Baking for someone can be the ultimate act of altruism, and baking for yourself can be one of the most satisfying forms of self love there is. Whether you’re baking a dozen chocolate chip cookies for a friend going through a breakup, a big old chocolate cake for your grandma’s 90th birthday or an entire tray of gooey brownies that you intend to eat all by yourself in bed, you need some go-to recipes.
And we’ve got them all, right here.
We’ve put together a collection of 50 of the best dessert recipes you can find from our favorite food blogs. We’re warning you: these desserts are epic. You will not be able to resist them. So click through the slideshow below, and be prepared to get baking.