National Dessert Day: Recipes for hundreds of cakes, cookies, pies and more

Today is National Dessert Day. And if you ask anyone with a sweet tooth, it makes complete sense to devote an entire day to celebrating the best part of any meal.

Whether it's a piece of peach pie, a heavenly rich chocolate cake, a couple cookies or a scoop of your favorite ice cream, there's always room for dessert. And here at the Los Angeles Times test kitchen, we're always busy cooking up all kinds of sweet endings to any meal. 

PHOTOS: 10 essential dessert recipes

Over the years, we've baked, frozen and stirred more than 500 dessert recipes, including ones readers have sent in for SOS requests and our annual holiday cookie contest. For the perfect way to celebrate today's food holiday, here's a look at all of our dessert recipes. Find the one or two that are right for you and dig in!

30 no bake desserts

Pies and other fruit recipes

Cakes, brownies, muffins and more

Ice cream, granitas and more icy treats

More than 50 recipes for chocolate lovers

Cookies, bars, shortbreads and shortcakes

For more recipes and food news, follow me on Twitter: @Jenn_Harris

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