Filled with tropical fruits and berries, these summer desserts will surely satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Featuring simple no-bake desserts to three-layered cakes, this list is an absolute must-have for a splendid summer experience!
1. Sour Cream Lemon Pound Cake
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 normally 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 life is soul food and man does 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.
Turn your fresh strawberries into one of the most sought 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. 😉
You’ll be surprised how incredibly easy it is to make this delicious homemade pineapple cake is. 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. 😉
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.
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!
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. 😉
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.
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.
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, Tart, and Bars
10. Pineapple Pie
Who would have thought that a splash of rum will magically enhance the natural sweetness of pineapple? You should really 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 specially made with a soft and chewy sugar cookie crust filled with creamy silky-smooth cream cheese frosting. Then topped with 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 good 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 and 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 and 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. 😉
Add a tropical twist to your regular cheesecake bars with crushed pineapples. Yes! That’s right! The added texture and refreshing flavor of pineapple to the cream cheese filling in between crunchy and flaky crust crescent rolls layers is just truly 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 just can’t resist the flaky crust filled with fresh apples in sweet chewy and 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!
One of the best light summer desserts that literally melts in your mouth. The creamy custard coconut filling perfectly matched the incredibly flaky and buttery Homemade Pie Crust. Topped with whipped cream and then sprinkled with toasted coconut flakes for a lovely finish.
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 incredibly easy 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 wonderful 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 that is brimming with summer flavor. Perfect topping and filling for cakes, pancakes, waffles, and pastries. The best part is, you’ll only need 7 ingredients to make this amazing 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 easily 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 amazingly good summer desserts. So, what are you waiting for? Go and enjoy a slice of scrumptious summery cake coz you totally deserve it! 😉