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Simple Easy Desserts

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Easy Dessert Recipes

If you want easy dessert recipes, you have come to the right place. New dessert recipes are great to try out for family and friends. These three recipes in this article are sure to bring a smile to most dessert loving people.

Blackberry Cobbler, Key Lime Cake, and Rocky Road Fudge Bars are delicious desserts. Fruit-based desserts are always a family favorite, and you may use fresh or frozen fruit.

We always enjoy either buying or picking fruits when they are in season and enjoy them throughout the winter. A neighbor about a half a mile away grows blueberries. I always pick them at the beginning of the summer and freeze them, as they are good in pancakes, muffins, pies, and other desserts.

Last year we happened to be at the farmers market, and they had fresh blackberries at a good price, so we filled out the freezer to enjoy the berries throughout the winter.

Sometimes I buy fruit at the market, particularly strawberries, and make preserves, which is a big hit in our family. Most of the time I freeze a variety of fruit, then it is available when I want to bake. In fact, I just made a blackberry cobbler today.

Black Berry Cobbler Recipe

Today I tried a new recipe given to me by a friend. We trade recipes quite frequently. This blackberry cobbler just came out of the oven looking great and smelling even better.

Black Berry Cobbler

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

44 min

59 min

6-8 servings


  • 6 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. lime peel, grated
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 7 tbsp. cold butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Black Berry Cobbler



  1. Place fresh or frozen blackberries in a large bowl. Combine the sugar, cornstarch and lime peel; sprinkle over berries and gently toss to coat.
  2. Pour into a greased 9" square baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tbsp. sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Cut in 5 tbsp. butter until crumbly. Combine sour cream and heavy cream; gradually add to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until mixture forms a ball.
  5. Roll out to fit top of baking dish. Place filling over pastry. Trim and seal edges. Cut slits in top.
  6. Melt remaining butter and brush over pastry. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  7. Bake uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes. Cover and bake 15-20 minutes longer or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown.
  8. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Rocky Road Fudge Bars

Better Crocker cookbook - This rich desert is loved by everyone.

Better Crocker cookbook - This rich desert is loved by everyone.

Rocky Road Fudge Bars

Bar Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 square (1 oz.) unsweetened chocolate or one envelope pre-melted unsweetened baking chocolate flavor.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or unbleached flour
  • 1/2 - 1 cup chopped nuts.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs


  • 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened ( reserve 2 oz. for frosting).
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts.
  • 6 oz. pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips, if desired.


  • 2 cups of miniature marshmallows.
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter.
  • 1 square (1 oz.) unsweetened chocolate or one envelope pre-melted unsweetened baking chocolate flavor.
  • 2 oz. reserved cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


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Heat oven to 350°. Grease (not oil) and flour 13" X 9" pan. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup margarine and one square chocolate. (Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off). Add remaining Bar ingredients; mix well. Spread in prepared pan.

In a small bowl, combine 6 ounces cream cheese with the next 5 filling ingredients. Beat 1 minute at medium speed until smooth and fluffy; stir in nuts. Spread over chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350°, for 25 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; sprinkle with marshmallows. Bake 2 minutes longer.

In a large saucepan, over low heat, melt 1/4 cup margarine, 1 square chocolate, remaining 2 ounces cream cheese, and milk. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Immediately pour over marshmallows and swirl together. Cool; cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Eat these delicious bars in moderation if you're watching your calories!

How to Make Old Fashioned Cobbler

Key Line Pound Cake

source allrecipes This is a delicious cake.

source allrecipes This is a delicious cake.

Recipe for Key Lime Pound Cake

If you are looking for an easy recipe. I think you will find this pound cake delicious. I use this particular recipe for company because everyone seems to love it.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh Key lime juice
  • Key Lime Glaze


Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy.Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs,1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla, lime zest, and lime juice. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10" (12 cup) tube pan.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a long, wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack.

Prepare Key Lime Glaze, and immediately brush over top and sides of cake. Cool completely ( about 1 hour).

