5 Fabulous Summer Desserts for 4th of July

June 25, 2011

Lemon Cake

If you're thinking of something a little more exciting than the traditional red, white and blue desserts, here are 5 fabulous recipes for super summery desserts to enjoy during the fireworks show!

Limoncello Lemon Cake
Just the right amount of the sweet lemon liqueur makes for a silky smooth cake, perfect for summer.

White Chocolate and Blueberry Pound Cake
Okay, so this is definitely in the "white and blue" category -- add cherries, strawberries or raspberries for a full-on red, white and blue dessert.

Mango Mascarpone Cheesecake with Cardamom Cream
This creamy treat is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy (a ginger cookie crust + the cardamom cream = yum!), inspired by the sensual flavors of Southeast Asia.

Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade Popsicles
These family friendly frozen treats are super easy and so much more sophisticated (and healthy, maybe?) than the store-bought variety!

Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour Popsicles
Not exactly in the family-friendly category, but oh so delicious all the same!

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