There’s something to be said about the classic flavors that everyone loves. But there’s even more to be said about the innovative ways that you can transform those classic flavors into new and imaginative desserts. We love taking our favorite flavors and transforming them into something fabulous, so today we’ve rounded up some great desserts that take classic flavors and turn them into something fresh and exciting!


This simple Breakfast Pineapple Cake is both simple and versatile. Simply adding frosting can transform this light breakfast fare into a dressed-up dessert for a fancier occasion. (via What’s Gaby Cooking?)


This Super Moist Carrot Cake is classic perfection. It’s not only a delicious favorite, but its lightness will leave you feeling a little less guilty about having extra dessert. After all, carrots are a vegetable. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)


For a simple cake with a touch of tropical flair, try adding Lime Rum Frosting, and you’ll successfully take any cake to the next level! (via Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes)


If you’re looking to indulge, but you don’t want to break your healthy eating streak, this Skinny Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Pie is just the thing. It’s not a cake, but since it uses low fat ingredients to make a rich chocolate dessert, we think it might as well be. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)


Craving the warmth of homemade cinnamon rolls? How about trying this Cinnamon Cake, which turns cinnamon rolls into a 3-tiered cake that’s bound to win over any crowd. (via 1 Fine Cookie)


There’s nothing that says classic better than apples and caramel. Try these flavor favorites in cake form with this Caramel Apple Cake. (via The Great Cake Company)


This Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cake can be enjoyed throughout the year whenever you’re in the spirit for holiday flavors. (via DIY Panda)


To add a little bit of color to your event, this Fresh Strawberry Cake is the perfect dessert. (via Oven Love)


Switch up the classic red velvet cake with this decadent Red Velvet Cheesecake recipeIt’s certain to satisfy your taste buds like no other. (via Brown Eyed Baker)


This Raspberry Lemon Coconut Cake has a simple presentation, but it is a mash-up of several delicious flavors. The buttercream icing completes this delicious treat and will leave you wanting even more! (via Not So Humble Pie)

Do you have a favorite twist on a classic flavor? Let us know about it!

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    1. Maria

      This is a great list! I love thinking of new ways to combine flavor pairs, especially turning something like a classic cocktail recipe into a cake or an ice cream.