It is common for us to view dessert as an essential part of any meal. It’s always delightful to finish a hearty meal with a sweet treat. However, it can sometimes be boring to have the same old treats all the time, which is why learning about new ones is so rewarding. You’ll find this article helpful if you feel the same way.
The following is a list of all the desserts that begin with Y, along with a short description. There are desserts on this list that you can think of and even a few you can’t think of. The general list also includes sections for Italian, German, Mexican, and French desserts, so you can see what’s available.
You can find many of these desserts (or their ingredients) in local markets, grocery stores, or even local stores. This way, you can try all of them out if you wish.
Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Desserts that start with Y
The following are five desserts that begin with Y and their short descriptions. Check out each one below to learn more!
Yellow Layer Cake – Traditionally, yellow cakes were leavened with baking powder rather than yeast or egg whites in the 19th century to incorporate air. The cake is known as a celebration cake and is thought to have originated from the English pound cake. Layer cakes are composed of multiple cake layers, held together by frosting or another type of filling, such as jam or preserves. You can make layer cakes from most cake recipes; butter and sponge cakes are popular options.
Yodels – Yodels are cream-filled frosted cakes made by Drake’s company in Ohio, which was acquired by McKee Foods when Old HB became bankrupt. In the United States, Yodels are primarily distributed on the East Coast. Swiss cake rolls by Little Debbie and Hostess Brands are similar.
Year-Round Cherry Pie – Year-Round Cherry Pie is a dessert you can enjoy all year long since they only call for frozen tart cherries as filling. A cherry pie consists of a cherry filling baked inside. Cherries are traditionally used in cherry pie rather than sweet cherries. Other varieties of cherries can also be used, such as black cherries. Morello cherries are among the most common cherries used. The first English settlers brought a pie to America.
Yellow Key Lime Pie – Key Lime Pie is a dessert pie topped with an egg yolk mixture and sweetened condensed milk in a shortbread or graham cracker crust. There are several ways to serve it, including plain, with a meringue topping, or with whipped cream. Although it is traditionally not baked, most people prefer it cooked since raw egg yolks are used in the filling.
Italian desserts that start with Y
We could not find any desserts starting with the letter Y during our search, possibly because this letter is not commonly used in Italy. Feel free to send us desserts you know of so we can include them on our list.
German desserts that start with Y
Additionally, we have not found any German desserts starting with Y, likely due to the letter Y not being prominent in German. If you know of one we haven’t encountered, please send it to us so we can add it.
Mexican desserts that start with Y
There aren’t any Mexican desserts that start with the letter Y that we are aware of, but there might be some we don’t know about. So we’d be happy to add it to the list if you know of one.
French desserts that start with Y
Yule log – A Yule log is a classic dessert served during the Christmas season. As a form of sweet roulade, it is made from sponge cake that resembles a miniature Yule log. This cake is traditionally made with genoise, baked in a shallow Swiss roll pan, iced, rolled, and iced again to form a cylinder. Among the most common combinations are yellow sponge cake and chocolate buttercream, but other options include chocolate cake, ganache, and liqueur-flavored icings.
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