I'm looking for a new recipe to try for this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. I was looking online and saw the usual flag-inspired designs and it reminded me that other people might be looking for some new ideas, too, so here is a collection of some of my favorite desserts that could be great this weekend. Likewise, if you have a favorite recipe that you recommend for me to try this Memorial Day, post a comment below and I'll take a look!
Flag Cake like this one from Ina Garten - I made this one for a homecoming for my sister-in-law and her family who were moving back to the U.S.A. last summer, and while I wouldn't make the cake recipe again, I would certainly decorate a flag cake using this method in the future, the berries and buttercream look pretty good.
How about a layer cake made with yellow cake, fresh berries, and buttercream (or another filling?) This looks very festive, I made this for an Easter gathering at my sister-in-law's house a few years ago. I remember it used Rose Levy Beranbaum's classic downy yellow cake recipe and the design of the cake was inspired by a layer cake from Martha Stewart. It turned out taller than I wanted at the time but the picture looks nice, anyway. That yellow cake recipe is the bomb, by the way. It's the only cake recipe I'd make by scratch - here is the original post about this Easter cake.
original recipe post here.
Last, who doesn't love a cheese cake? Actually I know a few people, but I happen to love cheesecake and what better way to welcome summer with a festive fruit topped cheesecake? It's so easy to spend a little extra time to decorate it for a really nice look. This cheesecake recipe is my very favorite, so definitely check out the original recipe and post here.
Thanks for checking out this post and I hope it inspired you to try a few new summer dessert recipes. Let me know if you have any favorites and post below, I'd love to see what you made for Memorial Day. God Bless America!