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YOLO! 10 Desserts Worth the Splurge

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If you're going to jump off the calorie cliff, make it worthwhile. From Latin Flan to Coconut Dream Pie, all of these indulgent sweets are worth ditching your diet for.


Latin Flan is a rich, sweet custard topped with caramel sauce. This version tastes like a cross between pudding and cheesecake. GET THE RECIPE


You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter, and this elegant-looking icebox cake is no exception. The best part: you don't even need to turn on the oven. GET THE RECIPE


Inspired by the "Obsessive Ricotta Cheesecake" in Gina DePalma's Dolce Italiano, Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen, this cheesecake is a hybrid between an American-style cheesecake and an Italian-style cheesecake. GET THE RECIPE


These boozy brownies with a swirl of tangy cheesecake are cakey on the bottom, alternately fudgy and creamy in the center, and crisp on top. GET THE RECIPE


This warm banana cake drizzled with hot toffee sauce is a twist on the classic English dessert, sticky toffee pudding. GET THE RECIPE


Spiked with bourbon, this warm and chocolate-y bread pudding is the ultimate comfort food. Top it with vanilla ice cream and you've got a grown-up brownie sundae. GET THE RECIPE


Carrot cakes are usually heavy and dense, but this one is light with a fine texture. The secret is finely chopping the carrots in a food processor rather than grating them. GET THE RECIPE


Who can resist a red velvet cupcake with its subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color, and lavish swirl of tangy cream cheese frosting on top? GET THE RECIPE


With a buttery shortbread crust and luscious lemon filling, these bright squares are as pretty as they are delicious. GET THE RECIPE


A coconut-scented crust filled with creamy coconut custard, all covered in a pillow of whipped cream and heaps of toasted coconut -- this pie is downright dreamy. GET THE RECIPE