Summer cake

Summer cake recipes

31 Recipes

Light, fresh and fruity recipes.

Courgette, lemon & thyme cake

5

(3 ratings)

Inspired by the allotment, this fragrant, modern bake makes the most of a late-summer courgette crop
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • A challenge

Pimm's cake

3.958335

(6 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

Chocolate & lime cake

5

(3 ratings)

Give chocolate cake a zesty lift with lime buttercream filling, chocolate and lime icing and candied zest to decorate - an irresistible flavour pairing!
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon meringue fridge cake

4.6875

(4 ratings)

This tangy dessert looks impressive but takes very little effort – most of the ingredients are ready-made, so it is simply a matter of construction...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Summer party cake

5

(3 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

4.84375

(8 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

3.4375

(4 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

4.658335

(30 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

4.525

(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

4.633335

(15 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

4.70588

(17 ratings)

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

Summer celebration cake

5

(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

4.81156

(398 ratings)

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

Tiramisu ice-cream cake

3.825

(10 ratings)

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

Blackberry & apple cake

4.8125

(16 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

4.76894

(66 ratings)

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

Apricot & raspberry buckle

4.48

(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

4.273685

(95 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

4.70253

(79 ratings)

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

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