50 Desserts That Start With J

Desserts that start with J - Joffre Cake

I love desserts. I love good recipes. I’ve put those together for this list of desserts that start with J in one convenient spot!

Whether you’re looking for cakes, cookies, pies, puddings, or other pastries – your new favorite list of “J” dessert recipes is here!

Here are Desserts That Start With J (+ Recipes)

Want more dessert inspo? Check out my list of 32 Desserts That Start With I and 42 Desserts that Start with K!

1. Joffre Cake

Joffre cake is a French cake made with layers of chocolate sponge cake, chocolate mousse, and chocolate glaze. This is my go-to recipe.

2. Jumbles

Jumbles are an English cookie made with butter, sugar, and flour, often flavored with caraway seeds or nutmeg.

3. Jefferson Davis Pie

Jefferson Davis Pie is a pie made with chocolate, pecans, and bourbon, named after the president of the Confederacy.

4. Jelly Donuts

Jelly donuts are donuts filled with jelly or preserves, often dusted with powdered sugar. I made these yesterday and they were awesome!

5. Judy’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Judy’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad is an American dessert made with a pretzel crust, a layer of cream cheese and whipped cream, and a layer of strawberry gelatin and fresh strawberries.

6. Jailhouse Cake

Jailhouse Cake is a cake made with ingredients that were commonly available in prisons, such as margarine and canned fruit. You’ll love this recipe!

7. Jammie Dodgers

Jammie Dodgers are a type of sandwich biscuit filled with jam, often raspberry or strawberry.

8. Java Cakes

Java cakes are made with coffee, often containing walnuts or other nuts. They’re SO good!!

9. Jelly Roll

Jelly roll is a pastry made by spreading jelly or jam on a thin sheet of sponge cake, which is then rolled up and sliced.

10. Jaffa Cakes

Jaffa cakes are small cakes or biscuits with a layer of orange jelly and a coating of chocolate, originally from the United Kingdom.

11. Junket

Junket is a sweet, custard-like dessert made from milk, sugar, and rennet, often flavored with vanilla or nutmeg. It is typically served chilled and can be topped with fruit or whipped cream. Junket can also refer to the rennet used to make the dessert. This recipe is a crowd pleaser and easy to make!

12. Jake

Jake is a type of hardtack biscuit that was commonly eaten by sailors.

13. Jiggly Japanese Cheesecake

Jiggly Japanese cheesecake is a fluffy, light cheesecake made with cream cheese, eggs, and a small amount of flour.

14. Jumbo Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Jumbo Blueberry muffins are soft and moist with a crumbly streusel topping. 

15. Jus-Roll

Jus-Rol is a brand of pre-made pastry dough, including puff pastry and shortcrust pastry, that can be used to make a variety of sweet and savory dishes. It is available in the United Kingdom and other countries.

16. Jell-O Mold Bundt Cake


Jell-O Mold Bundt Cake is a cake made with Jell-O gelatin, often molded into a decorative shape like a Bundt cake.

17. Java Chip Ice Cream

Java chip ice cream is a coffee-flavored ice cream with chocolate chips or chunks mixed in.

18. Jam Sponge

Jam sponge is a light sponge cake made with jam or preserves, often served with custard or whipped cream. Make a jam sponge in your slow cooker with this easy recipe!

19. Jam Pudding

Enjoy the sticky sweetness of this jam-flavoured classic! Bet you can’t eat just one serving!

20. Jackfruit Pie

Jackfruit Pie is a pie made with jackfruit, often combined with other fruits like mango or pineapple.

21. Jell-O Chocolate Pie

With just 4 ingredients, this JELL-O Chocolate Pie recipe is SO easy! You’ll love this no-bake recipe for hosting friends and family.

22. Jam Doughnuts

Jam doughnuts are doughnuts filled with jam or preserves and dusted with powdered sugar. Delicious!

23. Jam Cake

Jam Cake is a tradition in the South. This recipe has rave reviews!

24. Jiu Niang

Jiu Niang is a sweet, fermented rice pudding that is popular in China.

25. Jell-O Fruit Cake

Jell-O fruit cake combines fresh fruits with juice. It’s an easy, crowd-pleasing no-bake dessert.

26. Jalebi

Jalebi is a popular Indian sweet made by deep-frying a wheat flour batter in a spiral or pretzel shape and soaking it in sugar syrup.

27. Ji Dan Gao

Ji dan gao is a Chinese sponge cake made with eggs, sugar, and flour.

28. Jam Roll

Jam roll is a sweet roll filled with jam or preserves. These soft warm sticky jam rolls are made with a sweet fluffy dough filled with a generous layer of tart raspberry jam.

