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Bake Your Feelings

Our Most Impressive Desserts to Sweeten Shelter In Place

By Nellie's Kindness Crew

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While an unbelievably fudgy brownie or a slice of lemon cheesecake may not be a cure-all, we've never known a dessert to put a damper on anyone's mood. If you've had a bad day and need to eat your feelings, feel like baking up a storm to match that whirlwind of a week you just experienced, or want to channel your stress, exhaustion, worries, or all of the above into something devilishly delicious, these decadent, over-the-top (in the best way) desserts are your ticket.

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1. Shirley Temple Cupcakes

Is there anything more comforting than this childhood favorite turned dessert? These cupcakes are a pretty shade of pink thanks to alcohol-free grenadine and marischino cherries, two hallmarks of the Shirley Temple mocktail. You'll want to eat the frosting with a spoon!

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2. Donut Muffins

If there's a freshly baked cinnamon sugar donut hole in your life, grab the muffin pan and get ready for these bitefuls of buttery donut muffin goodness. And with an easy dump-and-stir recipe, these sweet and nostalgic muffins are easy for bakers of all ages to enjoy.

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2. Neapolitan Cake

A flavor to fit every mood! With vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate layers separated by Swiss meringue buttercream, this Neapolitan cake stacks up against just about every dessert out there.

4. Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies

These minty cookie sandwiches are sure to put a spring in your step. grasshopper sandwich cookies are chock full of cool minty goodness. Between two fudgy chocolate rounds, you'll find fluffy buttercream tinted green with alcohol-free crème de menthe syrup. Drizzle and top each cookie sandwich with melted chocolate and chopped candies and you've got yourself a treat that the whole family can enjoy!

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3. Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Grab the biggest dessert spoon you can find, because you'll want to taste all the layers of this lemon meringue cheesecake in every single bite; buttery graham cracker crust, zesty cheesecake filling, tart lemon curd, and sky high toasted meringue.

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4. Angel Food Cake

This angel food cake lives up to its name: it's so airy and light that you'll definitely want to go back for seconds (maybe thirds, too). Top it with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, or all of the above, because a cake like this is versatile enough to be paired with whatever yummy toppings you're in the mood for!

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5. S'mores Donut Sandwiches

There's something cathartic about eating a messy, gooey, ultra decadent dessert with your hands. Take these s'mores donut sandwiches, for example: they're stuffed with toasted marshmallow that's guaranteed to ooze out when you go in for that first bite. Don't forget the napkins!

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6. Baked Alaska Cupcakes

On a particularly bad day, cake just doesn't cut it. But cake and ice cream just might do the trick! These baked Alaska cupcakes are made with a vanilla sponge and raspberry chip ice cream, so you'll get the best of both worlds when you dig in.

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7. Banana Pudding Cheesecake

When you need a pick-me-up, classic Southern comfort foods never fail. And with its vanilla wafer cookie crust, creamy banana and cream cheese filling, homemade whipped cream, and drizzles of caramel sauce, this banana pudding cheesecake is the ultimate dessert version of comfort food.

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8. Red, White, and Blue Almond Trifle

When you're feeling down, there's nothing like some fresh fruit and whipped cream to help cheer you up! Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries are the main event in this amond pound cake trifle, but it wouldn't be complete without the lip-smacking white chocolate pudding.

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9. Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Calling all maple syrup lovers: this dessert is for you! Between the full cup of maple syrup and dash of maple extract, each slice of this maple pecan cheesecake comes dripping with authentic maple flavor and silky sweet pecan caramel that is guaranteed to warm the hearts of maple lovers every

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9. Raspberry Pound Cake Cupcakes

How could the beautiful candy butterflies that adorn these cupcakes not bring a smile to your face? Whether you include the decorations or not, the combination of raspberry pound cake and cream cheese frosting is delicious enough to turn any day around.

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10. Marble Cake

Need a break from the stresses of work, school, or just daily life? Get lost in the hypnotizing swirls of chocolate and vanilla when you cut a slice of this marble cake. No guarantee that it will make your worries disappear, but it's worth a try!

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11. 4 Ingredient Hazelnut Brownies

When you want a brownie, you want a rich, chewy, dense brownie that's as close to straight up fudge as you can get. These hazelnut brownies are exactly that! They also take under half an hour to make, so it wouldn't hurt to file the recipe away for any future chocolate emergencies.

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12. Almond Custard Layer Cake

The silky smooth almond custard is the star of this layer cake—one bite and you'll know why. It's nestled between a light almond crumb and a classic frosting, which makes the perfect base for piping, colorful decorations, or even sprinkles.

Comments

Lydia SantosMay 31, 2020

All these recipes are mouth watering amazing !! Can't wait to bake some! Need to gather the ingredients😍 Great job Nellies!

Nellie's

Hi Lydia! We're so glad you're enjoying the recipes. We look forward to hearing which one is your favorite!

BrendaMay 29, 2020

O.M.G. These are amazing!!!!!!

Nellie's

Thank you! We sure think so too, Brenda.

Sonja GardnerMay 28, 2020

Wow! I absolutely love these recipes and beautiful photos! I can’t wait to try some of them soon.

Nellie's

Thank you, Sonja! We can't wait to hear how you like them!

Dorothy May 22, 2020

Thanks for sharing your recipes! They all look amazing!

Nellie's

Hi Dorothy! We're so happy to hear that you find them helpful! We hope you get the chance to try a few!

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