American summer desserts recipes

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Easy Dump Cake: Angel Food Pineapple Cake

Easy Dump Cake: Angel Food Pineapple Cake

What’s not to love about dump cake recipes? And this one is in a class all by itself. When you need to serve a…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2012
Professional
59 votes
56871 views
Banana Peanut Butter Mock Ice Cream

Banana Peanut Butter Mock Ice Cream

All you need is a banana, peanut butter, and a food processor or blender to turn out to be the most delicious,…

NYCNomNom
Apr 2010
Advanced
6 votes
10231 views
Autumn Apple Cheesecake

Autumn Apple Cheesecake

Here's a fantastic Fall treat I make year around. I found I like using pecan sandies for the crust base instead of cinnamon grahams. All I do is…

Robyn Savoie
Oct 2014
Advanced
1 vote
246 views
Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

This recipe has been circulating around the Internet as “Lemon Brownies”,…

Salad Foodie
May 2013
Professional
15 votes
8228 views
Ultimate Carrot Cake

Ultimate Carrot Cake

What a way to eat your vegetables! I work hard, try to eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and watch my weight. I also absolutely…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
19 votes
11904 views
Skinny Celebration Party Cupcakes

Skinny Celebration Party Cupcakes

Here is a festive cupcake that's so easy to put together. I'm using a cake mix for this recipe. When you add…

Skinnysweetsdaily.com
Apr 2013
Advanced
1 vote
1002 views
Margarita Cake

Margarita Cake

This cake is so moist and citrusy! It is the perfect "take along" for a summer picnic!

Sylvia Waldsmith
May 2012
Advanced
1 vote
2107 views
Baked Caramel Corn

Baked Caramel Corn

Original recipe from Jiffy Pop Popcorn. The trick to this recipe is to stir the caramel until the sugar is dissolved and then don’t touch it again…

Jane Evans Bonacci
Aug 2010
Advanced
2 votes
3462 views
Cajun Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

Cajun Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

The Praline Sauce is a stand-alone that will add depth and excitement to any cake or pudding, but it marries…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
3 votes
3247 views
Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert

Strawberry Jello Pretzel Dessert

Tiffany
Dec 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
10269 views
Blueberries with Lime Sugar & Citrus Confit

Blueberries with Lime Sugar & Citrus Confit

This is one of my absolute favorite berry desserts and comes from Tony Bourdain and Les Halles Restaurant in…

Amos Miller
Mar 2011
Professional
6 votes
1786 views
Peanut Butter Potato Candy

Peanut Butter Potato Candy

This is a delicious candy you don't have to cook or bake. People are often surprised to know the white is made of potatoes and not cream cheese.

Stan Jenkins
Dec 2013
Beginner
2 votes
1973 views
Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Good Stuff Dessert (a chocolate pudding trifle)

Years ago a friend gave me this recipe saying it is as the name says, truly “Good Stuff.” Layers start with a…

Salad Foodie
Jun 2012
Professional
5 votes
3428 views
4th of July “No Bake” Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, Ready in Minutes!

4th of July “No Bake” Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, Ready in Minutes!

If you’re short on time, this big on flavor dessert is perfect to make.…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Jul 2011
Professional
3 votes
7340 views
Key Lime Tartlets

Key Lime Tartlets

Debi Shawcross
Mar 2010
Professional
6 votes
6778 views