We’ll absolutely admit that we a have full, year-round sweet tooth. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is or what season we’re in; we will find a dessert that fits the season and enjoy it as many times as we can in that period of time. When the season changes, however, we have a lot of fun changing what kinds of things we make too, just to feel refreshed and ready for whatever kind of whether or seasonal activity comes next. It just makes us more excited for new things! That’s why, when spring finally rolls around and things start warming up, we start craving fresh, fruity recipes that get us feeling hyped for warm weather. So what’s our favourite kind of fruity dessert to make, you ask? We can’t resist a good fruity cake recipe! Now, we don’t necessarily mean classic fruitcake like the kind you’d eat at Christmas, but you’d be surprised how many deliciously sweet cakes are made with the flavour or filling of different kinds of juicy summer fruit.
Just in case you love the idea of deliciously spring-like fruit cakes as well, here’s a list of the 15 best kinds, ideas, and recipes we’ve come across in our search so far!
1. Strawberry chiffon cake
Are you interested in having a cake that tastes quite simple in the sponge department because you love a good, classic vanilla sponge, but you’d love a strawberry filling and some good bites of fruit in there somewhere as well? Then we’d absolutely suggest a good strawberry chiffon cake! Martha Stewart guides you through the process of making a subtly sweet sponge cake with a sweet cream filling in the centre layer and slices of fresh strawberries nested in their as well.
2. Strawberry Jello cake
Are you the kind of cake lover who enjoys trying a different texture every once in a while, just to keep things even more interesting than they are when you’re just playing with fruit flavours? Then here’s a totally unique and interesting recipe from Oh My Goodness, Chocolate Desserts that has a cheesecake-like bottom layer, a sweet and creamy centre, and a top layer of strawberry Jello featuring whole fresh slices of strawberries!
3. Cherry sponge cake
When we first read the term “cheery spongecake”, we first thought that this recipe would be a simple, bouncy sponge that’s actually flavoured like cherry. Instead, we discovered that Better Baking Bible had actually included whole pieces of cherry in their dense, nearly dessert bread style cake! This recipe is already sweet enough that you can absolutely eat it as is, but we’re actually such sweet lovers that we make icing or glaze to drizzle or smear it with.
4. Floral cream and berry sponge cake
If you’ve never had baked sweet treats involving edible flowers, we’re sorry to tell you that you have been missing out all these years! Few things make us feel quite as in the mood for spring as a good fruity recipe that involves florals as well, whether that’s in the flavour or simply the decor. Luckily for all of us, this amazing recipe that we found on The Hungry Australian gives you both of those things! Their tutorial guides you through the process of making layers of light, fluffy spongecake, filling them with a delicious cream spread, and topping the whole thing with with all kinds of berries and accenting it with adorable edible flowers. They used blueberries, cherries, and whole strawberries, but you can get creative with whatever you like best!