Easy Dessert Recipes That Couldn't Be Simpler

No-bake cheesecake, peach cobbler, strawberry shortcake, lemon meringue pie, fruit pizza and more easy cakes, ice creams, cobblers, crisps and galettes.

Let’s face it, by now you’ve had enough coronavirus-era sourdoughs and banana breads to last you a lifetime. If you want to bake something new ― or better yet, not bake anything at all ― we’ve got 31 super-simple dessert ideas for you.

Not everyone’s definition of an “easy” dessert is the same, we know. For one person, easy means baking a cake from scratch without decorating it, while for others it means popping open a plastic cup of instant pudding and dipping in a spoon. (We endorse both.)

The recipes below range in difficulty level, but all offer an easier version of something that could be a whole lot harder. For instance, you’ll see ice cream cakes that are made with store-bought ice cream, tarts made with frozen puff pastry, cheesecakes that require absolutely no baking and cobblers whose ingredients can all be dumped into one big pot.

Delicious desserts don’t need to be fussy. Go ahead and pick your favourites now, and enjoy all the time and effort you’re about to save.

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Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes
Sally's Baking Addiction
3
Easiest Raspberry Shortcake Ricotta Ice Cream
Half Baked Harvest
4
Neapolitan Ice Cream Pops
Completely Delicious
5
No-Bake S'mores Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
6
No-Bake Cheesecake Triple Berry Star Tart
How Sweet Eats
7
Skillet Brown Sugar Peach Cobbler
Half Baked Harvest
8
Easy Homemade Strawberry Shortcake
Sally's Baking Addiction
9
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Strawberry Chocolate Fool
Completely Delicious
12
Cherry Strawberry Streusel Cake
Half Baked Harvest
14
No-Bake Heavenly Oreo Dessert
Brown Eyed Baker
15
3-Ingredient Frozen Chocolate Pudding and Wafer Cake
Averie Cooks
16
Bursting Blueberry Lemon Thyme Tarts
Half Baked Harvest
17
Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas
Completely Delicious
18
No Churn Minted White Chocolate Swirled Ice Cream
Half Baked Harvest
19
Simple Blueberry Basque Cheesecake
Half Baked Harvest
20
Easy 5-Layer Ice Cream Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
21
Buttery Cherry Berry Skillet Crisp
Half Baked Harvest
22
Jammy Strawberry Galette
Half Baked Harvest
24
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Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars
Completely Delicious
28
3-Ingredient Chocolate Oreo Parfaits
Completely Delicious
29
Easy Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
31
Easy Dutch Oven Cobbler
Completely Delicious