Summer and sweet treats go together like apple pie and ice cream. From the corn mochi recipe that makes the most of sweet summer corn season to a classic butter tart recipe from Anna Olson, read on for our most popular dessert recipes of summer.
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Chewy Corn Mochi Cake
Fresh corn kernels are blended right into the batter of this mochi cake until smooth. The result is a mochi cake that showcases corn at its peak, adding a nuanced dimension that layers oh-so-well with the flavours of coconut milk, vanilla and butter.
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Upside Down Puff Pastry Tarts
These Upside Down Puff Pastry Tarts have been trending this summer for good reason: they’re totally customizable, super easy and so delicious! They’re a great way to use seasonal fruits, too.
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
These classic chocolate chip cookies from Anna Olson are perfect no matter what time of year. Her secret to success is the addition of corn starch: it guarantees a soft-centred cookie.
Pineapple Dream Dessert
Similar to a no-bake style cheesecake, this retro-inspired dessert features a graham cracker crust, a whipped cream cheese filling and a pineapple whipped topping. It’s the perfect easy make ahead dessert for summer barbecues and pool parties!
Banana Pudding Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Cottage cheese ice cream is having a moment this summer, and this banana pudding version takes less than 10 minutes to whip up.
Gluten-Free Strawberry and Pistachio Meringue Torte
This elegant French dessert is one of Anna Olson‘s best to make for a dinner party or a special occasion. Layered with strawberries and cream, it’s a sweet combo that is beyond delicious.
Hawaiian Coconut Pudding (Haupia)
Lilac and Lavender Cream Tiramisu
This fun twist on tiramisu makes the most of peak lilac season for a refreshingly floral take on the classic dessert. No lilacs? No problem. Sub in your favourite flowers like edible lavender or fragrant roses for a seriously elegant treat.
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The Ultimate Baklava Cheesecake
This showstopping dessert combines all the delicious and syrupy flavours of baklava with the sweet but tangy cheesecake everyone loves.