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Summer cake recipes

38 Recipes

Light, fresh and fruity recipes.

Summer berry cake with rose geranium cream

5

(2 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
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon & elderflower celebration cake

4.142855

(21 ratings)

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sangria cake

5

(1 rating)

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
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

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

Strawberry & elderflower gateau

4.875

(8 ratings)

Make this stunning strawberry and elderflower gateau in just 30 minutes. As well as looking amazing, it tastes as good as anything from a top-end patisserie
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gin & tonic cake

4.636365

(11 ratings)

Fan of gin & tonic? What could be better than your favourite tipple in cake form? A fabulous showstopper for afternoon tea or a summer celebration
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Pimm's cake

4.375

(8 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

Club Tropicana ice cream cake

0

(0 ratings)

Serve up the wow factor at the end of a summer menu with this ice cream cake. It features layers of mango and raspberry sorbet, sponge, cream and chocolate
  • 1 hour and 2 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate & lime cake

5

(8 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

4.4

(5 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

(6 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

4.88889

(9 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

3.75

(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

Vegan lemon cake

4.26389

(72 ratings)

Try baking a vegan version of lemon cake. Light and zingy, it also works well if you replace the flour and baking powder with gluten-free alternatives
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rhubarb & lemon curd cake

4.71875

(32 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

4.6875

(16 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

4.6875

(16 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

4.68421

(19 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

4.82313

(441 ratings)

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

Tiramisu ice-cream cake

3.636365

(11 ratings)

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

Blackberry & apple cake

4.64

(25 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

4.791665

(72 ratings)

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

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