Come summer you would be reaching for light cakes. Why not try This Recipe which is topped with fruits as well?

When summer comes by, you might want to veer away from baking the thick, dried fruit and wine flavored cakes to recipes that offer you lighter alternatives. There are several scrummy cakes that you can try during the summer season. Adding on fruits, would also be a great way to ensure that your kids get the vitamins or minerals that fruits provide along with a tasty cake. A drizzle cake has a wet and airy flavor that is perfect to pair with an afternoon cup of tea.

Ingredients to use

  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 175 gm of stoned and diced fruits
  • 140 gm of granular sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp of citrus juice, which can be of orange, lime or lemon
  • 175 gm of soft butter and extra for greasing
  • 175 gm of castor sugar
  • 250 gm of self raising flour


Method of preparation

In order to prepare the cake heat the oven to 180C beforehand to preheat. Keep a loaf tin of 2 lb capacity greased and ready. You can line its base and add on a baking parchment paper as well. Now you can turn your attention to the preparation method. Put in the flour, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Beat with an electric hand mixer for duration of five minutes. By now the mixture should be thick and creamy. Once this is done, the cake mix should be spread into the tin, about one third of it. Scatter about 50 g of the fruits on top. You can then spread one third of the cake mix and add on another 50 gm of the fruits to create another layer. You can then put the rest of the cake mix on top and put on the cake in the oven. You need to bake for an hour or check with a skewer to understand whether the cake is done.

Once the cake is done, take it out and poke it all over. Place the remaining fruits in a bowl and mix with granulated sugar. Stir in about one tablespoon of lemon juice in the mixture and mash the fruits partly. Once the topping mixture is ready, spoon it all over the cake and then leave the cake to cool or for the topping to set. Here is Another Delicious Center Piece Cake for the Special Day that is worth trying.

10Other tips

While summer fruits like raspberries and blackberries are great for this summer cake recipe, you can try other fruits like blueberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, apricots and others, all in halved or diced form. It is a great way to ensure that your children eat healthy and have their portion of the fruits. Combined with a cake and syrup, the fruits are easily consumed as compared to forcing them to have fruits by themselves. It can be a great recipe for a tea party where it is sure to be a hit among the ladies.