30 Drool-Worthy Desserts That Go With Steak


Quick Answer: What Desserts go with Steak?

Some of the best desserts that go well with steak are— delicious pies like Apple Pie, Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie and others; wholesome cakes like Cheesecake, Chocolate Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Lava Cake, and others; cold desserts like Ice Cream Sundae, Bananas Foster, Chocolate Tartufo, and Raspberry Sorbet; and miscellaneous delights like Fruit Salad, Salted Caramel Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies and others. Read to know more!

Here are 30 drool-worthy desserts to go with the delicious steak meal that’ll take you on a flavorful ride. Each of these desserts is chosen based on how well its flavors suit the flavor profile of steak. 

My family always bonded over well-done steak and our favorite part of deciding the steak menu was choosing dessert!

After experimenting with enough steak+dessert pairings, I bring to you this list of the best desserts that go with steak.

So let’s jump into it. 

30 Desserts that go with Steak: Quick Table

Recipe Calories (per 100g)Preparation Time
Cheesecake321420 min
Chocolate Cake37165 min
Apple Pie23790 min
Fruit Salad5020 min
Ice Cream Sundae1805 min
Key Lime Pie28745 min
Bananas Foster193.420 min
Salted Caramel Cookies50220 min
Chocolate Cream Pie304380 min
Red Velvet Cake367120 min
Chocolate Chip Cookies48830 min
Champagne and Raspberry PossetsNA160 min
Strawberries and Cream24320 min
Banana Cream Pie269102 min
Chocolate Brownies46650 min
Cannoli TacosNA65 min
Tiramisu283300 min
Rhubarb Tart31820 min
Turtle Pie570360 min
Chocolate TartufoNA27 min
Chocolate Lava Cake29520 min
Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake136 45 min
Raspberry Sorbet11830 min
Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake28885 min
Blueberry Loaves356180 min
Crème Brulee245240 min
Trifle16780 min
Cherries Jubliee121.230 min
Bread Pudding15375 min
Chocolate Mousse20920 min

1. Cheesecake

Total calories (per 100g): 321

Total preparation time: 420 minutes

Satisfying Steak requires an equally gratifying dessert and what better than a classic Cheesecake?

Cheesecake has a thick, smooth, and creamy layer of soft and fresh cheese mixed with eggs and sugar. This is bestowed upon a crust of crushed graham crackers.

It’s a perfect way to end a flavorful meal.

Here is an easy recipe by How Tasty

2. Chocolate Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 371

Total preparation time: 65 minutes

This is the ultimate dessert choice that is loved by kids and adults alike.

Chocolate Cake has a fudgy chocolate layer combined with a tender and moist crumb. It has the perfect balance of sweetness and is delightfully fluffy.

Thriving with the goodness of chocolate it fits well with spicy steak!

Check out this amazing recipe by The Stay At Home Chef

3. Apple Pie

Total calories (per 100g): 237

Total preparation time: 90 minutes

This double-crusted classic pie is an ideal dessert for a flavorful steak meal.

Apple pie has two pastry crusts that sandwich cooked apples which are enveloped in a lip-smacking spiced sauce.

With an iconic lattice crust, the filling is prepared from a variety of apples for adding layers to flavor.

Here is a simple recipe by Natashas Kitchen

4. Fruit Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 50

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Simple yet yummy— Fruit Salad is delightful in both, flavor and appearance.

Made with seasonal fruits, it is easy to put together; and when covered in a honey-lime dressing, it turns irresistible.

So, if you are looking for a calorie-conscious dessert after a heavy steak meal, this dessert fits perfectly!

Check out this easy recipe by Clean and Delicious

5. Ice Cream Sundae

Total calories (per 100g): 180

Total preparation time: 5 minutes

Ice Cream Sundae should be your go-to dessert when choosing something new is risky.

It can be made with a number of available flavors and toppings but the most popular ones are the fudgy chocolaty once (paired with a scoop of vanilla).

It will satisfy sweet cravings after spicy steak.

