Copycat Dessert Recipes You Need To Try

Have you ever polished off a plate of spectacular Cheesecake Factory cheesecake only to wonder if you could replicate this recipe in your own kitchen? Or even come close to it? It'd be cheaper and more convenient for sure. What about when you check into a DoubleTree hotel and can't wait to be handed the crinkly brown wrapper with a hot and fresh chocolate chip cookie? If only you could make those same cookies at home. 

Well, now you can! We've gathered up some tantalizing recipes for desserts you normally can only buy at the store or restaurant. Now you can make them at home whenever you have a craving. Get ready to start salivating when you see just what you can copy in your own kitchen, from a Krispy Kreme glazed donut to a Starbucks cake pop, to a Wendy's Frosty. They taste so close to the original you really can't tell the difference!

Copycat Cheesecake Factory cheesecake

After you've polished off a heaping plate of pasta at The Cheesecake Factory, you can't fathom dessert no matter how persuasive the server may be. Well, you can always take it home, you might think as you recall the gleaming case full of cheesecakes up front. Now you don't have to wait to eat your cheesecake at home, because you can whip up a copycat Cheesecake Factory cheesecake in your very own kitchen. 

With its traditional graham cracker crust and sour cream base, you will marvel at how magnificent this cheesecake tastes. Surprisingly, it only takes eight ingredients to make it: graham crackers, cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, butter, vanilla extract, cornstarch, and sugar. Since you're making this at home, you can top this beautiful cheesecake however you choose, with fresh fruit, a cherry glaze, whipped cream, or a chocolate drizzle. Grab a fork and dig in!

Hearty Copycat Hostess Cupcakes

If you're hankering for chocolate, you absolutely have to try this copycat Hostess Cupcakes recipe. The kids definitely will love them and your coworkers just might nominate you for employee of the month once they get a bite. While they take a considerable amount of ingredients to make, they are worth it in the end. And, you can at least pronounce all of the ingredients they're made with, unlike the store-bought goodies. 

These chocolate cupcakes also come with instructions for making the classic, mouthwatering cream filling, as well as the shiny chocolate coating on top. Don't scrimp on the chocolate, because this is where a lot of the flavor comes from. Trust us, you will love these!

Nothing Bundt Cakes right at your fingertips

If you don't have a Nothing Bundt Cakes location near you, we're sorry because you're truly missing out on some amazing cakes and pastries. But never fear, because you can make your own version of this bakery chain's amazing bundt cakes made with real, homemade ingredients — and all at home, too. While the glazes and frostings they use are deliciously good, the cakes themselves are exceptional. 

So is it possible to make one of these $40 bakery-bought bundt cakes at home? It sure is with this copycat Nothing Bundt Cakes recipe! Once the cake is done baking and it's cooling on a wire rack, you can start making the fantastic frosting and have a beautiful copycat dessert ready to go in less than a couple of hours.

Craving a copycat Oreo Blizzard

Have you ever suddenly craved an Oreo Blizzard from Dairy Queen but you just don't feel like dragging yourself off the couch to get one? Or maybe you're driving by a Dairy Queen, but the drive-thru line is just too darn long. Well, now you don't have to wait with this Oreo Blizzard recipe that requires just two ingredients. All you need is vanilla ice cream and Oreo cookies.

Instead of using a blender, you'll use a handheld mixer or stand mixer so the Oreo Blizzard is a bit thicker. It may seem strange to need to whip the ice cream, but that helps soften it enough that you can add Oreo cookies without melting the ice cream and ending up with a soggy mess. Using a stand mixer or handheld mixer also pushes air into the ice cream, which helps it stay in the cup when Dairy Queen employees turn it upside down.

Copycat Krispy Kreme glazed donuts for breakfast

It's hard to describe just how incredible Krispy Kreme donuts really are. They're dense, yet airy. The glaze is sticky sweet. How on earth could anyone ever replicate these at home, they're so fantastic. Well, now you can. 

