You know how some people have a summer bucket list? Picnic on the beach, run the full loop around the park, eat at least one whole tomato per day (grape tomatoes excluded), read a book a week, catch a sunrise or two?
I have that, too... only my list consists exclusively of the cakes I want to bake while the summer's sweetest fruits are still here. Squidgy, buttery, lemony-bright, and good for wrapping in parchment and toting on the bus, these are the cakes I'll miss most once apple season's in full swing and we're flinging cinnamon, nutmeg, and cocoa like confetti.
Behold, the cakes to make while you can still find a good peach, and to fuel the rest of your summer bucket list, whether you're potluck'ing on the deck or roasting marshmallows over a campfire.
More summer dessert options:
What's on your summer cake bucket list? Tell us in the comments below!