Zesty baking ideas

It's the perfect time to throw open the kitchen window and let the scent of beautiful baking waft out. We have put together some tasty and tangy recipes that will fill your afternoon tea with sunshine. 

Zesty baking ideas

Light and lemony

Nothing says spring like a light and zingy lemon cake. Here are our top sweet lemon treats.

Lemon and rosemary cakes

Lemon and rosemary cakes

Everyone loves a cupcake and these prettier-than-pretty beauties are made to share.

Lemon polenta cake with mascarpone and lemon curd

Lemon polenta cake with mascarpone and lemon curd

A rich, lemony cake that makes a perfect entertaining dessert. Serve at a special occasion or a dinner party.

Poppy seed and lemon cake with cream cheese frosting

Poppy seed and lemon cake with cream cheese frosting

This light and refreshing cake is ideal to keep in the freezer for when you have last minute guests.

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.

Lemon and coconut cake

Lemon and coconut cake

Good lemon curd gives this easy recipe for Easter sponge cake the edge. Bake it and enjoy for dessert or with an afternoon cuppa.

Lemon flower biscuits

Lemon flower biscuits

Hang these biscuits on a few twigs in a bucket or jug for an Easter Day table decoration, then tuck in at tea-time.

 


Zingy and exotic

Celebrate the return of the sunshine with these exotic baked goodies.

Pineapple and chilli upside-down cake with sweet chilli syrup

Pineapple and chilli upside-down cake with sweet chilli syrup

Adding chilli to a cake might seem strange, but it really compliments the pineapple in this gorgeous pudding.

Exotic fruit and spice cake

Exotic fruit and spice cake

This cake takes a while to make - but it's really worth it!

Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple upside-down cake

This comforting recipe for upside-down cake would make a lovely accompaniment to afternoon tea.

Banana yogurt cake

Banana yogurt cake

Banana yogurt cake is simple enough for children to make and a great way to use up ripe bananas.

Little honey and pistachio cakes

Little honey and pistachio cakes

These sweet Middle-Eastern style cakes provide a light dessert and the perfect end to a three-course meal.

Mango and lime yogurt cake

Mango and lime yogurt cake

Make this mango and lime yogurt cake for a teatime treat. A straightforward recipe where you will definitely be rewarded for your efforts by its scrummy taste.

Apricot buttermilk cake

Apricot buttermilk cake

A soft, fruity pud that's perfect for the summer. Use fresh apricots for the ultimate fresh, moist cake.

Blueberry sponge slice

Blueberry sponge slice

Serve this pud with our stir-fried beef recipe and quick egg fried rice and you've got yourself a supper for four in just 30 minutes.

 

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Carmeadow

April 19

Cooked the blueberry, lemon and mint drizzle cakes when my magazine arrived last month - such a lovely soft moist result. YUM!

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