Decadent Desserts Menu – Foods to Include!

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Are you a fan of sweet and indulgent treats? Or do you have a customer base that’s a fan of decadent desserts? Well, this blog is for you: we’re going to talk about the creation of a decadent desserts menu that will satisfy any sugar lover’s sweet tooth!

And you know the best part? You may already have the ingredients of some of these suggestions, so you can get started right away after reading this blog!

Excited? Well, without any further ado, let’s get to some decadent dessert ideas!

Decadent desserts meaning what, exactly?

When you call food decadent, what exactly does it mean? What does decadent mean in food? 

Well, the term usually refers to food that is rich, luxurious, and indulgent. And that usually means the food is high-calorie, high-fat, and high-sugar – definitely considered things you shouldn’t be eating on a keto diet. So in short, to answer the question, “What are decadent desserts?”, they’re desserts that taste super good – but are also super unhealthy.

Decadent foods are usually associated with events that are lavish or celebratory, like holidays, special events, or romantic evenings (hello Valentines!).

How did decadent food come to be? 

The story of this is actually quite an interesting one. According to, the “decadent movement” began in 19th-century France. Certain young and sophisticated people in Europe, for some reason, believed that civilization was, well, doomed.

And since everything was doomed, why not just make everything as pleasurable as possible, including food – even if it doesn’t make sense?

Well, as you read this, you’re probably already going, “Well, the word didn’t end!”, and you’re right. It’s just that a lot was happening back during that time, so we guess that’s why they thought that way.

Now, is “decadent” good or bad? Well, we would answer it really depends on your perspective. But one good thing about that movement is that the idea of decadent food was born. So now, we have food like chocolate truffles, truffle fries, foie gras, lobster bisque, and more!

Why should you build a decadent desserts menu?

You might be wondering why you would need to make a decadent dessert menu. Well, here are some good reasons, especially if you’re a food business owner.

You’ll have added appeal to your customers.

As mentioned earlier, decadent desserts are usually ordered for special occasions. That means if you have a menu that offers exactly that, you will easily appeal to your customers who are looking for something special – even to just cap off their lunch or dinner! A best desserts menu always gets the eye of people for sure.

You can use the decadent desserts menu to show off your skill and creativity.

When you offer decadent desserts, it means you have really special skills in baking. Show them off in your decadent offerings! Doing this also lets you explore and challenge yourself in coming up with new creations.

You will stand out from competitors.

Decadent desserts aren’t necessarily the norm, right? So if you offer them, your business will definitely stand out from your competitors. You’d easily attract customers who are looking for more than the usual fare.

Tips for creating a decadent desserts menu

Convinced to start making a decadent dessert bar menu? Here are some things to consider: 

  • When selecting desserts, try to think about what beverages or drinks you’re going to pair them with, such as coffee or dessert wines. These can enhance the dining experience and create combinations that will definitely be remembered. You can even upsell them when people purchase your desserts!
  • Don’t just stick to one flavor or type (i.e. chocolates only). Offering a different range of desserts with varying levels of sweetness, richness, and textures lets you hit more than one palate and preference. And when you add flavors or ingredients, you also hit another level of interest and excitement, which means more customers!
  • Remember to also experiment with plating or presentation. Try to go about it as if you’re offering the most decadent desserts in the world! That means going all out in terms of presentation for added appeal and an experience that customers will never ever forget.

What are examples to include in a decadent desserts menu?

To be honest, there are countless options to choose from. But to make things easier for you, here are five of our suggestions of some of the best decadent desserts:

1. Churros

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Churros are a popular dessert in Spain, Latin America, and several parts of the world. They are fried dough pastries that are made of delicious fried dough that are dusted with either cinnamon or sugar or even both. You can also see them in different shapes and sizes – knotted, thin, thick, long.

If that sounds decadent already, here’s something that makes it even better: you usually dip churros in a chocolate dipping sauce – making it a truly delicious and indulgent treat worth trying! Is chocolate decadent? It sure is!

If you feel like adding this to your decadent desserts menu, try out the Churros Con Chocolate class of Chef Joey Prats here at The Bailiwick Academy. It was born out of a frustration of not being able to find authentic churros in Metro Manila – so you can be sure that Chef Joey made it as authentic and as indulgent as possible.

2. Cheesecake

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Cheesecakes are always a crowd favorite, but did you know they’re actually quite indulgent? Even the most classic, basic, New York-style cheesecake that has a graham cracker crust and a thick and creamy filling is decadent already. What more the other variations, especially when they’re topped with more delicious stuff?

And speaking of variations, you can get three of the creamiest, dreamiest, gourmet cheesecakes in the Luxurious Cheesecakes class by Chef Joey Prats – all pretty decadent, if you ask us!

3. Macarons

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Macarons are delicate French cookies made from ground almonds, egg whites, and sugar, and filled with a creamy ganache or buttercream. They come in a variety of flavors and colors, and their crisp exterior and chewy interior make them a unique, delicious, and very indulgent dessert option.

Want to learn how to make not one, not two, but SIX variants of macaron that have the perfect look, crunch, and chewiness? Enroll in Parisian Macarons by Chef Joey Prats!

4. Crème Brûlée

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Spelling out this indulgent, decadent treat is hard, but appreciating its taste is not! This smooth and creamy vanilla custard topped with a layer of crunchy caramelized sugar is luxurious and perfect for those who are looking for a treat that’s both creamy and sweet! It’s simple but is also one of the most decadent desserts in the world.

In fact, it’s so good, Chef Joey Prats featured this treat in two of his classes: The Cake Cannery and Special Celebration Cakes II! He makes both in cake form, effectively leveling it up!

5. Tiramisu

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This Italian dessert is a heavenly combination of coffee-soaked ladyfingers and a mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs, and sugar. Dust the top with some cocoa powder, and you get a heavenly, decadent dessert that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth! 

If you’re looking for a surefire decadent recipe, check out this class: The Cake Pannery by Chef Joey Prats!

Here’s one more item to include in your decadent desserts menu

Notice something about all those decadent desserts we mentioned? They all have versions or recipes by Chef Joey Prats. And if you know Chef Joey, you’d know he’s a lover of all decadent food.

That’s probably why he transforms even ordinary, humble fare into extraordinary ones. The best example? His ensaymadas: they’ve been called “the Rolls Royce of ensaymadas” by FOOD Magazine for good reason!

And if you want to learn how he does it in person, and these luxurious treats to your menu, then we’re inviting you to join us for this very special, FACE-TO-FACE LIVE class: Deconstructing Decadence! 

This is happening on March 25, 2023, at Kessler’s Kitchen in Sta. Rosa Laguna. And in this class, you’ll not only learn to make the lightest, fluffiest, and most alluring ensaymadas ever, you’ll also get to take home plenty of good stuff, such as access to the recipes, and loot bags from our sponsors.

Plus, even if you’ve already taken his Artisan Ensaymadas class, Chef Joey will be releasing two new flavors that no one has ever tasted before! So those are added flavors to your menu instantly!

And ensaymadas are definitely good for a food business: one of our success stories, Joanna Cabrera, used ensaymadas to grow hers! 

Excited to enroll? Tickets are limited though – only 40 students are allowed!

So if you really want to learn how to make decadent ensaymadas – and so much more – make sure to buy your ticket today! Click here to reserve your slot at Deconstructing Decadence!


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