25 Summertime Cake Recipes That’ll Have You Coming Back for Seconds

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Summer is the season for indulging in yummy desserts that showcase the bounty of fresh fruits and bright, vibrant flavors. As the warm weather beckons us to spend more time outdoors at picnics, barbecues, and garden parties, there’s no better time to whip up some delightfully summery cakes. From luscious lemon and berry-topped beauties to decadent cream-filled delights, these summer cake recipes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you cool and refreshed. Prepare to fall in love with a new summer cake obsession!

Peach Cobbler Pound Cake

Peach Cobbler Pound Cakes by Gimme From Scratch
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Imagine biting into a bundt cake, where the tender, moist crumb of a classic pound cake meets the sweet, fruity delight of a peach cobbler. Yep, you heard it right! We’re making Peach Cobbler Pound Cakes, and let me tell you, they are as delicious as they sound. Who can resist the allure of a peach cobbler, with its sweet, syrupy peaches? Combine that with the buttery goodness of a pound cake, and you’ve got a match made in heaven! It’s a unique twist that brings together the best of two beloved desserts. If you’re a peach lover, this one’s for you. 🙂

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Cheesecake Stuffed Waffle Cones

Cheesecake Stuffed Waffle Cones by Gimme From Scratch
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Y’all already know I love all things sweet and indulgent. These Cheesecake Waffle Cones stuffed with a creamy no-bake filling are made with a crispy, homemade chocolate waffle cone, lined with a layer of melted chocolate and crushed oreos, filled to the brim with a creamy peanut cup and butterfinger cheesecake filling and crowned with more yummy toppings.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars by Gimme From Scratch
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These layered Cheesecake Bars combine all your favorite indulgences into one mind-blowing treat. These bars start with a chocolate chip cookie crust, followed by a layer of Oreo cookies. Then comes the creamy cheesecake layer, velvety and smooth. As if that wasn’t enough, they are crowned with an assortment of toppings, including peanut butter cups, crushed Butterfingers, more Oreos and a drizzle of homemade salted caramel sauce.

Brace yourself for the decadence that will leave you weak in the knees and craving for more. Seriously, these cheesecake bars really should be ashamed of themselves.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Biscoff Icebox Cake Made with Cream Cheese

Biscoff Icebox Cake made with Cream Cheese by Gimme From Scratch
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Calling all Biscoff lovers! Are you ready for a mouthwatering treat that requires no baking? I’ve got just the recipe for you – a decadent Biscoff Icebox Cake made with Cream Cheese Stabilized Whipped Cream. This delightful dessert is perfect for hot summer days when you crave something sweet and refreshing. It’s super easy to make! Like almost too easy.

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Marshmallow Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Marshmallow Frosting by Liv's Little Muffins
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These Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Marshmallow Frosting taste just like lemon meringue pie and are the ultimate Spring or Easter cupcake. Easy to make and full of bright flavours.

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S’mores Cake

S’mores Cake by I Heart Eating
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S’mores Cake is an easy recipe for rich, chocolate graham cracker sheet cake topped with toasty marshmallows and melty chocolate!

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars by Salted Mint
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You’re going to fall in love with these Raspberry Cheesecake Bars! An incredible treat that blends the creamy, rich goodness of cheesecake with the tang of juicy tart raspberries. Baked on a crispy graham cracker crust, these cheesecake bars are quicker to prepare than traditional cheesecake. Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned chef, this simple, straightforward recipe will make you the star of your next gathering.

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Orange Upside Down Cake

Orange Upside Down Cake by The Savory Cipolla
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Homemade Orange Upside Down Cake is sweet, tangy, and bursting with citrus flavor. Fresh oranges topped with a fluffy and moist cake batter are baked to perfection and finished with a sweet citrus glaze. This delicious and show-stopping dessert will tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests.

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Key Lime Pie Cheesecake

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake by Blue Bowl Recipes
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Key Lime Cheesecake is made with swirls of key lime and lime curd flavored cheesecake batters, baked into a buttery graham cracker crust. Top this cheesecake with more lime curd, swirls of whipped cream, and lime slices for a truly beautiful dessert. It tastes just like a Key Lime Pie in cheesecake form!

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake by Britney Breaks Bread
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This delicious Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe is bursting with blueberries atop a moist, tender cake crowned with a buttery cinnamon streusel topping! Enjoy for breakfast with a cup of coffee or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert!

