What’s For Dessert by Claire Saffitz – Blog Tour Review

Title: What’s For Dessert

Author: Claire Saffitz

Genre: Cookbook

Publisher: Murdoch Books

Publication Date: 10th November 2022

Rating: 4/5



Claire Saffitz returns with 100 recipes for all dessert people―whether you’re into impressive-yet-easy molten lava cakes, comforting rice pudding, or decadent chestnut brownies.

In this all-new collection, Claire shares recipes for icebox cakes, pies, cobblers, custards, cookies and more, all crafted to be as streamlined as possible. (No stand mixer? No problem! You won’t need one.)

To keep the recipes straightforward and simple, Claire makes sure each recipe is extra efficient, whether you’re making a Whipped Tres Leches Cake with Hazelnuts or Caramel Peanut Popcorn Bars. Fans will find all the warmth, encouragement, and deliciously foolproof recipes with loads of troubleshooting advice that they’ve come to count on from Claire.

Baking recipes include:

Salty Cashew Blondies
Blood Orange Pudding Cake
Easy Apple Galette
Mango-Yoghurt Mousse
Sticky Pumpkin-Chestnut Gingerbread
Flourless Chocolate Meringue Cake
No-Bake Strawberry Ricotta Cheesecake
Banoffee Pudding


I am very much a dessert person with a massive sweet tooth so I jumped at the chance to review What’s For Dessert which aims to make whipping up a yummy pudding stress free and relatively straightforward! There were loads of recipes I’m dying to try out in the book but I went for the marble sheet cake first (I love the way a marble cake looks inside) and I was very pleased with the results! Although I did a bit of a double take at the idea of putting mayonnaise in a cake mix – it actually worked rather nicely and whenever there is a potential problem, Saffitz has provided a solution – something that is often missing in cookbooks in my opinion.

What’s For Dessert is chockablock full of tasty sounding recipes and the book is written in a personable and relaxed manner which I really enjoyed. I’m going to try either the Flourless Chocolate Meringue Cake next or possibly the Blood Orange Pudding – both of which sound mouth-wateringly good! If you are a sweet person then I’d highly recommend picking this book up!


Thank you so much to Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours for inviting me on this tour and organising it. I kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.

Buy the book:

Waterstones | Blackwell’s | Amazon

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