Last Updated on April 9, 2023
Las Vegas is famous for its culinary scene, among other things, but the desserts really give you something to talk about. As fans of all things sweet, we took the task of finding the best desserts in Las Vegas very seriously.
What we discovered was that there’s no shortage of amazing, delicious desserts in Las Vegas. As challenging as it was, we narrowed it down to nineteen that take into consideration all the different tastes and preferences of dessert aficionados, along with the pure deliciousness and presentation of each.
From classy and iconic to over-the-top, these are the Las Vegas desserts you don’t want to miss!
- Sinatra Hat at Sinatra Wynn Las Vegas
- Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak
- Giant Fortune Cookie at Tao Asian Bistro
- 24 Layer Cake at the Strip House
- Beehive Baked Alaska at Delilah
- Cigar at the Mayfair Supper Club
- Flower Pot Cake at Jardin
- Cereal Milk Ice Cream at the Milk Bar
- Banana Cream Pie at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House
- Flaming Skull at Chica
- Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Cake at Yardbird
- Cheesecake Challenge at Guy Fieri ‘s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
- Lemon Ricotta Cookies at Pronto by Giada
- Chocolate Macaron at Bardot Brasserie
- Titanic Sundae at Carmine’s
- Haru at Sweets Raku
- Lobster Tails & Italian Rainbow Cake at Carlo’s Bakery
- Strawberry Split at the Donut Bar
- Choco-Taco at Casa Playa
- Honorable Mentions
Sinatra Hat at Sinatra Wynn Las Vegas
It only seems fitting to start this list with one of the most iconic desserts on the Las Vegas Strip – the Cappelo (aka Sinatra Hat) at Frank Sinatra’s namesake restaurant in the Wynn Las Vegas.
The presentation is one of the reasons this qualifies as one of the best desserts in Las Vegas, as it’s pure visual perfection. But then there’s the Valrhona dark chocolate mousse and Jack Daniels pana cotta that’s it made from.
Reservations are strongly recommended for Sinatra, and it is considered a fine dining restaurant, so you’ll want to plan ahead to enjoy one of the most famous desserts in Las Vegas.
Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak
You might recognize sticky toffee pudding as the signature dessert of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. If you’ve been wondering what this famous dessert tastes like, you can try it for yourself at one of Gordon Ramsay’s multiple Las Vegas locations, including Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Las Vegas.
Sticky toffee pudding is a type of elevated bread pudding and is a classic British dessert. Chef Gordon Ramsay’s version features a sweet pudding cake and sticky brown sugar toffee. It’s accompanied by brown butter ice cream, which compliments the dessert perfectly.
If sticky toffee pudding isn’t your thing, but you want to try another one of the famous chef’s sweet creations, we recommend the Earl Grey Chocolate Decadence, with caramel mousse, and flourless chocolate tea cake, that’s topped with a salted caramel sauce and decadent little cacao nibs.
Giant Fortune Cookie at Tao Asian Bistro
Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas is famous for dishes like Miso Glaze Chilean Sea Bass, Sashimi, and Dim Sum, but one of the most iconic showstoppers the restaurant is known for is the Giant Fortune Cookie dessert.
This is a mega-sized fortune cookie that’s about the size of a football filled with white and dark chocolate mousse. It’s then dusted with powdered sugar and served with fresh fruit.
There’s also a larger-than-life fortune that comes with it. It’s Las Vegas, so you can bet these fortunes have a bit of a wicked sense of humor and a wild side to them.
24 Layer Cake at the Strip House
The Strip House at Planet Hollywood is home to one of the most famous and best desserts in Las Vegas. If you’re a chocolate lover, there really isn’t anything that beats a chocolate cake that’s 24 layers tall!
This obviously isn’t your usual chocolate torte. The Strip House offers this dessert with layers of chocolate cake and chocolate filling piled up to the sky, then topped with an extra thick layer of chocolate ganache.
The 24 Layer Chocolate Cake might also be the heftiest dessert on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s estimated that every single piece weighs a whopping 1.5 pounds!
Beehive Baked Alaska at Delilah
Delilah at the Wynn Las Vegas oozes classic Vegas glamour, and this is something that carries through to their desserts. One of the most famous desserts in Las Vegas can be found on the menu at Delilah – the Beehive Baked Alaska.
