Cake recipes

Chocolate cranberry truffles recipe

Makes: 30 truffles Ingredients • 225g dark chocolate • 75g Craisins® Dried Cranberries • 2 tablespoons double cream • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder • 1 1/2 tablespoons icing...

Tom Aikens' Divine Chocolate Fudge Cake

Dish type: Chocolate Deep rich and fudgy chocolate cake. What more to add? Serves 6 Ingredients 110g butter 110g caster sugar 2 eggs 2 tbsps golden syrup 30g ground almonds 110g self-raising flour Pinch...

Elizabeth sponge cake

Dish Type: Dessert Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 25-28 minutes Serves: 8-10 Ingredients Chocolate sponge: 200g Caster sugar 200g Butter softened 4 Eggs – lightly beaten 250g Self raising...

Tears and triumphs in the final of the 'Great British Bake Off'

A contest worth baking for. This year's final of the Great British Bake Off had culinary enthusiasts up and down the nation on the edge of their seats as John Whaite was crowned this year's winner. The...

Go sweet with root vegetable treats

The carrot cake has become a classic staple recipe for any keen baker, but carrots aren't the only root vegetable that can be used to make delectable sweet treats. This autumn, get one of your...

Children's carrot cake muffins

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 35 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 225g butter, softened 225g soft light brown sugar 3 eggs, separated Finely grated zest of 1 orange 2 tsp lemon juice 180g...

Traditional cream tea, a West Country wonder

With our streets decked with bunting and the patriotic spirit greater than ever before, what better time to indulge in a quintessential cream tea. Its origins are hazy – both Devon and Cornwall...

American Style Beetroot Pie

Dish type: Dessert Serves 4   Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 45-50 minutes    Ingredients: 250g shortcrust pastry 325g plain cooked (vacuum packed) beetroot,...

Pink Lady Toffee Apple Tart

Dish Type: Dessert Pink Lady apples are grown in America, and to pay a tribute this is pinklady.co.uk's apple version of the classic American banoffee pie. Light crisp filo pastry encases sweet crunchy...

Strawberry Cream Victoria Sponge Cake

Dish type: Cake Serves 4 people   Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 20 minutes Named after Queen Victoria herself, there are few cakes that can beat this all-time classic recipe. You can...

Vanilla Heart Tea Cakes

Dish type: Canapes Makes 12 small cakes Prep time: 30-45 minutes Cook time: 50-60 minutes Ingredients: • 250ml/9fl oz/1 cup yoghurt • 250ml/9fl oz/1 cup sunflower oil • 450g/1lb/3⁄3...

Panettone classico

Ingredients (Serves 6) Oil for greasing 15g/½oz fresh yeast 125ml/4½fl oz full-fat warm milk 400g/14oz strong white flour, plus extra for dusting 3 pinches salt ...

Chocolate cake

Ingredients (Makes 1, serves 8) 200g/7oz dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces 250g/9oz cooked beetroot (not in vinegar) drained and puréed 200g/7oz plain...

Blueberry crumble loaf

Ingredients (Serves 8–10) For the sponge 190g (7oz) unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 190g (7oz) plain flour, plus extra for dusting 190g (7oz) caster sugar ...

Chocolate beetroot cake

Ingredients (Serves 8-10) 250g/9oz cooked beetroot (fresh or vacuum-packed), chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 200ml/7fl oz sunflower oil 3 eggs, beaten 175g/6oz organic self-raising...

Apple and muesli crumble cake

Ingredients (Serves 8) 175g/6oz unsalted butter, plus a knob for greasing 150g/5oz golden caster sugar, plus 1 tbsp 3 eating apples, peeled, cored and cut into 8 wedges 3 large eggs,...

Cinnamon blueberry cake

Ingredients (Serves 8) 175g/6oz unsalted butter, softened 175g/6oz caster sugar 4 large eggs, lightly beaten Pinch ground cinnamon 175g/6oz self-raising flour, sifted 2 tsp...



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