American summer desserts recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake with Whipped Cream and Fresh Strawberries

Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake with Whipped Cream and Fresh Strawberries

Need an elegant cake for a special dinner? This recipe takes the cake! A…

Adam Janowski
Sep 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
283 views
Choco banana ice cream

Choco banana ice cream

A guilt free dessert that can be made easily.

Jayashree.T.Rao
Aug 2016
Advanced
1 vote
207 views
Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate chiffon cake is a light and spongy cake. Goes well with a heavy chocolate ganaché coating.

Robyn Savoie
Feb 2014
Advanced
1 vote
8105 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
17 votes
14349 views
Easy Candied Pecans

Easy Candied Pecans

A snack for the gods! Sprinkle atop your favorite greens, blue cheese topped or chicken salad. For holiday entertaining leave the pecans in halves…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2012
Professional
3 votes
4798 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
9701 views
Peanut Butter TandyKake (Girl Scout Tagalong cookie cake)

Peanut Butter TandyKake (Girl Scout Tagalong cookie cake)

If you like TastyKake Peanut Butter tandykakes or Girl Scout Tagalongs this cake is for you. It's so good! And…

Denise Sherin
Apr 2015
Advanced
1 vote
2803 views
Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies

Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all know there are many recipes for chocolate chip cookies, with many things added to them. But for a soft,…

J. Gino Genovesi
Aug 2013
Professional
2 votes
4306 views
Old Fashion Hot and Juicy Cinnamon Rolls

Old Fashion Hot and Juicy Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon dates back to about 2800 BC in Chinese writings. It is believed to have medical value, and equal in…

J. Gino Genovesi
May 2014
Professional
1 vote
3031 views
Creole Pralines

Creole Pralines

Better than a cookie (sorry bakers, but this is a Creole group) and with the true taste of New Orleans, Creole Pralines are one of the signature…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
5 votes
4719 views
Chocolate Dream Cookies

Chocolate Dream Cookies

These easily made cookies are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Robyn Savoie
Jun 2015
Advanced
2 votes
1951 views
Calypso Blondies

Calypso Blondies

I so love blondies! Blondies are basically brownies without the cocoa and contain brown sugar instead of white sugar. Brownies seem so “old hat”…

Adam Janowski
Apr 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
5131 views
Moravian Sugar Cake

Moravian Sugar Cake

Lititz, PA was founded in 1756 as a closed Moravian community and remained that way for 100 years. The town is built around the Moravian Church…

Glenn
Sep 2012
Beginner
2 votes
2859 views
Raw Vegan Chocolate Fruit Balls

Raw Vegan Chocolate Fruit Balls

My mom and I make these raw fruit balls all the time and they are absolutely delicious. We use raw almonds, cashews and macadamias as our nutty…

The Blender Girl
Nov 2010
Advanced
2 votes
2404 views
Granny Smith's Apple Pandowdy

Granny Smith's Apple Pandowdy

Makes your eyes bug out & your stomach say "Howdy!" Fusion can be confusin', so let's get back to an ol' timey American dessert, not found on menus…

Amos Miller
Apr 2011
Professional
2 votes
4064 views