Beat the Heat With Our Best-Ever Summer Cakes and Pies
Cakes and pies for the summer should be made with all the fresh fruits that the season brings, so these recipes include strawberries, peaches, blueberries, plums and more summery fruits you’ll have on hand anyway. Of course, a summer dessert menu wouldn’t be complete without some lemon and key lime options, which you'll find here as well. But for those of you who aren't crazy about fruity or citrusy desserts, there are peanut butter, mocha, and chocolate options on this list, too. Cool down on a hot summer day with an ice cream cake the kids will love, or throw together an easy no-bake cake or pie for a last-minute party or picnic with our best summer cake and pie recipes.
Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler
Recipe: Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler
Pick out your favorite fresh summer berries for this dish (we used a combo of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries) and top or layer with homemade cream cheese ice cream — or the vanilla ice cream you have in the freezer, if the cobbler was enough cooking for one day.
Lemon Meringue Ice-Cream Pie
Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Peach Pie
Key Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Key Lime Pound Cake
The taste of Key Lime Pie in an airy yet substantial pound cake - now that's a wonderful way to satisfy your summer sweet tooth.