Dining Out Dessert

Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce

Here’s a little something I think you guys will like. It’s a Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce. I don’t know what made me think about this dessert, because I’ve only had it once. It was several years ago… maybe even eight. I was eating out at Applebee’s with my family and we decided to get dessert. Now, I eat out kind of often, but desserts are usually saved for celebrations. Birthdays and such. And, when I do get one, it’s usually the most chocolate thing on the menu and it never contains nuts. But on that day, it wasn’t my celebration. It was my uncle’s and I agreed to split this non-chocolate, nut-filled dessert – the whole while thinking about how much better the chocolate would be. Well, I was wrong. Way wrong. This might have even been the best thing I had ever tasted. (up until that point, anyway.)

So, if you’ve never been to Applebee’s and you’ve never tasted the Walnut Blondie with Maple Butter Sauce, that’s okay. Because, you’re in luck. I found a recipe from The Secret Recipe Blog that’s as close to the original as I remember it.

I promise you’ll like it.

Here’s the recipe.

Here are the ingredients for the blondies.

Blondie Ingredients

Mix it all up…

Blondie Batter

And, spread it all out in a greased and floured 8 or 9 inch square pan. (I used the 8 inch)

When the blondies are almost done, mix up your maple butter sauce. Here’s what you’ll need.

Maple Butter Sauce Ingredients

When the brownies are done, cool for a few minutes. Cut and serve while they are still warm.

Walnut Blondies

Put one, or two, or six on a plate. Pile on some vanilla ice cream and slowly pour the warm maple butter sauce over everything. Top with any extra walnuts.

Maple Butter Sauce


Now, if you don’t have any ice cream in the house, don’t let that stop you from making this.

Actually, if one were to make just the blondies and the maple butter sauce, one might even want to cut up small pieces of the blondie and use the maple butter sauce as a dip. One might even end up dunking the whole thing in the sauce and getting maple butter all over their fingers that they then had to force themselves to lick off. However, I don’t know anyone like that.

Again, here’s the recipe.

And, now for a giveaway…

Dish on your favorite dining out dessert.
Cheesecake Factory cheesecake, Chili’s molten chocolate cake,
McDonald’s fried pies (hey, anything goes)

  • Leave a comment on this post with your favorite dining out dessert and you could win a $50 American Express gift card. Use it for dinner, dessert or whatever.
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  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 3rd at midnight.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Wednesday evening on this post.

Good Luck!

And, check back later this week. I have some really fun news to announce. It’s pretty exciting!

Time’s up! I’m starting to think this giveaway was a bad idea because now I have a craving for all kinds of desserts. I need to find a BJs, a Claim Jumpers and a Cheddars near me. And, I’m definitely going to have to try the banana spring rolls from P.F. Changs. Actually, I think I’ll do a dessert tasting there because they received a lot of shout outs. And, next time I go to the Cheesecake Factory, I’ll twist my arm and try the Carrot Cake. Thanks for all the great suggestions…I think.
Okay, let’s see who’s going to buy me dinner. JJ. The winner from the 1,732 super-delicious comments is jori-o! YAY jori-o!

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1,743 comments on “Dining Out Dessert”

  1. Don Pablo’s Sopapillas! Puffy fried pastries with brandy butter sauce and powdered sugar… mmmmm! Sooo great!

  2. My all time favorite dine-out dessert is Sidney’s Sinful Sundae from Outback Steakhouse. This thing is by far the most delectable slice of heaven I’ve ever had while dining out. Depending on how much of a regular you are at a certain store, they’ll pile on a few extra strawberries. Ice cream, toasted coconut, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and fresh strawberry(ies)…you just can’t beat that in the hot Arizona summers.

  3. Pavlova with passionfruit drizzled on top. Mmmm!

  4. If we get dessert at a restaurant the one I crave is the one just gave us the recipe for… LOVE that maple butter… if I am just grabbing a quick dessert I love Loard’s lemon chiffon ice cream, creamy, not too tart… seriously to die for, and if it is served with my grandma-in-laws homemade madelaines then all the better.

  5. This is pretty unoriginal, but I love the chocolate molten cake from Chili’s! MMM, I could go for some of that now. :)

  6. Deep fried bananas!! Ohhh the heavenly goodness of Thai dessert!! Anytime my friends and I are going out, I try to convince to head over to a Thai restaurant, just so I can have the deep fried bananas!


  7. Red Lobster, of all places, has a molten-chocolate-filled chocolate chip cookie/cake thing a la mode which is completely amazing.

