6 Recipes that Are Great for Summer baking

Summer is upon us! That means it’s time for light, fresh and fruity bakes and those are generally my favourites. Over the years, I’ve posted quite a few wonderfully fruity recipes, which you can find in my recipe index. However, I thought it would be nice to highlight a few of those older recipes in a separate post today, to give you some summer baking inspiration! Although I usually associate baking with the colder months, there are definitely a lot of delicious bakes to try during the summer season.

Let’s get into them!


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Nectarine Blueberry Lemon Sponge

Nectarines are such a lovely summer fruit, and I love baking with them! The same goes for blueberries, which are so versatile and can be used in many different bakes – I’ve got a ton of blueberry recipes on the blog. This very simple sponge cake is based on the French quartre-quart cake since it uses equal amounts of flour, sugar, butter and eggs. And tons of fresh fruit!


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Strawberry and Raspberry Tiramisu

Everybody loves a good tiramisu, right? The Italian classic is well-loved, and for good reason: it’s absolutely delicious and also very easy to make! Although a classic tiramisu is a great summer dessert, you could also give this fruity alternative a try. It uses strawberries and raspberries, as well as lemon squash syrup to soak the lady fingers in, which makes for a very fresh and light dessert. Also, you don’t need an oven for this recipe, which makes it the perfect dessert to prepare on a hot day.


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Mango Tart (with Passionfruit and Apricot)

I haven’t made this one in a very long time, which is a shame because it is absolutely delicious. The mango and passionfruit give this tart a very tropical feel, and what more do you want in summer? Underneath the layer of mango, there’s a layer of mascarpone mixed with the juice from the passionfruit, and the apricot comes in for an apricot jam glaze on top. Yum!


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Lemon and Blueberry Muffins

I love a good muffin, so I couldn’t not include a muffin recipe in this list! These lemon and blueberry ones are very fresh and fruity, so they’re a great summer muffin. The texture of the muffin is silky smooth and there’s a blueberry (or two, or three) in every bite. What’s not to love?


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Dutch Cream Cheese Pie with Fresh Fruit (no bake!)

A Dutch classic! This is a no bake pie that has a crust of crushed cookies (usually cookies made with caramelised brown sugar), with a layer of cream cheese mixed with whipping cream on top. The classic version of this pie uses canned fruit as a topping, but for this recipe I decided to go for fresh fruit, to give it a more fresh, summery vibe. I also added some lemon zest to the cream cheese layer! Since this pie doesn’t need to bake, it’s another great recipe to make on a hot summer’s day.


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Fruity Popsicles (with strawberry, banana and mango)

What is a summer’s day without some ice cream? These popsicles are made of fresh fruit and fruit juice, so they’re also pretty healthy! You need a popsicle mold for this recipe, but those are usually easy to come by in summer. I’m planning on experimenting with some more popsicle options this summer – I’m sure there are many wonderfully fruity combinations!


And that’s it for this list! What’s a recipe that’s an absolute summer staple for you? I’d love to hear about it!

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Hi! I'm Anne and I love reading, baking and writing about both of those things. Welcome!

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