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
The Ultimate Hummingbird Cake
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.
Velvety Red Velvet 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.
Coconut Layer Cake
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!
Old Fashioned Southern Chocolate Cake
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!
Banana Pudding Parfait
Our Banana Pudding Parfait is kind of like the English trifle of the South! Enjoy it for breakfast, brunch, dessert or an anytime snack.
Sweet Potato Pie
You can almost smell this Sweet Potato Pie baking in the oven...before you've even started! This is a traditional southern dessert at its best.
Perfect Pecan Pie
Nothing compares to classic Southern pecan pie. Our easy version will rival anything you can bring home from the bakery.
Lemon Chess Pie
What makes our luscious and tangy Lemon Chess Pie so extraordinary? The top crust forms over the tart lemony filling while the pie is baking.
Polka Dot Peach Pie
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, 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.