Most Popular Dessert the Year You Were Born

1990: Classic Lemon Bars

These bars are easy to make for a quick meal yet sophisticated enough for a big occasion. They'll be a hit no matter when you serve them.

1991: Mudslide Cheesecake

Cheesecakes may be flavored with a variety of liqueurs. My husband's favorite is the "mudslide" variation with coffee and Irish cream.

1993: Rocky Road Ice Cream

My girls love putting this rocky road ice cream in cones like the ice cream stores. The marshmallows, chocolate chips, and chopped pecans are our favorites. 

1993: Flourless Chocolate Torte

This is the ideal treat for chocoholics like myself! I make this melt-in-your-mouth torte on a regular basis for special events. Dust it with confectioners' sugar for a beautiful finish. 

1994: Puppy Chow

This simple dog chow recipe makes use of a whole container of cereal, resulting in less messy measurement. It also serves a large number of people.

1995: Cookie Cake

This enormous cookie cake recipe is so simple and fast that I may start making it instead of regular cookies from now on. I don't miss making dough or moving pans in and out of the oven. 

1996: Dirt Cake

This is a delicious delicacy with layers of crushed chocolate sandwich biscuits and creamy filling. You may add a few wrapped chocolate coins or gummy worms on the top.

1997: Cola Cake with Strawberries & Cream

For decades, Southerners have enjoyed cola cake. This simple variation also includes strawberries. Refrigerate it for a beautiful summer dessert.

1998: Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

These chewy snacks are a no-fuss addition to a potluck or bake sale. The secret, I've learned, is to put them in the refrigerator so the chocolate can set before they vanish! 

1999: Confetti Cake

This is a rich and fluffy vanilla cake with a whipped vanilla buttercream and tons of sprinkles. It's almost difficult not to smile when you see the bright flash of rainbow confetti!

2000: Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

These vanilla bean cupcakes are a hit with my kid! Vanilla bean flecks in the soft, delicate cupcakes elevate them to special-occasion quality.