The Beehive Baked Alaska features sweet lemon ice cream and mandarin sorbet encased in a toasted honey meringue that’s shaped like a beehive.
Little honeycomb candies garnish the showstopper. Bring along a few of your friends because this fancy dessert is big enough to share!
Cigar at the Mayfair Supper Club
The restaurants in Las Vegas might not allow cigar smoking at the table, but the Mayfair Supper Club at the Bellagio makes one exception – their chocolate cigar dessert.
The cigar is actually made of chocolate and hazelnut praline, and it’s served in a little ashtray-style dish filled with milk chocolate panna cotta.
When served, this delicious dessert arrives under a cloche that releases a little hickory smoke when lifted. This is one of those desserts that’s both fun and delicious to enjoy.
Flower Pot Cake at Jardin
Jardin is located at the Wynn Las Vegas and is known for its breakfast and lunch dishes (dinner is also available) with amazing flavors. If your taste buds are craving something sweet, Jardin’s famous Flower Pot Cake doesn’t disappoint.
With a presentation that would make even the Cake Boss envious, this little cake looks like a real terracotta flower pot – except the inside is filled with chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, and raspberry jam. The dessert is topped with real edible flowers, so no part of this dessert needs to go untouched.
Cereal Milk Ice Cream at the Milk Bar
Not all of the best desserts in Las Vegas are found in the fancy restaurants the city is known for. Some are simple, delicious, and perfect, just like the famous Cereal Milk Ice cream at the Milk Bar in Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.
Of all the Milk Bar’s flavors of frozen desserts, the cereal milk is the most popular, and with good reason. It’s amazing! Order the soft-serve cereal milk topped with the cornflake crunch. Trust us when we say it might become your new favorite dessert.
Banana Cream Pie at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House
When you’re in the mood for a good, classic comfort food dessert, there’s nothing better than the Banana Cream Pie at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip.
One single pie contains several pounds of bananas, and it’s stacked super high to give you that satisfying feeling when you sink your fork in. As if the pie itself wasn’t fabulous enough, it’s topped with rich caramel sauce and chocolate sprinkles, too!
Flaming Skull at Chica
We’re willing to bet that you haven’t had a chocolate lava cake that even comes close to the Flaming Skull at Chica Las Vegas.
This dessert features a large edible skull that’s made of a thick layer of chocolate and then painted with edible gold. The skull is placed over a warm lava cake. Then, when it arrives at your table, rum is poured over it, and the skull is set aflame. As the chocolate melts, it all pools with the lava cake for pure decadence. The Flaming Skull is served with Horchata Ice Cream and fresh fruit.
Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Cake at Yardbird
The Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Cake at the Yardbird in the Venetian Las Vegas is an amazingly delectable dessert and one you wouldn’t expect from a restaurant that offers a bit of a hard-rock, sports bar vibe.
This chocolate cake features Nutella frosting, bourbon salted caramel sauce, and cool vanilla ice cream to offer just the right amount of balance.
Cheesecake Challenge at Guy Fieri ‘s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
This isn’t an all-you-can-eat cheesecake challenge, but you might feel like it is as you work your way through this over-the-top cheesecake masterpiece!
The Cheesecake challenge starts off with a full half of a NY-style marble cheesecake. That’s right. This isn’t a slice. It’s half a cheesecake! It’s then topped with gooey hot fudge, crumbled potato chips, and pretzels. There’s no prize for finishing this – other than an overly satisfied sweet tooth!
Other honorable mentions for cheesecakes go to the Cheesecake Factory’s Tiramisu Cheesecake and Gordon Ramsay’s Vanilla Mascarpone Cheesecake with blueberry compote, which we’ve heard is to die for.
Lemon Ricotta Cookies at Pronto by Giada
So far, all of the best desserts in Las Vegas have been pretty decadent and heavy. But what if you want something a little lighter? We couldn’t let this list go without adding Giada’s famous Lemon Ricotta Cookies to the lineup!
You can find the bright and perfectly satisfying cookies at Pronto by Giada at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The portion is perfectly sized with three cookies, which gives you the option to share — or not!
