Top Favorite Desserts In America

There is nothing like a sweet dessert. What is not to love about it? Americans have always loved these sugary sweets and have been everyone's favorite part of a meal. After all, what is a birthday party without a cake? Or how would summer feel like without ice cream? Desserts used to be just about berries and honey, but when refined sugar was introduced, sweet treats were also born.

There is a wide variety of sweets in America and all over the world. A bakery in Sterling Heights, Michigan, may be offering dessert pizza. While in China, your dessert may contain red beans, and in Mexico, a custard-like flan can be on the menu. Wherever you may be in the world, no one can deny that everyone adores desserts. For Americans, the sweeter the dessert, the better. They put their twist in some foreign desserts that most of them have been linked with the United States, which most of them aren't. So here is a list of the top favorite desserts in America.

Apple pie

No dessert is more American than an apple pie. However, apple pies were not invented in the United States. Apple pies were created in 1390 in Europe, but honey was used instead of sugar. Then in the 1700s, apple pie became popular in the United Kingdom and was introduced to American territories. Since then, apple pies can usually be seen in cookbooks during the 18th century, but it was during the 19th century that the one topped with vanilla ice cream or the ala mode version became popular.

Cheesecake

Although recipes to making a cheesecake may vary, the main ingredient will be the same – cheese. The most famous cheesecake would be the New York cheesecake that is made of cream cheese, eggs, sugar, cream, and graham cracker crust. There are unlimited choices when it comes to cheesecake, but the New York style is served with no extra ingredients. However, other types of cheesecakes are served with toppings like fruits, chocolates, cookies, and peanut butter.

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Nobody can say no to a classic chocolate chip cookie. The combination of cookie and chocolate chunks are everyone's favorite. They are usually served fresh from the oven or completely cooled. Others may want them served with an extra scoop of vanilla ice cream or chocolate icing. 

Ice cream

Anyone will scream from ice cream, and will always be everyone's favorite frozen treat. However, it is still uncertain where exactly ice cream was invented, but food historians believe that the Chinese have been enjoying flavored ice since 3000 BC, and it was Marco Polo who brought the idea to Italy, and it was there where the modern ice cream was invented in the 17th century. Since then, families have been enjoying ice cream and have even been other people's comfort food.

Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake is considered to be the most liked cake in the world, especially because it is a popular choice for birthday cakes. It is assumed that it was in 1674 that the first chocolate cake was made. Moreover, in the late 1800s, the German chocolate cake was invented by Sam German, a Texan man. This dessert is made of layers of chocolate cake, topped and filled with coconut peanut frosting. It was in the 1950s that the German chocolate cake became popular, but most people thank Germany for its invention.

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