Parve Dessert Recipes

Delight your family and friends with dairy-free Kosher parve dessert recipes for carrot cake, apple cake, cookies, chocolate torte, and matzo candy.

Staff Picks

Moist Holiday Honeycake

Rating: 4.62 stars
Spiced fragrant honey cake is a tradition on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year, which generally falls in September). Unfortunately, most honey cakes turn out to be dry, brick-like things, inedible except with a hot beverage. Some call honey cake the fruitcake of the Jewish people. BUT NOT THIS ONE! This cake is genuinely moist and yummy. It will serve about 12 guests at a holiday meal, but I promise that your family will chisel away at it until it's gone before the morning comes.

Best Carrot Cake Ever

Rating: 4.74 stars
A moist and flavorful recipe that makes a large quantity of cake. I have been hounded to make this cake time and time again.

Passover Chocolate Torte

Rating: 4.68 stars
Garnish with a sprinkle of sugar and some strawberries! The center will be a little fudgy tasting! There are never any leftovers to worry about.

Cardamom Rose Meringues

Rating: 4.75 stars
These light, fluffy meringues with the delicate flavor of rose are enhanced by a kiss of cardamom.

Jewish Apple Cake I

Rating: 4.55 stars
A delicious cake filled and topped with apples and cinnamon.

Matzoh Candy

Rating: 3.88 stars
Salty and sweet with a crunch! Easily substitute different types of chocolate and/or peanut butter. Nuts are a great addition.

Apple-Cinnamon Farfel Kugel

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is our favorite Passover kugel!

Easy Purim Hamentashen

Rating: 4.6 stars
A relatively easy recipe for both the cookie and the fillings. Kids will have fun kneading, rolling and pressing the cookie cutters. This includes instructions for milchig and pareve cookies.

Samoan Panikeke

Rating: 4.64 stars
My brothers and I used to eat this when we were younger. They're a lot like doughnuts but with the added fun of topping them with your favorite toppings. After a while of not having these, I started making them on my own for my family, and I enjoy them as much today as I did back then!

German Apple Cake I

Rating: 4.57 stars
This German Apple Cake is a moist dense cake that keeps well. It has been a family favorite for twenty years.

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Rating: 4.74 stars
These are just what they say: big, soft, gingerbread cookies. They stay soft, too. My oldest son's favorite.

Chocolate Crinkles II

Rating: 4.69 stars
Chocolate cookies coated in confectioners' sugar...very good!

Inspiration and Ideas

Pumpkin Cake III
Rating: Unrated
Delicious pumpkin spice cake baked in a sheet pan. Very moist and great for potlucks. When cool, top with your favorite cream cheese frosting.
Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies
Rating: Unrated
This melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookie recipe that I received from my grandmother has been enjoyed in my family since 1899.


Rating: 4.67 stars

This is a simple, no frills biscotti. My friend at work gave this recipe to me. It's quick, easy and one of my favorite Italian cookie recipes.