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Best ever fruity cake recipes

Easy and quick, these 35 fruity cakes are perfect to bake as a teatime treat (try our fruited tea loaf) or a celebratory cake (our passion fruit layer cake is a birthday winner!)

Our fruity cake recipes transform seasonal fruits into delicious, moist cakes to enjoy at any time of day. From light strawberry cake and fun blueberry poke cake, to indulgent orange marmalade slump cake and epic toffee apple cake, we’ve got a fruity cake recipe for everyone! Pair your cake with a cup of your favourite brew for the perfect teatime treat.


Whisky crumble mince pies

We’ve added a splash of booze and morello cherries to this classic Christmas treat and topped with buttery crumble for extra indulgence.

Crumble Topped Mince Pies Recipe with Whisky

Clementine layer cake

This is a festive spin on a classic victoria sponge – instead of jam and cream it is layered with a homemade clementine curd (you can use shop-bought if you prefer) and a champagne-spiked cream.

Clementine Cake Recipe

Blackberry and yogurt cake

Make blackberries the star of this pretty cake with fresh fruit baked into the sponge and a vibrant coulis drizzled over freshly whipped cream.

Blackberry and Yogurt Cake Recipe

Gooseberry and almond cake with elderflower drizzle

Make the most of British summer berries in this comforting almond cake, lifted with a sweet elderflower drizzle.

Gooseberry and Almond Cake Recipe with Elderflower Drizzle

St Clements swiss roll

Simple citrus flavour combinations makes this swiss roll really light and refreshing. An airy lemon sponge is layered with tart marmalade and a rich vanilla and orange cream.

Lemon Swiss Roll Recipe with Orange

Blood orange polenta drizzle cake

Change up the classic lemon drizzle with juicy blood oranges. Our polenta cake is easy to make and the ideal sweet treat to accompany your morning coffee.

Orange Polenta Cake Recipe

Rum-soaked fruit and almond cake

Want an easy fruit cake with no fuss? Impress your guests this Christmas and jazz up your cake with rum and a simple almond buttercream. Make it now or save the recipe to whip-up a quick Christmas cake.

Christmas Cake Recipe with Almond Buttercream

Black cherry and coconut bakewell slices

Check out our bakewell slices with juicy cherries and crunchy desiccated coconut. This take on the classic bakewell tart is easy to make and perfect with an afternoon cuppa.

Cherry Bakewell Recipe with Coconut

Toffee apple dump cake

This recipe for toffee apple dump cake is easy to make and perfect for entertaining friends and family. Drizzle extra toffee or caramel sauce for a more indulgent tea time treat

toffee apple dump cake

Rhubarb pound cake

This recipe for rhubarb pound cake is guaranteed to please. Rhubarb not only tastes delicious but looks beautiful and as well. We’ve hidden white chocolate chips in the middle, too, for an extra treat.

Rhubarb pound cake

Lemon and blueberry poke cake

This lemon and blueberry poke cake is sure to be a hit with the whole family. The poke cake is also just as it sounds, so a great cake to get the kids involved in. It’s easy to make, tastes delicious and looks delicious!

fruity cake

Orange marmalade slump cake

Somewhere between a cake and a pud, this slump is a dense, rich almond and polenta cake. Serve warm with a generous dollop of crème fraîche. This recipe is really easy but looks really impressive.

Grapefruit and poppy seed angel cake with white chocolate frosting

This grapefruit and poppy seed angel cake with white chocolate frosting is a great twist on a classic and looks stunning. You’ll need an angel cake tin for this as the cake won’t rise properly in a conventional tin. You can buy these from good cookshops or online at amazon.co.uk.

Plum and earl grey pound cake

This plum and earl grey pound cake makes for the perfect afternoon treat with a cup of tea (earl grey, naturally). It’s an easy recipe to make but it looks really good and tastes even better.

Double lemon, gin and tonic cake

This double lemon, gin and tonic cake combines two of our favourite things. It’s easy to make and sure to please a crowd – a new way to enjoy your G&T. If boozy bakes are what you’re into then why not check out some of our other alcohol based cakes.

