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17 Fun and Tropical Easy Summer Desserts

By: Megan Bounds, Editor, RecipeLion

Shortcut Tropical Upside Down CakeSummer is the perfect time to break out those tropical flavors for a little taste of paradise. We found 17 Fun and Tropical Easy Summer Desserts to give you ideas for the best summer desserts this season. There are so many possibilities to make something incredible with these recipes. Cakes, pies, bars and more are all infused with fresh pineapple, coconut, and citrus flavors (to name just a few). Don't make heavy, boring desserts this summer - try these light and fruity options for a change of pace. You will absolutely love these easy summer desserts that have a tropical flair.

Create something special as a sweet ending to your next family dinner. Learn how to make a simple upside down cake or a pina colada-inspired dessert. And, don't miss out on the tropical variations of classic Ambrosia salad. No matter what kinds of tropical dessert recipes you're looking for, you'll find them here.


If you love desserts, check out this free eCookbook of 22 Easy Pie Recipes for Every Occasion.

17 Fun and Tropical Easy Summer Desserts

17 Fun and Tropical Easy Summer Desserts

Table of Contents:

Layered Dessert Recipes

Dessert Bar Recipes

Cakes and Pies

Dessert Salad Recipes


Layered Dessert Recipes

Pineapple Dream DessertPineapple Dream Dessert (shown) - Pineapple Dream Dessert is an old-fashioned, creamy dessert that will make you love pineapple even more.

Layered Pineapple Dream - Make sure to try this delicious treat topped with Cool Whip and graham crackers.

Better Than Sex Layered Dessert - This tropical version of a classic dessert is the best way to combine chocolate and pineapple.



Dessert Bar Recipes

Tropical Dream Bars


Tropical Pina Colada Bars - There's nothing better than a pina colada dessert on a hot summer day!

Tropical Escape Pineapple Crumble Bars - You don't need a mixer to make these flavorful pineapple bars. 

Tropical Dream Bars (shown) - These bars are packed with fruit and covered in a delicious orange glaze.


Cakes and Pies

2 Ingredient Pineapple Cake2-Ingredient Pineapple Cake (shown) - This easiest-of-easy summer dessert is made out of canned pineapple and angel food cake.

Shortcut Tropical Upside Down Cake (shown above) - The shortcut is boxed yellow cake mix, so you'll get a classic upside down cake without a lot of effort.

Tropical Preacher's Cake -This easy tropical variation of the original Preacher's Cake recipe includes pineapple, banana, and coconut flavors.

Make Ahead Pina Colada Pie - If you're looking for an easy pie recipe, try this no-bake pie with bold tropical flavor.

Skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake - Make this cake on the stove instead of in the oven.

Dreamy Coconut Cream Poke Cake - You'll love this rich, easy cake infused with a coconut milk mixture.

2 Minute Hawaiian Pie - The name doesn't lie - this pie really only takes two minutes to make.


Craving more cake recipes? Try this free eCookbook of 19 Unforgettable Simple Cake Recipes!

Dessert Salad Recipes

Tropical Jello DelightMom's Frog Eye Salad - Jello, fruit, and nuts combine to make a perfect summer dessert.

Tropical 5 Cup Ambrosia Salad - This recipe uses one cup of each ingredient, so it's easy to measure and mix.

Mom's Frog Eye Salad (shown) - Frog Eye Salad is a classic dessert salad that will please everyone with its creamy, cool taste.

World's Best Ambrosia Salad - Tried-and-true tropical flavors combine in the best Ambrosia salad recipe ever.






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