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13 Desserts You May Not Want To Share

Let’s talk about a group of desserts that are so delicious, you might not want to part with even one bite. These aren’t your typical sweet treats; they have unique flavors, special ingredients, and intricate designs that make them stand out from other desserts. If you’re one to seek out distinctive tastes or indulge in uniquely crafted goodies, this roundup of desserts will surely pique your interest. Yet, be warned: They are so ridiculously good, you might be tempted to keep them all to yourself.

In the realm of sweetness, these desserts certainly make a mark. Not only do they satisfy the sweet tooth, but they also offer an innovative twist to what is traditionally known in the world of desserts. Be it through unique ingredients or unconventional preparation techniques, these treats transform the commonplace to the extraordinary. Gently put, when you try these decadent delights, they’ll stir a desire to own the entire treat, just for yourself.

Lastly, remember that sweetness isn’t about selfishness—sometimes, it’s just too hard to share something so good. These alluring desserts provide an exceptional experience that is hard to express in words. You could share, sure, but wouldn’t you rather have it all? After all, when something is this good, maybe it’s okay to keep it to yourself—at least for one dessert round. Find your plate and your fork. It’s time to discover these unshareable, yet utterly irresistible, sweet treats.

An apple cake on a white plate with cinnamon sticks.
Nanna’s Apple Cake. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Lemon Goldies

If you’re partial to zingy desserts but prefer a denser mouthfeel, Lemon Goldies could be just your speed. A cousin to the classic brownie, these offer a unique spin with a citrus tang replacing the traditional cocoa undertones. Luxuriously moist and packed with lively lemon flavor, you might find yourself hesitating before offering them around. Watch out: one bite and they may never make it past the kitchen counter.
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Pecan Pie Brownies

Whoever said you had to choose between pie and brownies? Pecan Pie Brownies are a hybrid that brings the best of both worlds, fusing the nutty crunch of pecan pie with the decadent chewiness of brownies. If you ever struggle with dessert decisions, this could be the perfect solution. Just be prepared, once your family gets a taste, you might want to keep them all to yourself.
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Lemon cake pops on a white plate.
Lemon Cake Pops. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Lemon Cake Pops

Lemon Cake Pops can effectively silence the age-old debate about whether to grab a cake slice or a lollipop. These tiny treats pack an unexpected flavor punch and the wow factor in hand-held convenience. They’re simple to eat, fun to share, but with their refreshing citrus twist, you might think twice about parting with them.
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Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble

Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble is a delightful merging of tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries under a crispy, golden topping. This dish is all about texture contrasts, resulting in a dessert experience like no other. It’s hard to resist second helpings and even harder to give away—after all, it’s a testament to the magic crispy and creamy can create together.
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Three slices of apple fritter bread on a white plate.
Apple Fritter Bread. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Apple Fritter Bread

Wake up your flavor adventures with the carousel of tastes in Apple Fritter Bread. This treat does a fantastic job merging morning coffee requisites with dessert aspirations. Sure, it’s good at breakfast time, but you’d be lying to yourself if you said you wouldn’t indulge in the evening, too. Just one catch: once you’ve tasted it, you might not want to share.
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Maple Pecan Pie Bars

Maple Pecan Pie Bars offer a whole new level of indulgence. Taking the classic Pecan Pie concept and turning it into portable bars, this sweet meets nutty treat is downright irresistible. Whether your plan is for bite-sized treats or the centerpiece dessert, it won’t take long to discover why these might not make it out of your kitchen.
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Zucchini Cookies on a parchment-lined tray.
Zucchini Cookies with Chocolate & Pecans. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Zucchini Cookies with Chocolate & Pecans

Ever hidden vegetables in your cookies? If not, Zucchini Cookies with Chocolate & Pecans might change your mind. They bring an unexpected texture and depth, rounded out by chocolate and nutty notes that you simply can’t get enough of. These cookies might look standard, but they pack a unique twist that could keep them safe from sharing.
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Cookie Dough Milkshake

Who said you have to bake the dough to enjoy the cookie? A Cookie Dough Milkshake lets you enjoy that raw dough flavor you love, but in a creamy, chilling manner. Essentially your childhood dreams taking a grown-up, indulgent form. Great on a hot day, or any day really, and absolutely refreshing—you won’t be in a hurry to share this.
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Two butter scones on a plate with a cup of tea on a marble surface.
Butter Scones. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Butter Scones

The picture of afternoon tea isn’t complete without Butter Scones. They’re deceptively simple but carry a rich, buttery taste that makes them an instant classic. Perfect with a dollop of jam or just as they are, they bring a comforting taste of tradition. One nibble and you might not be so keen on passing the plate around.
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Raspberry Crumb Cake

Raspberry Crumb Cake is the perfect balance of crumble topping and jammy fruit center. The raspberry layer brings a vibrant splash of color and tartness that is tamed by the crumbly, buttery understanding note. Going from breakfast to a midnight snack, these are versatile, but whether or not they’re shareable is another story.
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Yellow plum crumb bars on a black slate.
Yellow Plum Crumble Bars. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Yellow Plum Crumble Bars

Yellow Plum Crumble Bars take the love for crumbles to a whole new level, with yellow plums adding a vibrant burst of sunshine and tang. These bars are food to match your mood, and your mood might just crave the whole batch. A hint of seasonal sweetness, a dash of crunch; you might want to caution, “Taste at your own risk.”
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Nanna’s Apple Cake

What’s more inviting than a freshly baked apple cake? We have Nanna’s Apple Cake to answer that. Her old recipe brings together the warmth of family traditions with the timeless appeal of apple. One slice is all it takes to understand why this cake might not make it past your kitchen door.
Get the Recipe: Nanna’s Apple Cake

Banana-Buttermilk Cake on a platter.
Buttermilk Banana Cake. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Buttermilk Banana Cake

And finally, meet the Buttermilk Banana Cake, a moist and flavorful curiosity. This cake leverages the buttermilk’s tang to perfectly balance the ripened bananas’ sweet nature. One slice into this cake and you’ll see why it might be difficult to divvy up among friends. You better hope they don’t catch you sneaking the last piece.
Get the Recipe: Buttermilk Banana Cake


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