11 Martha Stewart Recipes: Desserts For Every Sweet Tooth

Nothing completes a tasty meal better than a sweet dessert, and while store-bought desserts can be great, nothing quite compares to making them from scratch.

If you are in the mood for a homemade sweet treat, then one person who can help you is Martha Stewart. She has a plethora of fantastic desserts that aren’t too complicated to make.

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We have compiled a list of 11 Martha Stewart recipes for desserts that we think are oh-so-tempting.

Classic Martha Stewart Dessert Recipes

We’re kicking it off with the classics.

These desserts are real crowd-pleasers that will have every member of the family reaching for a second helping.

From cookies to cheesecakes and everything in between, our selection of Martha Stewart’s classic desserts will get your mouth watering.

1. Soft And Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Martha’s chocolate chip cookie recipe is one of our faves – we enjoy making these as a quick dessert or for taking on a family picnic. Children really enjoy getting involved in this and – of course – eating the fruits of their labor!

Incredibly soft and chewy on the inside with a subtle crisp on the outside, Martha’s chocolate chip cookies are perfect when you want something sweet but not too filling.

The gooey chocolate chips are irresistible without being overwhelming.

Serve with ice cream for an ultimate dessert, or enjoy warm with a cold glass of milk for a dose of nostalgia.

2. Chocolate Soufflé

Rich, indulgent, and full of flavor, this Chocolate Soufflé will impress at any dinner party.

There is a big misconception that soufflé is unpredictable and hard to make, but Martha has made it simple and easy with this recipe.

All you need to bring this chocolate soufflé to life is eggs, chocolate, sugar, and a little patience.

As long as you follow the recipe exactly as it’s written, you will be able to impress your family and friends with this delicious dessert.

3. Key Lime Pie

We had to add this all-American classic to the list! However, you haven’t tried Key Lime Pie until you’ve sampled Martha’s recipe!

Made from a graham cracker crust and a whipped cream topping over the Key lime filling, this isn’t a recipe you want to miss out on. The citrus flavor of the lime pairs beautifully with the creamy filling and will leave you wanting more.

When making this dish, use one-half cup of freshly squeezed key lime juice to give this old-fashioned dessert an authentic flavor.

Cheeky Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is a must-have for your dessert repertoire.

From classic New York-style cheesecake to fruity flavors, Martha has no shortage of cheesecake recipes to bring to the table.

Below, you will find our selection of the best cheesecake recipes from Martha’s kitchen for you to try.

4. New York-Style Cheesecake

Arguably the most well-known type of cheesecake, Martha’s take on the New York-style cheesecake will satisfy all your sweet cravings.

You might think that this is a hard dish to make, but it honestly couldn’t be any easier to recreate at home – with the help of Martha of course!

The vanilla in this recipe is delightfully light and combines perfectly with the graham cracker crust.

One thing to remember when making a cheesecake is that you don’t want to overcook it – when it is done, it should look slightly underdone. When the edges are set but the center jiggles, the cheesecake is ready. This is where a lot of people go wrong.

5. Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

If you have leftover cranberries from the holidays, put them to good use by making this recipe.

Tart and creamy, this cranberry swirl cheesecake is just as pretty as it is tasty.

This is a fantastic cheesecake to make if you love the vanilla flavor but are craving something else to accompany it.

Serve with some fresh cream to make the most out of this dessert.

6. Strawberries And Cream Cheesecake

Name a better combo … we’ll wait.

Strawberries and cream are truly a match made in heaven, but they might be even better on a cheesecake (we know, it doesn’t seem possible!)

This recipe takes oven-roasted strawberries that are folded into a blend of creamy mascarpone and cream cheese and covered in a rich vanilla layer.

The flavors come together in a beautiful, fruity way that is reminiscent of hot summer days.

If you aren’t too worried about the separate layer presentation, you can mash and fold the strawberries into the mascarpone-cream cheese mixture.

And, if you’re feeling extra fancy, garnish with some finely sliced strawberries and a sprig of mint.

Moreish Cakes

Who doesn’t love a good cake?

