Summer Desserts filled with tropical fruits and berries will surely satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. This list featuring simple no-bake desserts to three-layered cakes is an absolute must-have for a splendid summer experience!
It’s amazing how a simple dessert can uplift someone’s mood. When we’re stressed, we always crave something sweet. And whenever there’s a happy occasion, we celebrate with a cake. Dessert has always been a part of our lives, whatever mood we are in.
So, this summer, give in to your sweet cravings and try these insanely delicious summer dessert recipes to keep you in a cheerful mood and feel refreshed despite the hot weather. 😉
My first reaction is anything that won’t melt. Pound cakes are ideal because the glaze soaks into the cake and hardens. Lemon bars are another good choice.
Refreshing fruit like berries, melons, watermelon, peaches, cherries, mangos, papayas, and guavas are more plentiful in the summer. Apples and grapes are more toward the fall, and citrus tends to ripen more toward winter.
1. Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake
My life is soul food, and boy, does this pound cake top my list for desserts. What’s more refreshing than a fluffy and moist cake filled with citrusy flavor and a drizzle of a luscious sweet lemon glaze for a lovely finish? Aaah! Truly one of the best summer desserts, perfect for potlucks and picnics.
2. Strawberry Pound Cake
Turn your fresh strawberries into one of the most sought-after summer desserts this season, Strawberry Pound Cake. Make it fancier with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or lemon curd. Now, that’s a dessert that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. 😉
3. Pineapple Cake
You’ll be surprised how straightforward it is to make this delicious homemade pineapple cake. It has lovely tropical flavors enhanced by nutmeg and lemon zest. You can either make this bare or even more decadent with the addition of the luscious cream cheese frosting. Experience summer goodness in every bite. 😉
4. Passion Fruit Pudding Cake
If you want something light but satisfyingly good dessert, this one is the bomb! Incredibly airy and soft with an intriguing combination of sweet, tart, and citrusy flavors. What a refreshing summer treat perfect for all ages.
5. Strawberry Shortcake
Irresistible layers of yellow cakes and macerated strawberries layered with a luscious cream cheese filling. The result?? A gorgeous 3-layered cake fit for a queen (or king!). Serve it cold for the best snacking experience. Mmmmm-Mmmmm!
6. New York Cheesecake
Rich, dense, and creamy – all you need in a perfect cheesecake that will surely leave you in awe. You can either eat it plain or top it off with a fresh strawberry compote, whipped cream, or caramel sauce. Either way, a slice is always never enough. 😉
7. Strawberry Trifle
A delightful strawberry dessert with layers of vanilla cake, homemade custard, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream. Pure pleasure! And most of all, it is an easy dessert you can eat any day, with or without the occasion.
8. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Another pineapple dessert bursting with tropical flavors. This gorgeous, delicious, and decadent cake is made more special with a dash of spiced rum. I just love the combination of contrasting flavors of juicy tart pineapple and sweet caramel in this buttery cake.
9. Blueberry Lemon Cake
Enjoy the refreshing citrusy flavors from blueberries and lemons in this soft, moist, and fluffy cake with just the right amount of sweetness and tartness. You won’t even need any frosting on this lovely cake; it’s already perfect on its own.
Pies, Tarts, and Bars
10. Pineapple Pie
Who would have thought that a splash of rum would magically enhance the natural sweetness of pineapple? You should try it! Plus, the distinct flavors from cinnamon and nutmeg really hit the spot. A decadent pineapple filling especially made for a buttery and flaky homemade pie crust.
11. Fruit Pizza
You’ll instantly fall in love with this festive dessert that will surely tickle your sweet tooth. This bright pizza is a soft and chewy sugar cookie crust topped with creamy silky-smooth cream cheese frosting and vibrant and colorful fresh fruits for a gorgeous finish. Very appetizing indeed!
