When it comes to warm weather desserts, there are a few very key considerations:
1. You don’t want something that’s going to get gooey or wilt in some way—it can be surprisingly warm on Memorial Day weekend!
2. You want something that’s easily portable, so fancy things that are perishable, delicate or have elaborate toppings are probably out of the question, too.
3. All that, and it’s got to be delicious and eye-catching, too — right?!
Several of the recipes below make the best use of fresh seasonal fruits, such as the Summer Berry Tart and the Blueberry Cake.
Two others, Fudgy Chocolate Brownies and Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, will satisfy the chocolate lovers in every crowd without making a big melty mess.
And there are of course some options for cakes that serve a crowd, such a bright, citrusy bundt cake and a banana sheet cake, if summer fruits haven’t quite made it to your neck of the woods yet. Cake is hard to refuse any time of year, am I right?