Summer Baking Ideas to Beat the Heat

summer baking ideas

If summer is your favorite season of the year, then you must put some effort to make it extra special for your family every year. This year, we have got some cool summer baking ideas. Here are some delicious cakes  that will refresh you and satisfy your light sugar cravings.

Apple and Nuts Delight Recipe

A close up of a birthday cake

This light and fruity apple cake loaded with nuts is made using Milkmaid. It is a perfect tea time snack and also very nutritious and healthy for your mom.


  • 3-Peeled and Cubed Apple 
  • 3/4 cup-Milk 
  • 50g-Melted Butter
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1.5 tsp-Baking Powder
  • 0.5 tsp- Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/3 cup-Chopped Walnut
  • 1/3 cup-Chopped Almonds
  • 2 tbsp-Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp-Chilled Butter
  • 2 tbsp-Flour
  • 1/2 tin condensed milk


  • Mix together flour, melted butter, baking powder, cinnamon powder, milkmaid and milk in a bowl. Add the nuts and apple until coated with the batter. 
  • Spread the batter evenly into a greased baking dish. Mix the ingredients for the topping till crumbly.
  • Sprinkle topping mix over apple mixture in the dish and bake for 30-35 minutes at 180C or till top is golden brown. Serve hot or cold. 

Eggless Marble Cake

A cake sitting on top of a wooden table

Marble cake has been one of the oldest forms of cakes and it wouldn’t be wrong to call it as a comfort food. This marble cake recipe is made with milk and vinegar and you get the same moistness and fluffiness as you would get in an egg cake. This recipe blends chocolate and vanilla flavors and it does taste delicious with some sandwiches and piping hot tea.


  • 150 Gram Butter
  • 150 Gram Castor sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 3 tsp Vinegar
  • 150 Gram Flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence 
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • Ingredients for the Icing 
  • 50 Gram Butter
  • 100 Gram Icing sugar
  • 50 Gram Chocolate, melted
  • 2 tsp Cocoa


  • Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in the milk and vinegar. Fold in all the flour except 1 tbsp.
  • Divide batter in half. Fold 1 tbsp flour in 1 half and the cocoa in the other. 
  • Place in alternate spoonful in a greased and lined 8″ cake tin.
  • Bake at 180 degrees centigrade for 20-25 minutes.
  • Turn out and cool.
  • For the icing, beat the ingredients together.
  • Spread over cake.
  • Decorate and serve.

These are two best and easy summer baking ideas for healthy and different cakes. So, go ahead and surprise your mom with your culinary skills. A regular chocolate cake is common and something that everyone tries their hands at. But when you bake these nutritious cakes for your mom especially on a hot summer day, she will be touched by your gesture and impressed by your thought. You can even make the same cakes in muffin cups to give them the shapes of cupcakes.

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