Food & Drink

Desserts in Dallas That Will Ruin You (in a Good Way)

Published On 11/10/2015 Published On 11/10/2015
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The Drunken Nut

Emporium Pies

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Bishop Arts District

No, not you, the pie! So much for walking off a few calories after dinner while in Bishop Arts since any walk invariably ends at Emporium Pies. The Drunken Nut is an elevated version of a classic Texas pecan pie. "Elevated" meaning it’s loaded with pecans, bourbon, brown sugar, and butter.

Mesero - Henderson

Cinco leches cake

Mesero

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Henderson Ave

Tres leches cake is a Tex-Mex standard, so quatro leches cake took things a notch further. Now we have reached the ultimate decadence of cinco leches cake. Since we’re keeping count, that brings it to a whopping five versions of milk in a single cake -- whole milk, heavy cream, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and dulce de leche. We’ll just say it’s good for your bone health, as well.  

Cake Bar

Key lime cake

Cake Bar

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Trinity Groves

Sure, there are plenty of great places to have dinner in Trinity Grover. But when the server asks if you saved room for dessert, you’ll want to politely decline and walk straight to Cake Bar, because a slice of Key lime cake is waiting. It bakes the traditional flavors of key lime pie into a impressively green slice of made-from-scratch cake.

Whiskey Cake

Whiskey cake

Whiskey Cake

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Plano

What’s in a name? Well that all depends, except when the name is Whiskey Cake, in which case everything is in the name. This namesake cake is a knockout punch of toffee torte, spiced pecans, and a bourbon anglaise. A designated driver might be necessary after a slice of this cake -- not from of the bourbon but the impending sugar daze.

Tara Brahmi

Pumpkin soufflé

Rise Nº1

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University Park

Just when we thought that pumpkin couldn’t possibly be infused into another aspect of our lives, the soufflé connoisseurs at Rise Nº1 come along with their seasonal pumpkin soufflé to prove us wrong once again. It turns out there is no end to the ways pumpkin can be added to something and make it awesome.

Malai Kitchen

Mango sticky rice smash

Malai Kitchen

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Uptown

The mango sticky rice smash at Malai Kitchen is equal parts beautiful and delicious. Deconstructed layers of sticky rice, crisped rice treat, and mango sit in a bath of cool and refreshing coconut milk.

Parigi Restaurant

Chocolate glob

Parigi

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Oaklawn

To call the chocolate glob a molten chocolate cake would be an insult. This is more of a chocolate implosion topped with a dollop of whipped cream. The fact that the Chocolate Glob is both crispy and gooey seems to defy nature.

Tillmans Roadhouse

Tableside s'mores

Tillman's Roadhouse

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Bishop Arts District

What’s camping without a campfire? And to that end, what’s a campfire without s’mores? Wouldn’t you be more excited for s’mores if it didn’t entail sleeping on the ground? Tillman’s Roadhouse has the answer to all these questions: tableside s’mores.

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Galaktoboureko

Stratos Taverna

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North Dallas

Trying to pronounce it is the hard part (gala-ko-boor-ee-ko). The easy part is enjoying this honey- and cinnamon-covered flakey phyllo, layered with orange-infused custard. Opa.

Remedy

The Bob

Remedy

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Lower Greenville

The dessert doctors at Remedy honestly believe that the answer to all of life’s problems lay somewhere between the dark chocolate ice cream, caramel, and whipped cream of “The Bob” ice cream sundae. We would have to agree.

Victor Tangos

Warm sticky toffee cake

Victor Tangos

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Henderson

It’s warm. It’s sticky. It’s toffee. It’s cake. Need we say more?

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