Lemon Chiffon To Strawberry Shortcake: 8 Refreshing Cakes
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If someone is planning to throw a summer party, then it is highly likely that they're having a tough time selecting the menu. A menu for a summer party should be designed in such a way that the guests not only find the food delicious but also refreshing. Most people will agree that summer days can be steamy and during these days, most people like to eat the kind of food that is easy on the stomach and rejuvenating.

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Using seasonal and hydrating ingredients is the key to making delicious and appropriate summer food. No party can be concluded without some delicious desserts and what is better than a mouth-melting slice of cake? Here are some summer-friendly, enticing cake recipes that are going to wow all the guests at one's party because of their tropical and refreshing taste.

* Lemon Chiffon Cake

Lemon chiffon cake is like a blast of citrusy flavours of lemon, complemented by the creaminess of whipped cream frosting and tangy lemon curd. It is a very light and fluffy cake that has a luscious texture very much like chiffon and is perfect for people who don't want to go overboard with the dessert and keep it light and simple. It is perfect for a summer party being organised in the afternoon.

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* Pineapple Coconut Cake

Pineapple coconut cake draws inspiration from the tropical flavours and the beachy vibe. Since everyone can't spend their summers at the beach, making tropical desserts at home can be a great option. The layers of cake are made by using coconut cream and the frosting of creamy buttercream made from coconut milk, combined with pieces of pineapple that are carefully spread over each layer of the cake. On top, one can sprinkle some shredded coconut and put cubicles of pineapple.

* Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is a classic summer indulgence that is perfectly sweet, fresh, and indulgent. The cake sponges are baked by using a lot of diced strawberries and they are topped with a frosting made from whipped cream and strawberries. It is quite a simple recipe that doesn't involve the use of a lot of ingredients but, at the same time, tastes good.

* Mango Mousse Cake

Summer is the season of mangoes and it would be irrational to not make a fresh cake using some delicate and decadent mangoes. A mango mousse cake is made by taking several layers of sponge cake that have to be soaked in mango syrup and mango mousse. The next step is to top them with some fresh mango slices and puree to create a divine dessert. Remember to have this dessert fresh and serve it instantly after it has been made.

* Watermelon Cake

Watermelon is an extremely rehydrating fruit that is abundantly available during the summer. Other than making rejuvenating libations, watermelon can also be used to make a refreshing and innovative cake. The cake is quite different from other cakes on the list as it doesn't involve using sponge cakes; an actual circular slice of watermelon is used as the cake layer. Each layer is stacked on top of another by filling it with whipped cream or yoghurt. One can top it with a lot of berries and mint leaves. This is a colourful, healthy and easy-to-make dessert cake that is a must-try this summer.

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* Raspberry-Layered Cake

The raspberry-layered cake is creamy, sweet, and perfectly layered. The sponges of the cake are sandwiched together after brushing them with some raspberry syrup and filling them with a cream cheese filling made of whipped cream, fat cream, and pink raspberries. On top, one can sprinkle some powdered sugar. This indulgent raspberry cake is perfect for some evening outdoor parties and summer get-togethers. 

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* Strawberry Brownie Cake

Strawberry brownie cake is an epic cake idea for people who love having chocolatey desserts but also need a touch of freshness in their summer desserts. It is a mashup of strawberry cake and chocolate brownies in perfect proportions. One has to first make big chocolate brownies and top them with some whipped cream and a lot of strawberries. Just like that, two layers have to be topped on top of each other and on top of that, one can add a lot of strawberry ice cream with cream and fresh strawberries for a tropical treat. 

* Ice Cream Cake

Most people in India would have lovely memories of buying ice cream cake from ice cream vendors in their childhood. These cakes are made by combining sweetbreads with some fresh, fruity ice cream. This ice cream cake recipe is the right way to channel one's inner child's energy to make a stunning yet easy-to-make cake at home. One simply has to take a slice of damp bread and then place a piece of ice cream that has the same shape as the bread slice. Now another bread slice has to be put on top of the ice cream, followed by some different-flavoured ice cream on top again. Repeating these steps, one can make a three-layered ice cream cake with bread and put some whipped cream on top.