Evelyn Sweetwater is a pastry chef turned writer with a passion for all things sweet. With over 10 years of experience in the culinary industry, she brings a wealth of knowledge to Sweet Sea Man. Evelyn specializes in gluten-free and cream cheese dessert recipes, ensuring everyone can enjoy a delicious treat.
If you're in the mood for a sweet treat but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, I've got you covered. Here are some easy DIY dessert recipes that you can whip up in no time. These recipes are not only delicious but also quick and easy to make.
Let's Make Gluten-Free Mexican Churros Together! 🍩
Who doesn't love churros? This gluten-free version of the classic Mexican dessert is just as delicious as the original. It involves a simple dough made from gluten-free flour, water, butter, and eggs, which is then deep-fried until golden and rolled in sugar and cinnamon.
Gluten-free Mexican Churros
You will need:
- 1 cup gluten-free flour
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Start by bringing the water and butter to a boil in a saucepan.
- Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in the gluten-free flour until a dough forms.
- Let the dough cool slightly, then beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the next.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large deep saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Pipe strips of dough into the hot oil using a pastry bag with a large star tip.
- Fry the churros until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Drain the churros on paper towels, then roll in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon while still warm.
Ensure the oil is at the correct temperature before adding the churros to prevent them from absorbing too much oil and becoming greasy. Be careful when working with hot oil to avoid burns.
For more gluten-free dessert recipes, check out this article on cream cheese dessert recipes.
Time to Assemble Your Dream Dessert Charcuterie Board 🍓🍫
A dessert charcuterie board is a fun and creative way to serve a variety of sweet treats. You can include anything from fresh fruits and chocolates to cookies and mini pastries. The key is to arrange them in an attractive way that tempts people to try a little of everything.
Here's an example of a dessert charcuterie board that I absolutely love.
The variety of sweets and the artistic arrangement is just stunning, isn't it?
If you're interested in more ideas for dessert charcuterie boards, have a look at this article on innovative dessert table ideas.
Whip Up Some Quick & Easy Cream Cheese Brownies 🍫🍰
These brownies are a decadent treat that's incredibly easy to make. The recipe calls for a box of brownie mix and some cream cheese for an added richness. Just mix, bake, and enjoy!
Quick & Easy Cream Cheese Brownies
You will need:
- 1 box of brownie mix
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to the temperature indicated on the brownie mix box.
- Prepare the brownie mix according to the instructions on the box.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Pour the brownie batter into a greased baking dish.
- Drop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture onto the brownie batter.
- Using a knife, swirl the cream cheese mixture into the brownie batter to create a marbled effect.
- Bake in the preheated oven for the time indicated on the brownie mix box, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the brownies to cool before cutting into squares and serving.
These brownies are best served chilled. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
You can find more quick and easy dessert recipes in this article on top 10 quick dessert recipes for the busy sweet tooth.
Ready for a Fun DIY Dessert Quiz? Test Your Knowledge! 🧠🍰
Now that you've seen a few of my favorite easy DIY dessert recipes, it's time to put your knowledge to the test. Take this interactive quiz to find out how much you've learned!
Easy DIY Dessert Recipes Quiz
Test your knowledge about the easy DIY dessert recipes you've just learned about!