8 Most Popular Dessert Recipes (2018)

Nov 30 2018
Now that the year is wrapping up, we're running down our most popular recipes of 2018! We already revealed the top lunch & dinner dishes… Now it's time for the year’s best desserts. Pin ‘em. Save ‘em. Share ‘em!

2-Ingredient Pineapple Bliss Cake

1/8th of cake: 150 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 253mg sodium, 31g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 18g sugars, 1g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 7*

Most boxed cake mixes instruct you to add oil and eggs, but we've found a better way. Instead of adding fat, add flavor: In this case, canned crushed pineapple! The tropical taste is basically the perfect complement to yellow cake. With this recipe, you don't even need to drain the fruit… Just stir and bake!

Scoopable Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

1/8th of pan: 169 calories, 8g total fat (6.5g sat. fat), 127mg sodium, 20g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 12g sugars, 4g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 7*

We love a good cheesecake, but standard recipes tend to be extremely rich and heavy… and a bit of a pain to make. This no-cook alternative to the rescue! The combo of lemon and blueberries has us thinking of spring, even when we’re bundled up in sweaters and scarves. Mmmmm…

Banana Caramel Egg Rolls

1/2 of recipe (1 egg roll): 137 calories, 2g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 152mg sodium, 29g carbs, 2g fiber, 9g sugars, 2.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 3*

This unconventional recipe is baked (not fried) and way easier to whip up than you might think! There are only five ingredients in total, and it takes just 15 minutes to make. If you want a dessert that'll impress your dinner date and your taste buds, look no further. It’s crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and all-around amazing!

3-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake

1/8th of cake: 127 calories, 1.5g total fat (1g sat. fat), 212mg sodium, 27g carbs, 1g fiber, 14g sugars, 1.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 5*

This cake just debuted a month ago, but it’s already one of the most popular desserts of the year! Inspired by everyone’s favorite seasonal Starbucks drink, it’s the perfect combo of pumpkin, spice, and everything YUM. And with just three simple ingredients that are probably already in your pantry, it’s a winner for anyone who doesn’t have the time or patience for fussy dessert recipes!

Chocolate Chip Muffin in a Mug

Entire recipe: 200 calories, 6g total fat (3g sat. fat), 496mg sodium, 29.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 4g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 6*

What do we want? A calorie-slashed chocolate chip muffin! When do we want it? In 20 minutes or less! How many of them do we want? Just one, thanks. This recipe ticks all the boxes! And yes, it’s technically more of a breakfast item than a dessert, but we say no sweet treat should be left behind.

Slow-Cooker Peach Dump Cake

1/6th of recipe: 202 calories, 3g total fat (1g sat. fat), 275mg sodium, 42g carbs, 2g fiber, 24.5g sugars, 1g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 7*

We knew this slow-cooked creation would be a HIT the first time we tasted it. It's got cake appeal with a cobbler twist, and it could hardly be any easier to make. We're so crazy about the concept of lightened-up slow-cooker dump cake that we’ve got more variations in the works… Stay tuned!

Double Chocolate Blender Muffins

1/12th of recipe (1 muffin): 92 calories, 2.5g total fat (1g sat. fat), 217mg sodium, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 3*

Is it any surprise that chocolate-chip chocolate muffins under 100 calories would stir up some attention? Not at all. Factor in the easy-cleanup twist of batter made in the blender, and you’ve got one of the year’s best desserts in front of you… that can also double as a breakfast treat! For more blender-batter goodness, click right here.

3-Ingredient Piña Colada Cake

1/8th of recipe: 166 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat. fat), 262mg sodium, 34g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 20g sugars, 2.5g protein

FreestyleSmartPoints® value 8*

More 3-ingredient cake for your chewing pleasure! This one is like the sequel to the first recipe on this list. We added coconut Greek yogurt to the batter, and the result was like a tropical cocktail. HG tip: A little light whipped topping and shredded coconut on top takes this recipe to the next level…

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It's the last day of November, a.k.a. National Peanut Butter Lovers Month. No time like the present for some PB ‘Nana Fudge!

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