I was on a mission. A mission to find the best of the best desserts in the USA.

For you, my dear readers, I stuffed my cake hole with, well…, cake! And ice cream, brownies, cheesecake, cookies, desserts and all manner of sugary goodies.

It was a tough gig, but someone had to do it!

This is certainly not a definitive list of all the best desserts in the USA, nor is it all the desserts I ate in our four week holiday! This is simply my list of personal favourites from (what felt like) hundreds of treats we tried.

The BEST cupcakes

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Sprinkles Cupcakes, Beverly Hills – Salted Caramel Cupcake

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 Georgetown Cupcakes, SoHo, NYC – Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcake. 

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 Georgetown Cupcakes, SoHo, NYC – Red Velvet Cupcake. 

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 More gorgeous cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes, SoHo, NYC. 

The BEST cookies

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 Eleni’s New York, Chelsea Market, NYC – Sugar cookies. 

  Eleni’s New York, Chelsea Market, NYC – Sugar cookies. 

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 Eleni’s New York, Chelsea Market, NYC – Sugar cookies. 

The BEST cheesecakes

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The Cheesecake Factory, Honolulu – Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cheesecake. 

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The Cheesecake Factory, Honolulu – Red Velvet Cheesecake. 

The BEST desserts  

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Bellagio, Las Vegas – Selection of their miniature desserts from their dinner buffet.  

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Bellagio, Las Vegas – Dark chocolate mousse dessert from their dinner buffet.  

The BEST brownies

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 Little Cupcake Bakeshop, NoLita, NYC – Dark chocolate walnut brownie.

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Magnolia Bakery, NYC – Peanut butter and caramel brownie. 

The BEST frozen desserts 

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FroYo Life, Beverly Hills – Salted caramel and butter pecan frozen yogurt with crushed reese’s pieces and raspberry chocolate chips.