19 Sweet treats perfect for a weekend indulgence

Satisfy your sweet cravings, featuring a delightful array of sweet treats perfect for a weekend indulgence. Whether you crave decadent cakes or irresistible candies, these desserts are tailored to add a touch of sweetness to your Sunday. Treat your loved ones to these delightful creations, too, and enjoy making your weekends together a lot more special!

Whoopie Pie Cake

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This whoopie pie cake recipe puts a delightful spin on those adorable little pies! With layers of chocolatey goodness embracing a delicious frosting, it has become the highly coveted birthday cake in our family! Get the recipe: Whoopie Pie Cake

Rum Cake

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For a cake that’s bursting with flavor and boasts a unique twist, consider the delightful rum cake. Brimming with nutty and sweet notes, this boozy-infused treat is bound to steal the spotlight at your next gathering. Whether enjoyed with coffee after dinner or crafted into an impressive birthday cake, the rum cake is sure to leave a lasting impression. Get the recipe: Rum Cake

Pistachio Muffins

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Delight your taste buds with these pistachio muffins, where the subtle pistachio flavor is incredibly satisfying. Enhanced with the perfect combination of chocolate chips and chopped pistachios, these muffins have become a favorite among everyone who takes a bite. Get the recipe: Satisfying Pistachio Muffins 

Nutella Coffee Cake

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Start your day on a delightful note with Nutella coffee cake – a moist, buttery creation bursting with flavor. Featuring a delectable crumble topping and luscious swirls of Nutella, this recipe is destined to become a beloved staple in your home. Get the recipe: 

Nutella Coffee Cake 

Rocky Road Fudge

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Introducing my sister Robyn’s beloved recipe for rocky road fudge. A cherished treat she has been perfecting over the years, often shared as delightful holiday gifts. Its popularity among everyone who tries it is a testament to its irresistible appeal. Get the recipe: Rocky Road Fudge 

Apple Walnut Cake

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This delightful family-favorite apple walnut cake is a recipe that stands the test of time. Brimming with fresh apples, aromatic cinnamon, and crunchy walnuts, this moist and flavorful cake offers a simple yet irresistible dessert. Pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect treat! Get the recipe: Apple Walnut Cake

Cranberry Orange Muffins

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Achieving the ideal balance between sweet and sour, this cranberry orange muffins recipe presents a burst of flavor with every bite. Simple to whip up, these muffins are both hearty and delightful, offering a delicious treat that’s easy to enjoy. Get the recipe: Cranberry Orange Muffins 

Guinness Truffles

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Crafted to be irresistibly fudgy and satisfying, these decadent chocolate Guinness truffles offer a delightful treat that’s so rich, you may be tempted to indulge in more than one—luckily, one is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth! Get the recipe: Guinness Truffles

Fruit Squares

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These cherry family favorite fruit squares have the perfect balance of sweetness and pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee or tea. A cherished dessert in my family, I have fond memories of growing up enjoying the delightful flavors of this treat. Get the recipe: Fruit Squares

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

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Easy peanut butter balls, covered in rich chocolate… they make for a perfect treat during the Easter season or any time of the year. Their delightful combination of deliciousness, lightness, and fluffiness surpasses store-bought versions, proving that homemade is always the superior choice. Get the recipe: Peanut Butter Balls 

Lemon Loaf

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This lemon bread has become a beloved staple in our family. Beyond its delightful taste, the addition of the lemon sauce elevates it to an incredibly moist and flavorful quick bread. Get the recipe: Lemon Loaf

Double Chocolate Bread

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Indulge in the rich and moist goodness of this double chocolate bread. With its deep chocolate taste, it’s sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. Get the recipe: Double Chocolate Bread

Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Savor the delightful softness and sweetness of these ginger molasses cookies, a cozy treat ready in under 30 minutes. They make a perfect addition to holiday cookie platters, dinner parties, or family movie nights! Get the recipe: Ginger Molasses Cookies

Date Nut Muffins

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These date nut muffins are irresistibly moist and hearty, providing a satisfying treat in every bite. While one may leave you content, the deliciousness might tempt you to reach for another—perhaps not in the same sitting, but soon after! Get the recipe: Date Nut Muffins 

Guinness Chocolate Mousse

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Experience the delight of this Guinness chocolate mousse—light, fluffy, and irresistibly creamy, making it the ultimate boozy dessert. Drawing inspiration from a cherished Dublin recipe, this quick 15-minute mousse is your key to impressing friends at your next dinner party. Get the recipe: Guinness Chocolate Mousse

Lemon Curd Bars

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Delight in the unique twist of this lemon curd bars recipe, featuring an oatmeal base for the crust. Revel in the perfection of the lemon curd layer—just the right balance, neither too much nor too little. Get the recipe: Lemon Curd Bars 

Marshmallow Cups

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Enjoy the goodness of these dark chocolate almond butter marshmallow cups, where delectable gooey caramel and delightful cashew butter join forces to create a truly delicious treat! Get the recipe:  Marshmallow Cups 

Congo Bars

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Experience the perfection of these Congo Bars, widely acclaimed as the best chocolate chip squares. Bursting with chocolate chips, these bars are guaranteed to be the first to disappear from any dessert tray! Get the recipe: Congo Bars

Pumpkin Scones

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These glazed pumpkin scones boast a delightful texture and flavor that make them a year-round favorite. The addition of a maple pumpkin glaze perfectly complements the deliciousness of this breakfast treat. Get the recipe: Glazed Pumpkin Scones 

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. I’ve made the Guinness truffles and wow, they are so good. I can’t wait to try more of these dessert recipes! Thanks, Elaine!!

    1. Thanks, Joyce. Those truffles are requested a lot by my family this time of the year! Thank you once again for your commment.

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