Cake recipes

  • 1 Dairy-free Christmas cake
    This fruity Christmas cake will get you feeling festive in no time... Cooking time: 135mins Ingredients 650g (1lb 7½ oz) mixed dried fruit 100g (3½ oz) dried cranberries finely grated...

  • 2 Sugar-free lemon and poppy seed bundt cake from Primrose Bakery
    Ingredients 500g self raising flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 250g Natvia 50g poppy seeds Zest of 4 lemons 200g melted butter 4 eggs 480ml milk Method Cream the melted butter and 200g of Natvia for approx....

  • 3 Tom Kerridge's spiced orange cake with plum sauce and Christmas pudding ice cream
    This is a great alternative for everybody that says they don't like Christmas pudding, but it still tastes like Christmas. You can make the ice cream well in advance so you’re not left with loads...

  • 4 Spiced fairy cakes
    "After years of trying to avoid the usual chocolate overload at Easter, I came up with these. I think spring – and Easter especially – is a time of year when many people like to bake,"...

  • 5 Chocolate fondant
    Serves 4 Ingredients 200g 72% cooking chocolate 200g butter 4 happy eggs 4 happy egg yolks 240g caster sugar 200g plain flour Method 1. Butter the inside of 4 ramekins, sprinkle with cocoa powder and...

  • 6 Pumpkin pie
    Ingredients Serves 6 1 x 20cm (8 inch) flan dish 1 x frozen ready rolled shortcrust pastry circle, thawed 450g (1 Ib) pumpkin flesh 1½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger ¼-½...

  • 7 Pumpkin and cranberry cake
    Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 300g self-raising flour 300g light muscovado sugar 3 tsp mixed spice 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 250g Ocean Spray® Craisins®...

  • 8 Celebrate National Cupcake Week with our favourite recipes
    The cupcake craze swept the nation many moons ago and it seems these cute baked beauties are here to stay. Fun, pretty and indulgent - it's easy to see why they've gained so many sweet-toothed...

  • 9 Dr Oetker butterfly chocolate layer cake
    These layers of heavenly moist chocolate cake are sandwiched together using pink vanilla buttercream and delicately finished with pretty Wafer Butterflies. Serves 6 Ingredients 115g (4oz) baking margarine,...

  • 10 White chocolate and ginger curd cheesecake
    Click here for more dessert recipes Serves 8 Preparation time 30 minutes, plus 1-2 hours chilling time Ingredients 75 g butter 150 g plain chocolate digestive biscuits, crushed 200 g good quality white...

  • 11 Fruit gateaux, lemon tart, pavlova, strawberry cake... top summer desserts
    Whatever the occasion this summer, we have leafed through the baking books to find five of the perfect cake recipes to make your centrepiece a winner. A fruit gateaux, tart, pavlova and cake all...

  • 12 White chocolate and fruit gateaux with flourless cocoa sponge
    For the flourless sponge base Ingredients 155g unsalted butter (room temperature) 420g caster sugar 8 eggs (room temperature) 130g cocoa powder Method 1. Cream the sugar and butter in an electric mixer...

  • 13 Strawberry and yogurt cake
    Serve this cake warm from the oven with a spoonful of honey flavoured Greek yogurt, crème fraiche or ice cream for an extra special coffee morning treat or afternoon fundraiser. Serves 8 Preparation...

  • 14 Royal baby cupcakes
    Ingredients For the cakes 6oz butter, softened 6oz Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Caster cane sugar 3 eggs 6oz self-raising flour 1 tsp vanilla extract For icing, batch 1 500g Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Royal...

  • 15 Mouthwatering cakes to celebrate the birth of a new baby
    Kate Middleton gave birth to a 'beautiful' little Prince weighing 8lb 6oz on Monday afternoon.  "Mother, son and father are all doing well," a Kensington Palace...

  • 16 Top ten strawberry desserts
    With Wimbledon now underway and the strawberry season here, there's no better time to try your hand at sweet seasonal treats. Synonymous with summer and bursting with fresh flavours and...

  • 17 Fabulously fun baking ideas for little chefs
    Have some fun in the kitchen with the children this half-term by trying our fabulously fun baking recipes. These family-friendly ideas will turn your kids into little chefs in no time at all. The hands-on...

  • 18 Caterpillar cupcakes
    Cupcakes Makes10-12 Ingredients To bake 140g (5oz) self-raising flour 2 tablespoons cocoa powder ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Pinch of salt 110ml (4floz) buttermilk 1 teaspoon vinegar ½...

  • 19 The perfect party cake from baking actress Jane Asher
    Jane Asher was the essence of London in the Swinging Sixties – an actress famous for her flaming red hair, glamorous lifestyle and her five-year relationship with Paul McCartney. Now the actress,...

  • 20 Chocolate treats to bake up a storm in the kitchen this National Baking Day
    In case you ever needed an excuse to bake up sweet delights such as cookie cake, brownies, flapjacks or crunchy cupcakes, now you have one. World Baking Day on Sunday is the perfect time to embrace your...



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