Make Sweet Summer Memories with Three Desserts
July 10, 2020 – When you reminisce on your favorite summer recipes, delicious sweets often complement the memory. Think back to times when you gathered around a campfire to share stories over a gooey s’more, or even the nostalgia of chasing an ice cream truck on a hot July day. While your family might not be playing summer games until the street lights come on, you can still create sweet moments this summer by merging the convenience of your household dressings and sauces with the world of decadent desserts.
Chai Caramel S’mores Casserole
S’mores are a summertime staple! Put a twist on the campfire classic with this easy recipe. Start by melting down your favorite store-bought caramel sauce in the microwave while your broiler preheats. In a separate dish, line the bottom with graham cracker squares. Layer with milk chocolate, topping with an even coat of marshmallows. Place your s’mores mixture under the boiler to cook until marshmallows are melted and browned. Remove and drizzle your casserole with the Chai caramel. Finish by topping your treat with remaining graham crackers and marshmallows on top and dust with chai sugar. Click here for the full recipe.
Confetti Mayonnaise Cake
Have some family fun with this exciting cake recipe! Spray a round baking pan with nonstick cooking spray then line the bottom with parchment paper. In a separate bowl, whisk in mayonnaise, sugar, vanilla, eggs, baking powder, and salt thoroughly before adding flour and milk. After blending well, toss in your confetti sprinkles for a colorful surprise. Bake and let cool for at least two hours. Finish with a tasty buttercream icing, made with butter, salt, and vanilla, powdered sugar and heavy cream. Let the little ones offer their artistic side by decorating the cooled cake with a unique confetti design. Click here for the full recipe.
Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Sauce
Looking to keep it short and sweet instead? This cake recipe packs a flavorful punch with minimal effort. Begin by making your favorite box or homemade gingerbread recipe and set aside. Turn up the flavor with a lemon cream cheese sauce, made with the cream cheese, coleslaw dressing, powdered sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and half-and-half. The key to a creamy frosting is making sure your cream cheese is extremely soft. Definitely serve this dish warm if you can. Click here for the full recipe.