Cake recipes

Rich marbled chocolate cake

Serves 12Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 35 minutes, plus coolingUsing Chocolate Horlicks® in the recipe deepens the flavour of the buttercream used to decorate the cake, adding to the rich...

Strawberry shortcake

Ingredients175g butter75g caster sugar175g flour1 tbsp fine semolina500g strawberriesExtra strawberries for making the coulisJuice of 1 lemonIcing sugar for dusting1 tub of Kelly’s of Cornwall Cornish Dairy Vanilla Ice CreamMethodPreheat...

Piccolo parsnip and orange cake with mascarpone frosting

Calories: 580 per portionServes: 12Ingredients250g self-raising flour1 tsp baking powder250g butter, softened250g brown sugar4 medium eggs2 tsp mixed spice300g Piccolo parsnips, washed, trimmed and grated50g pecan nuts, chopped finely1 tsp...

Top 20 Christmas desserts

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without some sweet Christmas recipes to add that extra festive bite to the proceedings – click on the photo below to see our top...

Raisin and bitter chocolate mud cake

Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 25 minutesServes: 6 - 8Ingredients100g Fairtrade raisins100ml boiling hot strong Fairtrade coffee250g unsalted butter300g Fairtrade soft dark brown sugar250g Fairtrade 70% bitter dark chocolate, chopped...

Fruity Christmas cake

Rich dried fruits, nuts and a dash of brandy go into this delicious, no hassle Christmas cake - a classic, tried-and-tested recipe.Ingredients200g Fairtrade dark soft brown sugar175g unsalted English butter...

Gluten-free Christmas cake

Preparation time – 25 minutesCooking time – 1 hourIngredients125g (4 oz.) glaće pineapple125g (4 oz.) glaće apricots250g (8 oz.) pitted dates125g (4 oz.) mixed coloured glace cherries, left whole125g (4...

Mary Berry's classic rich Christmas cake

This is a wonderful, rich traditional fruit cake and can be made up to three months in advance. Allow plenty of time to ‘feed’ the cake with brandy and let...

Mini Schwartz Christmas cakes

This traditional holiday recipe is something families all over Britain look forward to. Making these rich, moist and fruity Christmas Cakes in advance creates excitement about the upcoming festive season...

Mini Christmas cakes with soft silver pearls

Instead of baking just one large Christmas cake, try these gorgeous mini one-bite cakes. They make a perfect Christmas gift for your friends or family too...Ingredients:175g (6oz) butter or margarine175g...

Christmas cake pops

Makes about 32 cake popsIngredients1 x 450g box vanilla cake mix e.g. Betty Crocker Class Vanilla3 medium eggs180ml Ocean Spray® Chilled Cranberry Original juice drink60ml vegetable oil1 tub vanilla buttercream...

Mini Christmas cakes

Ingredients - Makes 9Dr. Oetker Cake Release Spray500g (1lb 2oz) dried fruit10ml (2tsp) Dr. Oetker Natural Sicilian Lemon Extract30ml (2tbsp) orange flavour liqueur75g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened75g (3oz) dark brown...

White glace Christmas cake

Ingredients10oz/275g plain flour8oz/225g butter8oz/225g caster sugar4 eggs4oz/110g Glace cherries4oz/110g Glace Pineapple4oz/110g Glace Apricots4oz/110g Glace Peaches4oz/110g Glace Pears2oz/55g Angelica4oz/110g Ground or chopped almonds2oz/55g Mixed peelFor the icing6 tbs icing sugarA little...

Vanilla Mini Egg cupcakes

Simple cup cakes, decorated with a delicious swirl of butter icing and decorated with chocolate mini eggsMakes 12Preparation time 15 minutesCooking time 20-25 minutesIngredients220g butter or margarine, room temperature220g caster...

Oreo cupcakes

"This is a basic chocolate cupcake recipe with Oreo frosting. Make sure you beat the icing well until it doubles in size then it will be light and fluffy," says...

Halloween eyeball cake pops

Makes 25IngredientsTo bake200g (7oz) unsalted butter – softened150g (5oz) caster sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 medium eggs – room temperature180g (6oz) self-raising flour4 tablespoons milk – room temperatureTo decorate80g (3oz) unsalted...

Halloween pumpkin bundt cake

IngredientsTo bake300g (11oz) self-raising flour300g (11oz) light muscovado sugar3 teaspoons mixed spice2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda175g (6oz) sultanas½ teaspoon salt4 medium eggs – beaten200g (7oz) butter - melted1 orange –...



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