29. Jam Cookies

Jam cookies are cookies made with jam or preserves, often sandwiched together with buttercream or cream cheese frosting.

30. Jam Roly Poly

Jam roly poly is a British dessert made by spreading jam on a sheet of pastry dough, rolling it up, and steaming or baking it. You won’t be able to resist this delicious treat.

31. Jelly Pie

Jelly pie is a pie made with jelly or gelatin, often combined with fruit or a cream cheese filling.

32. Jewish Mandelbrot

Jewish Mandelbrot is a traditional, twice-baked almond cookie made with almond paste and dusted with powdered sugar.

33. Joconde Sponge

Joconde sponge is a type of almond sponge cake that is often used as a base for decorated cakes, such as opera cake. It is made with almond flour, eggs, sugar, and butter, and is known for its light and moist texture. The cake is often decorated with a patterned design made from cocoa powder or food coloring, and is typically served with a buttercream or ganache filling.

34. Jelly Slice

Jelly Slice is an Australian dessert made with a biscuit base, a layer of jelly, and a topping of sweetened condensed milk and coconut. This recipe turns out perfectly every time!

35. JingBaJian

Jingbajian is a Chinese pastry made with layers of flaky pastry and a sweet filling of red bean paste or lotus seed paste. Best of all, it’s easy to make.

36. Jodenkoek

Jodenkoek is a Dutch cookie made with butter, sugar, and almond flour.

37. Jelly Tart

Jelly tart is a small tart filled with jelly or preserves, often topped with whipped cream or fruit. I received the recipe from a friend.

38. Jalapeno Brownies

Jalapeno Brownies are brownies made with jalapeno peppers for a spicy kick.

39. Jubilee Pudding

Jubilee Pudding is a British dessert made with layers of sponge cake, fruit jelly, and custard, often topped with whipped cream.

40. Jackfruit Cake

Jackfruit cake is a cake made with jackfruit, a tropical fruit with a sweet flavor and a strong aroma. A big hit with any crowd.

41. Jackfruit Ice Cream

Jackfruit ice cream is ice cream made with jackfruit puree or extract.

42. Jelly Custard Shots

Jelly custard shots are made with jelly or gelatin, often combined with custard and topped with fruit. Need a dessert that’s easy to make? This will do just the trick.

43. Jam Tarts

Jam tarts are made with a buttery shortcrust pastry raspberry jam. You only need 6 ingredients to make these classic jam tarts!

44. Jell-O

Jell-O is a brand of flavored gelatin dessert that is popular in the United States.

45. Jewish Apple Cake

Jewish apple cake is a cake made with apples, cinnamon, and often topped with streusel. Yum!

46. Jelly Twinkles

Jelly twinkles are two sandwiched cookies filled with jelly or preserves, often dusted with powdered sugar.

47. Jam Pie

Jam pie is a pie made with jam or preserves, often topped with a lattice crust.

48. Jam Scone

Jam scone is a type of scone made with jam or preserves, often served with clotted cream. Both easy and inexpensive to make too.

49. Jaynagarer Moa

Jaynagarer Moa is a Bengali sweet made from puffed rice, jaggery, and ghee.

50. Jachnun

Jachnun is a Yemeni pastry made from rolled dough that is baked on low heat for several hours.

Desserts That Start With J – FAQs

What are some cakes that begin with the letter J?

Some cakes that start with the letter J are:

  • Jackfruit cake
  • Jaffa cakes
  • Jailhouse cake
  • jam cake
  • Jam sponge
  • Japanese cheesecake
  • java cake
  • Jell-O mold bundt cake
  • Jello cake
  • Jelly cake
  • Jewish apple cake
  • Ji dan gao
  • Joffre cake
  • Jumbo cake
  • Jumpin’ Jimmy coffee cake

What are pies that start with the letter J?

A few “J” pies are:

  • Jefferson Davis Pie
  • Jell-O Pie
  • Juniper Berry Pie
  • Jackfruit Pie
  • Jam pie
  • Jelly pie

What are pastries that start with J?

Pastries that begin with J include:

  • Jachnun
  • Jake
  • Jalapeno Brownies
  • Jalebi
  • Jam doughnuts
  • Jam roll
  • jam roly poly
  • Jam scone
  • Jam tarts
  • Jamoon
  • Jaynagarer Moa
  • Jelly donuts
  • Jelly roll
  • Jelly Slice
  • jelly tart
  • Jellyroll
  • Jingbajian
  • Jubilee
  • Judy’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad
  • Jus-Roll

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