A lot of desserts start with A, so here are a few of our favorites. All of these desserts have a great texture and a sweet flavor. That’s one of the best things about dessert: any time you’re in the mood, there’s a dessert that starts with the same letter as your name!


1. Alfajores

Alfajores are a traditional South American, Spanish-derived, popular in many Latin American countries, filled sandwich cookie. They consist of two round or square, slightly sweet and often shortbread-like, cookies with a filling of dulce de leche in between. They are usually covered in powdered sugar, icing or chocolate.

2. Almond cake

The almond cake is a traditional dessert in many cultures, and is commonly made with almonds, butter, eggs, sugar, flour, and a little bit of milk. The exact ingredients and preparation methods can vary, but the basic recipe tends to be pretty similar around the world: you just mix everything together, bake it, and then let it cool.

3. Almond cookie

Almond cookies are a sweet treat. They are also very easy to make at home. The only ingredients you need are a cup of flour, a couple of teaspoons of sugar, one egg, a teaspoon of baking powder, a tablespoon of melted butter and a cup of ground almonds. Mix the flour, sugar, egg and baking powder together in a bowl. Stir in the melted butter and ground almonds. Next, roll the dough into small balls. Place them an inch apart on a baking sheet. Put the cookie sheet in the oven on a low temperature for twenty five minutes.

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4. Amandine

Amandine is a traditional French almond cake enriched with cream and egg yolks. The name amandine derives from the French word for “almond,” and is a somewhat archaic term for almond flavoring.

5. Amaretti

Amaretti are Italian almond cookies, typically made with bitter almonds, egg yolks, and sugar. They are light, crisp, and airy, and work well as a snack or an accompaniment to coffee or other drinks. While the cookies originated in and are popular mostly in Italy, the term amaretti is sometimes used to refer to almond cookies in general.


6. Angel Delight

Angel delight is a classic British dessert with a light and airy mousse-like texture. The mousse is flavored with vanilla and lemony cream. While not a true ice cream, Angel Delight is often served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, which is then melted by the warm mousse. Angel delight is not a difficult dessert to make, but there are a few tricks to making it succeed.

7. Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is an egg-based cake that is light and fluffy and usually contains no butter or oil. It’s traditionally baked in a tube or bundt pan, which gives the cake a distinctive shape and texture. The cake is often frosted with whipped cream and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Baked angel food cake has a lot of appeal. It’s easy to make and is a welcome treat on hot summer days.

8. Apple Cobbler

No, it’s not a computer with some apple trees strapped to its sides. Apple cobbler is a traditional dessert made with apples, sugar, cinnamon and flour. The recipe dates back to colonial times, and has been served by school cafeterias across America for decades. But, it’s a simple recipe and very few variations exist.

9. Apple Crumble

Apple crumble is a traditional British dessert, and it’s a perfect example of a dish that has been around for generations and recently gained in popularity thanks to the Internet. The original dish dates to the Victorian era, when cooks had to get creative with the ingredients they had on hand. Its ingredients consisted of apples, butter and flour, and it was baked in a hot oven till it was ready.

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10. Apple Custard

Apple Custard is a classic British dessert that has been around for centuries, yet it is rarely seen on restaurant menus, and even more rarely made at home. All you need is some egg, sugar, apples, and a kitchen utensil known as a pippin peeler. The pippin peeler is a small device used for peeling apples and is named after the variety of apples from which it came.

11. Apple Pie

Apple pie is a dessert that is usually made with a pastry crust, and filled with apples. It may be eaten hot or cold with a variety of toppings such as ice cream. Some variations on the basic recipe include the addition of spices such as nutmeg or cinnamon, raisins, lemon juice, and/or almond slices. It may also include a crumble topping instead of a pastry crust.

12. Apple turnover

Apple turnovers are an American classic dessert. They’re the epitome of comfort food, because they’re easy to make (just scoop apples and rolled pie pastry into a baking dish and bake until golden and bubbly), they’re naturally sweetened by the apples, and they’re simple to eat if you’re having a potluck. However, they’re often heavy on the calories and fat because they’re made with lots of butter, powdered sugar, and pastries.

13. Apricot tart

Apricot tart is a simple pastry dessert that is loved by many. This sweet and tasty dish has a long history. Stories say that this dessert was brought from Persia, the country of apricot by Arab traders.

14. Arctic roll

It takes a brave pastry chef to take on the much-loved classic, the Victoria sponge, and come out on top. But that’s exactly what London’s Alex Lambert did with this Arctic Roll. It’s a hybrid of a classic French roll and a traditional Victoria sponge cake. The sponge is filled with a vanilla-flavoured crème patisserie, topped with a layer of fresh cream and finished with a dusting of icing sugar and swirls of raspberry and blackcurrant coulis.

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15. Arroz con leche

Arroz con leche is a very popular Spanish dessert created with the simplest of ingredients. The only ingredients you will need are rice, milk and cinnamon.