Southern Desserts are known for their warm and cozy flavors from spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, giving us delectable desserts at their finest. So let me entice you with pies, cakes, and pastries filled with Southern flavors that will surely give you joyous bliss all year round. ❤️
If only I could eat desserts all day without making me fat and spiking my blood sugar level, it would be a dream come true! But here we are, still wishing. 🤣
Dessert will always have a special place in my heart; yours too? They bring instant happiness, and when you’re happy, it radiates! So, let’s spread the joy and good vibes with my easy Southern dessert recipes. They are absolutely fuss-free and affordable yet satisfyingly delicious. Besides, nothing beats homemade desserts made with love. 😉
Well, it’s hard to tell because every Southern state has its specialty. For example, Tennessee is known for its banana pudding, Texas is famous for its pecan pie, and Kentucky has the popular Derby Pie. But we can’t leave out lemon bars, chocolate mayonnaise cake, or sweet potato pie. I can hardly stand it!
Southern Cakes for Dessert
1. Red Velvet Cheesecake
Not only is this beauty brimming with elegance, but it’s also exceptionally delicious from top to bottom. Aah! Just sliding my fork through its lovely layers of red velvet cake and cheesecake makes me giddy with excitement! And, of course, the taste truly impresses, too! 😍
2. King Cake
This Southern dessert truly lives up to its name because it’s a dessert fit for royalties. It’s not your ordinary cake because it’s made with yeast. That explains why it’s so light and soft, like a cinnamon roll with tons of colors and textures in cake form. Oh yes!
3. Spice Cake
Fill your kitchen air with lovely aromas from nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice as you bake this moist, decadent spice cake. But that’s not all because it comes with a luscious cream cheese frosting, wrapping the whole cake like a Christmas present. Indeed, one of the best Southern dessert recipes to try! 😉
4. Hummingbird Cake
No one knows why this cake is named after a bird, but what matters most is its deliciousness, especially with its unbeatable ensemble of bananas and pineapple flavor. Its generous coating of cream cheese frosting also makes it a heavenly dessert perfect for a classic Southern dessert!
5. Texas Sheet Cake
You can’t go wrong with this baby because it’s always a crowd favorite. So why don’t you bake this easy Southern dessert and bring it to your next gathering? I’m so sure your family will love its glorious butter cocoa frosting and the fudgy and indulgent cake underneath. 👌
6. Strawberry Pound Cake
This variation of the classic Southern pound cake is a favorite because it’s chock full of fresh strawberries from top to bottom, inside and out. Oh, and the sweet and fruity strawberry glaze is to die for! You should also try my Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake and Peach Cobbler Pound Cake. ❤️
7. Mississippi Mud Cake
Yet another decadent chocolate sheet cake to grace your table this weekend. Only it’s better with gooey melted marshmallows on top covered with chocolate frosting. Aah! This super fudgy and chocolatey Southern dessert will surely satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings. 🤤
Southern Pies and Casseroles
8. Bourbon Pecan Pie
This Southern dessert recipe list wouldn’t be complete without the classic pecan pie. And I swear, this version won’t disappoint. Don’t skip the bourbon because it adds the iconic Southern flavor and makes our pie richer and tastier. Oh, you should also try Pecan Pie Cheesecake. 😉
9. Pumpkin Pie
My aunt’s pumpkin pie fueled my love for pie, so this recipe always brings me nostalgic, happy childhood memories. The warm and cozy flavors from the pumpkin pie spices are like a big hug, bringing you soul-satisfying goodness with every bite. It tastes just like home! 😍
10. Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
Let the inner child in you enjoy this sweet potato casserole with lots of toasted marshmallows on top. It’s light and creamy but heavy on the flavors, and such a classic dessert doubles as a side dish. You can also enjoy it with chopped pecans in this traditional sweet potato casserole recipe. 😉
11. Cheese Pie
Impress your guests with this light yet incredibly rich classic chess pie. One slice of its sweet custard-like filling in a flaky homemade crust won’t be enough. But don’t worry, no judgment here, because I understand completely! Especially with my chocolate chess pie here, too.
12. Buttermilk Pie
Make sure to stock on buttermilk because you’ll make this dessert more often than you know. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s incredibly delicious, too. The pineapple chunks also add a nice tropical twist, giving it a delightful tangy flavor complementing the not overly sweet dessert.
13. Peach Cobbler
Peach cobbler is an easier version of peach pie. Instead of a flaky crust bottom, this one has a crusty, buttery biscuit-like topping. What’s great about this recipe is you can also make it with canned peaches. So whatever the season is, you still get to enjoy this yummy treat all year round. 😉
Make way for these bite-sized pastries because they will surely rock your world. Their soft pillowy goodness and light-as-a-feather texture will take you to heaven and back. Similar to donuts, they’re fried to perfection, and chocolate and caramel sauce are also welcome additions. 😉
15. Pecan Pie Bars
Munching on pecan pie is easy with its handheld version, pecan pie bars. It has the same delectable goodness only made better because you can now take them with you, any time, anywhere. They’re perfect for outdoor gatherings and picnics. 🎉
Dessert in all forms will surely uplift anyone’s mood, especially when shared with loved ones. So which dessert recipe is your favorite? Please comment below because I’d really love to know. 😍