Perfect Summer Desserts for a Shower or Potluck

With summer quickly approaching… and by quickly I mean a few days away, I thought it would be perfect to share a few desserts that I’ve made recently.  These scrumptious recipes were found through twitter and blogs, of course (they are my favorite places to ask and look)!  The first one was given to me by Navywife3619.  I had asked a question on twitter for simple, delicious BBQ/potluck ideas and she came back with the idea of making a Chocolate Trifle!

Yum!  This recipe truly was so simple and so deliciously sweet and yummy!  All that this includes is devil’s food cake, chocolate pudding, whipped cream and heath bar (toffee).  You bake the devil’s food cake according to the box directions and once it’s done you cut it up into squares and layer the bottom of a bowl.  Then put a layer of chocolate pudding on top, whipped cream on top, sprinkled bits of Heath bar on top, then another layer of cake, pudding, whipped cream and Heath bar on top again and you’re done!  Easy peasy, oh yes!  🙂

Next up is a dessert I made for my friend’s bridal shower!  It’s healthy (sorta) and the presentation is great.  It’s none other than Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries – seen on Sugar Derby!

My suggestion is to make this dessert the day you serve it and it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser (the strawberries may be a bit soggy and not as fresh the following day).  You basically hollow out a strawberry, stuff it with a cheesecake mixture and top it with graham cracker bits.  It is heavenly I tell you… and for all those healthy folks… well, it’s fruit!!  And now I might just be drooling all over my keyboard as I finish this post.

What are your favorite summer desserts (links appreciated)?

41 Comments

  1. June 15, 2011 / 12:03 am

    Holy cow! cheesecake stuffed strawberries, are you kidding me!? That is perfect!

  2. June 15, 2011 / 12:17 am

    i love stuffed strawberries. summer is the perfect time for them. and that chocolate dessert looks like too much goodness!

  3. June 15, 2011 / 12:22 am

    Oh goodness!!! WHY??!!! Now I have to make the strawberries with cream cheese too!!! HECK YES!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. June 15, 2011 / 12:24 am

    i love fruity desserts in the summertime! a couple of faves :: lemon bars (love smitten kitchen’s recipe) and strawberry & rhubarb crumble (via bon appetit.com). just made some strawberry chocolate brownies tonight… YUM!

  5. June 15, 2011 / 12:40 am

    These both sound amazing! Wow! My go to are banana cream pie. So summery!

  6. June 15, 2011 / 5:53 am

    oh my! that cheesecake stuffed strawberry is a must try!

  7. June 15, 2011 / 7:04 am

    I’ve never even heard of cheesecake-stuffed strawberries before, but they look and sound amazing! Such a sweet and fresh treat. I have to try this.

  8. June 15, 2011 / 7:34 am

    WOAH! Those strawberries are pure genius!!! Esp since its Strawberry season!!! And that chocolate trifle…oh baby! I need an event ASAP so I can make this! <3

  9. June 15, 2011 / 7:45 am

    Okay I NEED those cheesecake stuffed strawberries!

  10. June 15, 2011 / 7:57 am

    WHAAAAAAAAAAA cheesecakes stuffed strawberries – going RIGHT now to download recipie!!!!!

  11. June 15, 2011 / 8:05 am

    OH MY WORD… both of these are now totally on the to-do list. Haha, don’t know if I want to make it when company comes, though… 😉

  12. June 15, 2011 / 8:50 am

    Both dessers look scrumptious, but the cheesecake filled strawberries is a must for me to try thi summer! Sounds like a morsel of heaven!

  13. June 15, 2011 / 8:51 am

    Looks SO yum! I need to get invited to parties you’re attending! 🙂

  14. June 15, 2011 / 9:16 am

    I think I just died a little reading this post and I’m in class hahahaha!

  15. June 15, 2011 / 9:39 am

    uh, wow. cheesecake stuffed strawberries?? GENIUS. ^^

  16. June 15, 2011 / 11:12 am

    These look amazing! Especially the first one =)

  17. June 15, 2011 / 11:56 am

    YU-U-MY!! Seriously looks delicious!

  18. June 15, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    Those cheesecake stuffed strawberries just blew my mind!! That is the best idea ever, definitely adding it to our weekend treats list. Yum!

  19. June 15, 2011 / 1:32 pm

    that look so easy and so yummy! i will definitely do this one day! thanks for sharing the recipe Sandy!

  20. June 15, 2011 / 1:39 pm

    Sandy, oh my! cheesecake stuffed strawberries. i want to make them this weekend! i’ve been stalking this donut shop lately. they have a blood orange donut ( http://bitly.com/jLbwMR) and fruit iced tea. amazing! i wish i had the recipe. they prepare everything in shop behind glass and i am tempted to stand there and take notes. 🙂

  21. June 15, 2011 / 3:22 pm

    Oh my goodness stuffed strawberries! It is everything I like! THese are good bbq desserts 😀 Woulds defs have a tiramisu as well though 😛
    <3

  22. Mandy
    June 15, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Oh my goodness! The strawberries with cheesecake stuffing sound delicious! I’m hosting my bffs bridal shower in a couple weeks. I might have to make those. 🙂

  23. June 15, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    When are you coming back to nashville? perhaps you can bring some of those strawberries on over!!!

    p.s. have two giveaways going on right now… have you entered? Wild & Precious

  24. June 15, 2011 / 6:40 pm

    I’m drooling over that chocolate trifle!! That looks amazing, and perfect for a summer party!

  25. June 15, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    my friend’s mom always makes that 1st dish for luncheons and i eat waaayyy too much of it each time! 😀

  26. June 15, 2011 / 7:56 pm

    These recipes look drool-worthy!! YUM!

  27. June 15, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    Hehe when I read your tweet (I misread – tired or just stupid!) and thought it said “perfect dresses for a shower…” so when I got here I was like ‘these are great pictures but where are the dresses!” lol! .. the desserts do look wonderful! 🙂

  28. June 16, 2011 / 2:30 am

    Oh my gosh! Stuffed cheesecake strawberries?! They sound and look amazing!

  29. June 16, 2011 / 3:07 am

    Mine…strawberry shortcakes (I have a recipe on my blog) and ice cream. My favorite flavors involve creme fraiche. Yum!

  30. June 16, 2011 / 3:08 am

    O, and those cheesecake strawberries look and sound incredible!

  31. June 16, 2011 / 9:25 am

    gonna have to go with smores…

  32. June 16, 2011 / 3:04 pm

    OMG…these look and sound absolutely delicious. two of my faves…strawberries + cheesecake!

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  33. June 16, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    i’d like a bowl of each please! lol

  34. June 16, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    I saw the cheesecake strawberries on pinterest and thought they looked yummy. I wonder if you could freeze them & eat them frozen?

  35. June 17, 2011 / 12:27 pm

    both of those desserts look so amazing!!! i will have to try those cheesecake strawberries soon, such a wonderful idea!!

  36. June 19, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    Lovely blog! Those are mouth watering desserts! My favorite summer dessert is Key Lime Pie but sadly, I don’t have a recipe.

  37. steph
    June 20, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    that. strawberry. looks. scrumptious!

  38. August 25, 2013 / 11:27 am

    At this time I am going to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast
    coming over again to read more news.

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