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Simple Dessert Recipes: 24 Layered Dessert Recipes

By: Caitlin Lawler, Editor,

Victoria Sponge CakeWe love layered desserts because, whether they are cakes, bars, dessert lasagnas, or parfaits, they look stunning and taste amazing. Their lovely layers allow them to have delicious flavor combinations rather than settling for just one. Our list of 24 Layered Dessert Recipes gives you simple dessert recipes that look like they took hours to prepare. These sweet and creamy desserts are sure to be big hits with your family and dinner guests. The editors at have chosen our favorite layered cakes, no bake desserts, and dessert bars.


Browse this recipe round-up to find a dessert that will look beautiful on the dining room table. Your guests will feel like they're eating a restaurant-quality dessert, and never suspect how easy these incredible creations can be to prepare.


Layered Dessert Recipes



Simple Dessert Recipes: 24 Layered Dessert Recipes

Layered Cake Recipes

Dessert Lasagna Recipes

Layered Dessert Bars

Icebox Cakes

Dessert Parfait Recipes

Look for more layered desserts in our FREE, printable eCookbook, No Bake Desserts: 19 No Bake Dessert Recipes.


Layered Cake Recipes


Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake Fresh Strawberry Cake


  1. Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake - This is the ultimate chocolate dessert, with layers of white and milk chocolate mousse on top of a rich chocolate cake base.
  2. Fresh Strawberry Cake - This lovely strawberry cake has layers of strawberry whipped cream that make it perfect for spring and summer months.
  3. Classic Hummingbird Cake - This classic Southern dessert has a delicious blend of flavors and layers of homemade cream cheese frosting.
  4. Victoria Sponge Cake - Moist sponge cake layers and fresh vanilla whipped cream make this cake perfect for any time of year.
  5. Classic Black Forest Cake - Black forest cake is a rich chocolate cake with a layer of sweet cherry filling on top.


Dessert Lasagna Recipes


S'mores Chocolate LasagnaNo Bake Mocha Mud Pie


  1. Banana Split Lasagna - This wonderful dessert lasagna has all flavors of the banana split sundae. It is the perfect flavor combination.
  2. OMG Chocolate Lasagna - You won't believe how much chocolate flavor is packed into this chocolate lasagna.
  3. No Bake Mocha Pie Lasagna - The classic mud pie is reimagined as a creamy no-bake dessert.
  4. Vanilla Dessert Lasagna - Layers of vanilla make this dessert lasagna one dreamy dessert recipe.
  5. S'mores Chocolate Lasagna - The campfire flavors in this layered dessert are comforting and delicious. Layers of marshmallow and chocolate pudding will make you nostalgic for summer camping trips.
  6. Sex in a Pan - This layered dessert is the perfect no bake dessert. It has a creamy Cool Whip layer on top of vanilla pudding and crushed Pirouette cookies.


Can't get enough dessert lasagna recipes? Don't worry! We have even more great dessert lasagnas right here.


Layered Dessert Bars


Fluffy Jell-O Mousse CakeCreamy Dream Coconut Bars


  1. Fluffy Jell-O Mousse Cake - This easy layered mousse cake is fluffy and fruity, the perfect summer time dessert.
  2. Million Dollar Layered Shortbread Bars - These million dollar bars have layers of shortbread crust, caramel, and chocolate. The perfect combination!
  3. Lavish Lemon Pie Bars - These lemon layers are sure to brighten your day, no matter the time of year.
  4. Creamy Dreamy Coconut Bars - These bars have a homemade coconut crust, topped with vanilla and chocolate layers. They are creamy, dreamy, and delicious.


Icebox Cakes


Coconut Cream Icebox CakeSpiked Biscoff Cookie Icebox Cake


  1. Coconut Cream Icebox Cake - The creamy coconut filling between graham crackers make this dessert taste a lot like a coconut cream pie. It is simple, but oh so tasty.
  2. Spiked Biscoff Cookie Icebox Cake - This cookie butter icebox cake has layers of homemade whipped cream. We know you'll love this dreamy trifle dessert.
  3. Summer Strawberry Icebox Cake - This strawberry icebox cake is perfect for summer: it is fresh, fruity, and delicious.
  4. Boozy Oreo Icebox Cake - The cookies and cream flavors in this icebox cake make it absolutely irresistible.


Dessert Parfait Recipes


Cookies and Cream ParfaitSweet and Salty Strawberry Pretzal Parfaits



  1. Cookies and Cream Parfait - Delicious Oreo cookie layers are paired with cream chocolate mousse to make one decadent and delightful dessert.
  2. Sweet and Salty Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits - These sweet and salty strawberry parfaits have the perfect balance of creaminess and crunch.
  3. Banana Split Parfait - This simple banana split parfait couldn't be easier to make!
  4. No Bake Chocolate Mousse Parfaits - Chocolate shortbread cookies go perfectly with homemade chocolate mousse.
  5. Quick and Easy Raspberry Yogurt Parfait - This creamy raspberry parfait is so quick and easy, you won't believe it.


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I really love layered desserts! Sometimes the chocolate can be too rich so other stuff added in helps.


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