Summer dessert recipes that are the perfect end to your barbecue or meal, full of seasonal berries and fruits that are a real delight to eat!
Summer dessert recipes are all about the berries: the raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, as well as light, fluffy meringues and indulgent cream. Peaches, apricots and rhubarb are also in season, so we’ve got plenty of really delicate, delightful recipes to finish off a great meal – and they’re best enjoyed outside, if the weather permits of course!
Blackberry season goes from June through to November, as does raspberry season and blueberries thrive in the UK for a shorter time, from June until September. Rhubarb is also a big summer flavour and we have a lovely rhubarb tart recipe that is great for after dinner or with a cup of tea in the afternoon.
This easy strawberry cheesecake ticks a lot of boxes for summer, as it’s no bake and topped with a pop of fresh fruit.
A wow trifle that’s got summer written all over it. Make this to share at a BBQ or garden party.
See the raspberry macaron trifle recipe.
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A slight step away from the classic Victoria sponge, this Victoria sandwich loaf is just as delicious and will intrigue guests.
There are few cakes as impressive as this strawberry charlotte. Ideal for when you’ve got guests round.
Our summer berry pavlova recipe brings together seasonal berries and a delightful meringue that is both crunch on the outside and gooey in the middle for a lovely summer dessert.
Creamy custard and tart rhubarb come together beautifully in this rhubarb custard tart. It couldn’t be simpler to make so give it a go this weekend.
Why not try our elegant chilled raspberry soufflé recipe – it’s so simple and is a no-bake soufflé which means it’s a lot easier to make than you’d think. Friends and family will be delighted by it and it’s the ideal dessert to finish off a dinner party with. It’s even great to serve at a barbecue as it’s fully of summery flavours that are great enjoyed outdoors.
Don’t be daunted by the number of layers in this strawberry and lemon triple layer cake, it’s surprisingly easy to make and sometimes the simplest of recipes are the best.
For a really light but delightful dessert, try this raspberry and pink champagne jelly. It’s the perfect end to a dinner party.
The raspberry in this raspberry ripple white chocolate slab really gives it a tart edge which is perfectly balanced out by the sweet white chocolate.
This very grown-up summer berry and sloe gin jelly recipe is moreish and a perfect barbecue dessert recipe.
The almonds in our lemon, almond and amaretto cake recipe make it moist, heavy and utterly delicious.
We love this rhubarb and lemon tart – it’s the perfect combination of sweet and sharp – a real taste sensation!
Stuck for peach ideas? Try this peach and frangipane tart – it’s a real classic dessert, but so charming and tasty you’ll make it again and again.
This no-cook summer berry tiramisu cake recipe is served just frozen, so it’s almost like an ice cream.
This is a delicious blackcurrant, mint and cassis sorbet recipe for a summer barbecue. Make sure you use seasonal blackcurrants to make the most of their intense flavour.
The sweet elderflower works so well with the tang of the berries and the rich cream in this yummy elderflower syllabub with raspberries and crushed meringues recipe.
Mango with lime syrup and sorbet recipe is a refreshing dessert recipe – perfect for summer.
This yummy blackberry fool with homemade shortbread recipe is full of summer’s flavours and colours.
This lemon and lime drizzle cake is a summertime favourite and it couldn’t be simpler to make.
This dairy-free, gluten-free strawberry mousse tart is a real treat if you can’t tolerate dairy or gluten, or if you just fancy a change.
Use the fruits of the season to make this peach and passion fruit meringue trifle. Such an easy pud and so delicious too.
This peach and marzipan cake puts a twist on the classic upside down cake.
Refreshing and light, Elizabeth David’s syllabub recipe has been around since King Henry VIII ruled! It’s quite boozy, so it’s definitely one for the grown ups!
We love this quick peach cheesecake recipe – it’s simple yet delicious!