The Best Dessert Recipes To Pair With Champagne

What better way to celebrate a special occasion than by planning an intimate gathering with lots of bubbly and sweet treats? A glass of sparkling with dessert is an elegant, fun, and totally luxe combination of delights that's surprisingly easy to pull together when entertaining. Whether you're throwing a bridal shower, bachelorette party, birthday soiree, engagement celebration, or even a girls' night in on the weekend, popping some champagne is, quite honestly, mandatory — and it's no secret that bubbly and sweets are a match made in heaven.

Champagne, which was named after the champagne region outside of Paris, France, is basically a sparkling white or rosé wine. According to Masterclass, champagne is made with pinot noir, pinot meunier, and chardonnay grapes. This fine toasting drink is served chilled, and the bottle is normally iced in a bucket. You can dress up your champagne with an extra bit of pizzazz for your occasion by preparing champagne cocktails. You can add a liqueur like Americano to your bubbly, or some juice for a classic bellini or mimosa, for example. 

To complement the bubbly drinks you serve, we've come up with our favorite desserts that will look and taste simply decadent next to your guests' glasses. Whether you choose strawberry shortcakes or lemon brownies, your celebration will truly sparkle and shine. And even if you don't have a lavish affair in the books, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a glass of champagne paired with one of these sweets all on your own. It's about time you treat yourself to one (or a few) of these sweet pairings.

Strawberry shortcake is a no-brainer when it comes to champagne dessert

Nothing will look more Pinterest-worthy at your party with your champagne-filled flutes than these strawberry shortcakes. Trust us on this one — you won't regret making these flaky, buttery biscuits with fresh whipped cream and strawberries. This dessert will be such a hit at whatever event you're hosting.

The strawberry shortcakes take 35 minutes to put together and 25 minutes of baking time. For the serving presentation of this pretty dessert, choose a glass platter and surround it with large, fresh strawberries and even some blueberries if you have them on hand. Sprinkle the berries with a bit of confectionary sugar, and your sweet dessert will look like it has pro bakery status for sure.

Cookies 'n' cream stuffed brownies should be invited to any party with bubbly

Every party needs brownies, and this recipe for cookies 'n' cream stuffed brownies is a total winner. As the recipe name suggests, they're absolutely stuffed with sweet deliciousness. The list of ingredients you'll need to whip these up includes granulated sugar, unsalted butter, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, salt, eggs, cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips, and Hershey's cookies 'n' creme candy bars.

This dessert will be a definite party favorite. In keeping with your elegant champagne theme, choose a silver platter (it can even be a plastic one) to make your brownies look especially decadent.

Buttery cherry bars are as decadent as they sound, and even more so when enjoyed with champagne

There's something about enjoying fruit with champagne that makes it the ultimate, crave-worthy treat. These buttery cherry bars are a great addition to your dessert buffet and such a sweet, tart pairing that balances perfectly with some bubbly. They're also easy to eat and will disappear quite quickly once everyone starts to taste them.

This delight will truly impress if you have a white platter to arrange them on (extra points are given to those who use doilies!). If you have extra cherries, be sure to surround your dessert with them for an added Pinterest-worthy affect to your dessert display. Your guests will certainly be pleased, and their taste buds will be oh so content.

Zesty lemon bars will make your taste buds oh so happy, so pour the bubbly

These zesty lemon bars will be total sweetness worked into your dessert spread. To prepare them, you'll need flour, kosher salt, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, egg yolk, a whole egg, and half a lemon. The glaze will require lemon juice, confectioner's sugar, and lemon zest. What's not to love about this recipe? It's easy to put together and the end result looks truly professional.

The lemony yellow color of this tart dessert will look picture-perfect when paired with your golden champagne drinks or bubbly cocktails. It's also the ultimate treat to serve at a late-spring or summer garden cocktail party. Place the bars on a beautiful tiered cake stand next to your champagne flutes, and your guests will swoon at the display. If you can get a hold of edible flowers like violets, clover, or dandelions, they would look magnificent surrounding this platter of treats.

This three-ingredient apple cake is just waiting for a glass of bubbly to join its party

There's no doubt about it: Our three-ingredient apple cake is amazing, and it really only consists of a can of apple pie filling, a yellow cake mix, and eggs. You can prep it in five minutes and cook it in just 45. It will be ready so quickly, and it's perfect to be served on a silver platter.

Whether you want this dish to look amazing on your sweet spread or would like to take a couple of pictures to post on your Instagram feed, place a few fresh apples next to your dish for a creative spin. Keep the apples whole, as slice apples will turn brown pretty quickly and not look appetizing. When you plate each piece, consider scooping a dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream right on the top, and don't forget to sprinkle some cinnamon to finish your presentation.

Chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne are an undeniably elegant duo

Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries are such a classic pairing, and for good reason. This dessert pairing is undeniably romantic when enjoyed on date night with your love, but it can also be such a sweet addition to any gathering that you plan, no matter the time of year. Not only will the combination be well-received by your guests, but any pictures you take will look classy and elegant. 

Plus, you can whip up these chocolate-dipped strawberries ridiculously quickly — in fact, they come together in 20 minutes. All you'll need to prepare this recipe is a container of fresh strawberries and semi-sweet baker's chocolate. When you're shopping for your strawberries, the bigger, the better, and if you can find them with stems on, that's definitely scoring an extra win.

You can even have some fun when it comes to decorating. Don't just limit yourself to plain old chocolate: Expand your coatings to white chocolate or even dyed chocolate (if you purchase colored chocolate melts, you can do a pink coating or basically any color of the rainbow). You could also opt for some toppings like chopped nuts, crushed-up Oreo cookies, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, cocoa powder, or even shredded coconut.

The sky is the limit when it comes to chocolate-dipped strawberries, so pour the bubbly and get ready for this delightful coupling to grace your palate. Your guests will truly appreciate your creative efforts on this one.