Desserts for a Crowd

Unbelievably Yummilicious Desserts for Hungry Crowd

If you want to impress people with your culinary skills, and all the arrangements apart from desserts have been made, the recipes mentioned in this article are the ones you would want to try then ...
Cooking for a large group is often confusing apart from the fact that it is also a lot of work. You will need recipes which will yield a considerable number of servings. When you are making desserts for a crowd, you will want to opt for easy recipes. Quick ones that can be batch-made and served to a lot of people at a single event include sheet cakes, pies, brownies, etc. These are easy desserts which you can make in one big dish. It is important to remember that you will not be able to please everyone in the crowd, hence, it is better if you steer clear of doing something keeping every guest's taste in mind. You will always come across people, who are on a diet, do not eat sugar, or are allergic to one or the other ingredient. It is impossible to make a note of all these details when desserts have to be made for a number of people. However, if a number of people are off sugar, then you may want to opt for sugar-free desserts. When you are cooking for a large group of people, you may also want to keep a tab on the budget and make cheap desserts.

Simple Desserts Recipes

While going through these dessert recipes, one point that you would always want to remember is to take the weather into account. If it is summer, you may not want to make something really hot or warm. You may, instead, want to opt for quick and easy summer desserts which will provide an excellent respite from the heat. Here are a couple of simple dessert recipes.

Applesauce Cake
This is one the cheapest and easiest dessert recipes. You will have most of the ingredients at home and will also be able to make it even when you are running out of time.

  • Eggs, 6
  • All-purpose Flour, 10 cups
  • Granulated Sugar, 6 cups
  • Water, 6 cups
  • Applesauce, 3 cups
  • Margarine, 2 ½ cups
  • Baking Powder, 4 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon, 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla Extract, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt, 2 teaspoons
  1. In a large bowl, blend margarine and applesauce together.
  2. Add sugar and cinnamon and whip on medium speed until smooth.
  3. In another bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking power together.
  4. Beat the eggs till they are fluffy. Add vanilla extract to the eggs.
  5. Now, gradually add the dry ingredients to the eggs along with water, and make sure there are no lumps formed.
  6. Grease the baking pans with cooking spray and pour the mixture into the pan.
  7. Bake the cake for 35 minutes at 350ºF or until a pin inserted at the center of the baking pan comes out clean.
  8. You will be able to make 50 servings.
Chocolate Raisin Cookies
If you are fond of chocolate and want to serve a chocolate dessert to your guests, then this is one of the greatest chocolate desserts that you can offer a crowd. The only downfall of this recipe is that you will have to spend a lot of time making the cookies if you do not have a large oven.

  • Miniature Chocolate Chips, 1 pound
  • All-purpose Flour, 8 cups
  • Raisins, 7 cups
  • Granulated Sugar, 3 ½ cups
  • Margarine (softened), 2 ⅓ cups
  • Cocoa Powder, 1 ¼ cups
  • Eggs (broken) 1 cup
  • Unsweetened Applesauce, ⅓ cup
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 tablespoon
  • Baking Soda, 2 teaspoons
  • Salt, 2 teaspoons
  1. To make this easy dessert, in a blender, mix raisins and applesauce to make a smooth paste.
  2. Take a large mixing bowl and combine the raisin paste, sugar, margarine, eggs, and vanilla extract, until well mixed.
  3. Add sifted all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt to the raisin mixture and mix well.
  4. Now, add the chocolate chips and stir well to blend the chocolate chips evenly throughout the dough.
  5. Using a scoop, drop dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Flatten the cookies and bake them at 350ºF for 14 to 15 minutes, till they are brown in color. If you want them dry, you will have to bake them for around 16 to 17 minutes.
Using these recipes, you can also try different innovations and come up with a unique dish. It is recommended that you also garnish the dessert and make it attractive, as appearance certainly counts when you're serving it to guests.
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