Desserts, Ranked

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Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, strawberry, blueberry, mint, pistachio, matcha, toffee, coffee, maple – and we could go on! We all have our preferences when it comes to dessert, but with a universe of options to choose from, here are the top contenders ranked from best to worst.


  1. Bread Pudding. If pudding, french toast, cobbler and banana bread had a baby it would be this 100% necessary dessert. Don’t knock it til you try it.

  2. Cheesecake. Rich. Creamy. Classic.

  3. Pie. Because everything amazing is even better in a pie.

  4. Cannoli’s. A sweet creamy filling wrapped in a tasty shell? Don’t mind if we do.

  5. Doughnuts. Mmmm… Doughnut… *Daydreams* Extra points for portability.

  6. Churros. Because cinna-me timbers! Extra points for portability.

  7. Creme Brûlée. Worth the flambé.

  8. Cinnamon Rolls. Soft, cinnamon-y dough topped with ooey-gooey icing. Messier than doughnuts – still amazing.

  9. Ice Cream. Amazing on its own, even better on top of anything on this list.

  10. Brownie. Thicker than cake, lighter than cheesecake. The perfect combo.

  11. Dulce De Leche. Literally translated as “candy of milk”.

  12. Cream Puffs. Should be called sweet puffs of heaven.

  13. Cookies. In all their different shapes, sizes and flavors.

  14. Fruit Cobbler. Delicious fruit made even more amazing when baked up with crunchy, cinnamon-y topping.

  15. Tiramisu. Part cake, part pudding. All around delicious.

  16. Carrot Cake. Naturally sweet carrots add a special “oomph” to spiced cake.

  17. Flan. Custard at its finest.

  18. Fudge. The most dense sweet out there.

  19. Red Velvet Cake. As visually rich as it tastes.

  20. Lemon Tart. Bright, tangy and tasty.

  21. Key Lime Pie. A luscious combo of sweetened condensed milk and lime juice in a crushed biscuit shell.

  22. Jell-O. Fun, funky and agreeable.

  23. Chocolate Cake. For playing it safe.

  24. Pound Cake. Yummy, but lacks originality.

  25. Pudding. Essentially “instant custard.” Pro-Tip: Be wary of “instant” anything.

  26. Taffy. Maybe would rank higher if it wasn’t so much work to eat it?

  27. Fruitcake. Wait… has anyone actually ever seen one of these?

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February 5, 2019