Classic cake recipes

Beat the competition and top the cake charts with these classic British cake recipes.

Classic 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.

Victoria sponge with crème patissière and gooseberry compote

Victoria sponge with crème patissière and gooseberry compote

This delightfully old-fashioned sponge recipe is a taste of summer, with sweet and tart combinations.

Strawberry and orange shortbread with custard cream

Strawberry and orange shortbread with custard cream

Good shortbread is crunchy and very short, so don’t overwork or overcook the dough in this strawberry shortcake recipe.

Scottish black bun

Scottish black bun

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.

Dorset apple cake

Dorset apple cake

There are as many versions of this apple cake recipe as there are cooks but we love this lemony one. Serve with clotted cream.

Classic scones

Classic scones

Fluffy scones smothered in jam and cream – what's not to love?

The world-beating Victoria sandwich recipe

The world-beating Victoria sandwich recipe

This classic cake recipe smacks of the quintessentially British. Serve with a cuppa.

The best all-butter shortbread recipe

The best all-butter shortbread recipe

This classic shortbread recipe would make any Scotsman proud. Get yourself a dram of whisky and enjoy.

The champion Bakewell tart

The champion Bakewell tart

Be the talk of the town with this delicious bakewell tart recipe.

Ginger loaf cake

Ginger loaf cake

Treat yourself with this fantastic ginger cake that's excellent eaten hot or cold.

Baked rhubarb and orange cheesecake

Baked rhubarb and orange cheesecake

This baked cheesecake recipe combines classic British favourite rhubarb with fresh, juicy orange.

 Orange and almond Victoria sponge

Orange and almond Victoria sponge

Moist, almond flavoured sponge cake sandwiched with sticky jam and zesty orange butter cream - a delicious twist on the traditional Victoria sponge

Mini  Victoria sponge cakes

Mini Victoria sponge cakes

These mini variations on a conventional Victoria sponge recipe are very cute.

Raspberry and lemon cake

Raspberry and lemon cake

This is a classic Victoria sponge cake recipe flavoured with lemon zest and sandwiched with raspberry jam and cream – scrumptious.

Mary Berry’s very best chocolate and orange cake

Mary Berry’s very best chocolate and orange cake

This cake can be made in a food processor or mixing machine, so it's very easy – a deliciously naughty icing too

Swiss roll

Swiss roll

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

Scones

Scones are budget-friendly, simple to make and sublime to eat. Treat your friends and family to these nostalgic delights.

Hot cross scones

Hot cross scones

These combine the deliciously moist, crumbly texture of home-baked scones with the fruity flavours and spicy overtones of hot cross buns.

Scones with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam

Scones with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam

These homemade scones are simplicity itself. Top with your favourite quality jam and Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream for the perfect cream tea

Ultimate chocolate mousse cake

Ultimate chocolate mousse cake

A sumptuous, rich and moist chocolate cake. To decorate the cake, we used edible rice paper daisies from Jane Asher Party Cakes.

Chocolate beetroot cake

Chocolate beetroot cake

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.

Chocolate mud cake

Chocolate mud cake

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

October 15

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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August 12

This Cake topped with one of our Edible Cake Toppers visit our site at www.personalise-that.co.uk

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