My Top 5 Favorite Summer Desserts

What’s on my mind today? Cool and creamy summer desserts!

I don’t bake a lot in the summer, but I do like to whip up simple and delicious treats that don’t require a lot of time in the kitchen. 

This weekend I made a super-simple banana pudding poke cake:

Banana Poke Cake

Like most poke cakes, it’s so easy it’s almost not even a recipe. Just make a yellow cake mix according to the package directions. Once it’s cool, poke holes in the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon. Prepare 2 boxes of banana cream pudding according to the package directions and whisk until soft set. Pour over the cake and chill. Once the pudding is set, frost with whipped topping and sprinkle crushed vanilla wafers over the top. That’s it! Add sliced fresh sliced bananas if you like.

Just make a yellow cake mix according to the package directions. Once it’s cool, poke holes in the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon. Prepare 2 boxes of banana cream pudding according to the directions and whisk until soft set. Pour over the cake and chill. Once the pudding is set, frost with whipped topping and sprinkle crushed vanilla wafers over the top. That’s it! Add sliced fresh sliced bananas if you like.

Banana Poke Cake

 

Easy, cool and yummy. 

Want more delicious summer desserts that are a breeze to whip up? Here are 5 of my favorites:

If you like the combination of mint and chocolate, you’ll go crazy over this Mint Oreo Icebox Cake  from Lindsay at Life Love and Sugar: 

Mint Oreo Icebox Cake
Mint Oreo Icebox Cake – Life, Love and Sugar

This one is a favorite in my house – the DRG LOVES mint and chocolate, so when I make this it gets devoured immediately. 

I make a lot of spicy Mexican-inspired meals and this Key Lime Creme Poke Cake from 365 Days of Baking and More is the perfect finish – cool and refreshing. 

Key Lime Creme Poke Cake
Key Lime Creme Poke Cake – 365 Days of Baking and More

I got this recipe for my Chocolate Eclair Icebox Cake from my mom, and it’s always a hit when I make it for guests:

Chocolate eclair icebox cake

This No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake from Cakes Cottage is a luscious way to end a summer BBQ:

Strawberry Icebox Cake
Strawberry Icebox Cake – Cakes Cottage

 

So there you go…5 fast, easy and freshing treats for the dog-days of summer. What’s your go-to summer dessert recipe? 

Top 5 Favorite Summer Desserts

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