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FoodNo Sweat Sweets! 42 Easy Summer Desserts Anyone Can Make

No Sweat Sweets! 42 Easy Summer Desserts Anyone Can Make

Summer heat got you craving something sweet? Ditch the complicated recipes and preheat blues! This collection of 42 Easy Summer Desserts Anyone Can Make offers cool, refreshing treats that are perfect for poolside parties, backyard barbecues, or just beating the heat.

Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake With Fudge Frosting

A close up image of Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake With Fudge Frosting.
Photo credit: Life As a Strawberry

This effortless chocolate sheet cake is moist, delicious, and ideal for serving a crowd! It can be prepared from start to finish in under an hour.rt to finish in under an hour.

Banana Cake

A Banana Cake from above sliced into squares with each slice topped with banana.A Banana Cake from above sliced into squares with each slice topped with banana.
Photo credit: Cheerful Cook

Bursting with flavor from perfectly ripe bananas, this moist cake is the perfect pick-me-up. Topped with a tangy sour cream frosting that adds a touch of brightness, it’s a simple and satisfying dessert that’s easy to love.
Get the Recipe: Banana Cake

Lemon Squares

A close up image of a stack of lemon squares on a white plate.A close up image of a stack of lemon squares on a white plate.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

A buttery, crumbly shortbread crust that melts in your mouth, topped with a perfectly tart and creamy lemon filling. It’s a sweet and tangy celebration of citrus in every bite!

Get The Recipe: Lemon Squares

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

A close up image of cookies and cream Ice Cream in an ice cream scoop.A close up image of cookies and cream Ice Cream in an ice cream scoop.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

This isn’t just ice cream with cookies – it’s a flavor revelation! Velvety smooth ice cream meets the irresistible crunch of Oreo cookies, creating a symphony of textures and tastes that dance on your tongue. Get ready for pure indulgence in every bite!

Get The Recipe: Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake - Erren's Kitchen - Lemon Drizzle Cake is a classic English recipe. Poppy seeds add a bit of a twist to this classic citrus cake with a crunchy sugar topping and moist texture.Lemon Poppy Seed Drizzle Cake - Erren's Kitchen - Lemon Drizzle Cake is a classic English recipe. Poppy seeds add a bit of a twist to this classic citrus cake with a crunchy sugar topping and moist texture.
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This classic lemon cake is easy to make and bursting with flavor. It’s refreshingly zesty with a moist crumb and a delightful crunch on top.

Get The Recipe: Lemon Drizzle Cake

Orange Raspberry Pound Cake

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This Orange Raspberry Pound Cake is a delightful dance between tangy citrus and sweet, juicy berries. The moist cake is bursting with vibrant orange flavor, while pockets of fresh raspberries add a burst of sweetness in every bite. It’s a perfect anytime treat!

Get The Recipe: Orange Raspberry Pound Cake

Easy Strawberry Galette

A strawberry pie sitting on a wire rack. While the image contains a pie crust design, it is more consistent with a galette or tart crust which typically has a more rustic, free-form edge than a pie crust.A strawberry pie sitting on a wire rack. While the image contains a pie crust design, it is more consistent with a galette or tart crust which typically has a more rustic, free-form edge than a pie crust.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

This Easy Strawberry Galette recipe makes a quick, versatile dessert. Fresh strawberries, puff pastry, and a hint of orange make it a delicious dessert that’s sure to be a hit.

Get The Recipe: Easy Strawberry Galette

Decadent Caramel Brownie Trifle

A decadent caramel brownie trifle layered with cream in a glass bowl.A decadent caramel brownie trifle layered with cream in a glass bowl.
Photo credit: Kitchen Divas

Indulge in a symphony of textures and flavors with this Brownie Triffle! Layers of decadent chocolate brownie alternate with pockets of rich caramel, creamy cheesecake pudding, and other delightful surprises. This show-stopping dessert is perfect for any occasion, guaranteed to impress and satisfy every sweet tooth at the table.
Get the Recipe: Decadent Caramel Brownie Trifle

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

scoops of dark chocolate ice cream on a white platescoops of dark chocolate ice cream on a white plate
Image Credit: Anna Mente

Brace yourselves, chocolate lovers! This Dark Chocolate Ice Cream recipe is a celebration of all things cocoa. It’s packed with intense flavor that’s guaranteed to satisfy even the most serious chocoholic cravings. Be prepared to surrender to pure chocolaty indulgence!

