October 14th is National Dessert Day! Whether you love cookies, cake, pudding, jello or any other dessert best, today is the today to treat yourself to your favorite! And in honor of this delicious day, we are sharing some of the tastiest desserts from around the globe! Click on any image to find the recipe, and be sure to share what dessert you’re celebrating with today by tagging #NationalDessertDay and #beaucoupfavors!
1. Nanaimo Bars (Canada)
This layered bar consists of chocolate, custard, chopped almonds, coconut, and graham cracker crumbs.
2. Pfeffernüsse (Germany)
These spiced holiday cookies have the savory flavors of cinnamon and cloves.
3. Midsommar Cake (Sweden)
This traditional summer cake is light and fruity, consisting of strawberries and whipped cream.
4. Brigadeiros (Brazil)
These Brazilian treats taste just like sprinkled fudge.
5. Doodh Peda (India)
This classic Indian sweet has the flavor of a rich buttery cookie with a hint of pistachio.
6. Banh Cam (Vietnam)
Fried on the outside with sesame seeds and chewy on the inside, this doughy treat is the best of both worlds.
7. Lebedushka (Russia)
This two layered jello-like dessert consists of a creamy ricotta cheese mixture, fruit, and flavored gelatin.
8. Turron (Spain)
Turron is a traditional holiday nougat candy with the tasty flavors of honey and toasted almonds.
9. Cassava Cake (Philippines)
This soft spongey cake consists of coconut, condensed milk, and creamy custard.
10. Baklava (Turkey)
Baklava is a crispy treat consisting of honey, cinnamon, and chopped walnuts.
11. Mandazi (Kenya)
These “African donuts” are light and fluffy with the sweet flavors of coconut milk, cinnamon, cardamom, and powdered sugar.
12. Galaktoboureko (Greece)
This authentic Greek pastry is both buttery and flakey with a custard filling and a hint of citrus.
13. Mochi (Japan)
Japanese mochi dessert is a glutinous rice cake, molded into a dome shape, and often stuffed with sweet fillings, including ice cream!
14. Sopapillas (Chile)
15. Brazo Gitano (Venezuela)
This dessert, whose name translates literally into “Gypsy’s Arm”, consists of rolled up sponge cake, layered with jam, and cream.
16. Basbousa (Egypt)
Basbousa is a semolina cake soaked in syrup. This version is topped with almond and coconut.
17. Gulab Jamun (India)
This Indian dessert staple consists of spongy balls make from milk solids, and soaked in rose-scented syrup.
18. Gelato (Italy)
Italian ice cream, or “gelato” is like American ice cream, but with less fat in the base, and less air churned into it, which gives it its denser, more velvety texture.
19. Tres Leches Cake (Costa Rica)
This sponge cake is soaked in three kinds of milk–evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream.
20. Mango Sticky Rice (Thailand)
This dessert pairs fresh, sweet mango slices with sticky glutinous rice cooked in sweetened coconut milk.
21. Pavlova (New Zealand)
Pavlovas are meringues, named after the ballerina Anna Pavlova. This version has chocolate and salted caramel swirls!
Which of these desserts are you dying to try? Have you had any before? Feel free to let us know with a comment!