Double lemon, gin and tonic cake

Pineapple upside down cake

Go retro with this recipe for pineapple upside-down cake. By roasting the pineapple before baking you lose some of the water and get a neater-looking cake

pineapple upside down cake

Amalfi lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake is a classic and it’s a favourite for a reason. Amalfi lemons from Italy have an intense aroma and flavour that makes this cake even better, but you can use regular ones too. Dress it up even further with some tart candied peel.

Banana and passion fruit loaf

This banana and passion fruit loaf is a great way to use up bananas, plus it’s easy and looks impressive

banana and passionfruit loaf

Upside-down berry cake

Frozen berries like raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants are great to keep in the freezer for impromptu puddings. They make this rich almond cake even more luxurious.

Upside-down berry cake

Fruited tea loaf

A family favourite, this tea loaf is packed with almonds, sultanas and glacé cherries. Cherries and mixed peel are soaked overnight in rum to ensure your fruit is extra juicy.

Quince and honey cake

Quince and honey is a great autumnal flavour combination. Try them together in this recipe for an easy quince and honey cake that looks really impressive.

Upside-down apple and star anise cake

Turning a cake into something even more special is easy when you make it upside down. Sticky apple slices and a hint of star anise in this recipe will make an easy dinner-party dessert or the best family pud.

Upside-down apple and star anise cake

Passion fruit layer cake

An easy-to-make springy sponge cake layered with the tangy, fresh-tasting sweetness of a passion fruit icing. This cake would make a lovely afternoon tea treat.

Recurrent and lemon bundt cake

Need a stunning recipe for a Christmas party? This beautiful centre piece is made in a Heritage bundt tin, which is made by Nordic Ware, an American company. It isn’t cheap but will last forever and works like a dream – the cakes release perfectly every time.

Redcurrant and lemon bundt cake

Spiced apple tart tatin recipe 

This recipe for spiced apple tart tatin comes from Trinity, a restaurant in Old Clapham, London. This french classic upside down cake is so easy to make and is an impressive afternoon tea time treat.

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Clementine yogurt cake

Move over Christmas puds, our gluten free festive clementine cake is in town and it tastes GREAT. Slice it up and watch everyone come running for a piece of this fruity, and sweet, yoghurty deliciousness

Clementine yoghurt cake with whole sugared clementines and thyme on top

Caramel orange and poppy seed cake

A light and zingy family pud with caramelised orange for a special finishing touch. Perfect for feeding a crowd or a hungry family over the weekend.

Cardamom and raspberry Swedish buns

Delicious filled buns inspired by classic Scandinavian baking. Made with a brioche-style dough and filled with raspberries, the family will love them.

Passion fruit tart with meringue

This passion fruit tart with meringue is a real show-stopping dessert – perfect for a dinner party. We use Billington’s golden caster sugar because we like the flavour, but it will make the meringue slightly less white.

Banana loaf with passion fruit frosting

Our take on the ever-popular banana loaf. Made with pecans and a tropical passion fruit frosting, this is a teatime treat to share with family and friends.

Strawberry and pistachio cake

A lovely summer pistachio cake with strawberry icing that’s worth the extra effort. When strawberries smell good, they should be at optimum ripeness and have flavour – perfect for this cake.

Peach, pistachio and ricotta friands

Friands, mini French-style muffins made with ground almonds are so easy to make. Follow this simple recipe and treat your friends and family to these pretty, ricotta and fruit-filled delights.

Pear and chocolate puddings

The best chocolate puddings are the ones that you don’t have to share. We love these individual little pots of chocolate sponge and pear. Just add cream to serve and let your family and friends dive in.

Upside-down berry cake

Fluffy coconut and lime cake

This indulgent coconut and lime cake hits all the afternoon tea spots. Topped with vanilla frosting and coconut flakes this is the perfect weekend baking project.

Fluffy coconut and lime cake

Cherry bakewell tart

Our cherry bakewell tart is an exceedingly good tart – serve with a cup of builder’s tea for a proper English teatime treat.

Cherry bakewell tart