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Beat the competition and top the cake charts with these classic British cake recipes.
Whether you like a Victoria sandwich, Bakewell tart or just a classic scone with jam and cream, these classic cake recipes from across Britain will make you popular at tea time.
This delightfully old-fashioned sponge recipe is a taste of summer, with sweet and tart combinations.
Good shortbread is crunchy and very short, so don’t overwork or overcook the dough in this strawberry shortcake recipe.
This traditional Scottish recipe was given to us by Linda Farquhar, the mother of Morag, our former art editor. Linda lives in Aberdeenshire so you can be sure it's totally authentic.
There are as many versions of this apple cake recipe as there are cooks but we love this lemony one. Serve with clotted cream.
Fluffy scones smothered in jam and cream – what's not to love?
This classic cake recipe smacks of the quintessentially British. Serve with a cuppa.
This classic shortbread recipe would make any Scotsman proud. Get yourself a dram of whisky and enjoy.
Be the talk of the town with this delicious bakewell tart recipe.
Treat yourself with this fantastic ginger cake that's excellent eaten hot or cold.
This baked cheesecake recipe combines classic British favourite rhubarb with fresh, juicy orange.
Moist, almond flavoured sponge cake sandwiched with sticky jam and zesty orange butter cream - a delicious twist on the traditional Victoria sponge
These mini variations on a conventional Victoria sponge recipe are very cute.
This is a classic Victoria sponge cake recipe flavoured with lemon zest and sandwiched with raspberry jam and cream – scrumptious.
This cake can be made in a food processor or mixing machine, so it's very easy – a deliciously naughty icing too
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.
Scones are budget-friendly, simple to make and sublime to eat. Treat your friends and family to these nostalgic delights.
These combine the deliciously moist, crumbly texture of home-baked scones with the fruity flavours and spicy overtones of hot cross buns.
These homemade scones are simplicity itself. Top with your favourite quality jam and Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream for the perfect cream tea
A sumptuous, rich and moist chocolate cake. To decorate the cake, we used edible rice paper daisies from Jane Asher Party Cakes.
Carrot cake... courgette muffins... and now we come up with chocolate beetroot cake. Crazy as it sounds these ingredients work beautifully together – we dare you to try it.
This is the ultimate chocolate cake. Enjoy it best as a dessert or have a sliver with a cup of tea.
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Delicious Delights Home Cookery School
At Delicious Delights Home Cookery School (Cambridgeshire) we recently made a delicious chocolate cake at our Roald Dahl themed, children's cookery workshop!
For more information on classes and workshops go to : www.decookery.co.uk
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