My food blogging pals certainly came up trumps when I put the call out on FaceBook for dinner party dessert ideas. They certainly didn’t let me down with the breadth of awesome and delicious dessert recipes they shared with me!Every single one of the recipes listed below can be made well ahead of time (though one or two may perhaps need to be scattered with crumbled biscuits or perhaps dusted with cocoa powder at the last moment), even a day or two before in some cases, allowing you to be the perfect attentive host when your guests arrive.
So, whether you’re after a rich chocolate dessert, a cheesecake, something free-from, or even a frozen creation, then look no further. There’s sure to be something to whet you’re appetite in this ultimate dinner party dessert recipe collection!
The difficulty comes when choosing which to make first!
20 Amazing Dinner Party Dessert Recipes!
~ Chocolate Desserts ~
torte. Doesn’t it look fabulous?! Clearly it was a massive success in
Kate’s household given the fact that she says that ‘gluten free
chocolate tortes are rarely better than this’! Not only is it gluten
free and dairy free but it is also made with reduced sugar, and yet it
pushes all of the right buttons as far as flavour is concerned with her
family singing its praises from the hilltops!
This chocolate tart certainly is
a crowd pleaser, not only must it taste amazing having been made with a
luxurious dark chocolate ganache enlivened with a mixture of apricots,
pistachios, cardamoms and a hint of rosewater, but it certainly has the
wow factor having been topped with more apricots, pistachios and a few
rose petals. It’s surely the perfect dessert to round off a Middle
Eastern themed menu!
you’re a fan of chocolate desserts then this tart, which Rebecca
describes as ‘death by chocolate’ is certainly one for you (and your
guests!). Not only is it a bake free recipe, and gluten free too, but
it’s sure to raise a gasp of delight from your dinner guests.
~ Cheesecakes ~
ruby frozen summer fruits set against the creamy cheesecake mixture, and
yet they are dairy-free, gluten free, wheat-free, nut-free and egg-free too! Surely they’re just what you need when entertaining guests with allergies!
Cliona shows us that dinner parties, and desserts in particular, needn’t
be calorie rich. She says that these individual chocolate cheesecakes are super
chocolate-y and don’t compromise on that lovely cheesecake-y taste and
yet come in at just 3.5 syns each on Slimming World! Her ‘how to’ video
shows just how easy they are to make!
stunning cheesecake, having been topped with fresh raspberries,
pomegranate seeds and some chocolate work, really hits the mark for so
many people with
allergies or those who may be living a vegan lifestyle. It is vegan,
dairy-free, egg-free, soya-free and by swapping out the
biscuits in favour of free-from alternatives it can become gluten-free too!
- No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake with Coconut Oil Chocolate Biscuit Base from Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins
is such a popular dinner party dessert, and there’s no wonder when they’re so easy
to make and taste amazing! This recipe sees coconut oil used to bring
together the biscuit base before it is topped with the lovely creamy
cheesecake mixture and fresh strawberries!
~ Meringue Based Desserts ~
encased in a marshmallow-y meringue anybody? Lemon based desserts are
one of my favourites, and clearly I’m not alone here given that this roulade is
Chonnie’s go-to special occasion dessert. She even made one for her
brother’s wedding! Chonnie shares some great tips on how to create an
amazing roulade with the baked meringue. The prepared lemon roulade can
be made several hours ahead of time if store in an airtight container
somewhere cool before being devoured by impressed guests!
Pavlova is such a classic dessert, and this one is a little bit more
special (if that can be at all possible) having been flavoured with
chocolate! Topped with cream and raspberries, this really is a crowd
pleaser. Of course it’s naturally gluten free, and as Jenny tells us it
can be made the day ahead meaning it isn’t vying for oven space!
guests with a French patisserie classic of dacquoise. Allow you’re
guests to marvel at your baking prowess, but only you will know how
relatively easy a dacquoise is to make. Lucy shares step by step photos
which allows you to recreate this meringue style bake easily.
~ Traditional Desserts with a Twist ~
level! They look incredibly inviting having been prepared in shot
glasses, which results in the dessert being friendlier on the waistline
than a family sized bowl! Helen’s dessert recipe marries together Prosecco,
raspberries and lemon, three flavours which work
together incredibly well.
pleaser. Eb’s version, which was inspired by childhood memories,
raises the traditional bake to new heights with whole fresh raspberries
punctuating the surface alongside the flaked almonds. The red of the
raspberries peeking out certainly makes this bake dinner party worthy.
It is made even easier with the use of a shop bought pastry case …..
you’re secret is safe with us!
~ Creamy Desserts ~
made the day before, they are also a crowd pleaser. This version was
flavoured with orange before being layered up with a rhubarb and orange
jam which not only made the dessert visually more interesting but the
sharpness of the rhubarb helps to cut through the richness of the
- White Chocolate Panna Cotta served with Honey Roast Figs and Walnuts by Kate at Gluten Free Alchemist.
content, I can only imagine how good they must be as a dessert for a
dinner party. Their smooth, creamy and silky nature are the perfect
dessert when guests are already feeling full. Kate rang the changes in her recipe having teamed it with honey roasted figs and walnuts in
place of the usual berries. The colours and textures clearly
crust encasing a creamy mixture. Louise has made these raspberry
brulees incredibly easy and foolproof by replacing the usual custard base with a mixture
of double cream and greek yogurt. She tells us that they’re perfect to
make in advance especially as they’re even better the following day!
~ Frozen Desserts ~
and yet the result is clearly greater than its parts. Whipped double
cream, crushed meringue nests, frozen raspberries and white chocolate
drops all combine to create an amazing dinner party dessert which is
sure to leave your guests asking for another slice!
tastebuds could dance with joy then surely they would when they taste
the combination of double cream, punctuated with chunks of chocolate and
crushed meringue, and swirled together with caramel. Although Julie
made this as a festive treat, I see no reason why it shouldn’t be made
at any other time of year too! Surely it’d be rude not to!
~ Coconut Based Dessert ~
has its origins in Brazil, yet requires just four store cupboard
ingredients which are easily sourced here in the UK. The result of the
slow bake, followed by a chill in the fridge, is a luscious coconut dessert which has a crisp base, macaroon type of centre and coconut curd top! Truly amazing when served with fresh berries.