Celebrated annually on October 14, National Dessert Day is a day to indulge in that wonderful, sweet ending to a meal. Or even replacement; let’s face it, we’ve all done it before. Over the years, desserts have changed from natural candies and nuts to complex soufflés and multi-layered cakes, and we couldn’t be happier. The very first desserts required minimal effort or preparation since ancient cultures were more focused on the nutrition in food in order to survive. Now, there are so many options in desserts that we just want them all.
In honor of this sweet day, here are a few of our favorite dessert delights across Utah.
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Tollhouse Pie from The Dodo | 1355 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City
When thinking of The Dodo you just automatically think about their pies. While the restaurant is famous for its diverse range of entrees, one could argue that it’s even more famous for its pies. The big-time fan favorite Tollhouse Pie to be exact. Served cold or warm, with ice cream if requested, and topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate chips, this gooey, cookie-esque pie is among the best desserts in Salt Lake City.
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Chocolate Iced Chocolate Cake Donut from Dunford Bakers | 8556 S 2940 W, West Jordan
Making quality breads and pastries since 1931, Dunford Bakers is doing something right. Distributed to many staple grocery stores around Utah, the chocolate iced chocolate cake donut is an original crowd pleaser. It’s a simple, round, weighty piece of chocolatey goodness that has seemingly been perfected by Dunford Bakers and is definitely a must try.
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Cake Bites from The Sweet Tooth Fairy | Several Utah Locations
Originated from Costa Mesa, California, and winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, The Sweet Tooth Fairy now fulfills our dreams by bringing a dash of confectionary charm across the country. Stop by one of the many Utah locations and wrap your hands around their perfect little bite sized cakes, dipped in chocolate. These delicacies are a staple at each Sweet Tooth Fairy location and the perfect way to celebrate and share National Dessert day with your family and friends. Check out the list of flavors here.
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The Mia from RubySnap| 770 South 300 West, Salt Lake City
Oh snap, what would Salt Lake City do without RubySnap? Owner Tami Steggell knows how to make a perfect cookie that tastes just as delectable as it looks. Head over to their location on 300 West and try the Mia, a vanilla bean sugar cookie topped with a buttercream beet frosting – that’s right, beet. Or, try Ruby’s October treat: Roasted butternut squash goodness topped with spiced mascarpone (pictured). Check out all of RubySnap’s mouthwatering flavors here.
Which desserts are grabbing your sweet tooth’s attention on this National Dessert Day? We would love to know!