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Don’t sweat drop-in company -- Enjoy it with store-bought cake and easy toppings that make it look and taste homemade!
If you're having guests over for dinner, you've likely planned yourself a menu. You've likely stared at the computer screen looking for the just-right recipes to serve your peeps.
You've also likely worked so hard preparing that you can hardly bring yourself to get in the kitchen and make all the magic happen. So, hows about you do dinner, and we help you do dessert, sneaky easy style?
Making a homemade-tasting, supremely gorgeous dessert happen is as simple as buying a cake at the store. Here are five fun ways to turn that simple pre-made hunk of bakery crumbs into a truly decadent treat!
1. Blueberry Coconut Rum Cheesecake
Start with: A pre-made plain cheesecake from the store
You add: In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of sugar mixed with 1/3 cup of coconut rum to a boil. Remove from heat, toss in 2 cups of fresh blueberries, then pour those babies on top of your cheesecake and top with a mint sprig.
2. Banana Caramel Toasted Pound Cake
Start with: A pre-made poundcake from the store
You add: A schmear of butter on each side of your sliced poundcake. Grill on a hot griddle until both sides of the cake are golden brown. Top with fresh sliced bananas, caramel ice cream sauce, and whipped cream.
3. Snickers Extreme Cake
Start with: A chocolate cake with whipped frosting from your local bakery
You add: A hefty drizzle of chocolate and caramel ice cream sauces, and a sprinkling of chopped Snickers bars. If you're feeling crazy, toss on a handful of peanuts, too!
4. Double-Berry Eton Mess
Start with: A store-bought poundcake, angel food cake, or vanilla bundt cake into 1/2" cubes.
You add: Stir 2 cups of cake cubes into 2 cups of fresh, barely-sweetened whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and fresh raspberries. Serve and enjoy!
5. Chocolate Almond Raspberry Pound Cake Stackers
Start with: A store-bought poundcake.
You Add: The recipe below, a spoon, and your lovely mouth for tasting! Enjoy!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!