American summer desserts recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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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
14192 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
7828 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
4141 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
2855 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
4599 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
2582 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
9554 views
Lemon Coconut Pixies

Lemon Coconut Pixies

I shape ( using an ice cream scoop #40) my cookies right after dough is made and then refrigerate.

BearNakedBaker
Feb 2011
Professional
1 vote
2457 views
Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Zucchini Chocolate Cake

If there's a most-requested recipe for my year this would be it. Mini-chocolate chips and chopped pecans serve as the "frosting" for this cake. I…

Salad Foodie
Sep 2011
Professional
3 votes
1890 views
Top of the Line Banana Nut Bread

Top of the Line Banana Nut Bread

This bread is light and tender yet firm,, and has a mixture of flavors appealing to the taste buds. I began…

J. Gino Genovesi
Apr 2013
Professional
1 vote
3393 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
1856 views
Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

This recipe has become my go to dish when I am asked to bring something for a crowd. It’s easy and everybody likes strawberries, cake, pudding and…

Adam Janowski
Mar 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
3496 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
3982 views
Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle

Chock full of blueberries, the tender and not-too-sweet cake batter produces a mid-morning coffee cake or dessert ‘extraordinaire’! A light…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2013
Professional
1 vote
2175 views
Best Blueberry Bread Pudding with Lemoncello Sauce

Best Blueberry Bread Pudding with Lemoncello Sauce

This is cooking school 101. Easy - and impressive, which takes it to graduate school! Besides, I also have…

Amos Miller
May 2011
Professional
2 votes
1783 views