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10 Cakes That Celebrate Summer Fruit

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In the summer, we eat fruit non-stop, trying desperately to take advantage of the short-lived bounty. It's true that there is nothing more satisfying than taking a big bite out of a peach and letting the juice drip gloriously down our chins, but when we want something more filling, we turn to cakes. We know you love cake -- in fact, cake was the most-searched term on Food52 last week -- so here are 10 more recipes that use the season's beautiful fruit in desserts that rise to the occasion.

Rhubarb Almond Crumb Cake by Bob Vivant

Rhubarb Almond Crumb Cake on Food52 

Strawberry Balsamic and Olive Oil Breakfast Cake by indieculinary

Strawberry Balsamic and Olive Oil Breakfast Cake on Food52  

Peach Crumble Coffee Cake by Gena Hamshaw

Late Summer Plum Cake by JSCooks

Late Summer Plum Cake on Food52

Cherry Almond Crumb Cake by Yossy Arefi

Cherry Almond Crumb Cake

Simple Summer Peach Cake by Savour

Simple Summer Peach Cake on Food52

Marrion Burros' Plum Torte by Merrill Stubbs

Marian Burros' Plum Torte

Brooke Dojny's Blueberry Snack Cake with Toasted Pecan Topping by Genius Recipes

Blueberry Snack Cake with Toasted Pecan Topping on Food52 

Gluten-Free Peach Brown Butter Buckle by glutenfreegirl 

Gluten-Free Brown Butter Buckle on Food52

Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Plums by Kenzi Wilbur

What's your favorite cake to make with summer fruit? Tell us in the comments!

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7 months ago kirstjen

No clafouti? I make clafouti with figs or peaches or plums or ...


8 months ago Gret

Blueberries, as the children also love any cake or pastry with them. Would love recipes that do not use electric mixers of any kind :)


8 months ago almacucina

This Berry Upside Down Cake makes good use of summer berries-


8 months ago Beth100

I want so much to try them all, but cannot get myself past multiple bakings of Savour's Simple Peach Cake! Perfect in every way I can think of.