33 Desserts That Start With D

There are a lot of delicious desserts out there, and it can be hard to choose just one. But we’ve got good news: We put together this list of sweet treats that start with the letter D!

From date squares to donuts, we’ve got something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Start browsing this list of desserts that start with D and find the perfect treat!


Depression Cake

In the Depression, if you found yourself without food, you wouldn’t go home hungry – you would find a place to fill up on a handful of Depression Cake.This is a traditional cake made with fruit and nuts. It’s also known as ‘fruitcake’ or ‘pessimist cake’ because it was made for Valentine’s day by those who couldn’t afford to buy anything else. I like this cake because it’s got a lot of flavor, and chewy fruit inside.

Dirt Cake

While this treat may not win any beauty contests, it’s still delicious. You can make a great dirt cake with any kind of fruit or nut filling. A classic is banana or strawberry. It is made with two layers of any cake – sometimes gingersnap or spice cake – and it’s filled with a dark chocolate pudding, topped with crumbly chocolate-covered cookies or graham crackers. You can mix in some coarsely chopped nuts on top.

Dundee Cake

In the city of Dundee, Scotland, local bakers created a nutty treat called a Dundee Cake. It’s a rich fruit cake with almonds, currants and candied peel.The icing is spread with marmalade before baking to create an orange layer that sits atop the cake. This treat became popular around 1913. Now it’s baked commercially as well as homemade. I like to think of it as a Scottish upside-down cake. It is delicious any time of the year.

Devil’s Food Cake

A devil’s food cake is a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. The devil’s food chocolate cake recipe gets its name from the chocolate used. Dark cocoa powder gives the cake an intense chocolate flavor.I love that this recipe has both white and brown sugar, because each provides its own special tastes to the final product. Dark cocoa powder will give you a darker, more bittersweet taste than regular cocoa powder does, so you may need to add more sugar than the recipe calls for.

Danish Pastry

A Danish pastry is a buttery type of pastry with a custard or fruit filling. It’s a tasty treat, and is often eaten with coffee or tea. It’s fun to eat because it’s pretty and round, so watch out – these pastries might be addictive! I do indulge in these tasty treats, but I watch my portion size.

Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffles

Dark chocolate and cream ganache make a great truffle filling. You can have fun experimenting with different flavors – for instance, you could use mint or coffee to change the taste.Ganache is super easy to make – it’s just cream and chocolate! You can add in other ingredients, like honey, orange zest or vanilla extract. This is an elegant dessert that you can make in just a few minutes. It’ll impress your guests at a dinner party.

Death By Chocolate

The dessert-lovers’ delight – Chocolate cake, ice cream and chocolate sauce! Too chocolaty, gooey and delicious to be healthy, this favorite is sure to satisfy the chocolate lover in you. This is a simple dessert – just spread ice cream on top of the cake, then drizzle over melted dark chocolate sauce.This is a rich dessert that you’ll want to share. It’s got a lot of chocolate in it, so two slices will really satisfy your craving. It’s a great way to satisfy dark chocolate cravings. It’s also good for those who like their desserts sweet, but not super sweet: the ratio between chocolate cake and cream is about 3:1. Its one of my favorite desserts for kids, but also for adults.

Dessert Dumplings

Dumplings are so delicious. You can have them with salty soup or sweet sauce, but the best way to serve them is with a sweet filling. These dessert dumplings are filled with chocolate and topped with strawberries. Who could ask for more?!These are really easy to make, but they do require some prep time because the dough has to sit in the fridge for a while. But you can put it together while you’re doing other things, like cleaning up your kitchen! This means that you’ll have homemade dumplings in no time at all!

Dulce De Leche Donuts

These sweet donuts are filled with delicious dulce de leche. They’re made from a simple dough, so they’re perfect for a children’s party or a beginner baker.You can make them in advance and freeze them, which means you can keep on baking as you sell out of more donuts! This will also help when you have to share the recipe – just freeze it! It’s another easy treat to make with the kids.

Dutch Baby Pancake

These are a German pancake or Dutch baby pancake. They’re baked in a cast iron pan, which makes them very fluffy on the inside. This is a fun dish to make with kids because they can help you get it together, pour the batter into the pan and watch it grow!You can serve this pancake with sweet toppings like strawberries and whipped cream, or you can make it savory by serving it with sautéed vegetables and herbs.

