Pimm's cake

Summer cake recipes

31 Recipes

Light, fresh and fruity recipes.

Pimm's cake


(0 ratings)

Yes, you read right, Pimm's in cake form. Smooth strawberry and lemon buttercream coupled with cucumber essence make this the ultimate taste of summer...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Summer party cake


(2 ratings)

This generous cake is big enough to feed a crowd and is a combination of all our favourite summer ingredients: strawberries, Victoria sponge, meringues, fresh cream, white chocolate and buttery shortbread
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Polka-dot strawberry cake


(7 ratings)

Feeling ambitious enough to take on this showstopping bake? With its decorative sponge and fruit topping, it has real wow factor
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge

Cherry blossom cake


(3 ratings)

A gluten-free light bake that uses polenta in place of flour and orange blossom to flavour a drizzle syrup
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb & lemon curd cake


(27 ratings)

A lemon sponge cake dotted with tender pink pieces of rhubarb and topped with decadent cream frosting
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Strawberry & poppy seed cake


(10 ratings)

A light vanilla sponge dotted with seeds and sandwiched with orange frosting and fresh strawberries - heavenly
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Gooseberry & orange drizzle cake


(11 ratings)

Use up a garden glut in this simple and fruity adaptation of a classic - serve with custard for a winning pudding
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Elderflower crunch cake


(17 ratings)

Capture the essence of summer in this simple loaf cake with elderflower drizzle
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Summer celebration cake


(9 ratings)

This fruity cake is impressive but easy to make - perfect for birthdays or for dessert
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry Bakewell cake


(368 ratings)

This simple almondy cake is a great way of using up pick-your-own raspberries
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Tiramisu ice-cream cake


(10 ratings)

Treat your guests with this stunning summer dessert, perfect for al fresco dinner parties
  • 10 hours
  • More effort

Blackberry & apple cake


(14 ratings)

A moist fruit sponge, packed with the best seasonal produce with a touch of almond and cinnamon too
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry layer cake


(60 ratings)

Try this light, creamy raspberry cake for a sweet summer treat
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Apricot & raspberry buckle


(25 ratings)

Apricots and raspberries are really good partners, and are especially good baked into this soft vanilla cake with cinnamon crumble
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate courgette cake


(84 ratings)

Grated courgette gives this cake a lovely moist texture - a great way to use up a glut from your garden
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Granny's Victoria sponge


(72 ratings)

The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner, every bite brings a taste of nostalgia
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

English rose cake


(6 ratings)

A stunning floral layer cake, flavoured with rosewater and layered up with vanilla cream, raspberry icing and crystallised petals
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Mary Berry’s orange layer cake


(32 ratings)

The queen of baking, Mary Berry, creates a light and fruity citrus sponge with buttery frosting and a sugar glaze
  • 35 mins
  • Easy


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