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Top 10 Traditional Southern Desserts

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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

Hummingbird Cake   Velvety Red Velvet Cake

The Ultimate Hummingbird CakeIf 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.


Velvety Red Velvet CakeRuby-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.

Coconut Layer Cake


Old Fashioned Southern Chocolate Cake

Coconut Layer CakeYour 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!


Old Fashioned Southern Chocolate CakeOne 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!

Banana Pudding Cake


Easy Sweet Potato Pie

Banana Pudding CakeCalling 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!) 


Easy Sweet Potato PieYou 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.

Four Layer Pecan Pie


Lemon Meringue Pie

Four Layer Pecan PieOur 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. 


Lemon Meringue PieAn 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!

Polka Dot Peach Pie


Pecan Tassies

Polka Dot Peach PieThere'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 TassiesPecan 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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