20 Restaurant Dessert Remakes

Turn any night into a special occasion with our simple recipes for restaurant favorites like molten lava cake, crème brulee and strawberry shortcake. No reservations required!

Part of: Comfort Food: Baking and Desserts

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Easy Chocolate Mousse

"This is a chocolate lover's dream dessert. I've always wanted to make chocolate mousse, but I didn't know how easy it was until now. I melted the chocolate chips in the microwave. The whipped cream was delicious on top, along with fresh raspberries."

-Lainey6605

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Cannoli

"This is one of my favorite Italian desserts, and the perfect ending to any Italian dinner! The shells are pretty simple to make, and taste so much better than the ready-made shells you buy in the Italian markets."

-Kim D.

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Flan

"Delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except I used little ramekins, and it turned out great. It had a very traditional taste, like the flan on my abuelita's dessert table!"

-ShanWho

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Chocolate Chip Panookies

"These giant chocolate chip cookies are baked in mini pie tins. The ooey-gooey 'pan cookies' are best served hot out of the oven topped with a scoop of ice cream!"

-Cupcake-Princess

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Strawberry Shortcake

"This is a really nice, light shortcake. It's very moist, and I couldn't believe how little time it took to make. It's a great recipe for surprise company!"

-um-um-good

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Chocolate Lava Cake

"This has become my go-to dessert recipe. I've tried many other lava cake recipes but always come back to this one! Sometimes I add vanilla or espresso just to mix it up a bit."

-Lulabelle #2

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Apple Cobbler

"This is a very good cobbler! I just used a sprinkle of salt in the lovely biscuit topping. The flavor of the filling was wonderful."

-Derf

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The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You'll Ever Need! (Devil's Food)

"This chocolate cake is absolutely the best we have ever had. It is so moist and rich that I never make anything else!"

-Karen=^..^=

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

"This was delicious! It was nice to go out to dinner and not have to order dessert because we knew this was waiting for us at home. The presentation was beautiful, too."

-BeckaBoo

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Brownie Sundae

Topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce, these fudgy, gooey brownies make the perfect base for a classic, restaurant-style brownie sundae. Don't forget the whipped cream!

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Fried Ice Cream

"There's no need to go to the Mexican restaurant for fried ice cream anymore! Try this at home, it's delicious."

-BrendaM

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Crème Brulee

"This was the easiest, most delicious dessert I have ever made. It's sweet, creamy and rich, with a nice and hard candy topping. Out-of-this-world good!"

-Baby Kato

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Perfect Flourless Chocolate Cake

"Something between a mousse and a cake, this is so moist it will melt in your mouth like a chocolate bar. I tried about seven different flourless chocolate cake recipes before I came up with this one."

-Catfish Charlie

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

"The kids had a great time making — and enjoying — this recipe! It's very chocolatey and yummy. We will be making it again soon."

-TheGrumpyChef

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Tiramisu Layer Cake

"This was sinfully good, and easier to make than I expected. If I had it to do over again, I would ask for this to be my wedding cake!"

-Chef #413860

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Baklava

"These are every bit as good as the most delicious baklava I've bought in Greek cake shops and in restaurants. These are just so divinely yummy!"

-bluemoon downunder

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Chocolate Fondue

"This is an amazingly dark, rich and sinful fondue with a lot less fat. Make sure to use the best quality chocolate you can get your hands on, since that's the main flavor here."

-Maito

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Raspberry Walnut Torte

"Five stars all the way! This is a very easy recipe, with lots of texture. It smelled heavenly while baking. The contrast of the tart sauce over the sweet torte is a match made in heaven!"

-Elly in Canada

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Crepes

"Delish! This was my first time ever making crepes, and they turned out wonderful — just like having them from the fanciest of restaurants. My family will be enjoying these for years to come."

-Binirob

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Carrot Cake

"This delicious carrot cake is moist with a wonderful flavor. The burnt sugar was a great addition. Too often carrot cake is too sweet but this recipe is perfection!"

-NcMysteryShopper

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