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Southern desserts

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Looking for the best southern desserts to make? From cakes to cobbler to pecan pie, y'all will love these classic treats from the south.

54 · Looking for the best southern desserts to make? From cakes to cobbler to pecan pie, y'all will love these classic treats from the south.


  • 1 Bananas foster
Bread & Baked Goods
  • 1 Applesauce cake
  • 1 Beignets
  • 1 Best southern pecan pie
  • 1 Chocolate cobbler
  • 1 Chocolate-mayonnaise cake
  • 1 Coconut layer cake
  • 1 Hummingbird cake
  • 1 Kentucky transparent pie
  • 1 Key lime pie
  • 1 Louisiana crunch cake
  • 1 Million dollar pound cake
  • 1 Mississippi mud cake
  • 1 Patti labelle's peach cobbler
  • 1 Paula deen's ooey gooey butter cake
  • 1 Punch bowl cake recipe
  • 1 Raisin cake, Old Fashioned
  • 1 Southern buttermilk chess pie recipe
  • 1 Southern chocolate pecan sheet cake, Old
  • 1 Southern sweet potato pie
  • 1 Southern sweet tea lemon cake
  • 1 Strawberry cobbler recipe
  • 1 Tennessee mountain stack cake
  • 1 Louisiana bread pudding
  • 1 Trisha yearwood banana pudding recipe
Kentucky Butter Cake ~ Moist. Decadent. Delicious.

36 · 80 minutes · The best recipe for a deliciously moist Kentucky Butter Cake with a sweet vanilla-butter glaze a light and tender crumb, and a crunchy, sugary crust!


  • 4 Eggs, large
Baking & Spices
  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 3/4 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sea salt, fine
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract, pure
  • 1 1/2 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Water
Southern Brown Sugar Pie Recipe, Must Try Dessert

Get the famous Southern recipe for brown sugar pie that is so delicious,easy to make, and a traditional family favorite pie!

This easy Chocolate Cobbler is a classic Southern dessert recipe. With a delicious brownie-like topping over a rich fudge sauce, it's like a lava cake but simpler to make. //addapinch.com #chocolatecobbler #chocolate #dessert #addapinch

Easy Chocolate Cobbler is a classic Southern dessert recipe! With a brownie-like top over rich fudge sauce, it's like a lava cake but easier!

35 Vintage Church Desserts Worth Praising

There's really nothing like the old-fashioned Southern Living dessert recipes you can find in your mama's old church cookbook.

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake • Divine!

1216 · 65 minutes · An old fashioned peanut butter sheet cake with a crazy good warm peanutty frosting!


  • 1/2 cup Peanuts, roasted
  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 1/2 cup Peanut butter, creamy
Baking & Spices
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 3 cups Confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 7/8 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Water

Watch popular Southern desserts videos

A favorite classic flavor combination, this Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Filling is easy and quick to make! Ready in just 15 minutes it's perfect for topping no-bake cream cheese pies, cheesecakes, ice cream -- and even one of our favorite southern desserts, Strawberry-Rhubarb Frie Pies (aka hand pies). For those of you who have never tasted rhubarb, it tastes a little bit like a slightly under-ripe pear and a sour apple combined.  It has a great flavor so use it while it's in season.
A classically delicious rich dessert smothered in bourbon sauce. This delicious dish is from the Jambalaya Cookbook of the Junior League of New Orleans, a compilation of Cajun and Creole recipes generously shared by the 1981 members of the New Orleans Junior League. If you’re looking for the perfect holiday dessert this recipe will not disappoint. #southerndessert #bourbonrecipes #holidaydesserts #breadpuddingrecipe
This Lemon Cheese Layer Cake recipe features soft cake layers sandwiching rich, buttery lemon curd and creamy Lemon-Orange Buttercream Frosting. This impressive four-layer cake is a stunning addition to any spring dessert table, and it's especially classic to the Southern region. #lemoncake #springbaking #layercake #eastercake #cakerecipe #southernliving
Lemon Bars by Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen. This recipe is one of the EASIEST desserts to make but they’re guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. I love the soft lemon filling paired with a crisp shortbread crust and the flavor is beyond delicious; so bright and zingy with all the lemon flavor from the juice and zest, they’re simply irresistible! Recipe Video Created by SnackableStudios.com #lemonbars #lemondesserts