Other favorites on Pronto’s dessert menu include cinnamon rolls, cannoli, and tiramisu.
Chocolate Macaron at Bardot Brasserie
When you think of a classic French macaron, the image of those delicious little airy cookies with a delicate filling comes to mind. An example would be the delicious ones offered by the Bouchon Bakery (which is a great place if you’re craving pastries, btw), but Bardot Brasserie has its own take on the classic macaron, and it’s fabulous!
This treasure of Las Vegas desserts features two large French almond cookies with the most delectable dollops of gianduja chocolate mousse inside.
The entire thing is then drizzled in a wonderful chocolate sauce. This isn’t finger food like the typical macaron!
Titanic Sundae at Carmine’s
Carmines is an Italian restaurant located in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The menu is full of delicious food that will leave you more than satisfied, but we beg you to try to save room for the star of Carmine’s dessert menu – the Titanic Sundae.
This sundae is heaps of vanilla and chocolate ice cream that’s served over a chocolate torte and served with bananas, strawberries, candied pineapple, and hazelnuts. It’s then doused in hot fudge and whipped cream and topped with little chocolate wafer straws.
Haru at Sweets Raku
Sweets Raku isn’t located on the Vegas Strip or even in Downtown Las Vegas. You can find them located on Spring Mountain Rd., somewhat removed from all the commotion of the city.
Sweets Raku offers Dessert Sets, where you choose not one but TWO desserts to enjoy.
Our favorite on this menu is Haru with cherry blossom cream atop sponge cake with strawberry mousse. This amazing dessert is served with cherry blossom ice cream and white chocolate wafers. Yum!
Lobster Tails & Italian Rainbow Cake at Carlo’s Bakery
Ok, so we couldn’t pick just one dessert from Carlo’s Bakery but instead went with two. Honestly, all the treats at Carlo’s Bakery are yummy, but our two favorites are the six-layer Italian Rainbow Cake and the Lobster Tails.
For reference, these aren’t the type of lobster tails that you dip in butter. Instead, they’re made with a flaky pastry and filled with delicate French cream.
Strawberry Split at the Donut Bar
A tasty treat like a donut or cinnamon roll might seem more appropriate for breakfast than dessert, but we’re fine with thinking outside the (donut) box when it comes to the best desserts in Las Vegas. The Strawberry Split Donut at the Donut Bar easily stands up to any strawberry shortcake we’ve had in the city.
The Strawberry Split Donut is an open-face donut that’s piled high with fresh strawberries and heaps of whipped cream. Don’t try eating this one in the car on the way to work!
Choco-Taco at Casa Playa
You know those Choco-Tacos you would enjoy as a kid and how good they tasted? Casa Playa offers a grown-up version of your favorite ice cream treat, and it’s unbelievably good!
The Choco-Taco starts with a chocolate waffle cone taco shell that’s then filled with Gianduja ice cream, coffee cream, and hazelnuts.
In a city like Las Vegas, it’s really challenging to narrow down the best in categories as broad as desserts. There are a handful of Las Vegas desserts that have caught our attention but might be a little too over the top, even for the most devoted dessert fan.
One example of such an honorable mention is the Crazy Shakes at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. These aren’t your typical vanilla milkshake. Instead, they’re shakes that are piled high in glasses dripping in sweetness and topped with whole pieces of cake, pastries, cookies, candies, and more.
Then, there’s the Sugar Factory and their famous King Kong Sundae with twenty scoops of ice cream, plus just about every sundae topping you can imagine — from candy necklaces to caramelized bananas and glazed donuts!
For something a bit out of the ordinary, we’ve also tasted a mango panna cotta at Sweets Raku that was drizzled in hot mango sauce, which was absolutely incredible.
- Las Vegas is a dessert lover’s dream with just about any sweet treat you can possibly imagine
- Some of the most memorable Las Vegas desserts include a 24-layer chocolate cake, a beehive-baked Alaska, and a chocolate skull that melts over a molten lava cake.
- Many restaurants still suggest reservations even if you only want dessert and may also impose a minimum spending amount.
- Don’t overlook the smaller bakeries for great desserts.