7 Memorial Day Desserts

May 15th, 2019 by Desiree Smith


Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and we’ve got seven sweet ways for you to celebrate some summer sunshine! From tangy lemon bars to no-bake cheesecake for those extra hot summer scorchers, these Memorial Day desserts are a great way to welcome in warm weather!

Key Lime Coconut Pie

Update your classic key lime pie with this twist on an old favorite. This Key Lime Coconut Pie is enhanced with flavors of coconut and cinnamon graham crackers, making it a sweet treat you’ll love to eat. Top your pie with coconut-scented meringue for a refreshing summer dessert that won’t weigh you down.

Grilled Peach Cake

Cooking out on the grill for Memorial Day? Don’t shut down the grill quite yet! This Grilled Peach Cake Recipe makes a delicious dessert for your start-of-summer BBQ. Topped with caramelized grilled peaches, this tasty cake is also topped with a tangy cream cheese icing flavored with toasted pecans. A perfect ending to a traditional BBQ bash, this cake is sure to become a family favorite!

Fresh Berry Trifle

Layers of whipped icing, fresh berries, and yellow cake come together to create this sweet Fresh Berry Trifle that’s perfect for those looking for something light and refreshing. With a touch of patriotic color, this summer dessert is great for Memorial Day picnics and cookouts and can be assembled in little single-serve cups for an easy grab-and-go option.

Lemon Lush with Coconut and Macadamia Nut Crust

Your summer BBQ just got a whole lot sweeter! Layers of creamy lemon pudding, sweet cream cheese filling,and a delicious macadamia nut crust combine to make this sweet and summery Lemon Lush dessert. Top your cake with bright yellow sprinkles for a dash of color and texture!

Brownie Dessert Pizza

Feel better about eating a slice (or two!) of this Brownie Dessert Pizza by topping it with fresh seasonal fruit. The perfect ending to a BBQ or summer picnic, this brownie pizza is a crowd-pleaser every time. The combination of fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries also give your dessert a patriotic flair for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.

No-Bake Cheesecake

Chill out with this delicious No-Bake Cheesecake recipe. Perfect for those hot summer days, this cheesecake sets up in your refrigerator, so there’s no need to turn on the oven. Best of all, you can flavor this cheesecake with any one of our pre-mixed Flavor Kits for a delicious combination every time!

Easy DIY Lemon Bars

When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars! Tangy and sweet, these Easy DIY Lemon Bars are the real deal. Great for outdoor events (since they can sit at room temperature without melting) these lovely lemon bars will be a popular request for every summer get-together!


What’s your favorite Memorial Day dessert? Let us know in the comments below or share a picture on Instagram and tag us @WiltonCakes!

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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