Cake recipes

Jamie Oliver's Hummingbird cake

Jamie Oliver said "Quite simply, this beautiful cake is bloody delicious – bake it, and get it in your gob. Light fluffy sponge with banana and pineapple galore, a crunchy...

10 Valentine's desserts that say 'I love you'

Whether it's homemade strawberry profiteroles, a rich chocolate fondant, chocolate and chilli tart or a chocolate cake with a pink heart shape in the middle, we have 10 of the...

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...

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...

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...

Pumpkin spider cupcakes

Prep time 15 minutesCooking time 25 minutesServes 12Ingredients175g (6 oz) Stork tub175g (6 oz) golden caster sugar300g (11 oz) self raising flour, sieved3 medium eggs5 tablespoons milk½ teaspoon baking powder100g...



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