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11 summer cake recipes

23 June 2018

If you fancy a summer spent enjoying tea and a slice of cake on the lawn try one of these gorgeous summery cake recipes.

Summer cake recipes

Gooseberry and elderflower cake

Two iconic tastes of the British summer, gooseberry and elderflower, combine in this gorgeous cake from Holly Farrell.

Recipe: gooseberry and elderflower cake

Strawberry Pimm's cake

Strawberry and Pimm’s cake

The archetypal British summer in one delicious cake – a Pimm’s drizzle cake filled with strawberry conserve and coated in a luscious white chocolate cream icing.

Recipe: strawberry Pimm’s cake

Rose cake

Rose cake

A light summery sponge with delicate rose syrup makes this floral cake ideal for the wedding season.

Recipe: rose cake

Courgette, lemon and pistachio cake

Courgette, lemon and pistachio

Make the most of a courgette glut by cooking up this easy cake recipe from Diana Henry. The courgettes add lovely moistness to the batter, while ground pistachios and lemon add a taste of the exotic.

Recipe: courgette, lemon and pistachio cake

Victoria sponge with fresh strawberries and cream

Victoria sponge with fresh strawberries

If you're looking for an alternative to the classic scone, give this Victoria sponge some added oomph by using fresh British strawberries and whipped cream with this luscious cake that works equally well as a dessert.

Recipe: Victoria sponge with fresh strawberries

Mango and passion fruit cake

Mango and passion fruit cake

A totally tropical bake with a rich cream and passion fruit icing and mango sponge.

Recipe: mango and passion fruit cake

Almond and raspberry cake

Almond and raspberry cake

If you’re lucky enough to have raspberry canes bursting with fruit then why not whip up this quick and easy gluten free cake using ground almonds and fresh raspberries?

Recipe: almond and raspberry cake

Lisa Faulkner's coconut and polenta cake

Coconut and polenta cake

Fresh berries, edible flowers and a honey syrup top this coconut and polenta cake from Lisa Faulkner, giving it all the flavour of a hot summer’s day.

Recipe: coconut and polenta cake

Mary Berry's orange drizzle cake

Orange drizzle cake

Instead of the more traditional lemon drizzle cake why not this orange drizzle from Mary Berry? It’s bursting with the refreshing taste of fresh orange juice.

Recipe: orange drizzle cake

Strawberry and passion fruit cake

Strawberry and passion fruit cake

Sweet strawberries pair excellently with tart passion fruit and mascarpone in deliciously flavourful cake from Diana Henry.

Recipe: strawberry and passion fruit cake

Blueberry and almond friands

Blueberry and almond friands

The little French cakes from Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber are bursting with fresh blueberries and almonds.

Recipe: blueberry and almond friands

Still hungry for more great baking ideas? Visit our baking section for our full selection of recipes.

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