  8. The dessert ravioli at macaroni grill are amazing — essentially deep fried snickers bars! yummy!

  9. This IS my favorite, but it was off the menu the last time I was at Applebee’s. Thank you for the recipe.

  10. I love the chocolate thunder from down under at outback!!!! Yummmm! Chocolate and vanilla ice cream is like salt and pepper, they need to be together.

  11. I ? McDonalds apple pies :)
    My husband thinks I’m nuts but whatever lol.

  12. i live for flour-less chocolate cakes! aka molten chocolate cakes! :) yuuuum!!

  13. My favorite is a Peanut Butter Pizookie from BJ’s- hot peanut butter cookie with vanilla bean ice cream on top- YUM!

  14. I can never resist creme brulee…on any menu. :)

  15. Pizookie from BJ’s Brewery and Restaurant!

  16. I love tempura ice cream from every sushi place ever!

  17. Chili’s had the desert that was like a cookie-bar served with ice cream and some butter sauce. It was DIVINE. I haven’t had it forever. Seriously, am going to consider going to Chili’s SOON!

  18. I love the chocolate coconut cream cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory!Yum!!

  19. Easy! Creme Brulee. Oh, be still my heart.

  20. The best dessert I’ve ever paid for is the Pizza Cookie at a Phoenix restaurant called Oregano’s.

    It’s so good that it’s the ONLY dessert on the menu at all 8 locations!

    Here’s how it’s described on the menu: “A 1/2 pound of Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, or Peanut Butter Chocolate cookie dough, slightly baked in a 6-inch pizza pan then topped with 3 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream.”

    And that’s exactly it. Heated just enough so that it no longer tastes raw, but still gooey enough to slip right off your spoon! I’m salivating just thinking about it!

    I’ve had desserts like it in Seattle, Dallas and Los Angeles, and none of them were even NEARLY as good!

    And man, do I love contests! (just in case) ;)

  21. The Pumpkin Cheesecake served at the Olive Garden durning the month of November is the best cheesecake ever. I have a tradition with a sister to meet, no matter where we live, and enjoy this dessert together!

  22. Always…a plain, perfect New York Style cheesecake. No need for snickers/milky way/apple pie/whatever is in your pantry/ sort of fluff. Just cheesecake. I guess I’m a purist.

  23. My all time favorite eating-out dessert is the Godiva’s chocolate cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory. It is so chocolaty and rich that I usually can’t finish it in one sitting. So I bring half of it home and enjoy it a second time!

  24. I am a sucker for the desert ravioli at the Macaroni Grill (although I haven’t been able to go in awhile :( ). I’ve heard recently it’s one of the worst things you can eat when you dine out but I LOVE it. It’s like a snickers rolled into fried pastry. Yummo!

  25. Chocolate Chip Pazookie from BJ’s Brewery – delish!!

  26. sopapilla’s from a local mexican restaurant where i live called el vaquero. amazing!

  27. Oh how I look forward to your Sunday posts!!! I am for sure trying this tomorrow night for my family.

    I have to admit I LOve mcdonald’s apple pies- I make a pretty great apple pie… but somehow those mcd’s pies are so good!

  28. I love hot fudge sundaes at mcdonalds! :)

  29. I love the 5-Layer Brownie at a local lunch shoppe. It is soo good and decadent that I only get it once every few months!

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  30. I know it’s supposed to be a “breakfast” and not a dessert, but I think IHOP has a great thing going with their stuffed french toast. Also, for anyone who is loving the molten cakes, kraft has a very easy and nummy recipe called Molten Chocolate Surprise here:

    shakingsugar at gmail dot com

  31. Okay this is so lame, but I seriously love the churros at Costco (does that count as a restaurant!?)! Seriously. I want to marry them they are so good.

  32. I am too easy. I love wendy’s frostys. YUMMR.

  33. Definitely the apple cake at our favorite local joint :)

  34. OH DEAR im licking the computer screen..NOOOO im not! LOL

    My fave dessert out is those Chocolate lava cakes at a local restuarant in town..HEAVEN!


  35. There’s a place in Chicago called Artopolis.. it’s a Greek bakery that’s open late (1am). They have the BEST little desserts there, including my favorite: mango custard. here’s a link to a picture: Artopolis bakery

  36. i’ll take a big pot of chocolate from the Melting Pot.

    and a straw.

  37. Oregano’s in AZ has the best pizzookie, hands down! amberleigh[dot]hansen[at]gmail[dot]com.

  38. Goodness…that looks delish! My favorite desert is the Brookie from Rafferty’s. Like you and the Blondie, there’s some stuff in it that I don’t really care for,(chocolate brownie with nuts and coconut…I hate nuts and coconut) but there’s something about the way that it’s just barely cooked long enough, with a huge scoop of ice cream on top and warm chocolate syrup drizzled all over it that makes it the best thing I’ve ever tasted! Yum.

