Three Fruity Dessert Eats to Make this Summer
The summer season is a very festive time, with the Fourth of July and the celebration of special occasions like weddings and birthdays. When it comes to food, it's often the fruity desserts and special cakes that people remember the most.
People take great care in choosing the kind of dessert that reflects the occasion and the individual tastes of the guests. It is easy to order a dessert from a bakery but much more fun and creative to bake your own. Here are three great ideas to keep everyone happy.
Banana Bread with Fruit
Banana bread is a great idea for picnics and summer celebrations. Many people don't realize that fruit can be added to banana bread for a special added treat. Blueberries or strawberries can be added for extra flavor and nutrition.
Lemon and apple are two other fruity choices to spruce up your picnic dessert. Banana coconut bread will give your table that tropical addition you were looking for. Add a pineapple glaze topping for an extra zing.
Cakes for all occasions
There are so many occasions that take place during the summer season and require a specially prepared cake. Whether it's a birthday, wedding or graduation, there are a lot of affordable cakes for all occasions that will keep the guests happy and be asking for more. If you are sticking with the fruity trend, there are many cakes that fill the bill.
One of the best recipes is called the heavenly lemon cake. It is easy and inexpensive to make, requiring flour, butter, sugar, eggs, baking powder and, of course, lemons! The lemon glaze that tops the cake is especially pleasing to the palate.
For chocolate enthusiasts, there are many recipes like the, "Too much chocolate cake", that will satisfy any chocolate craving. For this, you will need devil's food cake mix and instant chocolate pudding mix along with chocolate chips.
Sour cream, vegetable oil, water, and eggs are the only necessary ingredients. Just mix all the ingredients and add the chocolate chips last. Bake at 350 degrees for around fifty minutes, and you will have the best chocolate cake ever.
More choices for your late summer dessert table are the vast array of cobblers that make any special summer celebration. Peach, blueberry, and cherry cobblers are favorite choices among those with a sweet tooth. The ingredients for the batter are the standard butter, milk, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. So many kinds of fruits make great cobblers on a warm summer day. Strawberry, raspberry and apple cobblers taste so good, especially when they are topped with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Then melt the butter in an eight or nine-inch round pan. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and gradually add the milk to form the batter. Pour the batter into a pan and place the fruit over the batter. Top with a sprinkle of sugar and put into the oven about fifty minutes until the fruit starts to bubble. When done, cool and serve at room temperature with a topping of whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy!
Choosing the right dessert is so important when preparing food for summer festivities. Fruity banana breads and cobblers are at the top of the list, and a lemon or chocolate cake is another option. Everyone is sure to appreciate the effort in preparing these special desserts for your guests. The best part is there is often leftovers after everyone leaves, so you can take a break and sit down to enjoy the "fruits" of your labor when it is quiet. Sample the wonderful treats that you prepared for your guests. Enjoy your dessert!