Here is a quick ‘how to’ –

6. Key Lime Pie

Total calories (per 100g): 287

Total preparation time: 45 minutes

An authentic Key Lime Pie has the perfect balance between tarty and sweet flavor and therefore is a definite delight after steak.

It’s a refreshing treat, crafted from fresh lime juice, which has a buttery baked graham cracker crust that is filled to the top with a fluffy, creamy filling.

Check out this simple recipe by Preppy Kitchen

7. Bananas Foster

Total calories (per 100g): 193.4

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Bananas Foster is fashioned from a magical combination of creamy vanilla ice cream and boozy bananas.

The bananas are cooked in an alcohol-based sauce consisting of rum and banana liquor which works as a binding force towards all the flavors of this dessert.

Its sweet flavors go great with steak.

Here is a yummy recipe by Food Wishes

8. Salted Caramel Cookies

Total calories (per 100g): 502

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Perfect dessert for your perfect meal!

Caramel, when combined with salt, creates the most blissful flavor scheme that is bound to light up your steak menu.

Sea salt and caramel go well and can be opted to stand alone or be paired with a bit of chocolate for additional flavor.

Check out this easy recipe by CupcakeJemma

9. Chocolate Cream Pie

Total calories (per 100g): 304

Total preparation time: 380 minutes

Pies and chocolate cake— these two are the most popular options at a steakhouse for dessert. So why not combine both?

It is created by layering a chocolate biscuit crust with a delicious chocolate pudding which is then topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

In totality, it’s a heavenly delight.

Here is a quick recipe by Oh Yum with Anna Olson

10. Red Velvet Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 367

Total preparation time: 120 minutes

With a moist and tender texture and a stark redness in its appearance— Red Velvet Cake is an intriguing match for a steak.

Soft and buttery, this cake has a slight chocolaty flavor and a smooth frosting of cream cheese.

Heartwarmingly fluffy, this could be the elegant dessert you were looking for.

Check out this alluring recipe by The Cookies Foodie

11. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total calories (per 100g): 488

Total preparation time: 30 minutes

Chocolate goes well with steak.

Chocolate Chip Cookies are classic and have the perfect balance of chewy yet crispy and buttery yet wholesomely sweet.

Hence these are simple yet effective.

DIY recipe—

12. Champagne and Raspberry Possets

Total preparation time: 160 minutes

Are you looking for a unique dessert to go with your iconic steak? Then this dessert is IT!

The dryness of the champagne is contrasted by the sweet assembly of raspberry and cream to create a masterpiece.

DIY recipe link -> Champagne and Raspberry Possets

13. Strawberries and Cream

Total calories (per 100g): 243

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Also known as Strawberry Fool, this dessert is easy to prepare and has godly taste.

It is prepared from freshly whipped cream in which delectable strawberries are nicely folded into.

DIY recipe—

14. Banana Cream Pie

Total calories (per 100g): 269

Total preparation time: 102 minutes

Banana Cream Pie is one bliss-enticing dessert with its perfect banana flavor working with delightful whipped cream.

Light and silky, this pie has the right amount of cream and crunch.

DIY recipe—

15. Chocolate Brownies

Total calories (per 100g): 466

Total preparation time: 50 minutes

What is better than some chocolaty, fudgy brownies to end a flavor-robust steak dinner with?

These brownies have an intense chocolate flavor and are loved for their fudgy centers.

DIY recipe—

16. Cannoli Tacos

Total preparation time: 65 minutes

A novel dessert idea— Cannoli Tacos are a must-try!

Deep-fried crispy taco shells are filled with sweet and creamy ricotta filling (which is generally flavored) and topped with fresh strawberries for more flavors.

DIY recipe link-> Cannoli Tacos

17. Tiramisu

Total calories (per 100g): 283

Total preparation time: 300 minutes

Tiramisu is an Italian classic dessert made by layering ladyfingers dipped in espresso and a creamy layer of mascarpone dusted with cocoa.

Incredibly delightful, this creamy dessert suits a flavorful steak!

