7 Cakes That Celebrate Summer Fruit

July 29, 2013

We eat fruit in the summer by the handfuls -- sometimes out of our fridge, sometimes from farmers market stands (yes, we know we're only supposed to try one piece and no, that doesn't stop us). We top them with cold scoops of ice cream, turn them into refreshing popsicles, and bake them endlessly into bubbling pies and crumbles. But there's yet another way to put all that delicious fruit to good use, and that's to bake them inside of cakes. Nectarines, plums, peaches, and the like are perfect cake fillers; here are 7 recipes that will give you even more excuses to make things with all your beautiful summer produce.

Nectarine Slump by amanda

Nectarine Slump on Food52

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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  

Late Summer Plum Cake by JSCooks

Late Summer Plum Cake on Food52 

Simple Summer Peach Cake by Savour

Simple Summer Peach Cake on Food52

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

Want even more excuses to celebrate the season's fruit? Check out Foodie's new app -- all about summer sweets. 

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Randye H. July 28, 2013
Love these - can't wait to try a few, especially the late summer plum cake. My favorite summer cake with fruit is an upside down strawberry, rhubarb cake -- it's delicious (and it's pink)!
Emma W. July 29, 2013
The rhubarb almond crumb cake is SO good (and slightly pink)!
A T. July 27, 2013
All of these look really yummy.