Everyone will Love

These new twists on classic favorites are too good to miss! Clockwise from top left: Pina Colada Cookie Cups, Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars, Two Minute Chocolate Mug Cake, and No-Bake Creamy Lemon Crunch.

One thing is for certain: The following recipes aren’t time-consuming to prepare. From mug cakes for one to layered cakes that can serve a crowd, these recipes are just what you need at your fingertips.

15 Classic Dessert Recipes with a Twist: Cakes, Cookies, and More Everyone will Love

  1. The Best Bisquick Apple Cobbler
  2. Angel Food Cake Churro Bites
  3. Heavenly Cloud Cake
  4. Better Than Sex Layered Dessert
  5. Layered No-Bake Banana Split Dessert
  6. HolyCrapTheseAreAmazing Cookies
  7. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cracker Cookies
  8. Devil Dog Icebox Cake
  9. No-Bake Creamy Lemon Crunch
  10. Easy Strawberry Refrigerator Pie
  11. 3-2-1 Mug Cake
  12. Two Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
  13. Apple Mug Cobblers
  14. Pina Colada Cookie Cups
  15. Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars

If you’re looking for refreshing takes on beloved recipes, then you’ll want to see the selection of recipes available through No-Bake Desserts: 103 Easy Recipes for No-Bake Cookies, Bars, and Treats by Cutthroat Kitchen-winner Addie Gundry. The cookbook is available for purchase through Barnes & Noble and Amazon right now. You’ll find an assortment of no-bake versions of some of your family’s favorite recipes, including the following:

What’s your favorite twist on a classic dessert recipe? Let us know below in the comments!