30 Decadent Desserts With Heavy Whipping Cream

Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake
Photo: Lindsey

Looking for the perfect way to use leftover heavy whipping cream before it goes bad? Your search ends here. Whether you're in the mood for a wonderfully moist cake or pie (this Tres Leches Cake is made with four types of milk, and everyone needs a classic Peach Pie in their recipe arsenal), a whipped cream-topped treat (you'll want to eat this Whipped Cream and Cream Cheese Frosting with a spoon), or something new and fun (these Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcakes are as easy as it gets), you're going to want to bookmark this collection of desserts with heavy whipping cream.

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Chef John's Peach Pie

Chef John's Peach Pie
Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!.

Every baker needs a classic peach pie recipe in their arsenal. A tiny pinch of cayenne pepper gives this filling an extremely subtle kick that everyone will love.

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Classic Tiramisu

Classic Tiramisu
manson.yan

There's nothing quite like traditional Italian tiramisu. Make this delicious recipe next time you want to indulge in a rich, decadent, and impressive creamy dessert.

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

Two stacks of peanut butter sandwich cookies on a white plate
COOKIN4MYFAMILY

If you're favorite Girl Scout cookies are out of season, try this nutty homemade copycat. Double peanut butter makes these easy sandwich cookies absolutely irresistible.

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Strawberry Pie II

Strawberry Pie II
Meredith

This six-ingredient strawberry pie has "summertime staple" written all over it. Of course, though, you can always use frozen berries if a craving strikes you in the dead of winter.

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Creamy Chocolate Mousse Pie

Creamy Chocolate Mousse Pie
Sheila LaLonde

"The light-as-air mousse in this pie gets its sweetness from melted marshmallows and milk chocolate," says recipe creator cookerboy2222. "Use your favorite pie crust recipe or a store-bought graham cracker crust."

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Coconut Cream Cake I

Coconut Cream Cake I
Photo by chibi chef.

This coconut cake is exceptionally easy thanks to a package of store-bought white cake mix. Rich coconut sauce, made with coconut cream and sweetened condensed milk, makes this recipe super moist.

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English Trifle

English Trifle
Love2Nurse

"This dessert recipe came from a friend from England, Gill Overfelt," says recipe creator Teri. "She is one of the best people in the world (an angel in disguise!). It is delicious and elegant looking layered in a trifle bowl or individual dessert glasses."

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Chocolate Beer Cupcakes With Whiskey Filling And Irish Cream Icing

mini Chocolate Beer Cupcakes With Whiskey Filling And Irish Cream Icing
Patricia Zdanowski

What are the secret ingredients for these cupcakes? Stout beer in the cake, Irish whiskey in the filling, and Irish cream liqueur in the icing. It's a boozy trifecta.

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Super Lemon Ice Cream

Super Lemon Ice Cream
lutzflcat

This summertime treat is tart, tangy, and refreshing. Lemon juice is important, but don't skip out on the zest — that's where all the luscious lemony flavor lives.

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Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

Tres Leches (Milk Cake)
DarleneW

This creamy, triple-layer cake is made with four (count 'em, four!) types of milk: whole milk, condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream.

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Cake Batter Ice Cream

Cake Batter Ice Cream
House of Aqua

Can't choose between cake and ice cream for dessert? We've got you covered with this wonderfully creamy mashup. Don't forget to top with colorful sprinkles!

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Eclair Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Eclair Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Laney Jane

"A delicious, creamy filling on top of a light choux pastry gets glazed with a rich chocolate ganache," says recipe creator Laney Jane. "This dessert sounds fancy but it is so easy to make and it's a definite crowd-pleaser!"

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Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake
Echo Wang

This cookie-packed cheesecake is about as indulgent as it gets. Reviewers say this recipe is even better as chilled leftovers, so it's a great make-ahead option.

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Peach Cobbler with Buttermilk Ice Cream

Peach Cobbler with Buttermilk Ice Cream
Allrecipes Magazine

"Who doesn't love a fresh peach cobbler to cap off a summer cookout?" asks Smart Cookie. "It's easy, fruity, and a total crowd pleaser. To make this summer staple even better, here's how to cobble together a tangy homemade buttermilk ice cream to go with it!"

