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Rachel Allen: Three light cakes to sweeten up your summer

It’s the season for light, fruity cakes and sponges, says Rachel Allen, who shares her favourite zesty treats, including her sister’s gluten-free recipe

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Rachel Allen's Summer Berry Drizzle Cake. Photo: Tony Gavin

Rachel Allen's Summer Berry Drizzle Cake. Photo: Tony Gavin

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Rachel Allen's Summer Berry Drizzle Cake. Photo: Tony Gavin

Light, fruity, drizzle cakes and sponges laden with berries are what I adore at this time of the year.

When the sun is shining and the days are long, I put the rich chocolate cakes and fudgy brownies on the back burner, so to speak, and bake zesty, fresh and fruity treats instead.

The summer berry drizzle cake, right, is a perfectly summery treat to enjoy with a cup of tea. Use fresh or frozen berries, and feel free to add some orange or lemon zest into the cake if you fancy.