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Make These Easy Summer Cakes With Your Favorite Fresh Fruit

These easy-to-make cakes are as simple as they come, and they're all done from scratch. No boxed mix, no canned fruit. And no complicated prep. You just stir up some batter, throw in the pick of the season's best fruit, and bake. You don't even have to frost them. Hello, lazy summer desserts.

Blackberry Upside Down Cake

Rave review: "This was super easy to make and very very good! It taste just like cobbler, only the texture seems lighter. My kids approved so I think it's a keeper." -- SamBo

Blackberry Upside Down Cake

Photo by Shearone

Blueberry Coffee Cake I

Rave review: "I'm not a baker, but I found this recipe easy to follow and it turned out great! My husband isn't crazy about any cake, but he loved this!" -- Lynn

Blueberry Coffee Cake I

Photo by footballgrl16

GA Peach Pound Cake

Rave review: "Never made anything like this before. It turned out perfect the first go-around. My family loved it and couldn't get enough. Delicious. Peach lovers have got to try it." -- Jarrod Richardson

Fresh Strawberry Coffee Cake

Rave review: "This is so good and easy. My number one hit right now. Made no changes to it, comes out perfect!" -- Aigul

Fresh Strawberry Coffee Cake

Photo by OccasionalCooker

Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Rave review: "Excellent recipe -- I have probably made this a dozen times...the recipe does not say to use a 9" springform pan but this is the best I have found." -- twinboys

Plum Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Photo by CC

Oma's Rhubarb Cake

Rave review: "My husband doesn't care for rhubarb and he ate half the cake the first day and raved about how good it was." -- Carolc

Oma's Rhubarb Cake

Photo by ReneePaj

Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Rave review: "I usually mess up every dessert I make, but not this one. Super easy and really good." -- Brook

Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Photo by MommyFromSeattle

Sweet Polish Cherry Cake

Rave review: "This is spectacular! I usually use sour cherries as I enjoy them more, and I substituted some of the flour with almond flour. It's very easy to make and it's really moist, everything a good cake should be." -- paintinglilies

Sweet Polish Cherry Cake

Photo by magicallydelicious


More Summer Dessert Ideas

For Dessert-Lovers

  • Browse our entire collection of delicious summer desserts.
  • Check out Allrecipes Sweet Life -- your destination for dessert inspiration.

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Vanessa Greaves

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