Deep Fried Mars Bars

A Scottish favorite! Deep frying a Mars Bar is easy, but you do need to take precautions. This dessert is made with a crispy shell, a creamy center and is coated in chocolate.This dessert actually uses Scottish chocolate pudding, which you can make in advance then fill the Mars Bar shells when you’re ready to serve them. They are too delicious not to share!

Do Nothing Cake

Here’s another great cake recipe for baking with kids. This is a simple one. You can use any kind of cake you wish; it’s all about the frosting. You can make your own or buy it premade.This recipe is really easy to make, so start practicing while the cake bakes! It’ll be ready when you need it – no waiting around for an hour. It is one of my favorite cakes to make with the kids. It’s simple and easy, but delicious, light and fluffy.

Dark Chocolate Tart

This dessert is an easy and beautiful tart to make. It’s got a chocolate shell and a filling of dulce de leche, chocolate ganache, and cream. It’s perfect for your Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion!These are perfect for a kids party; it’s simple to assemble but looks so pretty! The crust is very light and flaky, like a shortbread cookie, which means you can enjoy both the texture of the crust and the filling.

Dame Blanche

Dame Blanche is a French dessert made with crisp, buttery puff pastry and dulce de leche. It’s a favorite in France; so delicious and simple that you can’t go wrong!I love to make this for the kids – it’s easy to have them make their own puff pastry. They can learn right here how to use butter and flour to make puff pastry dough. Then they get to taste the results of their hard work.

Disney Dole Whip Recipe

Dole Whip is the number one treat at Disneyland in California. It’s so famous and delicious that Dole even ships it to you to enjoy other places! Here’s a recipe that you can make at home, with your kids helping out. It’s easy, fruity, and delicious. They’re perfect for hot summer days when you need something refreshing. You can also use them as frozen cups for smoothies in the wintertime!

Dirt Pudding

I love to use pudding mixes in desserts – they just seem to make desserts sweeter and more fun. This recipe is really fun… it’s a pudding made with brownies, oreos and whipped cream. It’s even more fun if you add in some gummy worms!This recipe is also good to make with kids because it involves so many different steps and techniques that you can learn together. Your child will become familiar with the techniques involved in making puddings, cookies, whipped cream and chocolate ganache. Once your child has mastered the techniques, let him or her create their own signature dessert.

Derby Pie

The Kentucky Derby is a famous horse race in Kentucky. It’s famous for the hats the people wear, but it’s also famous for a specific kind of dessert – Derby Pie! This dessert is a lot like chess pie and pecan pie, but it’s got some interesting spices that give this pie its special flavor.This recipe has honey which gives it a very distinctive flavor, unlike any other pie I’ve ever tasted! Its very easy to make and you can use store bought ice cream or even whipped cream if you want to skip making your own.

Dump Strawberry-Rhubarb Cake Recipe

You can make this delicious cake with your kids. First, you’ll make the strawberry pie filling (which uses very few ingredients), then you’ll bake a cake. When it’s ready, you’ll dump it all in the middle and top it with fresh strawberries and rhubarb.The icing is optional; you don’t need to put on the icing if you want to keep this simple and kid friendly! It’s perfect for kids because of how simple it is to make, but also because of its delicious flavor!

Donuts Bisquick

These are donuts that are made out of Bisquick. That may sound strange to you, but it’s true! You can make these with your kids or anyone else in your household who loves pastry dough.These donuts are made out of two different kinds of pastry dough and both are quite easy to make! The first pastry is a standard pastry dough, the kind you would use when making any kind of biscuit. The second is a sweet, soft dessert roll that has sugar and cinnamon baked into it.

Diples Cookie

Diples is a traditional Dutch cookie made from almonds. Here’s an easy recipe that you can make with kids. You’ll mix the dough, roll it out to make your own little diples and then bake them down in the oven.The kids will have fun mixing the dough and rolling out these cookies. They’re very simple to make and they taste great! I love to eat them with a cup of hot chocolate when I have a cold winter day!

Date Squares

If you have a little time on your hands, you’ll love making this easy date square recipe. It takes a little more time than some of the other desserts here since it’s got a lot of steps. I love these squares with whipped cream, but they’re great without as well.I love to make these squares when I have an extra half hour to kill so that I can cook something delicious for my family. This is one of the recipes that myself and my sister both make all the time!

