27 Delicious Buttermilk Dessert Recipes

Did someone say buttermilk desserts?

Buttermilk is the perfect element to add to any dessert.

I mean, what’s not to love?

It’s rich, it’s creamy, and deliciously tangy.

Plus, you can use it to make everything from brownies to sheet cakes and even donuts!

We’ve scoured the internet and collected the 27 most delicious buttermilk recipes on the market.

These recipes range from simple dishes that kids can help with to more difficult recipes that really put your baking skills to the test.

Whichever buttermilk recipes you choose, we hope you have the best time whipping up something creamy and delicious!


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1. Blueberry Pancake Bundt Cake

blueberry pancake bundt cake

This Blueberry Pancake Bundt Cake is moist, fluffy, and bursting with juicy blueberries!

It’s made with pancake mix for a quick and easy dessert or breakfast!

2. Gingerbread Loaf with Buttermilk Glaze

gingerbread loaf

This delicious gingerbread loaf is topped with a scrumptious buttermilk glaze!

3. Glazed Chocolate Munchkins (Donut Holes)

donut holes

Easily made at home from scratch, these Copycat Glazed Chocolate Munchkins are the perfect snackable little donut hole!

4. Buttermilk Sheet Cake

sheet cake

Buttermilk Sheet Cake is a an easy cake for any occasion.

It’s simple to make in about 30 minutes!

5. Buttermilk Crepes (Ukrainian Blini)

buttermilk crepes

These easy blender crepes are made with buttermilk for a delicious tangy twist on crepes.

Serve with berry sauce or your favorite sweet crepe toppings!

6. Churro Pancakes

churro pancakes

These cinnamon sugar dusted churro pancakes are made with buttermilk.

They’re so tall, soft, fluffy, and absolutely amazing drizzled with chocolate sauce or sweetened condensed milk.

7. Red Velvet Cupcakes

red velvet cupcakes

Soft and fluffy red velvet cupcakes that are perfect for any occasion!

They are delicious and super easy to make!

8. Vegan Strawberry Cake

vegan strawberry cake

Made with fresh strawberries, this fluffy vegan strawberry cake is pure magic.

Packed with strawberry flavor and topped with vegan cream cheese frosting, this cake is so delicious that you will lick it off the plate!

9. Copycat Cracker Barrel Buttermilk Cake

copycat cracker barrel cake

If you love the sweet and delicious buttermilk pie from Cracker Barrel then you’ll love this copycat version!

Make your favorite restaurant dessert at home.

10. Buttermilk and Honey Banana Bread

buttermilk and honey banana bread

This buttermilk and honey banana bread smells amazing while baking.

The addition of buttermilk and honey is a wonderful twist on a classic favorite.

11. Apple Crisp Cheesecake

apple crisp cheesecake

A tangy buttermilk cheesecake filling with apple crisp topping!

This easy apple crumble cheesecake is sure to be a favorite!

12. Old Fashioned Pound Cake

old fashioned pound cake

Quick and easy no frills pound cake.

Nothing can beat a classic buttermilk pound cake!

13. Old Fashioned Glazed Buttermilk Doughnuts

old fashioned glazed doughnuts

These old-fashioned buttermilk doughnuts are deep-fried to golden perfection and topped with a creamy vanilla glaze.

Crisp on the outside yet soft and fluffy on the inside, this old-fashioned doughnut recipe is one that you will be making again and again.

14. Baked Strawberry Cake Donut

baked strawberry cake donuts

These Strawberry Cake Donuts are a sweet treat anyone can make at home regardless of your skill level.

15. Texas Sheet Cake

Texas sheet cake

Best Texas sheet cake recipe!

This easy, one-bowl 30 minute recipe makes a rich chocolate buttermilk sheet cake topped with fudgy chocolate buttermilk icing.

16. Italian Cream Cake

Italian cream cake

Old-fashioned Italian cream cake made with buttermilk, coconut, pecans, and cream cheese frosting.

This is a can’t-miss authentic Italian cream cake recipe!

17. Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

buttermilk chocolate cake

This buttermilk chocolate cake is hands down one of the richest and most decadent cakes I’ve ever had!

This is a 9×13 cake that’s super easy to make and only requires unsweetened cocoa powder, so no fancy chocolate required!

18. Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

strawberry filled cupcakes

These Strawberry Filled Cupcakes are soft & fluffy buttermilk-vanilla bean cakes with homemade honey-strawberry filling, topped with strawberry cream cheese frosting! 

19. Peach Cobbler Pound Cake

Peach cobbler pound cake

This Peach Cobbler Pound Cake is a delicious cinnamon-peach pound cake with a gooey brown sugar top, drizzled with a vanilla bourbon glaze!

This cake is serious comfort food! 

20. Chocolate Champagne Cake

Chocolate champagne cake

This Chocolate Champagne Cake has super moist and chocolatey champagne cake with champagne Italian meringue buttercream and dark chocolate ganache!

For your next celebration, or anytime!

21. Southern Buttermilk Pie

southern buttermilk pie

This Southern Buttermilk Pie Recipe is an easy mouthwatering dessert.

It is delicious served hot or cold, plus you can double the recipe and make one for now, then freeze another for later! 

22. Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Ganache Frosting

Buttermilk chocolate cupcakes

Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Ganache Frosting – moist chocolate cupcakes topped off with a decadent Ghirardelli dark chocolate ganache frosting.

23. Marble Cake

marble cake

This Marble Cake Recipe combines chocolate and vanilla in one gorgeous dessert!

Vanilla and chocolate cake batters are swirled together, baked and topped with a thick layer of rich cocoa frosting.

24. Baker’s German Chocolate Cake

Baker's german chocolate cake

Baker’s German Chocolate Cake combines a mild, sweet chocolate cake with a decadent coconut pecan frosting to create an absolutely irresistible dessert.

25. Biscoff Muffins

Biscoff muffins

These super quick and easy Lotus Biscoff Muffins are a delicious little treat that is perfect for breakfast, tea time or a sweet snack.

They are packed with Biscoff Spread, crushed Biscoff cookies and Speculoos spices.

26. Chocolate Truffle Cake

chocolate truffle cake

This chocolate truffle cake has buttermilk in the cake layers!

It is topped with a Lindt chocolate frosting.

27. Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookie

soft sugar cookie buttermilk

 There’s something so simple and so perfect about these soft vanilla sugar cookies.

A soft, tender interior with just the hint of a sugary crunch on the exterior.   

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