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Summer baking recipes

50 Recipes

Celebrate summer with our selection of fruity cakes, tarts, cheesecakes and other puddings. These brilliant bakes are perfect for an al fresco afternoon tea.

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  • Spiced hummingbird cake served on a cake stand

    Spiced hummingbird cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    This showstopping celebration cake tastes of summer, with pineapple and banana flavours, tangy cream cheese frosting and delicate edible flowers

  • One large strawberry tart

    Strawberry tart

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.21 ratings

    Wow family and friends with a stunning strawberry tart. A lovely centrepiece dessert for summer dining, it's made with homemade pastry and crème pâtissière

  • Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream served on a cake stand

    Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Bakers rejoice: this summer berry cake layered with rose geranium cream is simply divine. It will make a fabulously floral centrepiece dessert at any party

  • One vanilla pavlova with pineapple & passion fruit

    Vanilla pavlova with pineapple & passion fruit

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Prep all the elements for these pavlovas and let the kids build them. Pineapple and passion fruit is a great springtime combination, or try berries in the summer

  • Chocolate sponge traybake with toppings

    Malted milk & chocolate traybake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Bake an indulgent chocolate cake, then decorate with malted milk and vanilla buttercream along with seasonal chocolate toppings. This showstopping chocolate sponge makes a tasty centrepiece

  • Summer apricot Victoria sponge on a cake stand

    Summer apricot Victoria sponge

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Try a new twist on a classic Victoria sponge with an apricot and lemon thyme compote layer. Sandwiched with vanilla whipped cream, it's decadently delicious

  • Summer fruit drizzle cake

    Summer fruit drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.133 ratings

    Sarah Cook’s scrummy cake is really easy and versatile – use whatever fruit you like, and you’ll make it again and again

  • A lemon & buttermilk pound cake with the first slice cut

    Lemon & buttermilk pound cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.44 ratings

    This buttermilk pound cake has a dense, moist crumb and bags of lemon flavour to cut through the richness. Make it for afternoon tea or for a summer picnic

  • Cherry pie with a slice cut out

    Cherry pie

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.8 ratings

    Make this classic pie whilst cherries are in season. It's the perfect summer dessert served just warm with plenty of cream or ice cream

  • Peach galette with brown sugar crust cut into slices

    Peach galette with brown sugar crust

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Serve our showstopper dessert at a summer get-together. Roasted peaches are piled into buttery pastry, with a lovely crunch from demerara sugar

  • Peach streusel cheesecake served on on dish

    Peach streusel cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Bake a creamy cheesecake topped with soft, sweet peaches and crispy streusel – a luscious dessert to round off a summer meal

  • Ultimate traditional Victoria sponge on a cake stand

    Ultimate traditional Victoria sponge

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.19 ratings

    Take the classic Victoria sponge cake to a whole new level by using crème diplomat in place of standard whipped cream, and sweet macerated berries

  • Summer party cake 2016

    Summer party cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.14 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

  • Lemon tart with summer berries

    Lemon tart with summer berries

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.38 ratings

    A zingy lemon tart from Mr Ramsay. Gordon's version of the classic French Tarte au citron is well worth the effort

  • Vegan courgette cake on a board with a slice cut away

    Vegan courgette cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Use up a glut of courgettes and bake this vegan loaf cake with tangy lemon drizzle. Ideal for a coffee morning or afternoon tea

  • Lemon & elderflower traybake in squares

    Lemon & elderflower traybake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    This clever twist on the classic bakewell has a delicate floral flavour, making it ideal for serving at spring garden parties or bake sales

  • Summer celebration cake

    Summer celebration cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.11 ratings

    This fruity cake is impressive but easy to make - perfect for birthdays or for dessert

  • Raspberry & white chocolate scones drizzled with white chocolate

    Raspberry & white chocolate scones

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.9 ratings

    Try our twist on traditional scones with white chocolate and raspberry. Drizzle with white chocolate and enjoy with a cuppa for a mid-morning treat

  • Mojito cake served on a cake stand

    Mojito cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.37 ratings

    Turn your favourite cocktail into a dessert with this mojito cake made with a lime, mint and white rum syrup and lime buttercream. It's a perfect party cake

  • A sangria cake garnished with cherries, strawberries and orange segments

    Sangria cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Sangria is transformed into a deliciously decadent cake in this recipe, boasting all the summer fruit and red wine flavours of the classic Spanish cocktail

  • Elderflower & lemon celebration cake served on a cake stand and decorated with fresh flowers

    Lemon & elderflower celebration cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.78 ratings

    Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday

  • Carrot cake served on a white cake stand

    Easy carrot cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.359 ratings

    Top this classic carrot cake with moreish icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day.

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