Here is a collection of Hawaii’s best dessert recipes! These are the ones passed on from friend to friend, the ones written on scraps of paper because you wanted the recipe at that family get-together or picnic or party. Some of the recipes included in this cookbook were favorites more than 25 years ago and are still favorites today. Parents and students submitted them as recipes for their school cookbooks. They range from simple, easy-to-prepare desserts to elegant, yet decadent masterpieces.


Cakes and Breads

Chocolate Banana Bread

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Apple Dumpling

Watergate Cake

Bacardi® Rum Cake

Cocoa Cake

Chiffon Cake

Cherry Chocolate Cake

Banana Mochi Bread

Classic Cheesecake

Coconut-Pineapple Cream Cake

Kahlua® Cake

Mango Bread

Orange Cheesecake

Miniature Cream Cheesecake

Carrot Cake

Lime Cheesecake

Mango Cake

Fresh Apple Cake

Corn Bread

Creamsicle Cake

Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Mandarin Peach Cake

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

Strawberry Sensation

Pistachio Bundt Cake

Sour Cream Banana Cake

Oatmeal Cake

Butter Pound Cake

Rocky Road Cake

Hawaiian Delite Cake

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Pumpkin Crunch

Light Fruit Cake

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Strawberry Delite Cake

Moist Banana Cake

Peach Bavarian

German Cheese Cake

Yummy Coconut Apple Cake

Chocolate Swirl Cake


Coconut Cream Pie

Chocolate Delight

Pineapple Delight

Chocolate Haupia Pie

Elegant Mint Pie

Haupia Dessert

Bavarian Tart

Fresh Mango Pie

Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

Banana Cream Delight

Lemon Meringue Pie

Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie with Haupia Topping

No Fail Pie Crust

Hawaiian Jell-O® Dessert

Pecan Tarts

Tofu Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Lilikoi Pistachio Pie

Macadamia Nut Cream Pie

Pumpkin Custard Pie

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Chocolate Pie

Haupia Chocolate Pie

Lilikoi Chiffon Squares

Kona Coffee Mud Pie

Jell-O® Cheesecake

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

Haupia Cream Cheese Pie

Cookies and Bars


Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Bars

Shortbread Cookies

Almond Biscotti

Sponge Drops

Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti

Macadamia Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Melting Moments

Best Date Bars

Macadamia Nut Angels

Sugar Cookies

Arare Cookie Crunch

Thumbprint Cookies

Granny?s Cookies

Mango Bars

Zebra Brownies

Auntie Ethel?s Brownies

Coconut-Macadamia Nut Cookies

Macadamia Pie Bars

Sweet Potato Squares

Gingerbread Squares

Walnut Cheesecake Cookies

Lemon Bars

Macadamia Nut Butter Cookies

Hawaiian Chocolate Chip Cookies

Danish Apple Bars

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Bohemian Nut Slice

Almond Cookies

Assorted Treats


Apple Crisp


Almond Float

Manele Mango Cobbler

Chinese Pretzels

Blueberry Mochi

Butter Mochi

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Cocoa Mochi

Coconut Custard Mochi

Coffee Jell-O® Mold

Cream Puffs

Goodie Goodie Dessert

King?s Hawaiian® Sweet Bread-Bread Pudding

Chocolate Dipped Oreo®  Cookies

Maui-Style Baked Manju

Poi Mochi

Mochi with Peanut Butter Filling

Rainbow Finger Jell-O®

Guava Mousse

Sweetbread Apple Pudding

Tri-Colored Mochi

Velvet Sponge Pudding

Crème Brulee


Author: Jean Watanabe Hee