Winter is the perfect time of year to hone your baking skills. After all, there’s nothing cozier than cuddling up on the couch with a soft blanket and a tray of warm brownies, fresh from the oven. A mug of spiked hot chocolate sipped in front of the fire does the trick too, and we’d never turn our noses up at a serving of slow cooker bread pudding. But there’s actually a whole world of heartwarming desserts to explore. If you really want to take your winter coziness to the next level, check out these 24 warm dessert recipes. From pudding cakes to skillet cookies, these sweet treats will make winter’s chill a thing of the past.


1. Pomegranate Vanilla Cobbler: Pomegranates, juicy berries and a vanilla bean pastry mean you’ll definitely reach for seconds of this cobbler. Top it with ice cream for something truly heavenly. (via How Sweet Eats)


2. Sweet Potato Cobbler: If you like sweet potato pie, you’ll go wild over this cobbler. Best of all, it’s served warm, so you’ll feel extra-cozy with each and every bite. (via Yummy Addiction)

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3. Deep Dish German Chocolate Cake Skillet Cookie: Cookies and cake combine in this skillet for the ultimate warm dessert. With ooey-gooey chocolate and coconut, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. (via Carlsbad Cravings)


4. Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler: Forget pie — this pumpkin pecan cobbler has it all. Spread pumpkin batter, a layer of brown sugar and pecans (plus some hot water in a pan), then in the oven it magically separates into a layer of gooey pumpkin pecan caramel topped with buttery cake. (via Lauren’s Latest)


5. Lemon Lava Cakes: Oh-Em-Gee! You’ve had more than your fair share of chocolate lava cakes, but it’s time to switch things up. This recipes swaps regular chocolate for lemon and white chocolate for a sunshiny new take on a classic recipe. (via Show Me the Yummy)


6. Deep Dish Nutella Skillet Cookie: Ultra-rich, this moist cookie gets extra flavor thanks to Nutella. After all, the only thing better than eating Nutella out of the jar is scooping it from a warm skillet, amirite? (via Kirbie’s Cravings)


7. Warm Caramel Carrot Cake: We usually think of carrot cake as a spring dessert, but not so anymore. This recipe gives it the warm, caramelized makeover it deserves, so it’s perfect for winter too. (via Garnish and Glaze)


8. Red Velvet Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie: Nothing screams dessert quite like red velvet and chocolate chunks. This warm skillet cookie is just begging to be eaten with ice cream, preferably on the couch while watching your favorite movie. (via The Gold Lining Girl)


9. Chocolate Cobbler: It turns out you don’t need fruit to make a mean cobbler. This recipe swaps the produce for chocolate, and it looks absolutely divine. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)


10. Pumpkin Bread Pudding: Homey pumpkin bread pudding becomes downright luxurious when smothered in brown sugar sauce. A dollop of whipped cream is all you need to really take things to the next level. (via Strawberry Blondie Kitchen)


11. Cranberry Pudding Cake: Fresh cranberries and orange zest fill this moist pudding cake with flavor. But it’s the warm butter sauce that really makes it stand out. (via Taste and Tell)


12. Salted Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding: This recipe gives new life to bread pudding in a big way, thanks to the addition of buttery, flaky croissants. Then, a drizzle of warm salted caramel takes it from breakfast to dessert in one fell swoop. (via A Bajillion Recipes)


13. Sütlaç (Turkish Rice Pudding): Creamy and warm, Turkish rice pudding is one way to beat winter’s chill. It’s rich and comforting, and the broiled surface — sprinkled with cinnamon before serving — is worth fighting over. (via Cooking the Globe)


14. Apple and Marzipan Tart: Apples and the almond flavor of marzipan are a match made in heaven in this dessert. If you’re really feeling indulgent, we wouldn’t say no to a generous drizzle of warm salted caramel on top… (via Super Golden Bakes)


15. Apples Foster Bread Pudding: This recipe takes bread pudding from breakfast to dessert with a luscious butterscotch sauce. Then again, it goes pretty well with a cup of coffee too, so why not start your day with something sweet? (via Lemons for Lulu)

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16. Chocolate Hand Pies: If you love Pop Tarts, you’ll adore this pastry. Chocolate dough is filled with chocolate, then topped with (you guessed it!) even more chocolate, for an ultra-dreamy dessert. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)


17. Warm Gingerbread Cake: Gingerbread isn’t just for cookies! This cake is served warm and topped with caramel sauce to balance it’s slight spiciness. (via The Recipe Critic)


18. Quick Apple Turnovers: When you want something warm and sweet, but don’t have a lot of time, this recipe does the trick. Warm apples are tucked into flaky puff pastry for a dessert that you’ll make again and again. (via Jo Cooks)

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19. Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake: Cinnamon rolls are already pretty indulgent. That’s why it makes sense that this warm cake, drizzled with pumpkin spice icing, is billed as dessert. (via Lil’ Luna)

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20. Irish Apple Cake: If you love apple desserts, this cake is right up your alley. Filled with fruit and drizzled with a warm custard sauce, it’s a fun departure from the usual apple pie. (via The Kitchen McCabe)

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21. Peanut Butter Chocolate Lava Cakes: There’s one thing in this world that seems to make chocolate even better, and that’s peanut butter. That’s especially true with these warm and melty lava cakes, perfect on their own or topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)


22. Almond Amaretto Pound Cake: For a dessert as fragrant as it is flavorful, try this warm cake. It’s loaded with almond and amaretto, then drizzled with a warm amaretto caramel sauce for even more flavor. (via The Novice Chef)


23. Sugar Cookie Caramel Pudding Cake: When two desserts combine into one, it’s always a good thing. This time, sugar cookies and pudding cake create a totally dreamy dessert, made even more luxurious by a generous drizzle of caramel sauce and a dollop of ice cream. (via With Salt & Wit)


24. Warm Lemon Pudding Cake: This warm dessert is all about texture. A light and airy cake tops a warm and luscious lemon pudding below, and the whole thing is sprinkled with powdered sugar for a delightful balance of tangy and sweet lemon flavor. (via Seasons and Suppers)

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