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5 Classic Desserts That Will Satisfy Every Teen's Sweet Tooth


July 09, 2023

Desserts have been a classic, fun part of any meal, especially when it comes to teens. From Chocolate Whoopie Pies to Apple Hand Pies, there is something for everyone. In this article, I will explore five delicious classic desserts that every teen must try.

From rich and decadent to fruity and light, these classic desserts are sure to please any palate. So let's get started and explore these five delicious classic desserts that every teen must try.

Carrot Cake

Carrot cakes are a classic, delicious, and indulgent treat that can be enjoyed by everyone. As the name implies, carrot cakes are cakes made with shredded carrots, nuts, and autumnal spices. Typically carrot cakes also have a cream cheese frosting.

Carrot cakes are a great way to add some variety to your dessert menu and they are sure to be a hit. The combination of sweet carrots, creamy frosting, and crunchy nuts makes it a truly unique and delicious dessert.

Plus, the addition of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg gives it a wonderful aroma and flavor that can't be found in other cakes. Also, the presentation of a classic carrot cake is always impressive and sure to impress your guests. So, if you're looking to add something special to your dessert selection, try carrot cake!

Even if you don't like carrots, you should try carrot cake since the carrot flavor isn't very prominent when mixed with cream cheese, pecans, and strong spices like cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.

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Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies are a delicious and easy treat that everyone should try! Not only are they full of sweet and tart flavors, but they are also incredibly simple to make and can be enjoyed as a snack or as a dessert. With a buttery, flaky crust and sweet and tart apples, these pies are sure to be a hit. To make these pies, all you need is a box of refrigerated pie crust, apples, sugar, cinnamon, and butter.

Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. While it is heating, peel and slice the apples and then toss them with the cinnamon and sugar. Roll out the pie crust and then cut out circles with a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass.

Next, place a spoonful of the apple mixture onto one circle and then place another circle on top. Crimp the edges together with a fork and then cut a few small slits in the top. Brush with melted butter and then bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

If you are looking for an easy and delicious treat that everyone will love, you should try making Classic Apple Hand Pies!

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Cheesecakes are a delicious and decadent treat that everyone should try at least once! It is creamy, sweet, and has a unique flavor that will leave you wanting more. Cheesecakes can be made in a variety of flavors, including traditional, chocolate, and fruit-flavored.

They can also be served with a variety of toppings, such as fresh fruit, nuts, caramel, or chocolate chips. Cheesecakes are a great dessert for any occasion, whether it be a special occasion or just a regular night in.

Making cheesecake is surprisingly easy! All you need is cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

Next, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until they are completely blended. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until they are light and fluffy.

Then, add them to the cream cheese mixture and blend until everything is combined. After that, pour the mixture into a greased pie pan and bake for an hour. Allow to cool before adding any desired toppings. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Whoopie Pies are an irresistible snack that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Not only are they delicious, but they are also incredibly easy to make. Whether you are an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, you can make a batch of these delicious treats in no time.

The base of the Chocolate Whoopie Pie is a soft and fluffy chocolate cake. The cake is made with cocoa powder and chocolate chips, giving it an intense chocolate flavor. The cake is then filled with a creamy and sweet marshmallow buttercream frosting. The whoopie pies are then finished with a sprinkle of chopped nuts, mini marshmallows, and a drizzle of melted chocolate.

If you’ve never tried making Chocolate Whoopie Pies before, you should give it a try. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a bit of time and you’ll have a batch of delicious whoopie pies in no time. To make Chocolate Whoopie Pies, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients (butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract). Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until everything is combined.

With just a few simple ingredients and a bit of time, you can make a batch of these treats in no time. So, what are you waiting for? Give Chocolate Whoopie Pies a try today and enjoy their decadent flavor.

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Beignets are a delicious treat that can be enjoyed as a breakfast, snack, or dessert. They are a type of fried dough pastry, often served with powdered sugar on top. Beignets are a classic New Orleans treat, but they can be made at home with a few simple ingredients. They are easy to make and have a unique flavor that is sure to please.

Beignets are best served hot and fresh out of the fryer, so they have a crisp exterior and a soft and fluffy interior. They can be made in a variety of flavors, like cinnamon, chocolate, and even savory. They can be paired with a variety of accompaniments, such as jams, jellies, or even honey. However you choose to enjoy them, beignets are sure to be a delicious treat for all!

To make beignets simply combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and melted butter in a large bowl. Slowly add warm milk, stirring until the dough is soft and comes together. Place the dough onto a floured surface and knead until it's smooth.

Divide the dough in half and roll each piece into a rectangle. Cut the dough into squares and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Heat a few inches of oil in a pot until it reaches 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fry the beignets in batches of 4-5 until golden brown. Remove the beignets from the oil and place them on paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve!

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There is nothing wrong with enjoying old desserts because they are classics for a reason. These desserts are sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. Not only are they delicious, but they are also a reminder of the wonderful memories and moments associated with them.

Whether it's a family recipe passed down from generation to generation or a beloved dessert from a favorite childhood bakery, these desserts are timeless and they make great comfort food for when we need a pick-me-up. So, why not take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and treat yourself to a classic dessert today?

Cove Johnson Rabidoux
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Cove Johnson Rabidoux is a writer whose work can be found on Teen Ink, The Teen Magazine, The Spearhead Magazine, the Hot Pot Magazine, Leaders Across the World, and on her blog "Blue Pencil Writing." She serves as an editor for the Trailblazer Literary Magazine, Hot Pot Magazine, Cathartic Youth Magazine, and more. When she is not writing her novel, Cove enjoys reading, traveling, and baking.