Get The Recipe: Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

Blueberry Lemon Tart

a close up image of a freshly baked blueberry tart topped with shortbread crumbs.a close up image of a freshly baked blueberry tart topped with shortbread crumbs.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

This delightful tart features a crumbly lemon shortbread crust filled with plump blueberries and a zesty lemon flavor.

Get The Recipe: Blueberry Tart

Coconut Cream Pie

A slice of coconut cream pie on a plate with the pie in the background.A slice of coconut cream pie on a plate with the pie in the background.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

This Creamy Coconut Custard Pie is a taste of vacation made easy! Rich custard meets the delightful flavor of coconut in a creamy filling, all topped with whipped cream. It’s a show-stopping dessert that’s surprisingly simple to make.

Get The Recipe: Coconut Cream Pie

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

A scoop of chocolate chip ice cream.A scoop of chocolate chip ice cream.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

Craving delicious ice cream with chunks of chocolatey goodness? Ditch the store-bought tubs! This recipe makes whipping up homemade chocolate chip ice cream incredibly easy. With a simple and quick preparation process, you can enjoy fresh, homemade ice cream in no time.

Get The Recipe: Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Lemon Pound Cake

A sliced lemon pound cake with icing and lemon zest.A sliced lemon pound cake with icing and lemon zest.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

Lemon perfection made easy! This buttery pound cake gets a vibrant citrus twist with the addition of lemon juice and zest. Topped with a simple lemon glaze, it’s a foolproof recipe packed with flavor.

Get The Recipe: Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake

Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake with blueberry swirled frosting and lemon slices on top.Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake with blueberry swirled frosting and lemon slices on top.
Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread

This lemon blueberry sheet cake is a delightful explosion of flavors. Packed with fresh blueberries, the cake boasts a vibrant lemon zest that dances on your tongue. To complete this citrusy masterpiece, a creamy, dreamy cream cheese frosting and a drizzle of sweet blueberry sauce take it over the top.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

A close up image of a biscuit filled with whipped cream and sliced strawberries.A close up image of a biscuit filled with whipped cream and sliced strawberries.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

This easy recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits is made completely from scratch. Once you try it you’ll never have store bought again!

Get The Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

Pavlova

Pavlova with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and passionfruit.Pavlova with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and passionfruit.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

Light and fluffy on the inside, with a crisp, sugary shell on the outside – that’s the magic of Pavlova! This show-stopping dessert is a blank canvas for your topping creativity. From fresh fruit to decadent chocolate sauce, the possibilities are endless!

Get The Recipe: Pavlova

Rocky Road

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Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

Simple ingredients, extraordinary results! This recipe combines the magic of dark chocolate, chewy cookie pieces, and gooey marshmallows for a treat that’s easy to make and impossible to resist.

Get The Recipe: Rocky Road

Creamy No Bake Strawberry Pie

A forkful of Creamy No Bake Strawberry Pie.A forkful of Creamy No Bake Strawberry Pie.
Photo credit: Cheerful Cook

This crowd-pleaser features just 5 ingredients, yet delivers a delightful combination of sweet, juicy strawberries nestled in a creamy, tangy dream. Perfect for any gathering, from summer potlucks to festive parties, this no-bake wonder is sure to be a hit!
Get the Recipe: Creamy No Bake Strawberry Pie

Lemon Blueberry Cake

A lemon blueberry cake topped with white icing and blueberries.A lemon blueberry cake topped with white icing and blueberries.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

This beauty is bursting with juicy blueberries and sunshiney lemon flavor, creating a moist and irresistible treat.

Get The Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Cake

Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

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This Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake is an explosion of citrusy fun! We’re talking a moist cake base infused with creamy vanilla pudding, then drenched in vibrant orange Jell-O. Topped with fluffy whipped cream, it’s a nostalgic dream come true in every single bite.