  39. That looks delicious!

    My favorite dessert is The Cookie Monster from Cheddars. A homemade chocolate chip cookie cooked in a skillet, topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped nuts and a cherry. YUM! The closest Cheddars is 3 hours from me and I’ll be visiting it in May…I can’t wait!

  40. Yum, that looks really good!

    My absolute fav desert is a tie between the yin-yang chocolate fondue at The Melting Pot and the chocolate chip cookie dough flautas from Tijuana Flats. I am drooling just thinking about them!

  41. I love our towns very own Trappers Cafe’s layered Lemon Meringue Pie! It’s got 6 layers of cream cheese, thick lemon pudding, and cool whip misture! It’s melt in your mouth “THAT GOOD”!!!

  42. I love the mile high chocolate cake (something like 17 layers!) from Claim Jumper. Decadent!

  43. Oh Gosh, there are so many good ones out there. My favorite is the dessert at El Chico Restaurants in DFW area. It is the Mexican Apple Pie served hot with sizzling Mexican Brandy Butter Sauce and Cinnamon Ice Creme!! Oh, it is sooooo delicious and I love it even more so in the winter time. It has been way too long (over a year) since I have had one!!!

  44. I love the caramel apple crisp a la mode (OF COURSE) at Red Robin. I have dreams about it when I’m PMSing!

  45. I used to love the chocolate lasagna at Olive Garden, but they took it away!

  46. I love the brownie cheescake from the cheesecake factory.

  47. This (blondie from Applebees) is actually our favorite dessert out… and I’m SOOO excited to have the recipe! Gonna suprise my hubby with this dessert next weekend!


  48. paradise pie at chili’s

  49. I can’t pass up the Pazookie from BJ’s. Cookie in a skillet with ice cream melting on top… Oh Heaven!

  50. Mmm..that looks delicious! I suppose this is cheating but I have TWO favorite desserts. One – deep fried ice cream served at a local Mexican restaurant. Two – a really good tiramisu from my favorite hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant. Just thinking about these makes me want to go out an eat! :)

  51. [I don’t think my other comment got posted..]
    Too bad I usually don’t have room for dessert…. but when I do have room, omgosh, I loooooove the Maple Blondie from Applebees! Sizzling and Delicious…warm and cool! =) smacks lips* craving it just thinking about it! =D

  52. the 5 nut brownie at houston’s with ice cream- sooo delicious!

  53. My favorite dining out dessert is TGI Friday’s Brownie Obsession…warm brownie covered in Ghirardelli chocolate–fudge sauce, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and pecans. Delicious!

  54. I LOVE Chinese egg custard tarts. My total favorite. :)

  55. I’m going to say my favorite is the Triple Chocolate Meltdown from Applebees. When I was pregnant i’d go there just for that- and a big glass of milk. :o)

  56. I’d have to say the Lava Cake at the Mayan. Ooooh! Sooo good! And they even put a sparkler on top, as if it could get any better.

  57. I like the warm apple crisp, ala mode, at Red Robin:)

  58. Hmmmm…I like Tiramisu, it’s something I don’t make myself so it’s fun to get when I go out.

  59. Wow! That last pic is so drool-worthy!!

    I loved strawberry cheesecake from Cheesecake factory when i was visiting SF. unfortunately, i dont live there :)

  60. definitely cheesecake factory cheesecake!! husband and I go there just for dessert and even though we can’t each finish a piece by ourselves, we always get 2…so we can take some home…yummy

  61. You hit the nail on the head with this one. I don’t know what posessed me to try it at applebee’s one time, but now I have to get it anytime we eat there. Good thing for my waistline we don’t make it to that end of the city too often! Anyway, thank you. I will definitely be saving this one to try sometime.

  62. Mmmm…I love desserts! My favorite that I’ve ever had was a deep dark French chocolate mousse from a little shop in London…but since I can’t get that everyday, I guess I will weigh in with a dessert you can get at Javier’s a chain out Meixcan restaurants here in Utah. The dessert is a cinnamon tortilla chip pile with cinnamon vanilla sauce and ice cream. Oh it is YUMMY!!!

  63. i love cheesecake factory’s godiva chocolate sunday! and also, the macaroni grill has an amazing puff pastry with icecream and chocolate, and a place called BJ’s in so cal. has pizzookies which are huge pizza pan cookies with icecream on top! mmmm….

  64. My absolute favorite is the molton chocolate lava cake from the cruise my husband and I took when he got back from Iraq! I crave it almost daily…mmmm I’m having a craving right now.

