The Best Cake Recipes for Summer

With summer in full force, I hope you’re having fun with friends and family. And you know I hope that fun includes cake! As you get ready to host your summer party, I’ve got you covered with a list of my favorite cakes for summer BBQs. From peaches to strawberries, to limes and blueberries, we’re hitting all of the best summer flavors!

Table filled with cake slices.

So many summer-inspired cakes, so little time. If you’re in need of a delicious, crowd-pleasing cake for your summer BBQs, look no further! I’ve got you covered. This list of summer cakes will have your mouth-watering and your guests asking for seconds. From my Peach Crisp Cake, to my Mojito Cake, to my Blueberry Cobbler Cake, this list is some of the best of the best.

Best Cake Recipes for Summer

Peach Crisp Cake
Tender yellow cake layers with a cinnamon oat crumble, peach compote and whipped vanilla bean buttercream make up this perfect summer Peach Crisp Cake.
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Strawberry Pretzel Delight Cake
Tender yellow cake layers with strawberry buttercream and a pretzel crunch filling.
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Strawberry Pretzel Delight Cake - tender yellow cake layers with strawberry buttercream and a strawberry pretzel crunch filling. #cakebycourtney #cakerecipe #summercakerecipe #summerdessert #yellowcake #strawberrybuttercream #strawberrycake #strawberrypretzeldelightcake
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Cake
Tender white cake layers with a strawberry rhubarb filling, cinnamon oat crumble and whipped vanilla bean buttercream. 
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Cherry Chip Cake
Cherry chip cake layers, with cherry jam, chocolate ganache and cherry buttercream.
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Homemade Cherry Chip Cake - tender cherry chip cake layers with cherry jam, chocolate ganache and cherry buttercream. #cakebycourtney #cakerecipe #cherrychipcake #cherrychipcakerecipe #cherrychipcakefromscratch #cherrycake #homemadecherrychipcake
Mojito Cake
Mint and lime infused light and fluffy white cake layers with lime curd and mint buttercream.
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Mojito Cake: tender and fluffy white cake layers infused with lime and mint, with a lime curd and mint buttercream. #cakebycourtney #mojitocake #summercake #cake #cakerecipe #easycakerecipe #mojito
Ultimate S’mores Cake
Layers of graham cracker crust, chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, toasted marshmallow filling, chocolate frosting and marshmallow fluff.
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Ultimate S'mores Cake - Get ready for THE PERFECT summer cake! My dark chocolate cake layers are baked on a graham cracker crust, topped with chocolate ganache toasted marshmallow filling, chocolate buttercream and a toasted homemade marshmallow fluff. It doesn't get more ultimate than this! #cakebycourtney #ultimatesmorescake #chocolatecake #smores #smorescake #smorescakerecipe #smoresdessert #summerdessert #chocolate buttercream #summerrecipes #bestchocolatecakerecipe #bestchocolatecake #thebestchocolatebuttercream
Blueberry Cobbler Cake
Blueberry cake layers with vanilla buttercream, blueberry compote, and cobbler crunch filling.
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Blueberry Cobbler Cake - blueberry cake layers with vanilla bean buttercream, blueberry compote and cobbler crunch filling. #cakebycourtney #blueberrycobblercake #blueberrycobbler #blueberrycake #blueberrycakerecipe #bestblueberrycakerecipe #blueberrycobblerrecipe #summerdessertrecipes #summercakerecipes #bestsummercakes #bestblueberrydesserts #summercake #howtomakebuttercreamfrosting #howtocakeit
Strawberry Lemonade Cake
Strawberry lemon cake layers, filled with lemon curd and topped with strawberry cream cheese buttercream.
 
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Strawberry Lemonade Cake - strawberry Jell-O cake layers with Lemond curd and strawberry buttercream - the perfect summer cake! #summercake #strawberrylemonadecake #strawberrycake #summercakerecipe #easysummercakerecipe #cakesforsummer #cakebycourtney
Cherry Cheese Pie Cake
Graham cracker crust, cream cheese cake layers, cheesecake filling, cherry pie filling and graham cracker buttercream.
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Cherry Cheese Pie Cake - dig into this delicious pie-inspired cake with layers of graham cracker, cream cheese cake, cheesecake filling, cherry pie filling and graham cracker buttercream. #cakebycourtney #cherrycheesepiecake #cherrypie #cherrycheesepie #bestsummercakerecipes #summercakerecipe #bestcakerecipes #summercakes #cherrypiecake #cherrydessert #summerdessert #howtomakebuttercreamfrosting #howtomakecake
Lemon Blueberry Cake
Lemon cake layers with fresh blueberries, lemon curd and lemon buttercream
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Lemon Blueberry Cake - tender lemon cake layer with fresh blueberries, lemon curd and lemon buttercream. #cakebycourtney #lemoncake #lemonblueberrycake #lemondessert #lemoncurd #easylemoncake
Strawberry Shortcake
Tender and fluffy vanilla cake layers with a whipped cream filling, fresh strawberries and strawberry buttercream.
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Strawberry Shortcake: Tender and fluffy layers of vanilla cake, filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, and covered in a strawberry buttercream. #cakebycourtney #cake #cakerecipe #strawberryshortcake #shortcake #strawberry #buttercream


Inexpensive Cake Stands

My collection of cake stands is a little excessive – 75 to be exact. (Don’t judge) I get asked all the time where I get them, so I thought I’d put a list together of a few inexpensive stands I use all the time.

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Courtney Rich

I’m a self-taught baker, obsessed with cake.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

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