Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Best Dessert in Dallas

A woman on a diet wants to eat one dessert. She wants to people to tell her which dessert she should choose.

This is the best dessert I ever ate, but it wasn't in Dallas.
This is the best dessert I have ever eaten, but it wasn’t in Dallas.

She’s on a diet and wants to fall off the wagon by eating one dessert. I really don’t like to promote diets—everything in moderation should be a way of life—but I’ll let her plead her !!! case.

Nancy, I’ve been on a diet for the last six months. I am getting married in June and want to be THIN!!! I have cut out all sugar and desserts are my favorite!!! Here is my question for your readers!!! If I am going to breakdown and eat one dessert in Dallas what should it be? Thanks and I look forward to hearing from other readers!!!

Deets on my favorite dessert.


  • chlkj

    in my mind, 2 desserts really stick out:

    1. Cinco Leches Cake – Mr. Mesero
    – This is an UNBELIEVABLE cake. I used to love La Duni’s Cuatro Leches, but it often comes out stale and dry. When it’s done right, it’s still fantastic. But even the very best LD Cuatro Leches doesn’t come close to comparing to the Cinco Leches at Mr. Mesero.

    2. Apple Walnut Cobbler – Hillstone
    I’ve loved this dessert since I was a wee lad eating at the Houston’s on Walnut Hill east of 75 near the old Dave & Buster’s. It still blows my socks off and it takes everything in my power not to order it every time I go to Hillstone. It’s not a local restaurant, but this dessert is otherworldly. It puts all other pies and cobblers to shame.

  • D&J
  • lck

    I second the Cinco Leches cake at Mr. Mesero. Absolutely delicious and not too sweet.

  • ARod

    Everything above is great, but you will only have 1 dessert. It has to be amazing and worth it. I have two options:
    1. Warm Milk Chocolate Cake Pudding at La duni
    2. Whiskey Cake at Whiskey Cake
    Don’t waste your time with anything else….

  • ldascha

    My “go to” dessert, day or night, 24/7, 365 is …….Baklava Ice Cream Cake at Ziziki’s. This should be your choice, too.

  • TheGuy

    The diavoletti at Cane Rosso (a dessert pizza with caramel, nutella, etc.) is a good starting place, as well as the aforementioned Cinco Leches Cake. Other Dallas dessert necessities include the Orange Mandarin Cake at Asian Mint, the flan at Gloria’s, a fried pie at Peggy Sue’s BBQ, or my new favorite, the Chocolate Cream Pie at 20 Feet Seafood Joint.

  • dallas desserts

    Green tea ice cream cake at Asian Mint!

  • Lesli Overton Tuck

    Two words…Emporium Pies

  • Eli

    Chocolate soufflé at Rise No. 1.
    Anything at La Duni.
    Banana spring rolls at Mr Wok.

  • chlkj

    i just went back and had Cinco Leches at Mr. Mesero.

    Now I am 100% convinced that this is the best dessert in Dallas. It is far and away the best cake I’ve ever had. I LOVE Whiskey Cake, but Cinco Leches is otherworldly. The perfect cake.

    • Nancy Nichols

      I’m with you, chlkj

  • Marci Nathlich

    I’m totally in love with the Whiskey Cake from….Whiskey Cake. warm, not overly sweet. topped with fresh whipped cream and this sauce i could drink….mmmmm

  • Scott Lawrence

    Warm Sticky Toffee Cake from Victor Tangos. It’s the desert that Whiskey Cake modeled their namesake after and missed the mark.

  • Fancy Nancy

    In my opinion you can’t beat the sweet potato pie with caramel and toasted pecans served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top at Pappadeaux Restaurant.

  • Fancy Nancy

    In my opinion you can’t beat the sweet potato pie with caramel and toasted pecans served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream at Pappadeaux Restaurant. It’s to die for.

  • DallasK

    The chocolate bag at Trulucks. If you are going to splurge in calories, this is one of the best!

  • Denise Hays

    the red velvet cheesecake at the standard pour…excellent combination.

  • bread_winners

    Without knowing your personal tastes, this is a hard question to answer. Are you a fruit person or love chocolate? Into moist cakes or do you prefer creamy pies? From cake to pies to cookies to – well you name it – we’ve been baking up delicious treats for 20 years. Try our Chocolate Seduction Cake or Banana Jazz Pie. Sure crowd pleasers. Congrats on your wedding!

  • Noonie McWhorter

    My vote is for the butterscotch pot at Neighborhood Services, but I don’t know if it’s a permanent fixture.

  • Arumpler

    I second the Whiskey Cake at Whiskey Cake, but my go to is the Smoores Calzone at Cane Rosso!

  • Arumpler

    I second the Whiskey Cake suggestion, but my absolute favorite is the S’mores Calzone from Cane Rosso!

  • prellagirl

    Butterscotch Pie at Bowl and Barrel
    Tres Leches at La Duni

  • Sadie Batson

    Cinco Leches Cake at Miguel Masero
    Any dessert at Oak

  • Souhail Majdalani

    There’s a reason it’s been around so long… Heaven and Hell Cake at Stephan Pyles


    Yum ! I just sampled a batch of Cinnamon Ice Cream that I made. Top that Pie with HENRY’S CINNAMON HOMEMADE ICE CREAM !

  • Rich Harris

    I would sell my soul for
    Pappasito’s “Cajetas”

    Coconut-pecan crusted vanilla ice cream, drizzled with cajeta & chocolate sauce. Served with sopapillas

  • Desserts

    You could enjoy some Savoy Sorbet everyday and still be okay. It has no milk, no (bad) fat and is all natural. The chocolate flavor is made with coconut milk, Madagascar vanilla beans and brandy at only 30 calories a scoop. The fat (very little) comes from the coconut milk and is instantly used for energy by the body. Go ahead and splurge. It tastes like frozen fudge.