Can You Guess the Dessert Item if We Give You Three Clues?

Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

Are you ready to indulge? Then sink your teeth into this dessert quiz and get a taste of the sweet life! Food is so much more than what you eat. Food can represent lifestyles, ideals, ways of life and entire cultures.  Some techniques of slicing, dicing, frosting and roasting go back thousands of years while others are brand new, which can make sitting down for a meal or a dessert, an adventure.      

Desserts come in a variety of shapes, textures, sizes and flavors. From the jiggly fluffy cheesecakes of Japan to muted Mediterranean sweets and American classics like cherry pie, there is a lot out there to love. In fact, pies go all the way back to the days of the Ancient Egyptians, who ate pies full of honey and figs. Now they are such an American classic that it is estimated Americans buy over 180 million pies in grocery stores a year, spending roughly $700 million on the popular dessert.  

Of course, the debate over whether pies or cakes are better is always an excuse for a round of desserts!

Humans sure do love their sweets! If you are an avid dessert lover with a taste for the sweet, the fluffy, the cute and the decorative who is always ready for seconds, get a taste of this ultimate dessert quiz!  


This dessert is baked, is round, and has chocolate bits in it.

These cookies were invented in Massachusetts in the 1930s. They were invented by the American chef Ruth Graves Wakefield.

This dessert is candy, is bean-shaped, and is tiny.

Jelly beans were invented in America during the Civil War. They have candy shells and dense gel interiors and come in many flavors.

This dessert doesn't have nuts, is large, and each half is frosted differently.

Black and white cookies are popular treats brought to the U.S. by Bavarian immigrants in the early 20th century. They are frosted vanilla on one side and chocolate on the other.

This dessert is Turkish, comes in a wide variety of flavors, and is served in cubes.

These confections are famous around the world, though their origin within Turkey is not known. Common flavors are rosewater, Bergamot orange, cinnamon and mint.

This dessert is chocolate, has layers, and coconut-pecan frosting.

Despite its name, German chocolate cake is actually a U.S.-invented dessert. It's named after American chocolate maker Samuel German, not the country itself.

This dessert is frosted, baked in a paper cup, and meant to serve one person.

Cupcakes, or fairy cakes, are a popular personal dessert that originated in the United States. They are often frosted and can be intricately decorated.

These desserts are tarts, small, and popular throughout Asia.

Egg tarts, or dan ta, are popular throughout Asia. They consist of a baked pastry crust filled with egg custard.

This dessert is made of cake crumbs, covered in icing, and styled as a lollipop.

Cake pops are styled from cake crumbs into lollipops. This kitschy modern dessert is quite popular and even sold at Starbucks locations in some countries.

This type of dessert is a candy, often black, and comes from the roots of the licorice plant.

Licorice is a candy that is flavored with extract from the roots of the licorice plant. It is a popular sweet around the world.

This dessert is a pie, is popular in North America, and is flavored with spiced pumpkin.

Pumpkin pie is popular in the US and Canada during the fall season. It is mostly associated with the Thanksgiving holiday in both countries.

This dessert has no icing, a graham cracker crust, and is made with cream cheese.

Cheesecakes are a popular dessert. American-style cheesecakes are not actually cakes, but baked cheese custard pies.

This dessert is a cake, contains pineapple, and is commonly eaten in the American South.

Hummingbird cake is a banana-pineapple spice cake covered in cream cheese frosting. This cake originates in Jamaica, where it is also known as the Doctor Bird cake.

This dessert is a pastry, is fried, and is popular in New Orleans.

Beignets refer to deep-fried choux pastry. Of French origin, these pastries are a New Orleans staple served with powdered sugar.

This dessert is of French origin, can be thick or thin, and involves egg yolks.

Custards are diverse and can be found between layers of cake and inside eclairs. They can even be used in savory foods like quiches.

This dessert is fluffy, white, and a candy.

Ancient Egyptians were the first ever to eat marshmallows. Royalty ate them medicinally for coughs and wounds.

This dessert is a waffle, is Dutch, and is filled with caramel syrup.

Stroopwafel literally translates to "syrup waffle." It's a waffle with two thin layers and caramel syrup between them.

This dessert is a cake, is white in color, and is fluffy in texture.

Angel cake is known for its light and fluffy texture. It's different from other cakes in that it uses no butter.

This dessert is ring-shaped, a cake, and named after the pan it is baked in.

Bundt cakes are cooked in Bundt pans, which give them their unique shape. There is no single recipe for these cakes, their name depends entirely on their shape.

This dessert is English, a bun, and was a favorite of royalty.

Chelsea buns were created by the Bun House in Chelsea, England in the 18th century. They are a sweet dessert that can have currants or raisins in it.

This dessert is French, served chilled, and made of layers of meringue.

Dacquoise is a delicate French dessert. It's made with layers of almond or hazelnut meringue and whipped cream or buttercream.

This dessert is Iranian, made of cold noodles, and involves semi-frozen rosewater syrup.

Faloodeh is known in many western countries as a noodle dessert. It is served cold.

This dessert is small, is frog head-shaped, and is a South Australian icon.

Frog cakes were invented in the 1920s in South Australia, and have become iconic since. These froggy sponge cakes come in several colors.

This dessert involves crisp ginger biscuits, has icing, and is building shaped.

Making and decorating gingerbread houses is a popular Christmas tradition, especially loved by children. While most are small, life-size gingerbread houses have been built before.

This dessert is fruit-based, is impaled on a stick, and is dipped in caramel.

Caramel apples are a famous treat from the U,S. They are often eaten in the fall or served at fairs.

This dessert is rectangular, Turkish, and made of carrots.

This traditional Turkish dessert is made of caramelized carrots, coconut shreds and nuts. According to myth, it is an aphrodisiac.

This dessert is cup-shaped, contains peanut butter, and also chocolate.

These candies are among the most popular in America. The most common type of chocolate used in them is milk chocolate.

This dessert is a candy, is popular in Brazil, and is made with cheese.

This dessert is a common bakery item in Brazil. It uses both grated coconut and cheese.

This dessert often involves chocolate, is cooked in a slab, and then cut into serving squares.

Brownies are a classic American dessert that can be fudgy or cakey. Blondies are brownies made with brown sugar instead of chocolate.

This dessert is a candy, is brightly colored, and is made of hard sugar.

Rock candy is from Persia. Sugar crystals form in water supersaturated with sugar over the course of about a week. Sometimes, food coloring is added.

This popular dessert is a cookie, is American, and is rolled in cinnamon and sugar.

Snickerdoodles are sugar cookies rolled in cinnamon and sugar. It's thought their origin might be in Germany or New England.

This dessert is a cake, is filled with custard inside, and is glazed with chocolate outside.

The Boston cream pie is the official dessert of Massachusetts. It contains yellow sponge cake, custard or cream, and a chocolate glaze.

This dessert is custard, is French, and has a hard top.

This dessert has a rich custard base and a layer or hard crunchy caramel on top. It is traditionally a vanilla dessert and while it's known in France, may have actually been created in Catalonia.

This dessert is a cake, is from Eastern Europe and Russia, and can be found in many Jewish bakeries in the U.S.

Jewish Babka is made from twisted dough and topped with streusel. It's filled with either chocolate or cinnamon.

This dessert is Chinese, is a cake, and is considered a lucky food.

Chongyang cake is traditionally served at the Chinese Chongyang Festival. This rice flour cake is baked and steamed and then decorated with jujube fruit and nuts.

This dessert is airy, involves fruit, and is of Russian origin.

Zefir is a fluffy treat made by whipping fruit puree with sugar and egg whites. They are known in Russia and former Soviet Union countries.

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