Whether you are planning a birthday or a wedding or just want a comforting dessert that tastes delicious, cakes have it all!

Martha has mastered the art of baking amazing cakes, and now you can follow her lead and recreate her recipes in the comfort of your own home.

Which one will you try first?

7. Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

Apple cider may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when you’re going to do some baking, but this dessert packs a surprising punch.

Plus, this cake will get you into the Fall spirit.

Baked in a Bundt pan, this recipe is the best of both cake and doughnuts. Using ingredients such as applesauce, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and eggs, this recipe comes together to create a sensational treat.

When the cake is baked and ready to cool, don’t forget to sprinkle ample cinnamon sugar on top.

8. Rainbow Cake

Bursting with happy hues, we guarantee you’ll have so much fun bringing this colorful cake to life – why not get the children involved?

Perfect for weddings, birthdays, and, frankly, any other occasion, this rainbow cake looks just as good as it tastes.

Featuring six layers of vanilla batter dyed all the colors of the rainbow, the cake is then covered in an indulgent lemon buttercream that really compliments the soft sponge.

It may look almost too good to eat, but we’re sure you’ll have no problem digging in.

9. Lemon Cake

A classic lemon cake can go a long way to satisfying a sugar craving.

Bright in both appearance and flavor, this particular lemon cake is a citrus lover’s dream.

More than a quarter cup of lemon juice and zest is used in this recipe to create a sweet and vibrant cake that the whole family will enjoy.

This lemon cake is so easy to make, but it tastes like it was made professionally. It is covered in a simple whipped meringue frosting and garnished with thin lemon slices.

This recipe also includes a lemon curd variation of the cake, so if you’re feeling confident, try making that, but if not, store-bought works just as well.

Dessert Pies

Filling, comforting, and full of flavor, a good pie can make everything better.

If pie is your idea of a good time, you’re in for a treat with this next section.

Below are our favorite Martha Stewart pies for you to try your hand at.

10. Five-Spice Pumpkin Pie With Phyllo Crust

Perfect for Thanksgiving or just to celebrate the fall, this five-spice pumpkin pie is really something special and it’s not quite as sweet as some of the other dishes we’ve included on this round-up.

Ingredients such as pumpkin purée, maple syrup, and vanilla paste are tucked into a phyllo crust, which gives this pumpkin pie a unique flavor you won’t soon forget.

The crust might look like it’s difficult to assemble, but the secret to this dish is that it’s actually really easy to make.

Serve with whipped cream to really make the most out of this pie.

11. Lemon And Basil Custard Pie With Red Berries

This recipe is an amalgamation of fresh flavors that will leave a positive and lasting impression on anyone you serve it to.

You take raspberries, strawberries, and elderberries and toss them on top of a chilled custard filling infused with lemon basil.

The zesty lemon pairs beautifully with the fresh basil and creamy custard to create a pie that stands out from the rest.

Serve with some cream if you want to make this pie pop some more.

Final Thoughts

Martha knows how to finish a meal in style and keep everyone happy. Her desserts are world-famous for a reason!

And now, with a little practice, you can bring some Martha magic into your own kitchen!

Whether you are in the mood for cake, pies, or a comforting batch of cookies, Martha has covered all bases to ensure your sweet tooth is satisfied.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The World’s Most Loved Dessert?

There are many popular desserts, but some of the most well-loved include apple pie, cheesecake, tiramisu, crème brûlée, tarts, sponge cakes, and cookies.

Does Martha Stewart Make Cakes?

Yes, Martha Stewart does make cakes. She has many well-known and loved cake recipes that you can make in the comfort of your own home.

Is Cheesecake Technically A Cake?

No, cheesecake is not technically a cake. This is especially not true when it comes to modern cheesecake. Cheesecake is closer to a pie given its crust and filling structure, whereas cake is a bread-like dessert that’s baked from a thick batter.

11 Martha Stewart Recipes: Desserts For Every Sweet Tooth

Recipe by Barbara HuntCourse: Martha Stewart


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  • Choose your favorite dessert
  • Grab your ingredients
  • Get baking
  • Serve and enjoy.
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