Dark Chocolate Cake

There’s a lot of recipes for chocolate cake that are delicious and easy to make. These are my favorite kind of recipes to share with kids because there’s a lot of different techniques involved that you can learn together. These techniques can be used for other recipes as well!In my house we bake a lot of chocolate desserts and chocolate cakes in on the top.

Dark chocolate Mousse

This is one of my favorite desserts. I cannot resist adding chocolate to every dessert that I make! This is so easy to make and it has a unique texture. It’s filled with whipped cream, chocolate glaze and chocolate ganache. I use to eat it as a kid, in Vienna, where I grew up.It’s very nice that you can make the mousse in advance and either keep it in the fridge or freeze it for a later date. It’s also nice that you can use any kind of chocolate for this.


Who doesn’t love doughnuts? Doughnuts are a very popular food around the world. Easy to make, you can use them for breakfast, afternoon snack or with afternoon tea. Dipped in chocolate and filled with jam and cream, there’s so many ways to enjoy them!Everybody loves to eat doughnuts because they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are a great treat for anyone who wants to get their hands dirty while they eat it.

Date Pudding

This easy pudding is made with a walnut pesto and is covered in chocolate. The base of the pudding is made with dates, walnuts and cashews.It’s so delicious that it’s not even comparable to regular store-bought pudding – it’s better! So easy to make and you can adapt the amount of spices according to your taste! I love to eat it with whipped cream!

Deep Fried Ice Cream

Fried ice cream is one of my favorite desserts. I was introduced to it by my wife’s family in the summer time, when I would visit them in Texas. It’s served during supper at a lot of restaurants, so I’ve been able to enjoy it a lot over the years.I love eating fried ice cream out at restaurants because they serve it up with chocolate sauce and whipped cream! However, you can also make your own in your own home! The secret is to use an egg wash which makes the ice cream stick to the doughnut hole.

Date Pie

It’s an easy recipe that you can make in the oven or on your microwave! You’ll just mix the ingredients and let it sit for a while and then you’ll eat it. It’s a super delicious snack and wonderful dessert.I like to make it for my family, especially when we are watching a movie together because it’s easy and doesn’t require a lot of time! It’s also a great dessert to have on hand in case you have company come over or if you want something quick to make after school.

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake

There’s nothing like a good, creamy cheesecake for any time of day. This is a recipe for a dark chocolate cheesecake, which is made with fresh cream, sour cream and cheese. You can use your own favorite kind of cheese or even vegan cheese to make this recipe.You can enjoy it as an evening snack or breakfast dessert. I love the flavor of chocolate over Cheesecake, so I made this recipe with a light, butterscotch flavored sauce and chocolate syrup, as well as some crushed chocolate cookies. This is also a great dessert to make for when you have guests over.


This is a very light and delicious cake that you can serve with a variety of different fruits. It’s made with almonds, nuts and egg whites. You’ll enjoy making this recipe because it’s so easy to make!You’ll just mix the ingredients and fry them in a skillet or you can even bake them in an oven. The dough will be really delicate, so you need to be careful not to break it when frying it.

Doberge Cake

I fell in love with this cake as a kid. It’s a soft, sticky cake with a vanilla flavor and it’s made with dried fruit, nuts and caramel. I ate this every single Sunday when I was growing up and people always asked me what I wanted for my birthday.

Dolce De Leche

It’s a delicious Mexican treat that you can eat by the pool, on the beach or anywhere! The dessert has a very unique texture, it’s creamy, soft and sweet! It tastes like caramel without the burnt sugar taste that you get from regular caramel.You’ll just mix the ingredients together and let them refrigerate overnight so that they can set properly. I love to eat them with crushed walnuts because it adds a nice crunch to the dessert.

Dobos Torte

It’s a German torte made with chocolate and walnuts. The dessert is light and filling, so it’s a perfect choice for breakfast or lunch!The recipe has a very simple structure and you can fill it with whatever ingredients you want. I like to add blueberries, but also serve it with some jam or whipped cream.


It’s a very simple dessert that is made with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. It’s the first dessert that I learned to make when I was a little girl.The recipe is very simple and easy to prepare which makes it very convenient to make. Also, since it requires no cooking, you can make and eat it any time of day! You can enjoy this dessert with a cup of tea on a hot summer day or when you’re relaxing on your couch on a cold winter night.

This was our comprehensive list for Desserts That Start With D. Have you tried any from this list? Let me know in the comments section.

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