Get The Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Three fresh strawberry cupcakes all topped with a swirl of whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.Three fresh strawberry cupcakes all topped with a swirl of whipped cream and a fresh strawberry.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

These super moist Strawberry cupcakes with whipped cream frosting reign supreme in the cupcake world. Soft, fluffy, and bursting with fresh strawberry flavor. Homemade tastes so much better than a box!

Get The Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

Quick & Easy Homemade Cherry Ice Cream

Quick & Easy Homemade Cherry Ice Cream - Erren's KitchenQuick & Easy Homemade Cherry Ice Cream - Erren's Kitchen
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This recipe for Quick & Easy Homemade Cherry Ice Cream uses readily available frozen cherries to create a burst of flavor in every bite. Plus, it’s a no-churn recipe, making it accessible to everyone – even if you don’t have an ice cream maker!

Get The Recipe: Quick & Easy Homemade Cherry Ice Cream

Blueberry Heaven On Earth Cake

A slice of cake filled with blueberries and cream.A slice of cake filled with blueberries and cream.
Photo credit: Busy Family Recipes

This no-fuss dessert layers fluffy angel food cake with creamy vanilla pudding, bursts of juicy blueberry filling, and a dreamy cloud of whipped topping. It’s a delightful twist on the classic trifle, guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress any guest!
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Heaven On Earth Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream

three ice cream cones filled with scoops of Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Creamthree ice cream cones filled with scoops of Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

This recipe combines melted chocolate with a creamy condensed milk base, creating a luxurious ice cream. Chocolate chips and mini marshmallows add a fun surprise in every bite. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for more.

Get The Recipe: Chocolate Marshmallow Ice Cream

Berry Cheesecake Salad Recipe

A close up image of a forkful of Berry Cheesecake Salad.A close up image of a forkful of Berry Cheesecake Salad.
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Packed with juicy blueberries and sweet strawberries, every bite is a celebration of summer. The creamy cheesecake layer adds a touch of decadence, making it a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Get the Recipe: Berry Cheesecake Salad Recipe

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Ice Cream in an ice cream scoop.Vanilla Ice Cream in an ice cream scoop.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

With just 5 minutes and a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy delicious vanilla bean ice cream with a delightful homemade touch.

Get The Recipe: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Semifreddo

An over head shot of cherry semifreddo topped with cherry jam and fresh cherries and a jam covered spoon.An over head shot of cherry semifreddo topped with cherry jam and fresh cherries and a jam covered spoon.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

Believe it or not, this creamy and luxurious Semifreddo is made with just a few simple ingredients! The result is an irresistible frozen dessert with a rich flavor that will tantalize your taste buds.

Get The Recipe: Semifreddo

Fresh Strawberry Cake

The Fresh Strawberry Cakes on a plate with two forks and more cakes in the backgroundThe Fresh Strawberry Cakes on a plate with two forks and more cakes in the background
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

The secret ingredient in this recipe for Fresh Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Icing is cream cheese which makes them rich, moist, and decadent!

Get The Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Two images of different angles of Strawberry Ice Cream Cake. Two images of different angles of Strawberry Ice Cream Cake.
Photo credit: The Novice Chef

Strawberry ice cream cake is an easy, no-bake frozen dessert made with pound cake, strawberry ice cream, fresh strawberries, and chocolate!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Cake

A slice of No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Cake with a forkful cut from it.A slice of No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Cake with a forkful cut from it.
Photo credit: Kitchen Divas

This no-bake cherry cheesecake icebox cake is a breeze to make, yet delivers a symphony of creamy cheesecake and sweet cherry pie filling. Each bite is a burst of flavor that’s guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth!
Get the Recipe: No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Cake

Lemon Cheesecake

A close up image of a slice of Lemon Cheesecake being served.A close up image of a slice of Lemon Cheesecake being served.
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Indulge in the creamy filling and buttery graham cracker crust of this delectable Lemon Cheesecake. It’s the perfect recipe for a special holiday dessert!
Get the Recipe: Lemon Cheesecake

Strawberry Lemon Sponge Cake

A slice of Lemon Sponge Cake filled with whipped cream and strawberries on a plate with the cake behind it.A slice of Lemon Sponge Cake filled with whipped cream and strawberries on a plate with the cake behind it.
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A stunning lemon layer cake filled with fresh strawberries and cream. This British style sponge cake is tender, moist, and absolutely delectable.