  65. My fave is at a local eatery here is Des Moines. It is Mojo’s on 86th’s chocolate nachos. It is a chocoloate mousse with nacho chips made from crushed up oreos and buterfingers served in a martini glass. DIVINE!!!

  66. The oreo pizookie from B.J.’s Brewery. Warm cookie with ice cream on top… YUM!

  67. Pumpkin cheesecake from the Olive Garden. OH MY GOODNESS! And surprisingly, the pumpkin cheesecake Blizzards from Dairy Queen. Luckily they are both seasonal, otherwise I’d eat them all the time!

  68. lemon or lime pie or tart. Sometimes its creme brulee, but after the last “chemical” tasting one, I’m quite leary about ordering it again.

  69. I love the “Chocolate Thunder” from Outback Steakhouse. It may just be a plain old brownie sundae but it makes me happy! I am smiling now just thinking about it. How can you not LOVE a warm brownie, ice cream, hot fudge and REAL whipped cream. YUM!!!!! I want one now.

  70. Oh, how delicious.

    My favorite dining out dessert? I used to drive half an hour out of the way to get a slush puppy. Extra syrup. Occasionally, same place, I’d get vanilla custard soft serve wish marshmallow sauce and caramel. From a roadside stand in Ridgefield, CT, I don’t think it has a name.

  71. The best dessert ever is my grandmother’s home-made strawberry cobbler…but, in a pinch, I’ll settle for the Chocolate Stampede at Longhorn’s: Two peaks of chocolate cake packed with six (yes, six) types of chocolate including chocolate mousse, fudge icing and chocolate shavings. Served with vanilla bean ice cream, fudge sauce and whipped cream. Yum!!!

  72. Well in second place is the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake at Chilis…which I’ve eaten a whole one easily. But the custard place called Sheridans is definitely first pick. You get to create your own concretes, which are custard creations with your favorite toppings. Yum!

  73. That would have to be the Baileys Shake at Red Robin. Yummmm.

  74. i don’t usually order dessert at a restaurant but i will order the tiramisu from Olive Garden everytime! heaven on my spoon.
    yum yum yum

  75. I’m not sure I can decide. Probably the bread pudding from Harvest (in St Louis).

    So good!

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  76. One of my favorites would be Chinook’s Blackberry Cobbler…yum! Ok, that or a box of smoked salt caramels from Fran’s at University Village… of those two would be divine and delectably my favorite!

  77. So many yummy desserts out there. I love cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory or Texas Roadhouse (no joke). I also love Banana or Coconut Cream Pie from Marie Callendars. Finally (if I must) I do love the apples pies from McDonalds. There, I admit it! :)

  78. My favorite is the chocolate coconut cream cheesecake at Cheesecake factory. Although anything chocolate and gooey is good too!

  79. Hula Pie at Kimo’s in Maui. Oreo crust, macadamia nut ice cream, and chocolate sauce…the perfect dessert.

  80. I’m going to be the one that say’s McDonald’s apple pies. 2 for $1? How can you beat that? Flaky crust, warm apple center…perfection in my book :)

  81. My favorite dessert has to be the fresh peach tarts my favorite diner serves every fall!! To DIE for! Other than that, anything and everything CHOCOLATE! :)

  82. I just love Creme Brulee just about anywhere.

  83. I heart the pizookie at B.J.’s in California…warm cookie with ice cream! Heaven!

  84. Mine has to be the Chocolate Lava Cake from Fleming’s Steakhouse. However, a close second is just a simple recipe that we make at our house from Kraft Foods called Dark Molten Lava Cake. YUMMY! Nothing like a hot cake with melted chocolate and ice cream to go with!

  85. BJ’s Brewhouse Pizookie! Half Oreo and Half Chocolate Chip is the best!

  86. My favorite dessert is unfortunately an extinct one (as far as I know that is). When I was young, my family would eat out at a place called Georgio’s in Hutchinson, Kansas. They had the best Italian Cream cake (I think this was the name). It was some sort of white cake with walnuts and an absolutely fabulous frosting. I’ve never found anything like it again, but everytime we went there, we’d ask to see the desserts all the while knowing I’d pick the Italian cake. I’m 22 now, and I think I might have been 10 the last time I had it…sigh…

  87. Fried Ice Cream at Macayo’s, although my mom makes a similar dessert that’s even better!

  88. I have 2….

    one’s a chain: the white chocolate truffle cheesecake at cheesecake factory

    the second is a local {dallas} restaurant: the banana parfait at Jaspers. It’s full of bananas, whipped cream, caramel sauce and homemade nilla wafers. yum! :)

  89. The chocolate chip pizookie from BJ’s with lots of vanilla ice cream is awesome….

  90. Those blondies look fabulous! But my most favorite dessert would have to be the Black Tie Mousse Cake from the Olive Garden. It’s chocolate heaven on a plate! :)

    katieobriant at

  91. You are so right about AppleBee’s Blondies. They have been a fave of mine and my husbands for a long long time.
    As far as my favorite Dine Out Dessert goes…that is a tough one. It would be a toss up between the caramel pie at O’Charley’s and the Tiramisu at Olive Garden. Those are my two faves that I can think of right now.

