Do you love eating cashew nuts? Well, they’re definitely delicious! Roasted cashew? Yum. Salt + cashew? Also yum. Heck, even raw cashews are good! And not only do they taste good, but they’re also very versatile. You can use cashews in pretty much any food dish. But the best way we love cashews is by eating them in a dessert! In case you didn’t know, cashews are important components in many types of desserts. Check out this list of cashew desserts we compiled.
Fair warning though – you might end up craving after reading!
Why are cashews great in desserts, though?
That’s a good question. Well, you see, cashew nuts have a nice, crunchy texture. Plus, they’re soft enough to become cashew cream for desserts.
Got it? Good.
Now, on to our list of desserts with cashew!
1. Caramel Cashew Cheesecake – a cashew dessert classic
Raw cashews have a nice, buttery flavor that works well with caramel and cheesecake. Imagine a crust with a delicious filling of cream cheese, brown sugar, cashew, and caramel sauce. That sounds delicious already, right?
Now, add the following ingredients: vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt… Yum! Now that’s a caramel cashew cheesecake!
Best enjoyed with a glass of milk for awesome flavors. And speaking of awesome flavors, chocolate cheesecake sounds pretty good too!
Oh, and you can also do cashew cheesecake bars instead of a whole cake. Much better for storage and for light snacking.
2. Cashew Cookies – desserts made from cashew
Raw cashews taste great, but why not cashews in cookie form? We all know that cookies are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. We also know that too much sugar can be bad for you. So instead of an actual cookie, try eating a cookie made from cashew nuts. They have amazing health benefits! Plus, they can be more nutritionally balanced.
Eat them as desserts or as snacks. You can also add chocolate chips and end up with cashew chocolate chip cookies!
3. Cashew Butter – included in cashew desserts or not?
Okay, maybe this isn’t exactly a dessert. But if you’re on the keto diet, this low carb butter can be a dessert! Besides, you can’t exactly put this on bread, right? Unless it’s low carb bread made with cashew flour. Desserts are anything you want to be anyway, so all good.
Cashew butter is great for snacking, too! You can even choose either a smooth, creamy texture or a kind that’s crunchy and chunky.
And just in case you’re wondering, “What can I make with cashew butter?”, you can make plenty. Your cashew butter won’t go to waste as just a spread or as a snack.
4. Baklava with cashews – a unique cashew dessert
Wait, what’s baklava, exactly? Baklava is a layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, chopped nuts, and syrup or honey. No one knows the origin of baklava, but it’s pretty popular in Iranian, Turkish, and Arab cuisines.
If you’re wondering if it’s possible to get baklava in the Philippines, yes, it is. And also, mostly, baklava has walnuts or pistachios for ingredients, but some use cashews. Cashew baklava is something to be experienced, especially if you like cashews over other nuts.
5. Brownie cashew – a classic dessert enhanced by cashews
Who doesn’t like brownies? We bet no one reading this will say no if anyone offered them this classic treat. Of course, if you want to enhance brownies further, why not add cashews? Cocoa powder plus cashews equal one nutty, texture-y treat. Heat them up if store-bought to get the best flavor. Just make sure they cool completely before you dig in.
6. Cashew brittle – not your usual brittle
If you’re not familiar with brittle, it’s basically pieces of hard sugar candy. Nuts protrude from the surface. They taste better than they sound, believe me.
Who here hasn’t enjoyed peanut brittle from Baguio? Too bad for people in Manila, Baguio is kind of far. Thankfully, there are many makers of brittle. And not just any kind – cashew brittle!
It’s a very simple dessert, composed of cashews, butter, sugar, corn syrup, and baking soda. But the taste… well, we’ll just leave for you to taste it. It’s a must-try, for sure.
7. Greek yogurt fruit tart – a fresh cashew treat
This Greek Yogurt dessert is definitely one of a kind! It’s made with Greek Yogurt and various fruits. So where are the cashews?
Well, the base is made with date and cashew, so you end up with a sweet and salty crust. The combination of the crust with the fruits and yogurt make for one refreshing dessert. Some don’t like Greek yogurt, so some shops use vanilla yogurt instead. That sounds good to us, too!
Make your own cashew desserts with The Bailiwick Academy.
Did our list of cashew desserts get your sweet tooth going? Well, you can go out and buy those desserts with cashew nuts. Or even better, enroll in our latest online classes with Chef Joey Prats. They’re both cashew cake recipes we’re sure you’ll love.
Festive Cashew Tart
You know cashew tarts? Those delicious, boat-shaped tarts made with caramel and cashew filling? Well, they’re so good, Chef Joey decided to make his high-end version in a pie/cake form. And of course, it’s made with ingredients that are so delicious: cashew, salted caramel, and a super buttery crust. And not only that: this tart will have a very rich salted caramel buttercream and caramel shards!
Take one bite and you will feel it melt in your mouth. Flavors are enhanced by Chef Joey’s secret ingredient. It’s one masterpiece you wouldn’t want to miss making!
Have you heard of Nelusko? It’s a classic Filipino cake that’s been around since the 1970s. Apparently, no one knows the origin of this dessert, but all that matters is that it’s delicious!
Chef Joey grew up loving this cake made by his mother and amazing chef, Chef Myrna Prats. Sadly, the recipe got lost back in the 1990 earthquake. So Chef Joey recreated the original recipe – with a few tweaks of his own.
Nelusko is another one of the many cashew nut recipes. Sweet and chocolatey. Yum!
It is basically composed of layers of chocolate chiffon cake, dark chocolate buttercream, and cashew nut praline. But true to Chef Joey’s cooking style, you’re going to enjoy a whole new level of taste and texture.
And as a bonus, Chef Joey will share with you his techniques for tempering chocolate using the seeding method. It’s a process you will find invaluable, especially if you plan to become a professional baker.
Enroll in our cashew desserts classes today!
Like with any of our classes, you will get plenty of useful kitchen tips. You’ll also get advice on costing, shelf life, and more. And don’t worry, these cashew dessert recipes will be easy recipes to follow. You’ll be able to make your own cashew dessert in no time.
Plus, if you don’t know yet what you’re going to serve for the holidays, why not these dessert recipes? And since they’re from Chef Joey, they’re guaranteed to be delicious!
What are you waiting for? Enroll in The Bailiwick Academy now!
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