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30 Refreshing Fruit Cake Recipes for Spring

This page is brimming with fruit cake recipe ideas, perfect for spring or any other time of the year. From traditional favorites to modern twists, there’s a recipe for everyone here.

fruit cake recipe for spring

The following recipes are easy to follow and use ingredients that you can find in your local grocery store. So whether you’re a novice baker or an experienced cook, you’ll be able to make a delicious fruit cake that everyone will love.

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1. Best Fruit Cakes for the Holiday

Best Fruit Cakes for the Holiday

Yes, we’re fully aware that you’re probably looking for fruit cakes you could enjoy during spring. However, this holiday fruit cake is perfect for any occasion.

So what if your friends and family only bake it during holidays? It’s still a tasty fruit cake that everyone will love, and it’s easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 2 tbsp. bourbon
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 275° F (135° C).
  2. Add butter and flour to a 10-inch (25 cm) tube pan.
  3. Using a hand or electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy.
  4. Add the granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Beat in the corn syrup, molasses, bourbon, and vanilla extract.
  7. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a separate bowl.
  8. With the mixer on low speed, add half of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat until they combine.
  9. Add the cranberries, walnuts, and raisins and mix briefly to combine.
  10. Add the remaining dry ingredients and beat until well mixed.
  11. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  12. Bake for 2 hours and 30 minutes; insert a toothpick into the cake’s center to see if it comes out clean.
  13. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  14. Transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

2. Lemon Bread with Poppy Seeds, Citrus Zest, and Frosting – Yellow Cake Recipe

Lemon bread with poppy seeds - Yellow Cake Recipe

If you’re looking for lemon cake recipes, this one is perfect for you. It’s also got a delicious poppy seed topping that will make your mouth water.

Although it resembles the fruit cake above, they aren’t the same. You and your guests will enjoy it whether it’s spring, autumn, summer, or winter since it’s one of the best yellow cake recipe ideas.

Bread ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Frosting ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch

Bread instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C), then butter and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk the poppy seeds and butter in a separate bowl.
  4. Add sugar to the butter mixture and beat until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs gradually, beating each one.
  6. Beat in the lemon juice.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  8. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  9. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake’s center comes out clean.
  10. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  11. Move the bread to a wire rack and let it cool completely.

Frosting instructions:

  1. Whisk the lemon juice and milk in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Use a mixer to beat the butter until creamy.
  3. Add the sugar and cornstarch and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Set speed to low and add the lemon juice mixture. Beat just until combined.
  5. Frost the bread after it cools.

3. Pear Cake Recipe with Chocolate

Pear Cake Recipe with Chocolate

This homemade cake recipe is for all chocolate lovers out there – a delicious chocolate cake with a whole pear inside. No frosting for this one, sorry.

Cake ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, beaten

Filling ingredients:

  • 1 ripe pear, peeled and diced

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C) and, while waiting, line a pan with paper liners.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Then set them aside.
  3. Beat the butter on medium speed until creamy.
  4. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition.
  6. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
  7. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  8. Place the pear in the cake’s center,  gently pressing it into the batter.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake’s center comes out clean.
  10. Transfer the cake to a wire rack, allowing it to cool completely.

4. Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake with blueberries on top

This idea for easy cake recipes is perfect when you want something different. We’ve had our fair share of chocolate and vanilla cakes, and this recipe is definitely a step up: a cheesecake with blueberries on top.

Cake ingredients:

  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (150 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten

Filling ingredients:

  • 600 g Philadelphia cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries for topping

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C), then grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then set them aside.
  3. Beat the butter on medium speed until creamy.
  4. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
  7. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  8. In a separate bowl, whisk the cream cheese, sugar, cornstarch, eggs, cream, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  9. Pour the filling over the cake batter.
  10. Arrange the blueberries overfilling; they will sink in as it bakes.
  11. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until the center is almost set. If the cake browns too quickly, cover it loosely with aluminum foil.
  12. Remove to wire rack and let it cool completely.

5. Sponge Cake – Strawberry Cake Recipe with Vanilla Cream

Sponge Cake - Strawberry Cake Recipe with Vanilla Cream

This strawberry Fraisier cake is delicious and one of the best cake recipes on this list. It works for any occasion, and it always impresses people when you bring it out.

Cake ingredients:

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Filling ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup (300 g) strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) water
  • 2 cups (500 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Decoration ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup (300 g) strawberries, hulled and quartered

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Beat the egg whites at medium speed until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually add the sugar, continue beating until stiff peaks form and the mixture is glossy.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, flour, and baking powder.
  5. Fold the yolk mixture into the whites until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes then place it onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. For the filling, mix together the strawberries, sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan.
  9. Cook at medium heat, while stirring constantly until the mixture starts to thicken and starts to boil.
  10. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin until dissolved.
  11. Set aside to cool completely.
  12. Beat cream on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  13. Fold in vanilla extract and reserved strawberry mixture until just combined.
  14. Assemble the cake: cut the cake horizontally into three equal layers.
  15. Spread the filling over one layer, top with the second layer, and repeat.
  16. Frost the cake with the remaining cream mixture.
  17. Decorate the cake with strawberries.

6. Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe with Blueberries

Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe with Blueberries

This simple cake recipe is a scrumptious and quick dessert that you can make in just minutes. If you ever wanted to bake a chocolate cake in a mug, here’s the way to do it.

Cake ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (30 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Topping ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (30 g) blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp. semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Instructions:

  1. Add all cake ingredients to a microwavable mug.
  2. Stir together until well combined.
  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute 10 seconds, or until cake is firm to the touch.
  4. Top with blueberries and chocolate chips, and serve immediately.

7. Fruity Jelly Cake Recipe with Berries

Berry cake topped with jelly

This rich cake recipe is fantastic for special occasions. It’s made with tons of delicious berries and topped with a layer of jelly for an extra burst of flavor.

Cake ingredients:

  • 1 cup (125 g)all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 2 tbsp. raspberry jam or jelly

Topping ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (250 g) fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). Butter and flour an 8-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until it becomes fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Beating the composition well after each addition.
  6. Add the dry ingredients gradually into the butter mixture, while alternating with the milk.
  7. Beat until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  8. Pour batter into the pan and spread it evenly.
  9. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  10. Cool the cake in the pan and invert it onto a wire rack to allow it to cool completely.
  11. For the topping, mix together raspberries, sugar, and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.
  12. Cook over medium heat, but be careful to stir constantly until the mixture thickens and starts to boil.
  13. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin until dissolved.
  14. Set aside to cool completely.
  15. Assemble the cake: cut the cake horizontally into three equal layers.
  16. Spread raspberry mixture over one layer, top with the second layer, and repeat.
  17. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining raspberry mixture.
  18. Decorate the cake’s top and sides with raspberries.

8. Semolina Cake with Apple and Cinnamon – Apple Cake Recipe

Semolina cake with apple and cinnamon - Apple Cake Recipe

If you’re looking for apple cake recipes that you can easily make at home, this one is perfect for the holidays since it’s so moist. It’s made with semolina flour, which gives it a delicious and unique flavor.

Not only that, but it also has apples and cinnamon, which as we all know are an irresistible combination. Check out the following instructions for this recipe for apple cake.

Cake ingredients:

  • 1 cup (125 g) semolina flour
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Filling ingredients:

  • 3 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).
  2. Use butter and flour to prepare a 9-inch round cake pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the semolina flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs gradually, one at a time.
  6. Beat well after each addition.
  7. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk.
  8. Beat to combine all of the ingredients.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. For the filling, mix together apples, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan.
  13. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
  14. Remove from heat and let it cool down completely.
  15. Assemble the cake by cutting it into three equal horizontal layers.
  16. Spread filling over one layer, top with the second layer, and repeat.
  17. Add frosting to the cake’s top and sides.

9. Banana Bread Dough – Banana Cake Recipe

Banana bread dough - Banana Cake Recipe

If you ever had bananas going bad in your house, then you probably heard about banana bread. It’s essentially a way to prevent food waste.

In this recipe for banana cake, we’ll show you how to get the dough just right.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (105 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) mashed bananas

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).
  • Butter and flour an 8×4 inch loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients, alternating with the mashed bananas.
  • Beat well to combine the ingredients.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes, or test it with a toothpick (it needs to come out clean).
  • Cool bread in a pan for 10 minutes and invert it onto a wire rack to allow it to cool completely.

10. Berry Cake Recipe

Berry Cake Recipe

This is an easy berry recipe with cake that’s perfect for any occasion. And it doesn’t require too many ingredients, which is always a bonus.

Plus, the result is a moist and delicious fruit cake that’s loaded with fresh berries.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup (190 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (240 g) mixed fresh berries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F (180° C).
  2. Line an 8-inch round cake pan with butter and flour.
  3. In a medium mixing dish, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer bowl or with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  5. Add one egg at a time and mix until smooth.
  6. After each addition, beat until smooth.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in alternating batches, mixing until just combined.
  8. Stir until all of the ingredients are evenly combined.
  9. Make sure to fill the pan halfway full with batter.
  10. Using a spoon, spread it out evenly.
  11. Top with a mixture of berries.
  12. Bake for approximately 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy.

