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The best summer berry bakes

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 7 June 2024

From a delicious raspberry ice cream cake to the perfect blueberry muffin, make the most of summer’s berry bounty with these brilliant fresh bakes.

Blackberry and Pistachio Cake

Blackberry and Pistachio Cake

This densely rich cake is best served after dinner, and will impress all of your summer party guests. For more blackberry bakes, don’t miss our round-up of favourites here.

From the book

Mary Berry’s White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

Mary Berry’s White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

The combination of the creamy white chocolate with the sharp and sweet raspberry coulis makes this a wonderful sunny day recipe.

Nadiya Hussain’s Blueberry and Lavender Scone Pizza

Nadiya Hussain’s Blueberry and Lavender Scone Pizza

A fusion of summer flavours, this pizza-style scone from Nadiya Bakes combines fresh blueberries with lemon zest and a hint of lavender. With its rich, clotted cream topping, this is just the thing for a modern afternoon tea.

From the book

Nadiya Hussain

Nicola Lamb’s Roasted Strawberry Victoria Sponge

by Nicola Lamb

This take on a classic uses roasted fresh strawberries in lieu of jam to create a flavour-packed filling.

Lemon and Raspberry Yoghurt Bundt with Raspberry Mascarpone Glaze

by Melanie Johnson
from Bundt

Comprising both fresh and freeze-dried berries and a zesty frosty, this colourful bundt cake is the perfect showstopper for your next summer party.

Lemon & Blueberry Summer Cake Recipe

Benjamina Ebuehi’s Lemon and Berry Summer Cake

by Benjamina Ebuehi

Fresh berries, mascarpone and a rich raspberry and blueberry compote are sandwiched between three easy-to-make lemon sponge cakes in this effortless dessert recipe.

Summer Berry Shortbread Cake

Summer Berry Shortbread Cake

Part shortbread, part cake, what’s not to love about this berry bonanza? This bake travels well too, so bring it along to your next picnic.

Nadiya Hussain’s Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

Nadiya Hussain’s Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

When you manage to combine ice cream and cake into one heavenly recipe, you know you’re onto a winner. This easy but impressive bake is a great way to make the most of sumptuous raspberries. 

Max La Manna’s Blueberry Ginger Galette

Rustic and comforting, Max La Manna’s take on a French classic couldn’t be easier to make.

Eton Mess Cake

Jane’s Patisserie’s Eton Mess Cake

by Jane Dunn

Nothing says “summer” quite like Eton Mess – and this inventive recipe by Jane’s Patisserie combines all the best elements for the ultimate warm-weather cake.

Blackberry and Apple Tray Bake

Blackberry and Apple Tray Bake

by Roy Levy

Apple and blackberry are a match made in heaven, as every mouthful of this super-easy traybake will prove. 

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Perfect Blueberry Muffins

Call off the search, the only recipe for blueberry muffins you’ve ever needed is right here. Bursting with just the right amount of plump blueberries and topped with crunchy demerara sugar, these muffins will be devoured in a flash.

Bakewell Slice

Bakewell Slice

by Martha Swift

Made using raspberries instead of the traditional cherries, the combination of almond and sweet fruit is a slice of heaven.

Triple-layer berry Victoria sponge

Triple-layer berry Victoria sponge

from Comfort

Looking for a berry-based showstopper? GBBO champ, Candice Brown’s Victoria sponge features three layers of sponge, berries and freshly whipped cream. 

Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake

Make the most of seasonal blackberries with this quick and easy blackberry cake. It’s just the thing to accompany a cup of tea on a late summer’s afternoon. 

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