Get The Recipe: Lemon Sponge Cake

Strawberry Lemon Cake

A close up image of a slice of Strawberry Lemon Cake being served.A close up image of a slice of Strawberry Lemon Cake being served.
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This cake is absolutely delightful. It features a delightful mix of fresh berries and a subtle lemon flavor, making it a perfect dessert for a summer afternoon.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemon Cake
Get the Recipe: Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake With Fudge Frosting

Close up of sliced strawberries in clear glass bowl glazed with sugar.Close up of sliced strawberries in clear glass bowl glazed with sugar.
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Fresh strawberries tossed with sugar (along some lemon juice and a bit of salt) draws out moisture, which dissolves the sugar creating a sweet, fruity syrup that coats the berries.

Get The Recipe: Macerated Strawberries with Sugar

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries with their tops and stems exposed.Chocolate covered strawberries with their tops and stems exposed.
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Indulge these chocolate-dipped strawberries for dessert or as part of a romantic evening. Drizzle with white chocolate an extra wow factor.

Get The Recipe: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Banoffee Pie

The Banoffee Pie on a cake stand showing the crust, caramel layer, banana layer, whipped cream and banana chips as decoration.The Banoffee Pie on a cake stand showing the crust, caramel layer, banana layer, whipped cream and banana chips as decoration.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

Calling all caramel lovers! Banoffee Pie is a British twist on classic flavors. Layers of gooey caramel, fresh bananas, and pillowy whipped cream sit atop a buttery biscuit crust. Prepare to be amazed!

Get The Recipe: Banoffee Pie

Berry Whipped Cream Cake

A layer cake on a cake stand topped with cream and fruit.A layer cake on a cake stand topped with cream and fruit.
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This easy recipe for Berry Whipped Cream Cake made with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries looks impressive, but is simple to make.

Get The Recipe: Berry Whipped Cream Cake

Lemon Curd

A hand holding a spoonful of lemon curd over a jar of lemon curd.A hand holding a spoonful of lemon curd over a jar of lemon curd.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

Ditch the store-bought stuff! This simple recipe unlocks a pot of sunshine ready to transform your treats. Tangy, sweet, and oh-so-versatile, homemade lemon curd elevates everything from cakes to crepes.

Get The Recipe: Lemon Curd

Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies

A close up image of a woman's hand holding a fudgy Chocolate Chip Chip Brownie.A close up image of a woman's hand holding a fudgy Chocolate Chip Chip Brownie.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

Calling all chocoholics! These brownies are an explosion of fudgy goodness, packed with extra chocolate chips for a decadent double-chocolate whammy!

Get The Recipe: Brownies

Strawberry Tart

A close up image of a tart decorated with sliced strawberries.A close up image of a tart decorated with sliced strawberries.
Image Credit: Irina Taskova

This easy and delicious strawberry tart recipe is perfect for any occasion, from parties to simple family dinners.

Get The Recipe: Strawberry Tart

Easy Ricotta Dessert

A spoon lifting a portion of creamy ricotta dessert sprinkled with chocolate chips and a dash of cinnamon, with more of the dessert visible in the glass below.A spoon lifting a portion of creamy ricotta dessert sprinkled with chocolate chips and a dash of cinnamon, with more of the dessert visible in the glass below.
Image Credit: Erren Hart/Erren’s Kitchen

This Easy Ricotta Dessert features a creamy cheese filling nestled on a buttery cookie crumble, all studded with dark chocolate chips.

Get The Recipe: Easy Ricotta Dessert

Strawberry Tiramisu

Strawberry Tiramisu on a plate with a fork.Strawberry Tiramisu on a plate with a fork.
Photo credit: Cheerful Cook

Strawberry Tiramisu is a delectable dessert consisting of luscious layers of fresh, juicy strawberries, a rich and delicious cream filling, and ladyfinger cookies soaked in orange liqueur.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Tiramisu

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