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Carrot Pound Cake

Carrot Pound Cake by Britney Breaks Bread
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You’ve got to try this Carrot Pound Cake! It’s a fun twist on a traditional cream cheese pound cake and a classic carrot cake. The freshly grated carrots give the cake a beautifully moist texture while the warm spices loads of cozy flavor. The cake is then topped with a honey cream cheese frosting that’s the perfect combination of flavors

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Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Cookies

Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Cookies by Bonni Bakery
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These Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Cookies are a chewy delight, packed with fresh strawberries, white chocolate chips and graham cracker pieces, and filled with a surprise cheesecake center – it really is the best of both worlds!

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Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake

Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake by Britney Breaks Bread
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This is the best Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake you’ll ever make! It’s a buttery cake with a moist and tender crumb that’s doused in a rum-infused butter sauce and topped with a salted caramel sauce! Make this Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake for the ultimate dessert!

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Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake by Blue Bowl Recipes
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Strawberry Icebox Cake has layers of fresh vanilla whipped cream, jammy strawberry sauce, and layers of graham crackers. Once chilled, the graham crackers soften against the creamy filling, becoming like thin cake layers. This no bake cake comes together with simple ingredients, and makes the perfect dessert for hot summer days!

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No Bake Banana Split Cake

No Bake Banana Split Cake by Lamberts Lately
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This No Bake Banana Split Cake is an easy layered dessert recipe, with pudding mix, cream cheese, chocolate, pineapple, and cherries. Enjoy your favorite ice cream dessert in cake form!

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Peach Cheesecake

Peach Cheesecake by A Mummy Too
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This Peach Cheesecake is the perfect summer dessert! It’s light, fresh and looks stunning with tender peach pieces suspended in jelly, sitting atop a perfectly creamy no bake vanilla cheesecake.

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Blackberry Cake

Blackberry Cake by The Simple Sweet Life
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Packed full of sun-ripened berry flavor, this Blackberry Cake features three layers of fresh blackberry-speckled vanilla cake, a silky blackberry curd filling, and a melt-in-your-mouth vanilla bean buttercream.

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Berries and Cream Cake

Berries and Cream Cake by Blue Bowl Recipes
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Berry Cake is made with two fluffy layers of moist vanilla cake sandwiched with freshly whipped cream, and topped with sweet, juicy berries. This elegant cake is easy to assemble and tastes like a berry shortcake in cake form!

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Lemon Curd Yogurt Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Curd Yogurt Cheesecake Bars by A Mummy Too
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A buttery digestive base, a wonderfully rich yogurt cheesecake filling and a topping of zingy, mouthwatering lemony freshness – you’re going to love these Lemon Yogurt Cheesecake Bars!

Get the Recipe: Lemon Curd Yogurt Cheesecake Bars

Matcha Chiffon Cake

Matcha Chiffon Cake by Plates by Nat
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Matcha Chiffon Cake is light, fluffy, and pillowy soft with a rich green tea flavor. Enjoy this delicate cake with whipped cream, fruits or simply on its own. Made with rice flour, this recipe is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free!

Get the Recipe: Matcha Chiffon Cake

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake by Salted Mint
Photo Credit: Salted Mint

If you’re a fan of the perfect blend of tart and sweet, this No Bake Lemon Cheesecake might just become your new go-to dessert. Light, fluffy, and boasting an authentic citrus flavor, this recipe offers a refreshing departure from overly sweet cakes. The top features? Its a tangy burst of lemon and it’s incredibly simple to whip up at home!

Get the Recipe: No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

Strawberry Brownies

Strawberry Brownies by Bonni Bakery
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Fudgy Strawberry Brownies bursting with real strawberry flavor and topped with strawberry white chocolate ganache.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Brownies

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by Salted Mint
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This No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake recipe combines the light, fluffy texture of a traditional cheesecake with a burst of fresh strawberry flavor. And the best part? It comes together in under 20 minutes, making it a dream dessert for the busy home cook. The no bake feature and the refreshing tang of strawberries make it a standout recipe for summer events.

Get the Recipe: No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Victoria Sponge Cake with Balsamic Strawberries

Victoria Sponge Cake with Balsamic Strawberries by Chocolate's and Chai
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This Victoria Sponge Cake recipe sandwiches wonderful Chantilly cream and homemade balsamic strawberries between two airy layers of cake, and tops it off with delicious fresh strawberries. Heavenly!

Get the Recipe: Victoria Sponge Cake with Balsamic Strawberries

Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake by Semi Homemade Kitchen
Photo Credit: Semi Homemade Kitchen

This Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake is an easy twist on a classic favorite. White box cake mix, strawberry pie filling, and whipped topping come together to deliver the essence of strawberry shortcake in this simple yet delicious dessert.

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