As much as I love a good pie, summer cakes can be just as delightful and rewarding for dessert.
There's something wonderful and simple about a cake full of fresh fruit. Summer cakes are also generally simple cakes. These are things where fruit is the star and the fancier decorating or frostings can be saved for other seasons.
A summer cake is a celebration of not only the natural season but of the abundance of flavor and fruit from the earth. Use these recipes for inspiration and remember that many fruits can easily be substituted for one another.
Like the cherry recipe in general but aren't a fan of cherries? Substitute berries instead. Most importantly use that fruit up and share it with family and friends this summer season.
Fresh summer berries are a delight to behold and their bright colors and sweet flavors make for a variety of delicious cakes.
Stone Fruit Cakes
Peaches, plums, nectarines all make for different and unusual cakes that are just as at home for a sweet breakfast as they are simple birthday celebrations.
Peach Breakfast Cake, a New Take on an Old Favorite
Who says we shouldn't have cake for breakfast? At least this gave gives us a helping of of fresh fruit with it.
Sweet and sour cherries provide a wide range of flavor that go well with everything from cream to chocolate and everything in between.
While the fruits of summer make amazing cakes, we should not forget that vegetables do too. These are sure to inspire creative use of all your garden abundance.