Key Lime Glaze:

Whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth. Use immediately.



Peach Cobbler

Peel, pit and slice 3 cups of fresh peaches

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 c white sugar

1/2 c shortening

1 cup white sugar

1 1/2 c. flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup milk

2 cups of boiling water

Preheat over to 350°

Grease 10'x10" baking dish.

  1. Stir together peaches, cinnamon and 1 1/2 c. sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together shortening and 1 cup of sugar. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt alternately with milk. Pour into prepared pan. Top with peach mixture. Drop butter into boiling water and pour over peaches.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown.

Chocolate Pound Cake - RECIPE

In Summary

At least one of these easy recipes for delicious desserts are sure to please your family. I try to choose recipes that my family and friends enjoy. In our case, we use a lot of fruit, although we do have our chocolate cravings now and then.

I hope you and your family might enjoy one of these easy recipes as I don't think you'll be disappointed. Desserts are a special ending to a good meal.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on June 01, 2013:

Patricia, Of course you may call me Pam as many people do. The cobbler is one of my favorites also. I hope you enjoy all the recipes on this hub. I have one that is a peanut butter pie, which actually has reduced calories, if you like that type of dessert, my family loved it. Thanks for your comments and it is always delightful to hear from you. I love the angels and am sending some back to you also. I hope you also have a wonderful weekend.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 01, 2013:

Thank you , Pam, (is it ok if I can you that??? )

I have shared a bb cobbler is one of my favorites and I will gladly give your recipe a try too!!! Yum. And thanks for the other recipes as well...chocolate pound cake...who wouldn't love this???

have a lovely Saturday...Angels are on the way to you ps

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on May 24, 2013:

Theater girl, I hope you enjoy your dessert. My family likes all of these also. Thanks for your comments.

Jennifer from New Jersey on May 24, 2013:

These sound delicious, I will be trying one (if not more) of them for sure!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on February 05, 2013:

DDe, Thank you for your comments.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 04, 2013:

A creative dessert and looks so delicious!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on June 17, 2012:

We like all 3 of these desserts, especially the blackberry one. Thanks for your comments.

Roberta99 on June 17, 2012:

All of these look delicious. Thanks for the recipes.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 31, 2011:

yenajeon, Thank you so much for your comment and I hope you make it for yourself.

Yena Williams from California on March 31, 2011:

Pamela, these look AMAZING! Thank you.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 24, 2011:

Hello, I hope you get to try a recipe. Thanks for your comment.

Hello, hello, from London, UK on March 24, 2011:

Wow, if that isn't something out of this world - nothing is. Thank you, Pamela, and I wsh you well.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 23, 2011:

K9keystrokes, I wish I had some blackberries in my yard. Thanks for your comments.

India Arnold from Northern, California on March 23, 2011:

Pam I am always so hungry after reading your articles that offer recipes! I am not a fan of picking the blackberries from our vines in the backyard, too many thorns. But, every year the moment I taste one of these berries I forget all about the thorns and can't keep my hand off of them. I will be adding them to your yummy looking Blackberry Cobbler recipe! Great content as always Pam, up and awesome.


Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 23, 2011:

KKgals, I'm glad you like the recipes. Thanks so much for your comments.

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on March 23, 2011:

Pamela, you're recipes sound so good. I think I'll have to try them, especially the key lime cake. Rated up, useful and bookmarked.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 23, 2011:

Audrey, Dehydrating and freezing work just fine. Thank you so much for your comments.

Nancy, it sounds like you love blackberries like we do and I think it's fun to go pick the berries. Thank you so much for your comments.

nancy_30 from Georgia on March 22, 2011:

They all sound and look so good. I love picking fresh blackberries. My four year old was asking me a few days ago when could she pick some berries. Can't wait to try the blackberry cobbler recipe.

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on March 22, 2011:

Fabulous ideas, Pamela - since I can't eat chocolate I tend to love things with berries and fruits....can't wait for that time of the year!!! It'll be here before I know it and I'll be dehydrating and freezing for sure. Used to can too but just don't have the time especially with the new puppy.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 22, 2011:

Denise, I agree, it is a bit unfair. If you treat yourself to a nice little dessert occasionally, then you have even more reason to exercise! Thanks for your comment.

