11 Giant Dessert Recipes for Extra Sweet Occasions
There's nothing better than dessert — that is, unless a giant dessert comes into the equation. Extra-large cookies and cakes (or even cakes that look like giant cookies) add a bonus dose of fun to any occasion. Next time you're in charge of dessert, try one of these giant cookie recipes, giant cake recipes, or a supersized version of your favorite snack cake.
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
Next time you bake cookies from scratch, ditch the sheet pan in favor of a pizza pan. This huge cookie tastes even better than the cookie cakes you can pick up from the store, and you can dress it up as much or as little as you like. If you don't have a pizza pan, a round 8- or 9-inch cake pan will also work.
Giant Homemade Almond Butter Cups
This giant nut butter cup recipe combines almond butter and dark chocolate to make an irresistibly sweet and decadently rich candy. Of course, feel free to sub in whatever nut butter or chocolate chip variety you like. Peanut butter matched with milk chocolate will give you a more traditional Reese's cup vibe.
Giant OREO Cookie Cake
This cake doesn't just look and taste like a giant Oreo — it also incorporates everyone's favorite cookie into the creme filling. This recipe starts with a box mix, but you can also use your favorite homemade cake recipe. And remember, absolutely nobody is stopping you from adding more Oreos.
Giant Spice Cookies
Despite their size, these giant spice cookies are super simple to make thanks to one special ingredient: spice cake mix. The cake mix gives these cookies a soft, airy feeling but still yields a satisfyingly chewy cookie.
Giant Ding Dong Cake
Any lover of snack cakes will appreciate this super-sized version of a Hostess Ding Dong that's stuffed with homemade creme filling and drizzled in chocolate glaze. To level out the creme, make the cake in layers rather than stuffing it all into the center.
Giant Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies
Got some extra quick-cooking oats in your pantry? Use them up by turning them into gigantic, chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. For thicker cookies, add some extra flour.
Cream Puff Cake
This may be called a cream puff cake, but its structure is more like a giant, cream-topped pastry. Many users recommend topping the crust with a layer of chocolate icing before adding the pudding mixture to give the cake even more of an eclair-like feel.
Mimi's Giant Whole-Wheat Banana-Strawberry Muffins
These massive banana and strawberry muffins are delicious and delightfully hearty, with the added bonus of being healthier than many other muffin recipes. You can also take this recipe and make a normal-sized banana-strawberry quick bread.
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
This giant chocolate chip cookie cake isn't just extra-large, it's also tons of fun to make and comes together easily. There are several ways to customize this recipe, from the flavor of pudding mix to the type of baking chips and nuts used. Plus, you can always add more fillings.
Michelle's Honeybun Cake
This cake is, in essence, a giant honeybun. What's not to love? The cake itself is dense and moist (you'd never know it came from a box mix!), while the super sweet icing adds the perfect glazed effect you'd find with a classic honeybun.
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies
When the directions say to use an ice cream scoop, you know you're dealing with some pretty big cookies. They're exceptionally great for dunking. "They're airy enough to soak up a lot of milk quickly but strong enough to not fall apart in the glass," says reviewer elegantemily.
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