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Follow these classic baking recipes and you'll have impressed guests swooning at your feet. Choose from our macaroon recipe, scones recipe, chocolate and carrot cake recipes, brownies, banana loaf and more!
Cakes and tarts
Carrot cake is a moist, moreish and incredibly popular recipe. Who would have thought that one of your favourite desserts would be made from common garden vegetables!
A stunning cake with a chocolate sponge that is sandwiched with chocolate then smothered in chocolate!
This classic cake recipe smacks of the quintessentially British. Serve with a cuppa.
A decadent cake recipe strictly for the grown-ups, perfect for a lazy afternoon with friends and a large pot of tea.
This sweet and sticky treacle tart is fun to make - but much more fun to eat!
This comforting recipe for upside-down cake would make a lovely accompaniment to afternoon tea.
This childhood favourite is far nicer than the shop-bought version and they’re the perfect treats to bring out for a large gathering.
There are as many versions of this apple cake recipe as there are cooks but we love this lemony one. Serve with clotted cream.
This is the ultimate chocolate cake. Enjoy it best as a dessert or have a sliver with a cup of tea.
Banana yogurt cake is simple enough for children to make and a great way to use up ripe bananas.
This marbled cherry and almond cake will go down a storm at any dinner party.
This moist ginger cake is a great treat for elevenses, or for a snack while you're on the go. The rich taste of the ginger will leave your taste buds tingling.
This moist, fragrant gluten-free cake can be kept wrapped in the fridge for up to five days.
Swiss roll is an ingenious cake. Like a lot of good things, less is more, and it the recipe requires just four everyday ingredients – caster sugar, plain flour, eggs and jam. But it’s how you use them that counts.
Crowd-pleasing, indulgent and easy to make, roulades may be retro but they’ll never go out of fashion.
We all know them but macaroons are difficult to make, aren't they? Not if you follow this recipe to get perfect macaroons every time.
Scones are budget-friendly, simple to make and sublime to eat. Treat your friends and family to these nostalgic delights.
Gently flavoured with lavender sugar, lemon or rosemary, these gorgeous mini cakes look as good as they taste.
The only question with this recipe for chocolate brownie cubes is whether to make twenty full-size squares or hundreds of petit-four mouthfuls. Whichever you decide, you'll make lots of friends.
These classic buttery flapjacks are the original and the best.
The Hummingbird Bakery's black bottom cupcakes look innocent, but pack a punch; a dark chocolate sponge with a dollop of cheesecake baked into it.
Eat these fudgy chocolate orange cupcakes warm or cold - the chocolate-coated orange peel adds a really luxurious touch.
Blogger Naomi Rose, aka the Gluttonous Vegan, shares with us her vegan cupcakes recipe. The oil replaces eggs; vegan margarine is next to the butter in most supermarkets now.
These chocolate cupcakes are perfect for baking with the kids.
These combine the deliciously moist, crumbly texture of home-baked scones with the fruity flavours and spicy overtones of hot cross buns.
These cakes are an absolute classic, and a must for any trainee cook.
Use this basic recipe and vary the fruit, depending on what is available. Apples, blueberries, pears or blackberries all work well.
These may look like ordinary white chocolate muffins, but the centre holds a scrumptious surprise.
Swap butter for low-fat yogurt in this muffin recipe for a low-calorie, lower fat treat. Clever...
These peachy muffins will go down a treat.
If you have ever eaten banoffee pie you will know that bananas and toffee are delicious together.
These mini variations on a conventional Victoria sponge recipe are very cute.
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