  92. I love chocolate fondue from the Melting Pot. We only go there for special occasions and it is such a fun way to end the meal!

  93. Hot Lava Cake at chili’s or the homemade tiramiso (sp?)at our favorite mom and pop Italian place.

  94. Pizzokie from BJ’s!! Chocolate chip or the oreo one. i dont how they do the oreo one but it taste just like the real thing!!

  95. Springer’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Stone Harbor, NJ best homemade ice cream ever!!! chocolate peanut butter cup is to die for!!!mmmmmmmm

  96. My most memorable dessert was at a little restaurant here in Phoenix called “Convivo’s”. My sister had a surprise 40th party there for me a few years ago, and was friends with the Chef. Special for me he made a rustic apple tart with the most fabulous flaky pate brise, with homemade caramel sauce drizzled on top, which was then sprinkled with Gorgonzola cheese. It was an absolutely to die for combination that I have never forgotten. I am craving it SO badly now! ednascafe at gmail dot com

  97. Definitely PF Chang’s Banana Spring Rolls with Coconut ice cream. SO delicious!

  98. I would have to say either a pazooki from BJ’s ( I’m a sucker for chocolate chip cookies) or the strawberry shortcake from Cheesecake factory… mmmmm

  99. Bread Pudding at a little place called Kahoots. It’s delish.

  100. Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion (Newport Beach, CA) has the BEST Chocolate Souffle. You have to make sure you order it at the beginning of the meal. They serve it with a Whipped Cream (we have to get it with Vanilla Bean ice cream because my husband is allergic to alcohol and the cream has some sort of liquor in it). It is AMAZING!

  101. I go in phases with my favorite desserts, currently, I'm in love with Tres Leches from Cafe Rio. They are fantastic!! If I had to pick a 2nd? Fondue at the melting pot – Yin Yang w/white & milk chocolate.

    Heaven. On. Earth.

  102. best dessert is the Taro Pie that you can get at any McDonald’s in China. SO GOOOOD and so unfortunate for me that i can only get it when i’m in China

  103. Definitely Chile’s Lava Cake—second place would be anything at a local ice cream shop here (bonnie brae ice cream). Now I am hungry. :)

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  104. Chocolate Thunder From Down Under!!!
    Outback of course!

  105. Wow, you absolutely read my mind on this dessert! Applebee’s White Chocolate Walnut Blondie is my favourite of all time and I’ve been craving it for all this week…

    Thank you a trillion times :)

  106. Just one?? Okay, I will dish on a couple, because its too hard to narrow it down.. Lovin' the WHITE chocolate molten cake at Chilis, McDonalds M&M McFlurry… (its the little M&Ms that make me super happy), and I am a sucker for Tiramisu… I tried PF Changs the other night… perfect size, and yumMO! (ps, tried your cookie brownie bars, and WE LOVE THEM! THANKS) mertgirl at hotmail dot com.

  107. chocolate mess from market place!

  108. My favorite dessert is from the Cheesecake Factory, The Godiva Chocolate Cheeseake..YUM!

  109. has to be the chocolate toffee cake at Carinos. I love chocolate and it the the best for sure!

  110. I’m with you – I usually always go for something chocolatey. But, we have a family owned icecream shop here in Salt Lake City, called Leatherby’s and they have THE best caramel I have ever tasted. I don’t even think of ordering the hot fudge there – I get the caramel sauce over vanilla icecream every time. By the way, my sister introduced me to your blog. She said something like, “It’s so beautiful it will make you cry.” : )

  111. I love carrot cake cheesecake from the cheesecake factory…. yummmm!

  112. Olive Garden Chocolate Lasagna, they don’t make it anymore but it was GOOD!

  113. Chile’s Molten Lava Cake is my Favorite! In fact I have found some pretty close recipes for making it at home!! Now I want some!! I might have to make that tonight!!

  114. I love this apple dumpling thing they used to have at Crackerbarrel. They have an apple pie now that is similar, but nothing is as good as that was!

  115. On our honeymoon (eight years ago) we had a divine chocolate brownie with ice cream and hot fudge sauce. But it wasn’t your typical hot fudge sundae, though. Hazlenut, maybe? Anyways, I tasted the same type sauce on my son’s ice cream sundae at Macaroni Grille the other night and it transported me to our honeymoon. Yum!

