A Seasonal Slice: 10 Beautiful Summer Cake Recipes

published Jul 3, 2012
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This holiday week you can bet that berry pies will be gracing many a picnic table. On a hot summer day, a slice of blueberry or strawberry pie can’t be beat. But long rivaling pie for a classic American dessert is cake, and we gathered some stunning summer cakes that shouldn’t be left out of the mix.

The one thing that cakes have going for them that pies do not is that over-the-top messy frosting. And come summertime, juicy berries or sweet peaches are piled into and onto layers of moist cake to create truly celebration-worthy desserts. Or even better: everyday desserts just because it’s a summer Sunday in July. We’ll take it.

Try a Recipe:
Hazelnut Strawberry Celebration Cake – Seven Spoons (pictured above)
Strawberry and Cream Cake – La Via Mita Dolce
Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Cake – Joy the Baker
Lemon Raspberry Cake – The Faux Martha
Cornmeal and Fig Cake with Pinenuts – Epicurious
Rhubarb Snacking Cake – Smitten Kitchen
Super Moist Plum Cake – Pink of Perfection
Blueberry Yogurt Cake – Shutterbean
Summer Berry Cream Cake – The New York Times
Simple Summer Peach Cake – Food 52
Apricot Sour Cream Upside Cake – Coconut and Lime