Top 20 New Dessert Recipes of 2019
Looking for new ways to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out our top NEW dessert recipes of 2019, based on what Allrecipes home cooks clicked on the most. You'll spot some trends (hello, air fryer fair food and keto-friendly everything), some old-fashioned favorites, and at least one completely aspirational confection you're going to swoon over. Take a look.
Banana Cheesecake with Banana Cream Pie Topping
The title tells you everything you need to know about our most popular new dessert of 2019, except that there's an Oreo cookie crust underneath all that lusciousness. "Soooooooo good!" says reviewer Shannon Tallman. "I just created an account here BECAUSE of this recipe and put it in my favorites! Absolutely delicious!"
Quick Keto Chocolate Mousse
Keto desserts hit it big in 2019 as a way to satisfy your sweet tooth while sticking to your eating plan. Recipe creator France C says, "When a sweet craving hits, you'll have this chocolate mousse ready in no time. No need to pre-whip the heavy cream — just throw everything into a bowl and mix!"
Air Fryer Oreos
Air fryers make it possible to satisfy your deep-fried fantasy food cravings without all the grease. "Wow!" raves Reecancook. "That is so great! My family said, 'Fair food at home? Even better!' Tastes delicious, and so easy to make"
Keto Berry-Pecan Cheesecake Bars
Another addition to the keto club. "I made this for my Book Club friends because there are so many who are counting carbs, gluten free, vegetarian and on keto diets. Everyone loved this dessert and some asked for the recipe. I broke up the bars and put them in a dessert dish and then added the fruit on top....very pretty!" — Barbara Cumberland
Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies
The secret to these popular cookies is folding tiny cubes of frozen cream cheese right into the batter before baking. "These cookies are awesome!" says SLM. "Everyone who tasted them kept sneaking more. One cookie aficionado said it was the best cookie he ever tasted. I will definitely make them again!"
Grandma's Lace Cookies
Craving authenticity, home cooks are seeking out and sharing family recipes. "This is one of my favorite cookie recipes that has been passed down to me from my Grandmother. Friends and family love them — they are so addictive!" — Dustin Poh
Lemon Ricotta Cake
"Tender, sweet, moist and delicious describes this cake," says reviewer Cookin' With Lukie. "My Sicilian Grandmother used to make a cake exactly like this one. When she passed on I thought the recipe was lost forever. A big THANK YOU to the person who posted this recipe! My family loves it."
King Cake Cupcakes
Bite-size desserts were on the rise in 2019, because they're easier to make, easier to serve, and they have built-in portion control (anyway, that's what we tell ourselves). "Less yeasty and more cake-like than king cake, these quick cakes get you the vanilla-nutmeg-lemon-buttermilk flavor and fun colors of a traditional king cake - without waiting around for a yeasted dough to rise," says recipe creator thehungryscientist.
Keto Raspberry Cheesecake
Here's another keto-friendly dessert that made it into the top new recipes of 2019, although reviewers had a few things to say about the carb count. Still, they loved it. "While it's a REALLY good cheesecake, at almost 33 grams of carbs I can hardly call it a 'low carb' cheesecake! Still, it really is tasty and almost undiscernable from the 'real' ones," says reviewer Denice Rayburn.
Cherry Cheesecake Brownies
These decadent brownies are gluten-free and seriously good. Just be sure to drain the canned cherry pie filling so your brownies don't get too moist in the middle.
Southern-Style Baked Banana Pudding
Chef John says, "If you like banana cream pie, you'll absolutely love baked banana pudding. Not only is there no pie crust to mess with, but I think the vanilla wafer cookies pair even more perfectly with the fruit and custardy pudding."
"Burnt" Basque Cheesecake
"I rarely post a trendy recipe while it's still trendy," says Chef John. "But this 'burnt' cheesecake method deserved the hype; baking it in a very hot oven delivers a beautiful, dark exterior full of bittersweet notes that make the light, creamy cheesecake interior seem even more rich and flavorful. Plus, this method is just plain easier--just remember the parchment paper. So, if you've not had much luck with traditional cheesecake methods, you should stop trying and make this exclusively."
Air Fryer Churros
More classic carnival food for your air fryer. "Who doesn't love churros?" thedailygourmet asks. "They're a delicious cinnamon-sugar treat, and making them in an air fryer takes them from a guilty treat into a sweet treat. After over 7 experiments, I do NOT recommend using a parchment paper liner. I do NOT recommend adding the cinnamon sugar to the dough."
Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt(R) Cake
Nice to see that old-fashioned favorites are still going strong. "It was easy and came out of the oven looking perfect!" says reviewer Kaaren Kozlow. "Tasted buttery and I couldn't stop at one piece!"
Sometimes it's just good to know that recipes like this exist, and then watch someone else make them. These ultra-flaky pastries (say "queen-a-mahn") are labor-intensive and rank among the world's greatest pastries, according to Chef John. And he would know. Reviewer Julianna S says, "Following the instructions in the video made this once intimidating recipe a snap. I cannot believe how good these are. If you have the time it takes to do this right, make these ASAP."
Air Fryer Apple Fritters
If you don't have an air fryer by now, you might be wishing you did so you can make all the air fryer desserts that hit it big on Allrecipes in 2019. Recipe creator thedailygourmet says, ""These yummy apple fritters can be made in under 30 minutes with the help of an air fryer! Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired."
Air Fryer Apple Pies
What did I tell you? More air fryer treats. These apple-stuffed "hot pockets" make great grab-and-go treats, and bake in less than 10 minutes.
Simple Lemon Cake
This easy made-from-scratch cake takes only a few simple ingredients and turns out moist and lemony. Grandma G says, "My family raved about this lemon cake. I added a light lemon glaze I made with lemon zest, lemon juice and powdered sugar. Delicious!"
Raspberry Cream Pie
Recipe creator The Sweet and Sour Baker says, "Inspired by the cream pies at Briermere farms in Long Island, NY. This pie has a tender, flaky crust. Filled with a fluffy sweet cream and topped with a tart raspberry jam. The perfect way to end a summer meal."
Key Lime Poke Cake
Rounding out the top 20 new dessert recipes of 2019 is this citrusy poke cake, created by Jennifer Gibe when she couldn't find a recipe so she invented her own. Nicely done!