  116. My absolute favorite has vanished from menus…

    The Oreo Madness dessert from TGI Friday’s (luckily, it is easy enough to replicate with Oreo ice cream sandwiches, hot fudge, and hot caramel sauce… great, now I need to run to the store!)

  117. Every restaurant that I have been to has my favorite dessert. The most recent dessert that I had was a chocolate brownie thing at Claim Jumpers…yum.

  118. OMG I love you. This is my absolute favorite dessert. I mean I order it everytime but if im out somewhere else. I would totally get the Dave and Busters Bananas Foster. That is awesome. You should try it.

  119. I love the Godiva Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory! S0 Chocolatey and SO yummy! Thanks for letting me enter!

  120. I love the Boston Cream Pie at Marie Calendars. Mmmm….. Although I think I need to make a trip to Applebees! You are a genius.

  121. Bakerella,

    You are amazing! This is the first time I’m commenting on your blog. However, I read your blog ALL the time, you’re actually on my blog roll as well :) Anyway, I’ve been looking for a recipe close to the Applebee’s Blondie and secretly wishing you had the recipe…and looky here! I’m so excited to try this!

    Ok, I’m rambling (only because I’m excited-lol), my fav dine out desert would have to be the White Chocolate Macadamia Blondie Cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory…LOVE IT! So, do you have a recipe for that? hehe

  122. the molten cake at chilis ALL THE WAY! i love it!

  123. I, too, tend to opt for the chocolate dessert, but this blondie looks absolutely irresistible!

  124. my favorite dessert hands down is the carrot cake cheesecake at cheesecake factory. Closely followed by the two fork cheesecake at salt grass steakhouse (a local chain). As you can see, I’m a cheesecake kinda gal. :-)

  125. I love dessert and like you I usually go for the most chocolate thing on the menu! But there is this little italin/pizza place around where I live with the best caramel cake ever!! They always run out so I make sure and order that FIRST before my meal!!

  126. I really loved the Mexican fried ice cream from ChiChi’s (which sadly does not exist anymore).

  127. Boston Cream Pie is one of my favs from Marie Calendars. But mainly anything chocolatey anywhere will do!

  128. Anywhere that offers LaRocca’s Chocolate Brownie Caramel Cheesecake is A-OK with me. Of course, molten chocolate cake is a very close second!


  129. Molten Chocolate cake from chilis, you just made me have a mad craving bakerella!

  130. I’ll try not to short out my keyboard with my drool. Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie from Chile’s is da bomb!

  131. Cold Stone makes a mean Rasberry, brownie, reeses peanut butter all mixed in sweet cream ice cream, yum!

  132. F’hzookies! Its a hot cookie on a hot skillet at Firehouse Pizza. Its Delicious. Ice cream and caramel on top. Can life get better? I submit that it cannot!

  133. First off I LOVE your blog. Second, it has to be Claim Jumper MUDD PIE! SO YUMMY. I love contests.

  134. I have to say the brownies a la mode from this little restaurant downtown. They make the best brownies and have a variety to chose from. Topped off with caramel, just can’t resist it!

  135. Right now I am loving PF Chang’s mini deserts in shot glasses. They have a chocolate cake version that is to die for. The teeny tiny spoons make it last for a while and I don’t leave the restaurant feeling broke or guilty.

  136. Definitely Chili’s Molten Chocolate Cake…just had one last night as a matter of fact!! Yummy!!!!!

  137. OMG
    I am so trying out this recipe!Thanks again for sharing such a yummy treat!

    My favorite dinning out dessert has to be the White Chocolate Brownie from Moxie’s.

    (do you guys have Moxie’s in the states or is it only up here in Canada??)

  138. Soft ice cream. Or frozen yogurt, or custard, or anything that’s cold and creamy and spirally. Doesn’t matter where it’s from, and I’m flexible about flavor, but it has to be in a cone. Of course, as with all things, it’s best appreciated at the Jersey Shore.

  139. Banana spring rolls from P.F. Changs — heavenly!!!

  140. I LOVE the Cookie Monster at Cheddars. YUM! And the Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory! YUM again!

  141. Ohhhh! I, like you, only get desserts on special occasions, but I absolutely LOVE the molten chocolate cake from Chilis. MMMmmmmmmmm…..

  142. My favorite dessert is a brownie and vanilla ice cream treat from Tin Star. Sooooo yummy! (And huge! Bonus!)

  143. oooo so many to choose from! I ate the red velvet cake from CPK and it was AMAZING! But I also love a skillet chocolate chip cookie with vanilla bean ice cream….it was at a place call Whisque which closed recently in ABQ…

    I just LOVE dessert!

