Deep-fried desserts

Nov 9, 2012 at 3:00 a.m. ET

Create the ultimate guilty pleasure by frying up your favorite dessert into a warm, crispy treat.

Fried cupcake

We all love the hot and salty crunch of fried food. Desserts are also quite a sweet delight. Fuse these two culinary delights in your own kitchen.

Deep-fried desserts


  • Any of your favorite desserts
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Canola oil
  • Cream or milk
  • Cake batter



Step 1

Prepare your ingredients by freezing them. Some possible desserts could be cupcakes or cake pops.


Cake pops

If you choose to use a larger dessert, such as a slice of cheesecake, freeze it and cut it into more manageable pieces.


Step 2

Set up your batter and breading. Mix milk or cream with cake batter. Pour Panko bread crumbs into a bowl.

Cake batter and bread crumbs


Step 3

Once your dessert is firm, dip it into the batter and sprinkle bread crumbs over it.

Dip into cake batter

Place breaded dessert back into the freezer.


Step 4

Heat oil to 350 degrees F, or until a piece of bread fries and no longer sinks to the bottom.

Fry food

Fry, one at a time, until golden brown. Place dessert on a rack or paper towels after frying.

Fried foods


Step 5

Serve immediately.

Fried desserts

More dessert ideas

Homemade flavored gourmet marshmallows
S'more dessert pizza
Pie on a stick