Summer, the season of impromptu picnics, backyard get-togethers, and lazy dinners, demands hospitable and casual desserts that come together easily and feed everyone from large to small. There are infinite variations on summery, fruity cakes – shortbreads, angel food cakes, pound cakes, yogurt cakes, and even chocolate cakes, not to mention the plethora of fruits available to work with. The options are overwhelming, so we chose 15 of the best-looking varieties from food bloggers, magazines, and websites.

Deconstructed Olive Oil Cake Parfait

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Raspberry Ricotta Cake

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Summer Berries Roll

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Strawberry sponge roll

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Summer Squash Lemon Bundt Cake

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Swedish Midsummer Cake with Berries and Cream

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Peach Swirl Cheesecake with Pecan Graham Cracker Crust

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Triple Berry Sour Cream Crumb Cake

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Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake with Toasted Coconut

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Strawberry Dream Layer Cake

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Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake Bars

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Strawberry Limeade Cake

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Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake

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Torta al limone

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Banana-Strawberry Layer Cake

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