    Thanks so much!

  144. I think I would have to say… Montana’s deep fried cheesecake. :D

  145. Dang! Somebody chose the Great Wall of Chocolate cake from PF Chang’s already. That is by far, the BEST Dining Out Dessert if you’re going for chocolate. Once you’ve had this, other chocolate cakes don’t compare.

  146. Chris’ Outrageous Chocolate Cake from Cheesecake Factory. “Layers of Moist Chocolate Cake, Chewy Brownie, Toasted Coconut Pecan Filling and Creamy Chocolate Chip Coconut Cheesecake.” Sweet mother it’s delicious. BUT, ever since I found out it’s 1,380 calories (!!!) I haven’t ordered it. Maybe one day I will again….and split it with 5 other people. lcsiojo AT usfca DOT edu.

  147. Yummmy! Anything with cinnamon, apples, and caramel! The best I’ve had so far is a local restaurants’ version of a “Poor Boy’s” Bread Pudding. Unbelievably rich and decadent, topped with aged cheddar cheese! Hello delicious!

  148. Griff’s in Wilson, NC, a locally owned and operated place, used to serve a dessert called The Chocolate Bomb. Five layers of chocolate: creamy pudding, a gooey nutty brownie, homemade hot fudge sauce, a generous scoop of chocolate ice cream, the more hot fudge. Topped with real whipped cream and a cherry (of course). It was supposed to serve two, but I ate the whole thing myself and omg it was pure chocolate heaven. I wonder if it’s still on the menu.

  149. Oh Lordy! I’ve been a huge fan of the blondie at Applebees for YEARS! This recipe is so dangerous in my hands…. DROOL!!!!

    The other chain restaurant desert I love is the brownie at TGI Friday’s. SO GOOD! It ranks right up there with Ina Garten’s Outrageous Brownie (which is totally outrageous!).

  150. I love tres leches cake from Costa Vida, a fresh-mex restaurant. Yum.

  151. The cheesecake with raspberry sauce and hazelnuts from Buca di Beppo. It’s real Italian cheesecake with ricotta. Best. Dessert. Ever.

  152. my favorite is at a restaurant called Havana Harry’s here in Miami
    its called Harry’s Chocolate i believe and its this like flowerless chocolate souffle with a huge molten center and crispy sides!
    so delish!!!!!
    mmm im going to go get me some tomorrow :D

  153. Love the Chocolate Lava Cake from Flemings Steak house! To DIE for! They serve it with pistachio crumbles and vanilla ice cream. Super good! Second best is HUGE Chocolate Ecliar at Claim Jumper. Yum!.

  154. Yum! I usually don’t like nuts in my desserts either but yours sounds delicious! i love getting a scoop of green tea ice cream at the end of a japanese dinner :)

  155. My absolute favorite dining out desert is the carrot cake from Ippolitos.

  156. Banana Cream Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory = pure bliss.

  157. Mmmmm the Chocolate Mountain Fudge Cake at Black Angus is so YUM!!! Being a chocolate lover, you have got to try it!

  158. Apple Crumble from Kelsey’s in Canada:)

    – Madalina

  159. Apple Crumble from Kelsey’s in Canada:)

    – Madalina

  160. Apple Crumble from Kelsey’s in Canada:)

    – Madalina

  161. Apple Crumble from Kelsey’s in Canada:)

    – Madalina

  162. Apple Crumble from Kelsey’s in Canada:)

    – Madalina

  163. Apple Crumble from Kelsey’s in Canada:)

    – Madalina

  164. that’s a *sweet* giveaway bakerella :) thanks!!

    i’d have to say definitely Chili’s molten lava cake, that stuff is amazing!!!

  165. chocolate thunder from down under at outback!!! yum! :)

  166. Apple Crumble from Kelsey’s in Canada:)

    – Madalina

  167. I haven’t splurged on many fine-dining desserts, but I don’t need to when I am quite in love with the Frosty from Wendy’s! Chocolate, of course!

  168. I went to Eddie Merlot’s the other night and my husband and I split the S’mores and hot chocolate dessert. It was fantastic! There was a really chocolatey cake slice topped with toasted marshmallows and it had a trail of graham cracker crumbs along with a mini cup of hot chocolate… YUM!!! I also love the fried banana dessert thing at PF Changs.

  169. I’m a big fan of the Great Wall of Chocolate Cake PF Chang’s. It’s like 5 layers of chocolate cake with raspberry filling in between the layers, chocolate frosting on the outside with mini chocolate chips, drizzled with chocolate sauce and topped with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. holy. wow.

