Abby Tegnelia

Top 10 Sweets and Desserts in Las Vegas

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Vegas! How Sweet It Is...

Las Vegas is known for gluttony of all kinds, and its over-the-top desserts do not disappoint. So go ahead and over-indulge – it wouldn’t be a trip to Vegas if you didn’t. Can’t decide what to order? Here are 10 of the best sweets and desserts in town.

Red Velvet Cupcake at Sprinkles

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When the Linq outdoor shopping center opened this year, it brought Sprinkles, the cupcake phenomenon that swept neighboring California. Its signature treat is a delicious red velvet flavor that melts in your mouth, topped with rich cream cheese topping. Other popular flavors include cinnamon sugar, strawberry, vanilla – and tiny little doggie cupcakes topped with an edible bone.

The LINQ Promenade, 3545 South Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 733-0522 sprinkles.com

Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak

Thank you, Gordon Ramsay, for bringing sticky toffee pudding to America. His gooey, yummy sweet date pudding cake smothered in brown sugar toffee is an absolute must for ending a decadent dinner at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Hotel Casino. And for added Ramsay signature flair, the cake is served with a “stick” of brown butter ice-cream in the shape of a stick of butter.

Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd. (877) 346-4642 caesars.com

Tapioca Square with Mango at Bacchanal Buffet

Bacchanal’s island of desserts is famous, thanks to its photogenic square-shaped bites of sugary goodness, including butterscotch cookies, cake pops, chocolate lava cake, peanut butter cup cupcakes, cinnamon buns, and mini soufflés. There’s also a gelato sundae bar, so save plenty of room for dessert when you dig into the buffet at mealtime. My favorite treat? A tapioca dessert topped with an indescribably yummy mango sauce. Dig in!

Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 731-7928 caesars.com

Sweet Treats at Sugar Factory

Sugar Factory at Planet Hollywood

The Sugar Factory store at Planet Hollywood is a temple to all things sweet and sinful. Looking to cool down on a hot day? Round up your friends and share a signature 60oz goblet drink like the Oceans Blue, which features gummy sharks swimming an a blue sea of Hpnotiq, Blueberry Schnapps, Stoli Vodka, and Bacardi Razz. There’s something here to please people of all ages. This hotspot also features dessert snow cones, gelato, and signature milkshakes such as the Fluffer Nutter made with vanilla soft serve, chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, whipped cream, and, of course, peanut butter cups.

Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 South Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 866-0777 sugarfactory.com

Lemon Ricotta Cookies at Giada
Giada De Laurentiis is fast becoming famous for her delicious ever-changing dessert list at her new Cromwell namesake. But her rotating menu of sweets has nothing on her staple: lemon ricotta cookies. Pair with the creative flavors of sorbet and gelato, or Giada’s sinful white chocolate coffee.

The Cromwell, 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 777-3777 caesars.com

Flight of Ice Cream at BLVD Creamery

Alcoholic Ice Creams at BLVD Creamery

Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Monte Carlo’s BLVD Creamery has the answer for indecisive ice cream fanatics: a flight of four flavors. Good thing, as there are so many interesting ones to try, such as watermelon jalapeno, grape, and maple with bacon bits. And since it’s Vegas, there are plenty of boozy options (IDs required), including Prosecco, Merlot, and Horchata with Rum.

Monte Carlo, 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 730-6900 montecarlo.com

Peanut Butter Tart at Rao’s

Homemade buckeyes are my weakness around the holidays, and Rao’s at Caesars Palace blows ‘em out of the water with its famous peanut butter tart. It starts with a dizzyingly delicious peanut butter mousse – and is topped with a perfect graham cracker crust and creamy homemade chocolate ganache.

Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. (877) 346-4642 raosrestaurants.com

Made-to-order Crepes at Jean Philippe Patisserie

Jean Philippe Patisserie at Bellagio

Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Ya can’t miss it – Jean Philippe Patisserie beckons chocoholics cruising Bellagio with an enormous fountain of, yes, chocolate. His pastries are like little pieces of art, but for a real treat, make your own dessert crepe. Choose from decadent berry filling, or go for the popular apple or bananas foster. Don’t forget the crème, chocolate, or dulce de leche on top.

Bellagio Hotel and Casino, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 693-8788 jpchocolates.com

Mexican Chocolate Doughnut at O Face Doughnuts

Head downtown for some of the best doughnuts in Vegas, at O Face, home to fun O-shaped options like Cherry Coke Float and Captain Crunch with milk crème filling. If you’re looking for the ultimate indulgence, grab an extra napkin and dig into the gooey Mexican Chocolate. The dough is fried to perfection, smothered with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, and topped with little balls of chocolate.

124 S 6th St, Las Vegas, (702) 476-3223 ofacedoughnuts.com

Peanut Butter Sundae at Serendipity 3

Serendipity is most well known for its Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, but my personal favorite is its peanut butter sundae. Originally from NYC, the Caesars Palace locale carries on the tradition of digging into a seamlessly bottomless sundae at this classic ice-cream emporium. The peanut butter sundae is a sinful “classic” made of perfect ice-cream, homemade whipped cream, and the very best of peanut butter deliciousness.

Caesars Palace, 3507 Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 731-7373 caesars.com

Editor’s Bonus Pick

Chris’ Outrageous Cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory, located in The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, features over thirty-five different cheesecakes and other deserts such as strawberry shortcake, baked apple crisp, and lemoncello cream torte. Not sure if you want cake, brownies, or cheesecake? No worries! Just order a slice of Chris’ Outrageous Cheesecake and you will satisfy all three sweet cravings. This decadent dessert consists of chocolate cake topped with coconut pecan frosting layered with creamy chocolate chip coconut cheesecake all on top of a chewy brownie base. Heavenly!

The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 S Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 792-6888 thecheesecakefactory.com

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