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Summer cake recipes

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Get baking this summer with our gorgeous cakes celebrating seasonal produce. Our recipes include flavours like elderflower, citrus and berries.

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  • 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 5.6 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

  • 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 5.75 ratings

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

  • Cherry crumble cake cut into slices

    Cherry crumble cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.16 ratings

    Make the most of juicy cherries in this cake, enriched with almonds and soured cream, and finished with a crumble topping. It's delicious with custard

  • Gooseberry jam, muscat & mascarpone cake on a cake stand

    Gooseberry jam, muscat & mascarpone cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Impress guests with this stunning muscat and mascarpone cake, made with a luxurious gooseberry jam centre. This grown-up dessert is perfect for afternoon tea

  • Double choc & coconut traybake cut into squares

    Double choc & coconut traybake

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    Pair creamy milk chocolate with coconut for a match made in heaven, then decorate with more coconut and a drizzle of white chocolate

  • 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

  • Rhubarb & elderflower cake served garnished with elderflowers on top

    Rhubarb & elderflower cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.27 ratings

    Make the most of vibrant pink rhubarb with a cake which combines its delicious tart flavours and sweet elderflower cordial - a stunning centrepiece!

  • Lemon curd & orange cake cut into slices

    Lemon curd & orange cake

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.25 ratings

    Enjoy a slice of lemon curd and orange cake for elevenses or afternoon tea. Top with flaked almonds and lemon zest and serve with a cuppa

  • Victoria sponge loaf cake on a cake stand

    Victoria sponge loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.20 ratings

    Turn a loaf cake into a celebratory dessert with a bit of fresh cream and some strawberries. All the flavours of a traditional Victoria sponge are combined in this easy showstopper

  • Strawberry cake

    Strawberry cake

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.21 ratings

    Make the most of strawberry season with our strawberry cake, with light sponge, jam and soft cheese icing. It makes a fabulous centrepiece dessert

  • Tropical upside-down cake served on a square plate

    Tropical upside-down cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Update the retro upside-down cake with the sunny flavours of coconut, lime and a splash of coconut rum – it gives the cake a glorious boozy edge

  • Blood orange pound cake cut into slices

    Blood orange pound cake

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.11 ratings

    Try this modern take on an American pound cake, with soured cream and sharp blood orange icing to balance the sweetness. Decorate with pistachios

  • Lemon sponge cake on a cake stand

    Lemon sponge cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.34 ratings

    Top this citrussy sponge with lemon icing and candied peel. Greek yogurt creates a cake that's extra moist and tangy, for an irresistible teatime treat

  • Courgette, lemon & thyme cake

    Courgette, lemon & thyme cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.17 ratings

    Inspired by the allotment, this fragrant, modern bake makes the most of a late-summer courgette crop

  • Olive oil & muscat cake served in slices

    Olive oil & muscat cake

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make this cake for the grown-ups. With muscat dessert wine in the batter, it’s wonderful served with sliced peaches, whipped cream and a glass of chilled muscat

  • Mojito cake served on a cake stand

    Mojito cake

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.35 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

  • Tropical tiramisu served in a dish

    Tropical tiramisu

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    Put a Caribbean twist on a tiramisu by swapping the usual coffee for sponge soaked with mango and lime juices. The addition of rum makes it extra decadent

  • Spiced hummingbird cake served on a cake stand

    Spiced hummingbird cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 ratings

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

  • Strawberry & elderflower gateau served on a cake stand

    Strawberry & elderflower gateau

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 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

  • A gin & tonic cake on a cake stand, garnished with cucumber ribbons

    Gin & tonic cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.32 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

  • Raspberry & pistachio tea cake squares

    Raspberry & pistachio tea cake

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Add raspberry icing to this pistachio tea cake and you'll not only get a lovely pop of colour but fabulous flavour too. It's perfect for afternoon tea

  • 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

  • Strawberry & pistachio olive oil cake served in slices

    Strawberry & pistachio olive oil cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Try this versatile strawberry and pistachio cake made with olive oil and polenta or cornmeal. Perfect for afternoon tea or dessert, it’s also gluten-free

  • A dessert plate serving Club Tropicana ice cream cake

    Club Tropicana ice cream cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 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

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