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What cake to serve at a summer dessert party to celebrate a friend's marriage.

Looking for something pretty (with layers) and tasty. Already serving fruit served in the watermelon shell, chocolate mint brownies and peach ice cream. Any suggestions?

asked by katiecookstoo over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Sounds like an awesome party. Here are some options:

Grown Up Birthday Cake:

Angel Food Cake with Heath Bar Whipped Cream Icing:

Lemon Birthday Cake:

Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

Was also going to suggest the Grown Up Birthday Cake. But then I might skip the brownies. Also this cake is good with summer fruits and would work well with the peach ice cream:

added about 4 years ago

Coconut cake or lemon cake. I'd recommend the one from Planter's Inn/Peninsula Grill in Charleston. They do not list their recipe anywhere online but surely you could find something similar. Or a strawberry cake with a little lemon zest??

added about 4 years ago

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I will definitely be trying some of them. For the party I went with a "lemon party cake"--white cake, lemon filling and whipped cream frosting. It was yummy and balanced out the other offerings. I appreciate all who share their thoughts with food pickle.