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Dessert Ideas for Large Groups

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
If you need dessert ideas for a large group and are confused about the quantity of their ingredients then do not worry. This story will help you learn a few easy dessert recipes for a party.
Imagine you are having a party at your place on a weekend and you need dessert ideas for a party of about 70 people. Or you have volunteered to help out at your kid's school and need to prepare dessert recipes for a large group of children! May be you need dessert ideas for large group of people coming home from your spouse's office.
You feel pretty hopeless in such a situation and do not want to let down your loved ones. This article will cover some appealing and easy dessert recipes for a crowd and will prove to be not only a crowd pulling dessert but an also crowd pleasing recipe.

Easy Dessert Recipes for Large Groups

Blueberry Cobbler Dessert Recipes for Party

  • Fresh blueberries, 3 lb.
  • Flour, 3 cups
  • Sweetened condensed milk, 2⅔ cups
  • Softened butter, 1 cup
  • Grated lemon peel, 1 tbsp.
  • Baking powder, 4 tsp.
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
Method of Preparation
  • Pre-heat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using a fork or your fingers to crumble butter into the bowl.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and stir to mix well.
  • Add the lemon peel.
  • Now, stir in the blueberries.
  • Pour the blueberry mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  • Sprinkle Streusel Topping (recipe below) over the blueberry batter.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes, until golden brown.
  • If you want to prevent the topping from turning too dark, cover the pie with foil for the final 15 minutes of baking.
  • Insert a toothpick near the center of the cobbler and check if its ready.
  • If the toothpick comes out clean, the blueberry cobbler is ready to be served.

Streusel Topping Recipe

  • Flour, 1 cup
  • Brown sugar, ½ cup
  • Chopped Pecans, ½ cup
  • Softened butter, ⅓ cup
Method of Preparation
  • Mix flour and sugar in a mixing bowl and add butter.
  • Mix well until crumbly.
  • Stir in the Pecans into the mixture.
  • The Streusel topping is ready to be poured on the blueberry batter.
Preparation time: 20 - 25 minutes
Number of Serves: 15 - 18 depending on portion size

Peach-Raspberry Compote Dessert Recipe for a Crowd

  • Raspberries (frozen in syrup), 20 oz.
  • Peaches (sliced, canned, in syrup), 1 can
  • Peach syrup, 1 pint
  • Dairy sour cream, 1 quart
  • Brown sugar, 1½ cups
  • Sugar, 1 cup
  • Butter (melted), ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract, 2 tsp.
  • Ground cinnamon, ½ tsp.
  • Ground cloves, ¼ tsp.
Method of Preparation
  • Mix the dairy sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon.
  • Chill the mixture to prepare vanilla sour cream topping for the peach raspberry compote dessert recipe for a crowd.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • Thaw the frozen raspberries.
  • Save the liquid after draining the peaches.
  • Add peaches in a shallow, full-size steam table pan and sprinkle raspberries over it.
  • Mix brown sugar and the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour this mixture over the fruits. Bake on 350°F. in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Serve the dessert warm with chilled vanilla sour cream topping.
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Number of Serves: 24 servings of ½ cup each.

Coconut Chocolate Dessert Recipes for Large Group

Ingredients for the Cake
  • Eggs, 2
  • All-purpose flour, 2 cups
  • Sugar, 2 cups
  • Butter or margarine, 1 cup
  • Water, 1 cup
  • Buttermilk, ½ cup
  • Baking cocoa, ¼ cup
  • Baking soda, 1 tsp.
  • Vanilla extract, 1 tsp.
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
Ingredients for the Topping
  • Coconut, 14 oz.
  • Evaporated milk (divided), 12 oz.
  • Marshmallows, 20 lg.
  • Slivered almonds (toasted and divided), 2 cups
  • Sugar (divided), 1¼ cups
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup
  • Butter or margarine, ½ cup
Method of Preparation
  • Add flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Combine butter, water, and cocoa in a saucepan.
  • Cook and stir the butter and cocoa until butter is melted.
  • Add it to the dry ingredients.
  • Mix eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla and add it to chocolate mixture and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 15x10x1" baking pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20 - 25 minutes.
  • Check for doneness, using a toothpick inserted in the center and this toothpick is supposed to come out clean.
  • While the cake is being baked in the oven, in a saucepan, add 1 cup evaporated milk, ¾ cup sugar and marshmallows and cook until the marshmallows melt.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the coconut. Immediately sprinkle 1 cup almonds over cake and spread coconut mixture over the top.
  • Sprinkle the cake with the remaining almonds.
  • Keep in mind the pan will be full by now.
  • Now combine butter with remaining milk and sugar in a saucepan.
  • Cook and stir till the butter melts.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips till they melt.
  • Drizzle over almonds. Allow it to cool.
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Number of Serves: 20

Orange-Pineapple Bavarian Trifle Dessert Ideas for Party

  • Pound cake, 4 loaves
  • Orange juice (divided), 1 gallon
  • Confectioners' sugar, 1 lb.
  • Pineapple (crushed and drained), 2 ½ quarts
  • Whipping cream, 2 quarts
  • Cold water, 1 quart
  • Granulated sugar, 1 pint
  • Lemon juice, 1 cup
  • Gelatin, 8 tbsp.
  • Pineapple extract, 2 tsp.
Method of Preparation
  • Mix 1 quart of the orange juice, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water, letting it stand until gelatin is moistened.
  • Remove orange juice mixture from heat and stir in softened gelatin.
  • Mix well to dissolve gelatin.
  • Stir in the remaining orange juice.
  • Add pineapple extract to the mixture and chill until partially set, for about 1 hour.
  • Whip cream with confectioners' sugar till it is stiff.
  • Slowly add gelatin mixture and continue beating at low speed, until fully blended.
  • In a single layer, place pound cake slices in two 20 x 12 x 3-inch steam table pans.
  • Spoon pineapple mixture over cake slices.
  • Divide the gelatin mixture between the two pans, and spread evenly.
  • Chill until firm.
  • Cut the cake into 2½ x 4-inch pieces.
  • You can top each serving with a rosette of whipped cream and a red maraschino cherry, for added flavor.
Preparation time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Number of Serves: 42
You can try these recipes, the next time you need easy dessert recipes for a crowd. These easy to prepare recipes help you bake a great dessert that will surely win over the hearts of everyone in a crowd.
Enjoy preparing easy dessert recipes for large groups and take delight in sharing it with people attending the party.