13 Cakes That Celebrate Summer Fruit

July 13, 2015

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 as much as we do—so we're bringing you this refreshed list of 13 of our favorite cake recipes using the season's most beautiful fruit.

Any Fruit Upside-Down Cake by erinmcdowell


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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  


Strawberry Balsamic Spoon Cake with Poppy Seeds by Alexandra V. Jones

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Peach Crumble Coffee Cake by Gena Hamshaw

Late Summer Plum Cake by JSCooks

Late Summer Plum Cake on Food52

Blueberry Cake with Peanut Streusel by Sarah Jampel

Blueberry Cake


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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Bob December 21, 2015
This summer fruit I can eat the whole year. Fantastic.
kirstjen August 22, 2014
No clafouti? I make clafouti with figs or peaches or plums or ...
Gret August 19, 2014
Blueberries, as the children also love any cake or pastry with them. Would love recipes that do not use electric mixers of any kind :)
almacucina August 18, 2014
This Berry Upside Down Cake makes good use of summer berries-
Beth100 August 18, 2014
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.