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)

Easy Vanilla Sponge Cake 4 - Amanda Seghetti

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)

old fashioned peanut butter cake

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)

lemon carlota

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 slab pie

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 white chocolate blondies

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)

smore pudding pots

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)

easy peach cobbler

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)

skinny banana cream pudding

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)

no bake chocolate cheesecake slice

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)

skor bar dessert

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 cake bars

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 sandwich

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

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)

peach crumb bars

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)

peach upside down mini cakes

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 cheesecake dip

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.

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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Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!

When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.

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