A light and fluffy lemon buttermilk cake with your favourite summer berry compote for summer time.
I’ve never felt super talented at cake decorating because it’s extremely intimidating. Which piping tips do I use? Do I need more than two? What is a coupler? What if my buttercream doesn’t pipe out the cleanest edges?
Though the humid, hazy days of summer are only now just arriving, I know myself well enough to start building a list of simple, no-bake dessert ideas for those times you realize you’ve invited friends or family to dinner but it’s waaaaaay too hot to move let alone turn the oven on and bake a fancy dessert. We’ve done the work for you here, so you’re going to want to bookmark this round up of vibrant and delicious No Bake Desserts so when the temp rises, you’re set.
From simple oatmeal cookies bites that you can serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or coconut whipped cream and berries to indulgent Mini Green Tea Chocolate Ice Box Cakes that look as spectacular as a baked cake, these recipes are what simple summer entertaining are all about. And though you may feel like you’re dialing it in with these quick-to-come-together treats, believe us when we tell you they’re every bit as luscious and decadent as a baked good and will satisfy even the most refined sweet tooth. This is also a helpful list if, like me, your oven decides to crap out the week you planned to make a whole bunch of baked goodies for entertaining. Gotta roll with the punches, right? And if rolling with the punches means eating Strawberry Tahini Freezer Fudge, well, you can count me in! Here are some of our favourite raw/no-bake recipes from friends around the web.
No Bake Dessert Inspiration
Oatmeal Cookie Bites from The First Mess
Raw Double Chocolate Macaroons from Wholehearted Eats
Almost Raw Hazelnut Chocolate Dream Cake from The Green Life
Strawberry Watermelon Coconut Ice Cream from Artful Desperado
Strawberry Tahini Freezer Fudge from Occasionally Eggs
Chocolate Magic Shell Ice Cream Bars with Toasted Almond from The Simple Green
Mini Green Tea Chocolate No-Bake Ice Box Cake from I Am A Food Blog
Let’s talk ugly delicious, and I don’t mean the Netflix special. Though, can we also talk about that show over a cup of coffee and this cake sometime? I was one return button away from buying a ticket to Mexico after that taco episode. But I digress. Today I’m talking about the kind of food that hits all the right notes when it comes to flavour, texture, and mood, but leaves a lot to be desired in the looks department. That’s this cake! The whipped cream and raspberries do a lot to gussy it up, but it’s just is so gloriously (over)loaded with soft, velvety rhubarb, that it bakes up a little frumpy looking. Don’t let that discourage you, though. I can’t say this strongly enough: if you only make one thing before the rhubarb is all gone this year, let it be this rhubarb cornmeal cake.…