Top 10 Best Dessert Cookbooks

Savour this selection of simply scrumptious cookbooks, all of them devoted to dessert! Whether you're looking for delectable cakes, perfect patisserie or chocolatey treats, these books have you covered. See below for a list of the best dessert cookbooks.

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1. Sweet

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James Martin

Discover 90 stunning sweet treats in this sumptuous recipe book. A celebration of (let's face it!) everyone's favourite course, James Martin takes readers on a tasty tour of elegant classics, sophisticated showstoppers, chocolatey delights and much more, with mouth-watering photographs and step-by-step instructions. Whether you're planning a simple, satisfying bake or a fabulous finale to a magnificent meal, this exciting selection of naughty-but-nice recipes is an essential kitchen companion.

 

2. Free-From Desserts

Free-from Desserts - Hardback - 9781849494878 - Julia Thomas
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Julia Thomas

Maintaining a wheat-, gluten- or dairy-free diet needn't force you to skip dessert! This beautiful cookbook offers over 100 divine dessert recipes that are suitable for those with a food allergy or intolerance. You'll find an assortment of dessert delights, including puddings, pastries, ice creams and cakes, all without butter, cream or wheat flour. Perfect for making any sweet treat healthier and easier to digest, this is a wonderful book for any home cook.

 

3. Cheesecake

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Hannah Miles

The humble cheesecake has evolved hugely since its invention in Ancient Greece. Experiment with brand new flavour combinations, such as salted honey, or try a more exotic favourite, such as Japanese cherry blossom. Perfect for dinner parties or lazy afternoons, this stunning cookbook has a recipe for every occasion. With enough cheesecake to fill your wildest dreams, this book is essential for dessert devotees!


 

4. Chocolate

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Olga Jones

Calling all chocoholics - this is the book for you! Bursting with wonderful recipes for dark, milk and white chocolate, it's perfect for satisfying those chocolate cravings. Beautifully designed with a fabric spine, you'll find recipes for cakes, cheesecakes, fudges, macaroons, meringues, brownies, truffles and more. There's also plenty of practical advice on working with chocolate.


 

5. Bake Off: Creme de la Creme

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Martin Chiffers

Whether you've been inspired to bake by the beloved TV show, or you're missing the series in the months it's off air, you're sure to love this brilliant Bake Off book. It aims to show you how to master the secrets of show-stopping patisserie and hone your baking skills. It breaks down patisserie skills to their simplest elements so you'll soon be familiar with the ingredients, equipment and chemistry behind the creations you see on the show. From crispy croissants to perfect petit gateaux, the recipes are accompanied by striking photography and expert advice on how to achieve a professional finish.

 

6. Have Your Cake and Eat It

Mich Turner

Discover how you can have your cake and eat it guilt-free with this carefully-selected collection of recipes for healthier and more nutritious cakes and bakes. The recipes make use of alternatives to gluten, fats, sugars and dairy, providing tempting ideas for cakes, cookies, cupcakes, meringues, muffins and bars. Perfect for accommodating any diet or lifestyle, the book features gorgeous photography and step-by-step instructions suitable for everyone from beginner bakers to baking buffs.


7. Mug Cakes: Chocolate

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Lene Knudsen

For a simple, fun and fantastic pud, you can't go wrong with a mug cake! This drool-worthy dessert book is full of gooey chocolatey goodness and each recipe requires just a mug, a few ingredients, a microwave and seconds of preparation time. Cater for all your chocolate fantasies, from melt-in-the-middle Dulce de Leche to a heavenly Dark Chocolate Fondant, perfect for savouring alone or sharing with friends (if you're willing to share!). With step-by-step instructions and scrumptious photography, this book will provide all the know-how you'll need to indulge in a chocolatey treat!

 

8. Homemade Memories

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Kate Doran

In this unforgettable cookbook, Kate Doran brings to life the recipes and stories that have made her blog, The Little Loaf, so popular. The book features 100 timeless treats that will remind you of your childhood, many of which have been reinvented with an irresistible homemade twist. Take a tasty trip down memory lane with retro recipes including Peanut Butter Jammie Dodgers, Triple Chocolate Caterpillar Cake and Peach Melba Baked Alaska. 


9. Mug Crumbles

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Christelle Huet-Gomez

A crumble can fix a surprising amount of problems in life, but who has time to wait patiently by the oven door? This mouth-watering book features 30 crumbles that you can whip up in less than five minutes! The ultimate comfort food is only a few tablespoons and a microwave away with these easy-to-follow recipes. Suitable for even the most apprehensive bakers, mug crumbles are simple to prepare, but seriously scrummy!

 

10. My Kitchen Table: 100 Sweet Treats and Puds

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Mary Berry

In this compact yet comprehensive cookbook, queen of baking Mary Berry provides recipes for 100 mini and marvellous bakes ideal for afternoon tea, including biscuits, pastries, cupcakes and tea breads. She also offers recipes for her favourite puddings, such as dessert cakes, tarts, pies, cheesecakes and sponge puddings. With plenty of inspiration to satisfy any sweet tooth, this book contains both classic and contemporary recipes, all absolutely delicious and sure to impress!



 

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