Published on June 18, 2017

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Photography by I SPY DIY

Summer brings sky-high heat and humidity—making virtually anywhere feel like the tropics. So why not embrace the equatorial climate with some equally exotic desserts? From dragon fruit cheesecake bars to pineapple poke cake, these tropical treats will transport your taste buds to paradise. Just be sure to take some pictures before digging into these stunning, Instagram-worthy sweets.

Exotic Fruit Tartlet

Nothing says summer like bright colors and fresh flavors. These exotic fruit tartlets by I Spy DIY—topped with papaya, dragon fruit, gooseberries, star fruit, pomegranate seeds, and edible flowers—are social media gold.

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Photography by GLORIOUS EATS

Mango Lime Cheesecake

This tropical cheesecake by Glorious Eats—graham cracker and coconut crust, mango- and lime-infused cream cheese filling, mango citrus glaze, whipped cream, and toasted coconut—is giving us major island vibes. 

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Photography by SUGAR & CHARM

Chocolate Cupcakes With Dragon Fruit Buttercream

We love fruit cupcakes, especially during the summer. And these chocolate cupcakes, frosted with light, airy dragon fruit meringue buttercream, by Sugar & Charm, are certainly no exception.  

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Photography by CUPCAKES & KALE CHIPS

Tropical Sunrise Fruit Salad With Coconut Chia Cream

Looking for a light, healthy dessert for summer? Try Cupcakes & Kale Chips’ tropical sunrise fruit salad—banana, pineapple, and orange—covered with a luscious coconut chia cream.

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Photography by CHOOSING CHIA

Vegan Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Bars

No-bake desserts are genius for hot summer nights. These dragon fruit cheesecake bars, by Choosing Chia, take it a step further. They’re completely raw, vegan, and made with wholesome ingredients—but so rich and creamy, you’d never know. 

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Coconut Mango Tart

How mesmerizing is this tart by Phenomenal Phoods? Coconut custard is adorned with sliced mango and sprinkled with toasted coconut.

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Photography by AVERIE COOKS

Pineapple Poke Cake With Pineapple Glaze

This ooey gooey poke cake by Averie Cooks is packed with pineapple flavor! The secret? It’s soaked in a tangy pineapple juice glaze.

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Photography by TASTE AND TELL BLOG

Caribbean Truffle Pie

Citrusy and sweet, this Caribbean-inspired pie from Taste and Tell Blog layers white chocolate cream cheese, key lime pudding, shredded coconut streusel, and whipped cream.

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Photography by BE WHAT WE LOVE

Mini Guava Cheesecake

One bite of this tangy guava cheesecake from Be What We Love, and you’ll swear you’re vacationing in Brazil.

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Star Fruit Tartlets

These single-serving star fruit tartlets by The Kitchen Prep Blog are a must-try—not to mention the perfect addition to any summer dessert table. 

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