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Top 10 Traditional Southern Desserts

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Updated July 27, 2016

Few places compare to the South when it comes to desserts. From their decadent, cream-filled Hummingbird Cake to their savory, time-honored Sweet Potato Pie, there's no such thing as too many sweets! We picked the top 10, and will leave the hard part up to you -- deciding which is your favorite classic Southern dessert!

Top 10 Traditional Southern Desserts

If you've never tried baking a southern-style Hummingbird Cake, are you ever in for a double treat when you make our version of The Ultimate Hummingbird Cake.

Ruby-colored red velvet cake with its sinfully good cream cheese frosting may have its roots in the South, but it's sure to melt hearts from coast to coast with every last velvety forkful.

Your gang will go "coconuts" over our sweet and moist Coconut Layer Cake. This is a favorite white cake recipe around our Test Kitchen, and whether for a holiday or anytime you want to impress, this one is a hit-maker!

One forkful of this mellow, light Old Fashioned Southern Chocolate Cake recipe, and you'll be transplanted to a breezy porch on a Southern plantation!  Sit back, relax and chow down on the best chocolate cake ever!

Calling all banana fans! Get ready for an easy dessert recipe that doesn't require a lot of ingredients and isn't lacking in flavor. Our Banana Pudding Cake is super moist and will have you floating on Cloud 9 after one bite. (Of course, you'll still go in for another few bites!)

You can almost smell this Sweet Potato Pie baking in the oven... before you've even started! Its rich, creamy center has the perfect amount of sweetness without overpowering the sweet potato filling. This is a traditional southern dessert at its best.

Our Four-Layer Pecan Pie recipe is layered with creamy filling, crunchy pecans, and a flaky refrigerated pie crust that truly make this a delectable dessert.

An all-time favorite and a Southern classic, our Lemon Meringue Pie recipe tastes like a sweet and tangy slice of heaven. You'll love the yummy meringue topping!

There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh peaches, and with this easy-as-pie crust that's decorated with a polka dot design with the cap from a bottle of pop, Polka Dot Peach Pie will surely be tops on your list!

Pecan tassies are a true Southern classic. After all, with pecans being abundant in the South, it makes perfect sense to add them to practically everything. The cream cheese in the dough makes these extra rich.

Got to have dinner before you can get to dessert? Check out our collection of Sensational Southern Casserole Recipes!

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