11. Easy Fruit Cake Recipe with Mixed Berries and Icing

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe with Mixed Berries and Icing

If you prefer simple cake recipes with seasonal fruits, we’ve got just the right thing. This one is loaded with dried fruits, cranberries, and kiwi, as well as topped off with icing. No matter if it’s spring, summer, fall, or winter, this fruit cake is always a hit.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (240 g) mixed fresh berries

Icing ingredients:

  • 1 cup (125 g) powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C).
  2. Butter and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat thoroughly.
  6. Pour in the dry ingredients and make sure to alternate them with the milk.
  7. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  8. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
  9. Bake for about 50 minutes or test it with a toothpick (it needs to come out clean).
  10. Cool cake on a wire rack for 10 minutes then remove from pan to cool completely.

Icing instructions:

  1. Mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together until desired consistency is achieved.
  2. Drizzle icing over the cake while it is still warm.
  3. Allow cake to cool completely before serving.

12. Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

This recipe for pineapple upside down cake has straightforward instructions that you can easily follow to create a fruity cake that everyone will love during summertime.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp.  baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). While waiting, grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, gradually stirring them into the creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips and spread them evenly into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake the cake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the cake cool completely before cutting it into squares.

It’s a delicious pineapple cake recipe perfect for any occasion. Give it a try.

13. Best Chocolate Cake Recipe with Blackberries, Raspberries, and Pistachio

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe with Blackberries, Raspberries, and Pistachio

This recipe for fruit cake contains chocolate and berries – what’s not to love about it? It’s rich, moist, and loaded with delicious flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (113 g) butter
  • 1 1/2 cup (300 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup (240 g) blackberries
  • 1 cup (240 g) raspberries
  • 1 cup (120 g) chopped pistachios

Icing ingredients:

  • 1 cup (113 g) butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups (500 g) powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).
  2. Butter and flour a 9-inch cake pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat thoroughly.
  6. Pour in the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk.
  7. Stir in the blackberries, raspberries, pistachios, and vanilla extract.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and spread evenly.
  9. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before icing.

Icing instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the milk and vanilla extract, and continue beating until desired consistency is achieved.
  3. Ice the cake while it is still warm.
  4. Allow cake to cool completely before serving.

14. Watermelon Cake Ideas

Watermelon Cake Ideas

This beautiful fruit cake recipe with watermelon and cream cheese frosting is perfect for any summer party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (10 oz.) package frozen watermelon, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream cheese frosting ingredients:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C).
  2. While you wait, grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine watermelon, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until smooth.
  4. Combine sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the watermelon mixture to the sugar mixture and beat until well blended.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool the cake before frosting it.

Frosting instructions:

  1. Combine cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl.
  2. Beat until smooth.
  3. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. Beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Frost the fruit cake.

15. Sweet Rolls – Strawberry Cake Recipes

Sweet Roll Filled - Strawberry Cake Recipes

This sweet roll is filled with strawberry cream and decorated with fresh strawberries. We think it’s an easy vanilla cake recipe.

Dough ingredients:

  • 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (56 g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Filling ingredients:

  • 1 cup (240 g) heavy cream, whipped until stiff peaks form
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 lb. (225 g) strawberries, hulled and sliced

Dough instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, egg whites, milk, and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes or until it is smooth and elastic.
  5. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  6. Cut out 12 circles using a biscuit cutter or cupcake tin as a guide.
  7. Place the circles on an ungreased baking sheet and let them rise for about 20 minutes.
  8. Bake at 350° F (180° C) for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool completely before filling.

Filling instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whip together the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  2. Gently fold in the sliced strawberries.
  3. Assembly: carefully slice each dough circle in half using a sharp knife.
  4. Spoon some of the strawberry cream mixtures onto half of each dough circle.
  5. Top with the other half of the dough circles and press down lightly to seal.
  6. Decorate with additional whipped cream and strawberries if desired.

16. Chiffon Cake Recipe for Strawberry Cake

Strawberry chiffon cake - Recipe for Strawberry Cake

Martha Stewart guides you through baking a subtly sweet strawberry chiffon cake with a sweet cream filling. We think it’s one of the best homemade cake recipes on this list that involve strawberries.

17. Jello – Best Strawberry Cake Recipe

Jello - Best Strawberry Cake Recipe

If you enjoy trying different cake textures every once in a while, here’s a totally unique and interesting recipe from Oh My Goodness, Chocolate Desserts. This fruit cake recipe has a cheesecake-like bottom layer, a sweet and creamy center, and a top layer of strawberry Jello with fresh strawberry slices.

18. Cherry Cake Recipe

Cherry Cake Recipe

This recipe captures the sweet, succulent taste of cherries in a delicious cake that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a special dessert to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or you just want something tasty to enjoy with your afternoon tea, this cherry cake is sure to delight.

Visit Better Baking Bible to find out more about recipes for cakes.

