Summer cake recipes

These gorgeous summer cake recipes feature fresh seasonal ingredients, like elderflowers, strawberries and peaches. Perfect for summer fetes, picnics or afternoon tea in the garden.

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Upside-down apricot cake with amaretto mascarpone cream

Apricot recipes

Upside-down apricot cake with amaretto mascarpone cream

Our upside-down apricot cake is an easy but impressive summer bake recipe. Serve the apricot...

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Sticky gooseberry cake with saffron and honey with custard

Gooseberry recipes

Sticky gooseberry cake with saffron and honey with...

Gill Meller’s gooseberry cake has a pleasing tartness, balanced by the saffron and honey sponge,...

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Summer-cup bundt drizzle cake

Celebration cake recipes

Summer-cup bundt drizzle cake

Celebrate summer in style with Felicity Cloake‘s boozy bundt drizzle cake. She says: ”No birthday...

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Pistachio and rose ice cream cake

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Pistachio and rose ice cream cake

A magnificent serve-from-the-freezer dessert that you can make ahead of your dinner party. All you...

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Lighter plum and almond traybake

Teatime traybake recipes

Lighter plum and almond traybake

For a healthy cake recipe, try this moist and fruity almond and plum cake: it...

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Orange blossom, lemon thyme and almond cake

Mother's Day recipes

Orange blossom, lemon thyme and almond cake

This stunning cake sees zesty orange and almond sponge slathered in honey and orange blossom...

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Peach cake with raspberry sauce and ice cream

Peach recipes

Peach cake with raspberry sauce and ice cream

This marvellously moist peach upside-down cake is served with cooling vanilla ice cream and an...

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Rosé and raspberry financiers

Afternoon tea recipes

Rosé and raspberry financiers

Financiers are an irresistible afternoon tea treat – these are made more indulgent by soaking...

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Raspberry and lemon sponge cake

Easy cake recipes

Raspberry and lemon sponge cake

Try this lemony twist on a Victoria sponge cake, filled with raspberry jam and fresh...

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Marzipan and mascarpone cake with summer fruit

Marzipan recipes

Marzipan and mascarpone cake with summer fruit

Light marzipan sponge is topped with creamy mascarpone icing, wonderfully fresh berries and plums to...

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Strawberry and rose victoria sponge sandwich

Classic cake recipes

Strawberry and rose victoria sponge sandwich

Want a classic Victoria sponge with a bit more…oomph? This recipe uses decadent rose extract...

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Gin and tonic cheesecake

Cheesecake recipes

Gin and tonic cheesecake

A cheesecake recipe inspired by the nation’s best-loved summer cocktail – a G&T. There’s a...

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Strawberry and vanilla baked cheesecake

Strawberry recipes

Strawberry and vanilla baked cheesecake

Strawberries are the hero in this beautiful baked cheesecake recipe. You can make the recipe...

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Limoncello drizzle cake

Italian dessert recipes

Limoncello drizzle cake

A good splash of Italian limoncello liqueur adds a boozy note to this cocktail-inspired drizzle...

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Caramelised apricot and ricotta upside-down cake

Apricot recipes

Caramelised apricot and ricotta upside-down cake

Upside-down is the right way up with this easy cake recipe – caramelised apricots and...

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Elderflower, lemon and cherry cream flourless cake

Elderflower recipes

Elderflower, lemon and cherry cream flourless cake

A flourless cake with elderflower cordial (or you can use liqueur), lemon and cherry cream...

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Summer cupcakes to flavour three ways

Afternoon tea recipes

Summer cupcakes to flavour three ways

These cute cupcakes are ideal for a summery afternoon tea. They have a simple vanilla...

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Chocolate and strawberry cake

Summer cake recipes

Chocolate and strawberry cake

A decadent cake recipe laden with strawberries and a gooey chocolate and caramel frosting.

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Warm peach, pistachio and honey cake

Peach recipes

Warm peach, pistachio and honey cake

Fragrant, ripe fruit stars in this moreish warm peach, pistachio and honey cake recipe.

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Cherry and marzipan cake with orange blossom syrup

Marzipan recipes

Cherry and marzipan cake with orange blossom syrup

This summery cake recipe combines pistachios and orange blossom water with seasonal British cherries. Share...

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