12. Lemon Tart
Don’t miss out and try this sweet and bright classic lemon tart. The buttery, crumbly crust is generously filled with amazingly delicious citrusy lemon curd filling. This will surely leave a lingering melt-in-your-mouth sensation in your mouth. Pure happiness in every bite!
13. Lemon Bar
One of the easiest summer desserts you can whip up in less than an hour. Made with rich buttery shortbread crust with a gooey sweet and lemony filling that will make your taste buds sing for joy. A dessert that is not too sweet but delivers that wonderful citrusy goodness.
14. Fruit Tart
Enjoy this bright and vibrant fruit tart made of sweet buttery crust and a wonderful creamy custard filling. Made even more enticing and inviting with the addition of colorful slices of fresh fruit toppings. What a healthy(ish) way to eat and enjoy dessert on a fine summer day. 😉
15. Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Add a tropical twist to your regular cheesecake bars with crushed pineapples. Yes! That’s right! The added texture and refreshing pineapple flavor to the cream cheese filling between crunchy and flaky crust crescent roll layers are genuinely divine! Simple yet elegant dessert perfect for all occasions.
16. Apple Galette
An apple a day keeps a doctor away! Eating this scrumptious dessert every day still counts, right? 😉 I can’t resist the flaky crust filled with fresh apples in sweet, chewy, gooey caramel sauce. Even more enticing with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ahhhh! Sinful yet worth all the sugar.
17. Apple Dumplings
Delightfully addicting crunchy pastry stuffed with pecan peanuts and sweet apples in a pool of cinnamon and nutmeg flavored syrup. A perfect treat that can double as a breakfast or snack. Perfect for the whole family!
18. Coconut Cream Pie
One of the best light summer desserts that literally melts in your mouth. The creamy custard coconut filling perfectly matches the flaky, buttery homemade pie crust. Topped with whipped cream and then sprinkled with toasted coconut flakes for a lovely finish.
19. No-Bake Key Lime Mango Coconut Cheesecake Pie
Complete your summer dessert ideas with this lovely tropical cheesecake pie. Full of summer flavors from lime, mango, and coconut. This pie is so creamy and smooth with just the right amount of sweetness and tartness. So indulging and insanely good!
20. Banana Cream Pie
Another delicious dessert made with Immaculate Bites Pie Crust that you can easily swap with graham crust for a no-bake banana cream pie delight. Truly indulging with its milky and creamy custard filling filled with banana slices. One of the easiest summer desserts, perfect for kids and kids at heart. 😉
21. Banana Foster
You’re gonna love bananas even more with this effortless 10-minute dessert. What’s fancier than sliced bananas wonderfully coated in a sinfully sweet syrup infused with rum? Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and it will surely win your heart in a jiffy! 😉
An extremely decadent coffee-infused no-bake dessert you can make in 20 minutes. You can also try the traditional method, which is cooked with eggs. Either way, both versions always come out fantastic and worth the extra calories. 😉
23. Crepe Suzette
A French dessert made with a beautiful ensemble of soft crepes covered in a rich sweetened syrup made with butter, orange juice, and a splash of liqueur. Serve it plain, or top it off with whipped cream or your favorite ice cream for the best-tasting brunch slash dessert. 😉
Toppings and Sauces
24. Lemon Curd
Bright and creamy lemon curd with a zingy burst of freshness brimming with summer flavor. Perfect topping and filling for cakes, pancakes, waffles, and pastries. The best part is, you’ll only need seven ingredients to make this fantastic summer all-around curd.
25. Creme Anglaise
Make any desserts more extraordinary delicious with this sweet, creamy, and luscious Creme Anglaise. A 6-ingredient vanilla sauce you can quickly whip up in 15 minutes. The magical secret sauce you never knew you needed until you taste it.
Sometimes it’s just really hard to resist these insanely delicious summer desserts. Lemon curd is pure versatility, and blueberry lemon cake screams summertime fun. Which one is your favorite? Comment below with your choice and enjoy a slice of scrumptious summery cake because you totally deserve it! 😉
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