19. Blueberry and Strawberry Sponge Cake Recipe

Blueberry and Strawberry Sponge Cake Recipe

Here’s a tasty and easy-to-follow sponge cake recipe with blueberries and strawberries that will have your friends and family asking for more.

The tutorial from The Hungry Australian includes step-by-step instructions and photos to guide you through the baking process.

20. Easy Chocolate Cake Recipes with Berries and Salted Espresso Caramel

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipes with Berries and Salted Espresso Caramel

If you’re going to make yourself a deliciously fruity cake from scratch, go with something as decadent and rich-tasting as a chocolate cake recipe with berries and salted espresso caramel. Visit Dagmar’s Kitchen to learn more about this fruit cake recipe.

21. Eton Mess Cake – Fruit Cake Recipe

Mess cake

This cake is a heavenly combination of soft and fluffy layers of vanilla sponge, raspberry jam, and whipped cream. It’s like taking a bite of summertime. Check out The Cake Blog for more details.

22. Passion Fruit Cake Recipe with Raspberries

Passion Fruit Cake Recipe with Raspberries

This passion fruit cake recipe with raspberries is the perfect mix of sweet and tart. The fresh raspberry sauce adds a delicious layer of flavor, while the whipped cream topping provides a creamy contrast. Head over to Not Quite Nigella for more info.

23. Almond Cream – Peach Cake Recipe

Almond Cream - Peach Cake Recipe

With its tantalizing combination of almond cream, peach mascarpone, and raspberry, this fruit cake recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. The moist and fluffy cake is covered in a light and airy frosting, which is sure to please any palate. Get more details from Butterlust.

24. Coconut Cake Recipe with Raspberries

Coconut Cake Recipe with Raspberries

Have we got a delectable little number for you – this coconut cake with raspberries is moist, fluffy, and subtly sweet.

Rich and indulgent without being too heavy, it’s topped with a tart raspberry glaze that pairs perfectly with the delicate coconut flavor.

Whether you’re serving it at your next party or just enjoying it on a quiet afternoon, this coconut cake recipes idea is sure to please everyone who tries it. Learn more from The Kitchen Alchemist.

25. Tres Leches Cake Recipes with Berries

Tres Leches Cake Recipes with Berries

This tres leches cake with berries is a triple threat, thanks to the three types of milk (whole, evaporated, and sweetened condensed), which make it super moist.

And it’s topped with fresh blueberries and raspberries for extra sweetness and juiciness. Find out more at Land O’ Lakes.

26. Best Pound Cake Recipe with Various Fruits

Best Pound Cake Recipe with Various Fruits

If you’re looking for a delicious and exotic twist on the classic pound cake, this is the perfect dessert for you.

This pound cake is made with kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, and vanilla cream frosting, giving it a unique flavor that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Get the full list of ingredients and instructions from Tough Cookie Mommy.

27. Lemon Cake Recipe with Raspberries

Lemon Cake Recipe with Raspberries

This lemon raspberry brunch cake is the perfect way to start your day. The sweet and tart flavors of lemon and raspberry pair perfectly with the delicate taste of almonds, making this a breakfast you won’t want to miss. Get the recipe for lemon cake from Egg Land’s Best.

28. Spring Fruit Pavlova – Sponge Cake Recipe

Spring Fruit Pavlova - Sponge Cake Recipe

If you prefer something lighter than a dense sponge cake covered in icing while enjoying the variety of fruits, try making Pavlova.

Aussies know their Pavlovas, and this recipe from Celebrate Mag will show you how to make one just like they do down under.

This dessert is a meringue-based concoction topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit, making it the perfect ending to any meal.

29. Sicilian Whole Orange Cake Recipe

Sicilian Whole Orange Cake Recipe

This Sicilian whole orange cake is a great dessert for any occasion. The cake is moist and full of flavor, and the orange zest gives it a beautiful aroma. It’s easy to make and can be served with a variety of toppings.

Visit Christina’s Cucina to get the complete ingredients and instructions for this orange recipe cake.

30. Lemon Blueberry Cake Recipe

Lemon Blueberry Cake Recipe

best lemon cake recipe

This is one of the best lemon cake recipe ideas we’ve stumbled upon. It features three moist and fluffy layers of cake, each filled with a tart lemon blueberry filling.

The outside of the cake is covered in a sweet and tangy lemon buttercream frosting. This cake is sure to please everyone at your next party or gathering, so make sure to visit Sally’s Baking Addiction for the complete details.

Final Thoughts on Fruit Cake Recipe Ideas

So there you have it, a few delicious fruit cake recipes that are perfect for any occasion.

Whether you’re looking for something simple or more elaborate, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect recipe here. So get baking and enjoy yourself!

Or, if you prefer cakes in smaller sizes, check out our selection of cupcake recipes for spring.

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