Divine desserts

Neil Perry's panna cotta with honeycomb.
Neil Perry's panna cotta with honeycomb.

At your next big dinner party, go beyond the usual suspects for the final, and sweetest, course.

Dan Lepard recipe
Chocolate date layer cake

Photograph by William Meppem
Styling and food prep by Hannah Meppem

Chocolate-date layer cake with peanut butter chocolate ganache

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Chocolate bavarois.

Chocolate bavarois

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Jaffa brownie.

Jaffa brownies

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Sticky sherry cake.

Sticky sherry cake with muscatels

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Orange semolina cake.

Orange semolina cake

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Chocolate rose marble cake.

Gluten-free chocolate rose marble cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Turkish delight tahini bar.

Gluten-free Turkish delight tahini bar

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (20)
Chocolate hazelnut tart.

Chocolate hazelnut tart

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Never-fail hot raspberry souffle.

Never-fail hot raspberry souffle

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Roasted strawberries with liquorice cream.

Roasted strawberries with liquorice cream

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Adam Liaw

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Goat's milk cheesecake with poached rhubarb.

Goat’s milk cheesecake with poached rhubarb

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Apple Tart Tartin by Karen Martini. To be used for upcoming recipe pages in Epicure/Good Food. Styling by Marnie Rowe, photographs by Marcel Aucar. Please credit.

Apple tarte tatin

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Chocolate crema fritta with fresh fig and honey by Karen Martini. To be used for upcoming recipe pages in Epicure/Good Food. Styling by Marnie Rowe, photographs by Marcel Aucar. Please credit.

Chocolate crema fritta with fresh figs and honey

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Spiced date cake.

Spiced date cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Apple Brandy Syrup cake

Apple brandy syrup cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Apple and orange crumble tart.

Apple and orange crumble tart

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (39)
Slow-roasted quinces with honey, cinnamon and cloves.

Slow-roasted quinces with honey, cinnamon and cloves

  • 2 hrs +
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Lemon, ricotta and poppyseed steamed puddings.

Lemon, ricotta and poppyseed steamed puddings

  • 30 mins - 1 hr

Dan Lepard

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Gingerbread pudding with red wine pears.

Gingerbread pudding with red wine pears

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Pearls

Orange 'caviar' pearls

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Pear and hazelnut cake.

Pear and hazelnut cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Pete Evans' lamingtons.

Gluten-free raspberry lamingtons

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Pete Evans

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Peanut butter cream pie.

Peanut butter and banana cream pie

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Chocolate cake wioth ganache.

Chocolate cake with ganache

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Hot buttered banana pudding.

Hot buttered banana pudding

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Chocolate gianduja mousse with hazelnut praline.

Dark chocolate and gianduja mousse with hazelnut praline

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Peanut and cashew brittle with chilli and sichuan pepper.

Peanut and cashew brittle with Sichuan pepper and chilli

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Berry, Sauternes and mascarpone trifle.

Berry, Sauternes and mascarpone trifle

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Raspberry and yogurt loaf.

Raspberry and yoghurt loaf

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)
Raspberry and mascarpone cake.

Raspberry and mascarpone cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Difficult

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)

Double choc ice-cream sandwich

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Oeufs a la neige (meringues in custard).

Ouefs a la neige

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Difficult

Neil Perry

Cucumber and Pimm's Sorbet.

Cucumber and Pimm's sorbet

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Lemon semifreddo.

Lemon semifreddo

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Gold almond praline.

Gold almond praline

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Plum pudding ice-cream with caramel sauce and hazelnut praline.

Plum pudding ice-cream with caramel sauce and hazelnut praline

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Stephanie Alexander's mince pies.

Stephanie Alexander's mince pies

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)

Strawberries and syrup

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Baked tamarillos with praline

Baked tamarillos with praline

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Baked figs with muscat and hazelnuts

Baked figs with muscat and hazelnuts

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Gingerbread ice cream

Gingerbread ice-cream

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Crème caramel

Crème caramel

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Luke Mangan

Lemon and olive oil granita

Lemon and olive oil granita

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Never-fail hot raspberry soufflé

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Luke Mangan

Apples with sesame seeds and honey.

Apples with sesame seeds and honey

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Moist orange and almond cake

Moist orange and almond cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Luke Mangan