For those with a sweet tooth, and who can’t wait until Halloween to indulge, rejoice! National Dessert Day is Wednesday, and hundreds of restaurants are expected to participate in the sugary celebration by offering sweet deals to commemorate the holiday. Forget about counting calories for the day and indulge in the sweet celebration that only comes once a year. Culinary icon Julia Child said it best, "A party without a cake is just a meeting."  From cake to pie, below are a list of some of the best deals offered this year for National Dessert Day, courtesy of

Baker's Square: Receive a free slice of pie with purchase of any menu entree 10:30 a.m. until close.  Baker's Square has many locations across the nation.

Chompie's:  National Dessert Day Big Apple Bargain. Buy 1 get 1 free for National Dessert Day, guests can buy a Danish, pastry or slice of cake and get one of equal or lesser value for free. Valid from Oct. 14 – 20. Chompie's has several locations in Arizona.

Village Inn: Free slice of Pie with any dine-in purchase. Village Inn has many locations across the nation.

Noah's New York Bagels: Celebrate National Dessert Day with a half dozen free brownies with $150 online catering purchase using this coupon. Noah's New York Bagels has many locations across the nation.

For people who have just as much fun baking sweet treats as they do eating them, below are some delicious recipes for desserts that can be easily cooked at home, courtesy of

Chocolate truffles from Alton Brown on "Good Eats"

Chocolate stout cupcakes from Dave Lieberman on "Good Deal with David Lieberman"


Mascarpone and dark chocolate cream in white chocolate cups from Giada De Laurentiis in "Everyday Italian"

Homemade glazed doughnuts from Ree Drummond in "The Pioneer Woman" 

Mascarpone mini cupcakes with strawberry glaze from Giada De Laurentiis in "Everyday Italian" 


Berry easy dessert from Rachel Ray in "30 Minute Meals"