16 Easy Desserts for a Crowd

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Are you looking for a delicious and impressive dessert? Don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? Feeding a crowd may take a bit of work, but planning a gathering with friends shouldn’t mean you’re in the kitchen missing out. These 16 easy desserts for a crowd are perfect for your next picnic, potluck, or family gathering.

16 Desserts for a Crowd

Easy Vanilla Sponge Cake (from Delicious Obsessions)

Vanilla sponge cake with strawberries is prefect for feeding a crowd.

If you’re feeding a lot of people and want something easy, try this Easy Sponge Cake. Delicious on its own, but it can also be topped with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or ice cream.

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake (from The View from Great Island)

Bring this gooey old fashioned peanut butter cake to your next potluck gathering.

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cake is a good old Southern potluck staple that’s reached cult status.  The hot peanutty frosting gets poured right onto the warm cake, and the whole thing gets showered with roasted peanuts.   Just divine.

Lemon Carlota (from The Cookware Geek)

Cookies and Milk in a layered cake form is the perfect dessert for a crowd.

This is a no-bake dessert that is especially good for the recent summer days. And if you love lemons, you will love this carlota. It is the easy and Latin American version of the lemon pie. The classic lemon carlota has its humble beginnings in México but the recipe spread quickly throughout Latin America. The reason? it is a lazy dessert and the ingredients are easy to find. Nothing fancy: Maria biscuits, lemon and three types of milk. 

Strawberry Slab Pie (from Miss in the Kitchen)

Strawberry pie in a large dish -- perfect for a summer picnic.

This Strawberry Slab Pie is a spin on fresh strawberry pie.  A fantastic dessert for any summer get-together, barbecue or potluck! 

Biscoff White Chocolate Blondies (from Anna Banana)

Biscoff and white chocolate blondies on a cutting board.

Biscoff white chocolate blondies- once you try these little squares, you will not stop eating them! Gooey blondies studded with crunchy biscoff biscuits, white chocolate chunks and biscoff spread on top. This is the ultimate treat perfect for any occasion!

S’more Pudding Pots (from Entertaining with Beth)

The delicious taste of s'mores with a lot less mess is perfect for a crowd.

This S’more Pudding Pot Recipe is your new favorite summer dessert idea that will WOW a crowd! Just top your puddings with crushed graham crackers and broil the marshmallows and you’re DONE! These desserts are great for entertaining families, since both kids and grown-ups go nuts for these!

Peach Cobbler (from Southern and Modern)

Classic peach cobbler to serve at your next gathering.

This peach cobbler is a quick dessert that is super simple and easy to throw together after a long day of entertaining. Make sure you have some vanilla ice cream to scoop on top. 

Skinny Banana Cream Pudding (from Snug and Cozy Life)

A dreamy dessert for those watching their weight.

Banana Cream Pudding is one of those old-fashioned desserts that you rarely think about making, but everyone devours when you finally do. This skinny version is quick and easy to make and has just a few ingredients (only 5!), so you can have this classic homemade dessert ready to serve in just minutes.

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake (from A Seasoned Greeting)

This silky no bake chocolate cheesecake with caramel sauce will be a hit at your next gathering.

If you like chocolate desserts, this is for you! If you’re not a strong baker but want to bring an impressive dessert to a party, this is for you. And, if you like cheesecakes and want and easy cheesecake recipe this is for you! Do any of these sound like you?

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Skor Bar Dessert (from Food Meanderings)

This simple, scoop-able dessert is perfect for entertaining a crowd of people.

This Easy NO BAKE Skor Bar Dessert will make your life simple! Layered chocolate cake, pudding, cream cheese, broken Skor bars and whipped cream create a quick and easy dessert that’s the perfect last minute dessert for bringing along to a potluck or any gathering.

Cherry Cake Bars (from Ally’s Sweet and Savory Eats)

Cherry Cheesecake is a classic potluck dessert.

Do yourself a favor and find some cherries! These bars scream summer and will fly out of the pan.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches (from Well If She Can Do It)

Homemade ice cream sandwiches can be made ahead and frozen until ready to eat.

This homemade ice cream sandwich is a super fun project to make at home!  Quick and easy no-churn ice cream is sandwiched between two soft and chocolaty cookies. Make a large batch and stack your freezer for all Summer!

Brazilian Carrot Cake (from I Heart Brazil)

Brazilian carrot cake topped with chocolate on a plate with a fork.

Brazilian carrot cake is nicely moist and fluffy, smells like a sunny morning in spring, has a beautiful bright dough, and the chocolate sauce is a sweet finishing touch.

Peach Crumb Bars (from Recipes from a Pantry)

Sweet, spiced peaches are baked into a buttery flaky crust. These bars can be eaten with your hands. No fork required. The perfect dessert for a crowd.

These are the best Homemade Peach Crumb Bars aka sweet, juicy spiced peaches surrounded by a buttery crust and sweet crumble topping. This family favorite easy dessert is like peach pie but in bar form.

Peach Upside Down Mini Cakes (from Sweet & Savory)

easy desserts for a crowd

These super moist and tender peach upside down mini cakes are bursting with peaches in every bite. Easy to make, this recipe is a keeper for that indulgent peach season!

Cherry Cheesecake Dip (from Cincy Shopper)

Cherry Chessecake dip is ready in just a few minutes.

This super easy Cherry Cheesecake Dip makes for a perfect appetizer or desserts for a crowd. Serve them with graham crackers, Nilla wafers, or even pretzels. No baking is involved and you can make this delicious dip in just a few minutes time.

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Are you looking for a delicious and impressive dessert? Don't want to spend hours in the kitchen? Feeding a crowd may take a bit of work, but planning a gathering with friends shouldn't mean you're in the kitchen missing out. These 16 easy desserts for a crowd are perfect for your next picnic, potluck, or family gathering.

These desserts are all beautiful but include minimal ingredients or minimal prep time. Entertaining doesn’t have to be difficult. What are your favorite desserts for a crowd?

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