  170. the Olive Garden used to have this wonderful thing called the “berry crostada.” it was a golden pastry with goopy hot berry goodness inside, served with vanilla ice cream. mmmmmmmmmm…


  171. My favorite dining out dessert is really good tiramisu at a really good Italian restaurant. I’m not talking chains, I mean the little restaurants that are authentic.

  172. I love the little chocolate mousse shots out at applebee’s…oh they are soo good!

  173. My favorite dessert is called Never On Sundae at the Pizza Factory. It is like a Pizzookie…an undercooked chocolate chip cookie with icecream, caramel sauce and chocolate sauce…yum!

    ps. Love you Miss Bakerella!

  174. I love the 99 cent soft serve cone at McDonalds. For whatever reason, it’s delicious and nostalagic for me!

  175. Churros from Carolina’s, a small-chain Mexican restaurant in Sacramento. Oh how I miss good Mexican food!

  176. Hmmm …. have to say a similar dish to what you are describing at a restaurant called The Office. I think they are just a chain in NJ. Came out on a sizzling hotplate and was just divine.

    Thanks for this great giveaway and good luck everyone!

  177. The key lime pie at Cactus Club. It’s a creamy pie filling (no jelly!) on a graham cracker crust, with whipped cream (plain, no sugar added, which is soooooo good) and then the best part: fresh lime zest and some powdered sugar sprinkled over the plate.

    Deeeee-lish. Had it yesterday! :)

  178. For a Quick treat I love Dairy Queen’s Strawberry Shortcake (~~)Julie
    skybluecrayons (at)yahoo dot com

  179. I Love the Chocolate Souffle Cake with Ice Cream and vanilla sauce from California Pizza Kitchen. YUMMY!

  180. Macaroni Grill’s Lemon Passion. mmmmm now I’m going to have to go get some.

  181. most of my favorites aren’t close so I savor them when I get near them
    oreo shakes from JCWs (makes my mouth water just thinking of them)
    cheesecake factory (just about anything with cheese and chocolate in the title works for me)
    around here…we are still trying to find our favs
    but again if it has the word chocolate in it is pretty good for me.

  182. My favorite dessert is (was) the pineapple upside down cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. I need to start a campaign to bring it back. It just wouldn’t do for it to be gone forever!!!

  183. My all time favorite is Banana Cream Cheesecake with caramel & hot fudge sauce, fresh sliced bananas and whip cream!!

  184. Mountain high mud pie at Red Robin!

  185. It would have to be turtle cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. Yum!

    There was a cake show in Austin yesterday and today. I entered two pieces… more details will be posted soon.

    If you’re interested in looking, my blog is:

    LOVE your stuff!

  186. My favorite dessert is the Strawberry Cake from Edgars in Birmingham, AL. You can eat a light lunch, soup and sandwich and dessert! Everything they have is wonderful!!!!!

    Jenny Moon

  187. My favorite dining out dessert would have to be the messy sundae at Sammy’s Wood Fired Pizza. YUM!

  188. Key Lime pie from pretty much anywhere.

  189. My favorite is cannoli from my local mom & pop Italian restaurant. They have the shells made up, but they pipe in the filling until you order it so the shell stays crispy. Yum yum yum.

  190. I have to say that you hit the nail on the head! The Blondie from Applebee’s is my ABSOLUTE dining-out dessert. I LOVE it! I believe I am somewhat addicted to the sweet, yummy, maple-y goodness. :)

  191. My all time favorite is flan from this local Mexican Restaurant! I can eat flan until I am blue in the face! I am going to try this recipe because my husband is a fan of almost everything in this recipe!!!! Love all of your blog postings!

  192. Oh mine is the Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie at Chilis, even though it is basically a heart attack waiting to happen ;)

  193. As someone who is lactose intolerant. I LOVE McD’s apple pie. Two for a dollar AND dairy free!

  194. Have you had a Frosty Float from Wendy’s yet? We had to drive out of our way just today to get one. Yum!

  195. I do love Cheesecake Factory. Also the Melting Pot.

  196. I love NY style Cheesecake from anywhere! Heaven!

  197. My favorite has to be the apple crisp at applebee’s. I don’t know what it is about that, but I love it…. However, now that I like to bake, I make and eat my own desserts now, all of which are superior to that apple crisp! haha

  198. I know this is sort of passe, but bananas foster is my favorite dessert when I’m out at some stodgy old steak house. I mean, bananas, caramel, ice cream, a mix of hot and cold?? It’s wonderful.

  199. I’m pretty sure the White Chocolate Rasberry Truffel Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory is the best dessert ever.

  200. I love the custard at a local mom and pop restaurant we have here in town… but then again i love custard any time…

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