Now, there are numerous steps to making these copycat Krispy Kreme donuts, but it's well worth the time. Eating these first thing in the morning will totally start your day off on the right foot. It'ss best to have a kitchen scale to measure the dry ingredients as accurately as possible. Meanwhile, if you don't have an actual donut cutter, never fear, because a plastic lid from a canning jar or similarly sized jar will work just fine, too.

Ooey gooey DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies

DoubleTree is known for its beautiful hotels in city centers and near airports. So it's surprising to learn that one of the perks of staying there happens to be receiving an amazing chocolate chip cookie upon check-in. Up until last year, the origin of these cookies had been kept secret. Now, you can make a batch of these tasty morsels right in your very own kitchen with this DoubleTree cookie recipe at your fingertips. You don't even have to wait to book a room somewhere else. 

There are barely any steps to creating these cookies either, so they'll be ready to munch on in no time. You'll have just enough time to clean up the kitchen before they're done.

Sugary sweet copycat Costco sheet cake

Not only are Costco's sheet cakes beautiful to look at but they're darn tasty, too. Gorgeously piped frosting, sprinkles, and confetti decorate the top, while the cake itself is airy and fantastic. This definitely doesn't come from a boxed mix. So if you pine for just a slice of that cake but don't really want to buy the entire sheet that serves 100, now you can make it at home with this copycat Costco sheet cake recipe!

Making the cake and assembling the two layers may not seem like a cinch at first, but don't be intimidated by sandwiching the delicious mousse between the layers and frosting this cake. It's probably easier than you think and will definitely be worth the effort once you take your first bite of the finished treat.

Tasty copycat McDonald's Oreo McFlurry

When McDonald's Oreo McFlurry first debuted, people couldn't believe that the burger joint with its crispy hot fries and apple pies had yet another delicious dessert on the menu. If you know you really shouldn't eat a burger and fries and a McFlurry, but you still really, really want that ice cream treat, then simply whip one up at home with this ultra-easy copycat Oreo McFlurry recipe.

Simply pour the milk and scoop up the ice cream into a blender, pureeing the mix until it's smooth. Then, add in the cookie chunks or use a bowl and whisk the milk and cookies thoroughly into the ice cream. However you choose to whip it up, the final result will taste simply fantastic. Be sure to use a rolling pin and crush the cookies into bite-sized pieces in a plastic bag, being careful not to obliterate them.

Adorable copycat Starbucks cake pops

Starbucks of course is known for its incredible drinks, but they also have a delicious dessert and pastry menu starring none other than their cake pops. These mini bites of tastiness on a stick are the perfect pairing with a frappe or cold-brewed coffee, but sometimes you just don't want to wait in that long line to order one or two. Now you can make Starbucks cake pops at home. Even sweeter is the fact that this cake pop recipe doesn't require a ton of ingredients or talent in the kitchen. All you need is a bit of patience as you learn how to make these petite sweets. 

The secret to making cake pops is to use a delicious crumbled-up cake blended with frosting until it becomes dough-like, then roll it into little balls, insert the sticks, and dip them into melted candy melts. Just be patient and, in no time at all, you'll have beautiful and delicious cake pops.

Chilly copycat Wendy's Frosty

Wendy's Frosty isn't a shake but rather a malted dessert made from ice cream and other ingredients that have since been kept secret. While there are many recipes out there encouraging you to make one at home, none come as close as this recipe. Even sweeter is the fact that this copycat Frosty requires just three ingredients: whipped cream, whole chocolate milk, and condensed milk. 

Be sure to give yourself enough time to make this tasty treat, as the chocolate milk needs to be frozen in an ice cube tray for at least four hours or until frozen solid. Once that's done, it won't take long before you'll have this dessert ready to go. You'll toss the chocolate milk ice cubes into a blender, add in one cup of Cool Whip, and just a tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk. Blend the concoction until smooth, then spoon the dessert into a cup and enjoy. Everyone will be clamoring for some of this copycat Frosty.