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Summer baking recipes

44 Recipes
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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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  • Summer fruit & mascarpone tart served on a cutting board

    Summer fruit & mascarpone tart

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Think of this summer fruit tart with whipped mascarpone as an oversized millefeuille. It’s very easy to make, but impressive enough for a special gathering

  • Raspberry bakewell cake

    Raspberry bakewell cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.668 ratings

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

  • Luscious lemon pudding with summer berries

    Luscious lemon pudding with summer berries

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.20 ratings

    You'll have most of the ingredients for this sumptuous pudding in your cupboard and fridge already. A great recipe for kids to help with

  • Frances Quinn’s Summer’s day wedding cake

    Frances Quinn’s Summer’s day wedding cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Frances creates her own version of the latest bridal trend - the 'naked' cake. She skips the traditional fondant icing for mascarpone seasonal berries.

  • Apricot & pistachio frangipane blondies

    Apricot & pistachio frangipane blondies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.10 ratings

    Make the most of summer's sweet, golden apricots with these moreish apricot and pistachio frangipane blondies. They make a perfect treat for afternoon tea

  • Strawberry & almond cheesecake sponge

    Strawberry & almond cheesecake sponge

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.25 ratings

    This easy summer bake made by adding dots of cheesecake mix to almond sponge along with chunks of fruit is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

  • Caramelised honey and tahini cookies on a wire rack

    Caramelised honey and tahini cookies

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Use up that jar of sesame paste in the back of your cupboard to bake these decadent honey and tahini biscuits. They’re sweet, salty and totally addictive

  • Blackberry & apple mallow traybake

    Blackberry & apple mallow traybake

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Dainty sponge bites packed with fruit and topped with crunchy almonds and a light meringue whirl

  • Cherry blossom cake

    Cherry blossom cake

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    A gluten-free light bake that uses polenta in place of flour and orange blossom to flavour a drizzle syrup

  • Strawberry & poppy seed cake

    Strawberry & poppy seed cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.22 ratings

    A light vanilla sponge dotted with seeds and sandwiched with orange frosting and fresh strawberries - heavenly

  • Strawberry cream tea cake

    Strawberry cream tea cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.23 ratings

    This super-sized scone is perfect to feed a crowd for afternoon tea

  • Mixed fruit tart

    Mixed fruit tart

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    This tasty tart is a great introduction to pastry and gives budding young chefs a chance to flex their creative muscles as they decorate with vanilla mascarpone and a variety of berries

  • Strawberry, almond and polenta skillet cake in a skillet

    Strawberry, almond & polenta skillet cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Think of a cross between cornbread and Victoria sponge and you have this strawberry, almond and polenta cake. Best topped with clotted cream or vanilla ice cream

  • Summer fruit bowl tartlets

    Summer fruit bowl tartlets

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.9 ratings

    Mary Cadogan shows us how to make a classic French crème pâtissière – the perfect filling for these lovely summer fruit tartlets

  • A slice of apricot & pistachio frangipane tart served on a plate

    Apricot & pistachio frangipane tart

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Take frangipane to another level with the distinctive taste - and colour - of pistachios that match well with sweet apricots in a truly crowd-pleasing tart

  • Strawberry hazelnut tart

    Strawberry hazelnut tart

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.13 ratings

    Rich, buttery hazelnut pastry, luscious strawberries and cream filling and a toffee sauce dribbled over - what's not to like?

  • Pimm's cake

    Pimm's cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.19 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

  • Cherry frangipane tart

    Cherry frangipane tart

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    The perfect summer dessert - fruity, sweet and delicious

  • A collection of blackberry muffins

    Blackberry muffins

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make a batch of blackberry muffins for a mid-morning treat. Use fresh or frozen blackberries, or go foraging to find some in the summer months

  • Summer berry pie

    Summer berry pie

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.15 ratings

    Use summer's bounty of gorgeous berries to make this family favourite, just add cream!

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