DIY recipe—

18. Rhubarb Tart

Total calories (per 100g): 318

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Rhubarb Tart is one beautiful ruby-tinted delicacy that will amuse you.

With a buttery and sweet crust, this pie is has a creamy filling which is topped by sweetened rhubarb.

DIY recipe—

19. Turtle Pie

Total calories (per 100g): 570

Total preparation time: 360 minutes

Pies taste great after a well-done steak, so why not try this as dessert?

Turtle Pie is dominantly flavored with caramel, chocolate, and pecan which creates a wholesome sweet flavor profile.

DIY recipe link-> Turtle Pie

20. Chocolate Tartufo

Total preparation time: 27 minutes

If you haven’t tried this before then you’re in for a treat.

Tartufo is an Italian ice cream dessert; it is made by scooping out small balls of ice cream and then covering it in melted chocolate.

DIY recipe link-> Chocolate Tartufo

21. Chocolate Lava Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 295

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

This one is a complete melt in your mouth AND melts in your plate experience.

The chocolate cake, when dug into, parts to make way for the delicious molten chocolate.

DIY recipe—

22. Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake

Total calories (per 100g): 136

Total preparation time: 45 minutes

You’ll love this one after a summer steak dinner.

It is made by topping a chocolate graham cracker crust with a thick layer of ice cream and delicious caramel sauce.

DIY recipe link-> Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake

23. Raspberry Sorbet

Total calories (per 100g): 118

Total preparation time: 30 minutes

A worthy competitor of ice cream, Sorbets make for a cool dessert during the heat seasons.

Raspberry Sorbet nicely calms down the tongue after a ferocious steak meal.

DIY recipe—

24. Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

Total calories (per 100g): 288

Total preparation time: 85 minutes

If you wish to indulge in more than basic cheesecake, then go with this one.

Laden with strawberry sauce, this cheesecake is rich and creamy with a gorgeous appearance.

DIY recipe—

25. Blueberry Loaves

Total calories (per 100g): 356

Total preparation time: 180 minutes

Innovated out of blueberry muffin recipe, the blueberry loaf or blueberry muffin bread is immensely moist and thrives with lively flavors of blueberries.

Additional flavor is given by lemons.

DIY recipe—

26. Crème Brulee

Total calories (per 100g): 245

Total preparation time: 240 minutes

An elegant dessert for a classy steak menu!

Crème Brulee consists of a brittle layer of melted sugar that hides a creamy, custard-like, cooked pudding— often vanilla or caramel flavored.

DIY recipe—

27. Trifle

Total calories (per 100g): 167

Total preparation time: 80 minutes

Trifle is essentially built with a layer of pound cake soaked in alcohol, a creamy layer of custard, and a layer of whipped cream.

The fruits are added as per preference.

DIY recipe—

28. Cherries Jubilee

Total calories (per 100g): 121.2

Total preparation time: 30 minutes

Yet another boozy dessert, huh?

Cherries Jubilee is crafted from cherry and liquor. It is put on fire and is usually served on vanilla ice cream as a sauce.

DIY recipe—

29. Bread Pudding

Total calories (per 100g): 153

Total preparation time: 75 minutes

One of the most cost-efficient desserts, Bread Pudding recipe takes stale bread and turns it into a mouth-watering delicacy.

With warm spices and vanilla sauce, it is sweet, creamy, and addictive!

DIY recipe—

30. Chocolate Mousse

Total calories (per 100g): 209

Total preparation time: 20 minutes

Light and fluffy— Chocolate Mousse is a popular dessert that is loved for its rich flavors.

It has an intense chocolaty taste and a creamy mouth-feel that you’d fall for.

DIY recipe—

The Bottom Line

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About Nancy Miller

Nancy is a foodie by heart and loves experimenting with food. She likes to experiment not only as part of academics but also as a cook at home, sometimes she does not get the desired outcome of these experiments though! But that doesn't stop her from trying more out-of-the-box things. When Nancy entered college, it became clear to her that food was going to be an important part of her life.