Desserts are last but the best part of eating whether you’re at 5 star restaurants or at your couch binge watching movies. We’ve made a list of top 10 desserts from around the world to introduce and learn about desserts from Asia to America. From most common chocolate based desserts to too sweet to ignore desserts from Asia and Middle-east, the list includes the variety to make sure there are some desserts to put it on the must-eat bucket list.
Table of Contents
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Black Forest Cake
- Gulab Jamun
- Rum cake
- Lemon Tart
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies are the favorite choice of desserts around the world. Originated in the United States in 1938, it's been prepared and eaten by every age group. The recipe is simple to prepare and chocolate adds a lasting taste to the tongue to savour the taste. To prepare Chocolate Chip Cookies, chocolate or cocoa powder flavoured dough is used along with chocolate chips.
Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake is a German originated chocolate based sponge cake with cherry fillings. Basically chocolate sponge cake is sandwiched with whipped cream to form a multilayer soft cake. It’s usually topped with cocoa nibs or powder and some form of cherry.
As the name suggests, Cheesecake is cheese based multi layered cheese and whipped cream cake with a sweet taste. It is prepared using fresh cheese, eggs and sugar. Cheesecake can be flavored and topped in a variety of ways such as lemon, chocolate, vanilla, apple, and berries to give different taste and finishing.
Baklava is a filo pastry based dessert popular with the Middle-East and balkan people. Baklava is assumed to have originated with Ottoman empires, still able to keep its taste exciting to this modern day. Baklava is prepared in large pans with many layers of filo dough separated with melted butter and vegetable oil. After baking, flavored syrup such as honey, rosewater or other flavour is added and then served by cutting it into smaller pieces.
Doughnuts are one of the popular desserts in western countries along with being eaten as breakfast and snacks. With Dunkin Donuts carrying the torch of multitudes of flavors and varieties to far flung places around the world, donuts have gone from the days of deep fried dough to cream, flavored, sweetened, layered munchkins appropriate for every occasion.
Cupcake, also known as Fairy Cake is small baked cake enough to be held in one hand to be served in one mouthful. The cake is served in butter paper or an aluminum foil based cup with flavored or frosty toppings. From chocolate flavored cupcakes to carrot cupcakes, these have been featured from birthday cake to wedding cakes. With a variety of flavors, topping, cup designs, cupcake still dominates the desserts chart as well as snacks for any occasion.
Brownies or Chocolate Brownie are another popular chocolate-based dessert that originated in the United States. Chocolate Brownies are prepared using flour, butter, eggs, sugar and cocoa or chocolate powder. baked by placing it in a large pan and served by cutting into square pieces, they continue to dazzle taste buds. With different toppings options, it also can be consumed with milk or light refreshments.
Gulab Jamun is a South Asian sweet prepared using milk solids. It is particularly popular in India and Indian diaspora people around the world. The recipe is based on milk and cheese solids by heating it to evaporate water. Once it reaches the consistency of soft dough, its shaped into a small ball shape and deep fried in low temperature. Once done, it is placed in flavored light sugar syrup and served.
Rum cake is a holiday dessert popular in the Caribbean. As the name suggests the cake is prepared using rum along with Dried fruits, sugar and dough. With the increase of tourism to Caribbean countries, the rum cake is being spread to North America as well.
Lemon Tart is Pastry Shelled tart with lemon flavored filling. It's quite popular in the UK. In addition, the dessert based on Lemon Tart, also known as Lemon Pie is known to be a great dessert at the end of the great meal. Apart from lemon flavoring, the tart can be prepared for blackberry, blue berry as well as strawberry flavor.