15 Brown Sugar Desserts for Your Sweet Tooth
Brown sugar is the perfect way to add a hint of caramelized sweetness to your next dessert. Because brown sugar has a higher molasses content than white sugar, it creates a rich flavor that's unparalleled in the baking world. With our 15 brown sugar dessert recipes, learn how to use it in pies, cakes, or even candies.
Brown Sugar Brownies
Brownies? Blondies? We don't care what you call them as long as we get a slice of this sweet and soft dessert. Recipe creator Rosina suggests mixing in chocolate chips or chopped nuts for more flavor and texture.
Brown Sugar Cookies
"This cookie tastes just like a blonde brownie. It even has the same dense chewy texture," says Holiday Baker. "However it has the appearance of a chocolate crinkle with the cracked powdered sugar making it attractive enough for a cookie tray."
Brown Sugar Blondies
With a rich caramel taste, these blondies will be a stand out dessert at your next event. Recipe creator JCIPRIANO suggests mixing in different baking chips like chocolate or butterscotch for an extra dose of sweetness.
Grandma's Brown Sugar Drop Cookies
These cookies are just like grandma used to make them, so you know they are good. They have a lovely touch of cinnamon to balance out the sweet brown sugar.
Old-Fashioned Brown Sugar Cake
This no-frills cake uses pantry staples to create a beautiful bundt loaf. Serve it as is, or dress it up a little with a sweet glaze.
Brown Sugar Pie
A classic dish in Quebec, this super sweet pie is a beloved dessert around the holidays. Reviewer Margarethe described it as, "like a pecan pie without the pecans."
Brown Sugar Candy
Great for when you've been struck with a sweet craving, or pretty enough to box up as a gift, these brown sugar candies can do it all.
Apple Coffee Cake With Brown Sugar Sauce
Basic apple coffee cake gets bolstered with a drizzle of brown sugar sauce. "Great flavor," says reviewer TMKRCASE. "Very moist and delicious."
Saltine Toffee Cookies
Saltines as dessert? It is possible! These crackers are easy to transform into a crunchy dessert with some chocolate, brown sugar, and nuts.
Brown Sugar Pecan Refrigerator Cookies
These soft cookies are great for a sweet treat! They are moist and have great flavor from brown sugar and crunch from the pecans.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake with a Brown Sugar Glaze
Brown sugar goes perfectly with pumpkin for a spicy and sweet dessert. And this moist coffee cake is great for an after dinner treat or even a more indulgent breakfast if you want.
Amish Brown Sugar Cake
Keep it simple with this Amish brown sugar cake. A little more dense than regular cakes, it's perfect for serving with coffee or hot tea to dunk slices into.
Strawberry Brown Sugar Sour Cream Pie
This unique combinations creates a sweet and sour pie that's irresistible. Sliced fresh strawberries are layered with a brown sugar and sour cream sauce before baking up into a perfectly golden pie.
Raisin Butter Tarts
Use prepared tart shells to make these cute tarts even easier to bake. The brown sugar and raisins pair up to make an extra sweet treat.
Candy'D Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Icing
Reviewer styrofoamplates says, "Excellent cupcakes. I half expected these to be more like muffin consistency but it was more like a carrot cake. The texture was definitely cake-y and very moist."