9 Elegant Oscar Party Dessert Ideas

By F&W Editors Posted February 22, 2017

An Oscar viewing party isn't complete without a gorgeous dessert spread.

From mini cheesecakes to a luscious coconut layer cake, here are nine amazing desserts that deserve an Academy Award.

1. Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse

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Giant curls of bittersweet chocolate garnish this beautiful, rich dessert.

2. Mini Cheesecakes with Wine Gelées

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Goat cheese lightens the texture and makes for deliciously airy miniature cheesecakes.

3. Ice Cream Bon Bons

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Pick your favorite ice cream to fill these silky chocolate shells topped with flaky sea salt.

4. Chocolate Chip Espresso Meringues

Food & Wine: Chocolate Chip Espresso Meringues

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These large, crisp and chewy meringues are made with just enough espresso and bittersweet chocolate to keep them from being overly sweet.

5. Raspberry Macarons

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Not only are these French cookies delicious—they 're also super simple to make.

6. Chocolate-Buttermilk Snack Cakes

Food & Wine: Chocolate-Buttermilk Snack Cakes

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For an updated take on the classic chocolate Hostess cupcake, pastry chef Mindy Segal uses mascarpone in the rich and creamy filling.

7. Six-Layer Coconut Cake with Passion Fruit Filling

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This show-stopping dessert features layers of super-moist coconut cake spread with tangy passion fruit curd, topped with whipped cream and crispy flakes of toasted coconut.

8. Cream Puffs with Chocolate Sauce

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Impress Oscar party guests with a tower of fluffy, chocolate-covered cream puffs.

9. Coffee-Rum Tuffettes

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Master chef Jacques Pépin flavors truffles with many ingredients, but he is especially fond of the coffee-rum combination in this recipe.

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