Best Over-The-Top Desserts in Ann Arbor

Enjoy these yummy treats that you’ll actually want to save room for.

Ann Arbor has so many great activities for kids of all ages to check out, including events at local museums, libraries and farms. Spend the day at these events and make sure to try out some of the local cuisine, including these over-the-top dessert spots in Ann Arbor.


Photo credit: Cinnaholic

Enjoy the create-your-own cinnamon rolls and other made-from-scratch treats like cookies, brownies and edible cookie dough at this bakery. Choose from more than 20 unique frosted cinnamon rolls, including flavors like “Cookie Monster,” “Campfire S’mores,” “Very Berry,” “Caramel Apple Pie” and “Shake, Rattle, & Roll.” If you’re in charge of desserts at your next get-together, bring a cookie cake or a cinncake.

The products here are 100% vegan, dairy and lactose-free, egg-free and cholesterol-free, so if someone in your family has an intolerance to something, they’re more than likely to find sweets here to enjoy.

Detroit Cookie Company

Photo credit: Detroit Cookie Company

The cookie flavors rotate here often and they always have yummy seasonal flavors. If you want an over-the-top cookie, try the XL Stuffed cookies in flavors like Birthday Cake Stuffed and Brownie Cheesecake Stuffed. They also sell XL cookies and other flavored cookies like Raspberry Cheesecake Oreo, Banana Pudding, 8 Mile Mix, Cap’n Berry-o and more.

La Dolce Vita

Try this spot that specializes in gourmet desserts and pastries. Enjoy desserts like banana foster bread pudding, candy bar bomb, gelato & sorbet trio, mudslide cheesecake, brown butter lemon bar, blueberry almond crumb cake, German chocolate cake and caramel apple pie. If you pay with cash here, you will receive a special discount.

Mochinut Ann Arbor

Opening in September 2023. Although this spot is known for the mochi doughnuts, it has other sweets for you to try as well. Try a scoop of the soft serve (in a cup, cone or on a doughnut) in flavors original, honey butter, strawberry lemon or melon. Plus, it has 21 flavors of mochi doughnuts including some unique flavors like strawberry funnel, churro, milk pebble and black sesame. It also sells mochinut-balls in flavors original, crème brulee, coffee, cookies and cream, strawberry and matcha.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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