Cake recipes

Jane Asher's garden festival cake

Treat garden party guests to a slice of this light and airy summer cake, specially created to support the first ever National Gardens Festival Weekend on 15-16 June. Serve with a few raspberries or strawberries....

Nadia Sawalha's low-sugar hot cross buns

Dish type: Baking Although easy to make, you’ll need to allow plenty of time to prove these spicy buns – they’re made using a rich, fruity bread dough which takes longer to rise than...

Nadia Sawalha's low-sugar St Clement's cakes

Dish type: Cake Serves 6 Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Nutritional information: 183kcals per serving Ingredients 1 large satsuma or tangerine 175g self-raising flour 25g ground almonds 1/2...

Gluten-free Easter simnel cake

Dish type: Cake This Simnel cake recipe, from Doves Farm, uses gluten-free flour but no eggs, milk or dairy products. A traditional part of the traditional Easter celebration, Simnel cakes are a spicy...

Eric Lanlard's dark chocolate moelleux

Serves 12–14 Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus cooling Cooking time: 40–45 minutes Ingredients For the sponge 350g (11½oz) butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 50g (2oz) dark...

John Torode's Portuguese banana yogurt cake

Dish type: Cake This cake is moreish, soft and really easy to make... Ingredients 150g Rachel’s Greek Style Honey Yogurt 2 bananas, blended to a puree with a squeeze of lemon juice 250g plain flour 120g...

Delia Smith's brazil nut brownie recipe

Dish type: Cake Brownies need introducing to those who have not yet made them. Yes, they are cakes but not in the conventional sense. They are supposed to be moist and squashy, and although they won’t...

Delia Smith's double lemon drizzle cake

Dish type: Cake This is the definitive Lemon Drizzle cake, and we have used four lemons. There's almost as much drizzle as cake, so after you bite through the crunchy crust it is very lemony and syrupy...

Nielsen-Massey Rose Water Cupcake Recipe

Preparation time: 25 minutes Baking time: 25 minutes Ingredients for the cupcakes 200g Unsalted butter, softened 200g Golden caster sugar 1tsp Nielsen-Massey Rose Water 4 Medium eggs, lightly beaten 200g...

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...

Classic New York baked mini cheesecakes

Ingredients Base 250g digestive biscuits 80g butter (melted) Cheesecake 400g Philadelphia cream cheese (full fat) 120g Castor Sugar 1 large egg 1 egg yolk 1 tsp Madagascan vanilla flavour 340g sour...

Showstopping chocolate desserts from Mary Berry, Linda Collister and more...

Spectacular as it is in its flaming glory, the traditional Christmas pudding will not always be a popular option with all of your guests. If you want a taste of the festive cheer without the customary...

Velvet Chocolate Torte By Mary Berry

Dish type: Chocolate Yes it really does serve ten, it is so rich! If you do not have a spring-form tin, spoon the mixture into a freezer-safe shallow dish, cover with clingfilm, then freeze. After thawing...

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...



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