Today I’m sharing 3 desserts you can be proud of. These are classic and straightforward desserts you and your family will love and perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July or any summer BBQ’s. These desserts have great flavors and are great treats to incorporate to any party. Let’s get baking!
Banana Cream Pie
One graham cracker pie crust or make your own crust (recipe below)
1 (3 ounces) instant banana or vanilla pudding
8 oz. whipped cream
8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Two large bananas (need to be yellow and firm)
1/4 cup melted chocolate chips
Graham Cracker Crust
Place about 1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs into a bowl (place graham crackers into a ziplock bag and crush them with a pin roller, makes for easy cleanup). Add 1/4 cup sugar and mix. Next, add 2/3 stick melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix well. Spoon into a standard pie plate.
Tip: Make sure not to use too much butter; otherwise, the crust becomes very hard, especially after it sits in the fridge for a while. Let it sit in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
Make pudding according to instructions. Use banana pudding or make a mixture of the vanilla and banana pudding and mix together, which makes it that much tastier! Place in the fridge while you make the remainder of the dish.
Blend the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, set aside. Then beat whipped cream to form stiff peaks and fold into the cream cheese mix.
Take pudding mixture from the fridge and add to graham cracker crust—place bananas on top. Spoon cream cheese mixture over the top.
Melt chocolate chips with a bit of heavy cream to thin out. Dip the whisk into the chocolate mixture and gently stroke the top of the pie with chocolate. You can also add sprinkles or shaved chocolate to add some flare. Voila! You did it! Banana Cream Pie
3/4 cups butter
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla remove
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cups cocoa
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup water
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (listed below)
1 quart little evenly-sized strawberries 1/2 pint blueberries
Preheat stove to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 13×9-inch baking pan
In large dish, incorporate butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat on high speed for about 3 minutes.
Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; add alternately with water to butter mixture. Mix until combined (do not overmix).
Pour into the ready baking pan.
Cook for around 30 mins or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let it cool for about 15 mins. Cool completely on cake rack. You can take a piece of cardboard and cover with aluminum foil then place cake on cardboard or you can always leave it in the pan you baked it in.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
In a big dish, incorporate confectioners’ sugar as well as butter. Include milk as well as vanilla extract; beat to spreading consistency.
Frost cake with the vanilla buttercream frosting. Make sure cake has cooled completely before frosting.
Set up blueberries on the top left edge of the cake, covering 1/4 of the cake. Organize strawberries in rows to create the red stripes.
Keep it in a cool place like the fridge until you serve it. If you leave it outside, it will become a melted mess.
This is a great cake for a 4th of July party or Memorial Day BBQ. Or you can mix up the fruit if you don’t want the flag cake. This is one of 3 desserts you can be proud of on any occasion.
Cookies & Cream Cheese Brownies
Cream Cheese Ingredients:
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Brownie Layer Ingredients:
1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour,
1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup loaded brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
12 cream-filled chocolate cookies (Oreos), crushed
Cream Cheese Layer
Cream Cheese Layer: In a blending bowl, beat the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth; set aside.
Brownie Layer: Combine butter, sugars and cocoa in a big blending bowl; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Integrate flour and baking powder; stir into the cocoa mix. Stir in vanilla extract and cookie crumbs. Pour into a greased 11 x 7 x 2-inch brownie pan (with high sides). Spoon cream cheese mix over brownie layer so covers all; cut through with knife to make swirl.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or till a toothpick placed near center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool entirely. Makes 2 dozen.
There you have it! These desserts aren’t only tasty but so easy to make. Loaded with fresh fruits, chocolate, and deliciousness, all while keeping them classic and simple. These are 3 desserts you can be proud of making for any occasion! Happy Baking!!!
Last Updated on 05/13/21 by Darlingdew Lifestyle Staff