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Mom's Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie in a pie dish with a slice cut out
jkdomrose

This rich pumpkin pie is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but you'll want to make it whenever you can get your hands on canned pumpkin.

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Whipped Cream and Cream Cheese Frosting

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

If you like cream cheese frosting, you'll love this fluffy version made with whipped cream. Pair it with Homemade Yellow Cupcakes or eat it with a spoon.

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Peanut Butter Pie I

Peanut Butter Pie I
AllrecipesPhoto

A cookie crumb crust is topped with creamy peanut butter pie filling in this absolutely irresistible recipe. Top with chopped chocolate-peanut butter candy and chocolate syrup.

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Key Lime Pie I

Easy Key Lime Pie I
PPhoto by LYNNINMA.

Classic key lime pie is welcome at any dessert table. If you don't have key lime juice, recipe creator IRENED recommends substituting a 1:1 mixture of lemon and lime juices.

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Caramels

closeup of cut caramels, some wrapped in waxed paper
Photo by Cookinbug. Cookinbug

Here's a tried-and-true recipe you'll love: "I have used this recipe for almost 41 years, and have yet to have any bad batches," says recipe creator Barbara. "My grandson loves 'em!

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Cookie Butter Pie

Cookie Butter Pie in glass pie dish
Yoly

"Can cookie butter get any better? Try it in this no-bake pie and you be the judge," says recipe creator Yoly. "Sprinkle with more crumbled speculoos cookies, top with whipped cream, or drip some melted cookie butter over each slice."

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Zebra Cake III

Zebra Cake III
AllrecipesPhoto

It doesn't get much easier than this five-ingredient vintage cake. Zebra stripes are formed by chocolate wafer cookies and vanilla-flavored whipped cream.

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Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake

Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake
Lindsey

"A delightful twist on traditional strawberry shortcake using a glazed doughnut," says recipe creator voraciousgirl. "Easy to prepare, yet an impressive dessert! Use store-bought doughnuts or your own glazed doughnut recipe."

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Polar Express Hot Chocolate

Polar Express Hot Chocolate
House of Aqua

This holiday film-inspired hot cocoa, made with sweetened condensed milk and heavy whipping cream, is exceptionally rich. Candy canes make a flavorful and festive garnish.

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Mary's Salted Caramel-Pecan Bars

"My daughter Mary and I love to cook and we love pecan pie," says recipe creator Don. "This year we wanted to try something other than the traditional pies for Thanksgiving. This turned out so good we wanted to share it with everyone."

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Creamy Baked Pears

Creamy Baked Pears
lutzflcat

You only need four easy-to-find ingredients (pears, butter, sugar, and heavy whipping cream) to make this simple-yet-elegant dessert. It's a fantastic way to end a heavy meal.

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Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie

Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie
LUCYFROG

This quick and easy pie is the best way to satisfy your next chocolate craving. Best of all, it's made with only five ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

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Cream Biscuits

"Not only is this one of America's greatest biscuit recipes, it's also by far the easiest," says Chef John. "If you can stir, you can make cream biscuits. They are so light, moist, flaky, and perfect, you're going to be shocked."

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Snickerdoodle Blondies

Snickerdoodle Blondies on a white plate
Kim's Cooking Now

Cinnamon-sugar fanatics will absolutely love this easy snickerdoodle-inspired recipe. Just like the classic cookies, these bars are wonderfully flavorful, soft, and chewy.

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Chef John's Dark Chocolate Mousse

Chef John's Dark Chocolate Mousse
Photo by Allrecipes Magazine.

"This has a pinch of chile pepper as the secret ingredient," says Chef John. "It's firm yet unbelievably light and airy. The little bit of chile pepper is in there just to bring out the flavor of the chocolate and add a tiny bit of delicious heat."

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White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Stewed Strawberries

This take on the traditional Italian dessert — which is gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, egg-free, and nut-free — is great for dessert lovers with dietary restrictions.

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