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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Dessert Ideas

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.

Next up, check out this super simple summer dessert - Strawberry cream cheese pie. My mom makes this a lot, especially when it is strawberry season. All you need is a pie crust, cream cheese, strawberries and a few other staples and voila! A delicious and summery dessert that you can keep in the fridge until company shows up! Check out the original recipe post here.

Next, look at what fun stuff I used to make before kids? This looks so festive, it is a berry strudel. It's time intensive but would be impressive, or you can try using the phyllo dough sheets from the freezer section! Here is the original post and recipe.

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!


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