Looking for summer cake recipes? Want to use seasonal fruits to create easy cakes? Our fruity cake ideas transform seasonal fruits into delicious, moist cakes to enjoy at any time of day. Make the most of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and peaches to add a fruity edge and pretty topping to your cakes. For more seasonal inspiration, check out our showstopping summer desserts and all our favourite summer recipes.


Pair your cake with a cup of your favourite brew for the perfect teatime treat while perusing our summer slow-cooker recipes.

Summer cake recipes

Eton mess traybake

Combine two classic desserts in this simple yet classic sponge cake, topped with lots of summer berries for extra sweetness and zing.

Eton Mess Tray Bake Recipe

Peach cake with lemon and thyme

Peaches match perfectly with the soft, fragrant flavours of thyme and zingy lemon in this light sponge cake which serves up to ten.

a cake covered in slices of peach on a large white plate, set on a linen-clothed table and dappled in sunlight

Blackberry and yogurt cake

Sponge is studded with fresh summer fruits and finished with a vibrant coulis drizzled over freshly whipped cream to make the ultimate summer cake.

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Blackberry and Yogurt Cake Recipe

Strawberry cupcakes

Make use of seasonal fruit by whipping up a batch of summery cupcakes, made more delicious with a strawberry flavoured icing and topping.

Cupcakes topped with frosting and sliced strawberries

Peach and soured cream cake

Peaches are the star of this summery cake, making a great accompaniment to a light and fluffy sponge with a soured cream frosting.

A sheet cake with tinned peaches on top

Apricot Swiss roll

Juicy apricots make this swiss roll an ideal seasonal treat. Featuring an apricot compote and syrup, it’s perfect for a lazy summer’s afternoon.

Four plates of apricot swiss roll slices

The best victoria sponge

A good-looking classic like this jam and cream Victoria sponge will never go amiss at your afternoon tea or garden party.

Victoria sponge cake filled with jam, fruit and cream

Rum cake

Impress your dinner guests with this rum and ginger cake with grilled pineapple and rum caramel. Whack it onto the BBQ for extra crispy and fudgy results.

A slice of ginger and rum cake topped with a scoop of ice cream and a wedge of pineapple, on a blue plate with an orange background

Blueberry and lemon poke cake

Lemon and blueberry is a winning flavour combination for the summer. Treat yourself to this easy poke cake or serve as part of a dinner party spread.

Lemon and Blueberry Poke Cake Recipe

Strawberry cake

It’s strawberry season, so why not make the most of this juicy fruit with this sophisticated sponge dessert, layered with strawberry mascarpone cream and topped with a light Italian meringue frosting.

Strawberry layer cake with merigue icing, topped with strawberries

Passion fruit layer cake

A tangy passion fruit icing provides fresh-tasting sweetness to this springy sponge cake, perfect for afternoon tea spent outdoors.

Passion Fruit Cake Recipe

Baked raspberry cheesecake

Fresh raspberries take this summery baked cheesecake up a notch by cutting through the rich body of the cheesecake.

Baked Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe

White chocolate and strawberry ice-cream cake

For an impressive summer treat that'll draw in crowds, try this triple layer ice cream cake.

Layered strawberry and white chocolate ice cream cake, with buttercream frosting

Raspberry custard cake

Bake this sweet and tangy custard cake packed with fresh raspberries for the perfect summer teatime treat.

Raspberry Custard Cake Recipe

Strawberry cheesecake

This creamy no-bake cheesecake, topped with a super sweet strawberry sauce, is best enjoyed on a hot summer’s day.

A white cheesecake topped with red strawberries and whole strawberries on a white plate

Lime, mint and milk chocolate cake

Edd Kimber’s indulgent chocolate loaf cake, infused with mint and topped with zesty limes, is ideal for al fresco entertaining.

Mint Chocolate Cake with Lime

Gooseberry and almond cake with elderflower drizzle

A sweet elderflower drizzle alongside British summer berries makes this a comforting cake to bake this summer.

Gooseberry and Almond Cake Recipe with Elderflower Drizzle

Strawberry and pistachio cake

Make the most of ripe British strawberries in this creamy summer pistachio cake – it'll make a vibrant addition to your afternoon tea.

Traybake sponge topped with strawberries and pistachios

Upside-down berry cake

This rich and fluffy almond cake features the best of British berries: raspberries, blackberries and blackcurrants. It’s a great cake to serve outdoors to friends or family.

Berry Upside Down Cake Recipe

Blueberry cheesecake with speculoos crust

The perfect sweet treat to enjoy out in the sun, try this moreish blueberry cheesecake with a speculoos crust for a summery crowd-pleaser.

Blueberry cheesecake with speculoos crust


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