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on March 21, 2011:

Pam-you are not being fair! First, you write about getting ready for summer with some slimming down exercises, and now, you tempt us with these wonderful (and fattening) desserts!

I would love to bake and eat them all.

The blackberry one is going to be a favorite here...I've bookmarked it. Thanks!

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 21, 2011:

Darsky, I'm sorry you can't eat these anymore and I know what it's like to crave chocolate. Thanks so much for your comments. Love and peace girlfriend.

Katie, The blackberry cobbler is my favorite too. Thanks so much for your comments.

elayne, I hope you enjoy the recipes and I appreciate your comments.

Lilibees, Thank you so much for your comments and I'm glad you like the hub.

lilibees on March 21, 2011:

Wow awesome recipes, they look great and the hub is wonderful thanks for sharing!Voted up and useful!

Elayne from Rocky Mountains on March 21, 2011:

Okay, you really did get my mouth watering. Thanks for these yummy recipes. I will definitely try some. Key Lime cake and blackberries!

Katie McMurray from Ohio on March 21, 2011:

I have got to have a fresh blackberry cobbler now, good thing is I have both the blackberries and the pie crust... Thanks for the great recipes and tips on mouth watering desserts. :) Katie

Darlene Sabella from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ... on March 21, 2011:

Aw Pamela, all my Favorties, yet I can't eat this anymore, cry cry..seriously great hub, love you style with all the yummy desserts, chocolate is the only way o go...thank you girlfriend, love & peace darski rate up

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 21, 2011:

Becky, I'll bet your grandmothers recipe is excellent and I hope you have it posted on Hubpages. I hope you enjoy the key lime cake. I appreciate your comments.

Becky from Oklahoma on March 21, 2011:

Great recipes here, my mouth is watering. I make an awesome pound cake using my grandmother's recipe but haven't ever heard of a key lime pound cake. This sounds soooo delicious, I can't wait to try it. I'm bookmarking this for future reference. Thanks for an awesome Hub.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 21, 2011:

Joe, You are right so I don't make these things very often at all. We all deserve a little dessert every once in a while. I appreciate your comments. God bless.


OH NO! Pamela what a sweet hub and can you imagine how many pounds of fat will be added because of your Tasty Hub.

God Bless!


Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 21, 2011:

Pop, I appreciate your comment.

breakfastpop on March 21, 2011:

My mouth is watering! Yum..

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 21, 2011:

WillStarr, I hope you get to try the cobbler recipe because it is good. I appreciate your comments.

prasetio, I think you keep your mom busy cooking. :) I appreciate your comments.

LeasureLife, Thank you so much for your comment.

eovery, There are calories in these recipes for sure so I just try to eat small servings every once in a while. Thanks for your comment.

eovery from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa on March 20, 2011:

I gained 5 pounds just looking at these.

Wow, this is about 3-4 hubs worth.

Keep on hubbing!

LeisureLife from USA on March 20, 2011:

Very nice hub. Thanks . UP !!!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on March 20, 2011:

Wow...this was so delicious. I can't stop to say "Yummy". Good presentation. Thanks for share with us. As usual, I'll show this hub to my mom. I believe she'll like this recipe. Rated up!


WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on March 20, 2011:

One to bookmark! That cobbler looks great.

Definitely up and awesome.

Pamela Oglesby (author) from Sunny Florida on March 20, 2011:

Huntter Karu, I hope you enjoy doing. I appreciate your comments. :)

drbj, Probably not too far so I think you can eat as much as you want. Thanks for the comments.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on March 20, 2011:

Love those Rocky Road Fudge Bars - they look scrumptious. You wrote, Pamela, that they are best eaten in moderation. How far is that from Ft. Lauderdale? :)

Huntter Karu on March 20, 2011:

Wow, they look so delicious. I have try these desserts! Thanks Pamela :)

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