Simple Homemade Desserts this Summer! One of the many things that summer brings every year aside from the sun’s scorching hot rays is ripe fruit and sweet seasonal flavors! You can throw in a handful of fruit in a bowl and chill it, and you’ve mostly made yourself dessert. However, what many people miss out on is the wonders that baked fruity delights bring to the table!
Although ice cold dessert is what most people turn to, the flavor that ripe fruits have shone through when they’re further emphasized and improved by baking!
Simple Homemade Desserts this Summer!
I’ll let the flavor do the talking for me, here are a few simple homemade dessert recipes for you to enjoy this summer!
Blueberry Cornmeal Cake
If you have an abundance of berries available, this one’s for you! Baked in a cast-iron skillet with nothing but the raw accentuated flavors of the seed of your choice, this classic will be sure to leave your taste buds satisfied and craving for more at the same time!
- ½ cup of cornmeal
- One and ¼ cups of flour
- Two teaspoons of baking powder
- One and ¼ cups of sugar
- One teaspoon of salt
- ½ cup of buttermilk/milk
- Seven tablespoons of unsalted melted butter
- One tablespoon of unsalted butter
- Two large eggs
- 2 cups of blueberries
Preheat your oven to 370 degrees F while whisking together the dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt) in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix all of your wet ingredients (eggs, buttermilk, and unsalted butter). Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix them well.
Place the tablespoon of butter in the cast iron skillet and put it in the oven for around 5 minutes. After removing the skillet from the oven, pour in the batter and sprinkle the blueberries (or berries of your choice).
Bake from 45-50 minutes and let it cool for a while, and done!
As the name implies, this cobbler one-ups the other recipes in the realm of versatility! The number of fruits to choose from is endless, and your imagination is the limit!
- 4-7 cups of sliced fruit
- 1 cup of sugar
- One tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon/lime juice
- Two tablespoons of cornstarch (optional)
- One and ½ cups of all-purpose flour
- Three tablespoons of sugar (for the cobbler topping)
- One and ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- Kosher salt
- One and ½ cups of heavy cream
Heat your oven to 375 degrees F and butter up an eight or 9-inch baking dish. Then, prepare your fruit by slicing, seeding, or peeling them in advance. You can add in sugar and lemon juice to help render out some of the flavors, and you can add in spices too!
Next, pour the fruit mixture into the buttered up baking dish, filling it to around half full. Next, make the cobbler topping by mixing the dry ingredients in a bowl and then adding heavy cream. Scoop up the dough into balls and drop them inside the baking dish (try using an ice cream scoop for this to have even balls) until all your mixture has been used!
Bake for 45-50 minutes, cool it down, and then serve it with your topping of choice!
Peach Pound Cake
A simple yet incredibly delicious and filling dessert to end off your lunch and or dinner dates! The wonderfully sweet and tart taste of peach is perfect as an ingredient for a pound cake.
- 2 cups of sliced peaches
- Four large eggs
- 2 cups of white sugar
- One teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- One teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of kosher or coarse salt
- 1 cup of softened unsalted butter
Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees F, buttering up your 10-inch tube pan, and coating it with sugar. Then, in a large bowl, cream together the unsalted butter with some sugar until it becomes fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat them thoroughly each time you do so. Stir in the vanilla and reserve ¼ of the flour to use later.
Sift in the remaining flour, baking powder, and the salt and then gradually stir in the mixture. Next, coat the sliced peaches with the meal you saved earlier (add in some sugar beforehand if you want to render more of the flavor and juices) and fold it in the batter.
Bake this for 60 to 70 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the cake, chill for 10 minutes, and done!
Do you think you will try any of these Simple Homemade Desserts this Summer Recipes?