Birthday cake recipes

Celebrate with one of our fantastic birthday cake recipes. From classic sponges, easy chocolate cake to gluten-free creations and showstopper layer cakes: there’s a bake for every birthday.

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Rhubarb and custard layer cake

Celebration cake recipes

Rhubarb and custard layer cake

This glorious rhubarb and custard layer cake is so pretty: its jaw-dropping decoration makes it...

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Spring lamb cupcakes

Easter baking ideas

Spring lamb cupcakes

These cute Easter cupcakes shaped as spring lambs are perfect for baking with kids over...

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Peanut butter drip cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Peanut butter drip cake

A dark chocolate sponge is sandwiched and covered with peanut buttercream, drizzled with a rich...

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Ginger drizzle traybake with cream cheese icing

Teatime traybake recipes

Ginger drizzle traybake with cream cheese icing

Rich, moist and sticky, this easy ginger traybake cake is topped with cream cheese icing...

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Baked lemon cheesecake with pineapple flowers

Baked cheesecake recipes

Baked lemon cheesecake with pineapple flowers

You could just make the baked lemon cheesecake (it would still go down a treat)...

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Carrot and cheesecake layer cake

Celebration cake recipes

Carrot and cheesecake layer cake

Four layers of carrot cake sponge are sandwiched between a chocolate and vanilla marbled cheesecake...

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Sugarplum fairy cakes

Celebration cake recipes

Sugarplum fairy cakes

Soft and fluffy fairy cakes are dotted with little nuggets of marzipan and come topped...

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Summer-cup bundt drizzle cake

Celebration cake recipes

Summer-cup bundt drizzle cake

Celebrate summer in style with Felicity Cloake‘s boozy bundt drizzle cake. She says: ”No birthday...

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Caramelised white chocolate, burnt butter and tahini cake

Celebration cake recipes

Caramelised white chocolate, burnt butter and tahini cake

Bake John Whaite’s epic white chocolate, burnt butter and tahini celebration cake to really impress...

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Eric Lanlard’s carrot and pumpkin celebration cake

Carrot cake recipes

Eric Lanlard’s carrot and pumpkin celebration cake

Master pâtissier Eric Lanlard created this showstopping carrot cake for delicious. magazine’s 15th birthday. We...

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Tunnock’s teacake traybake

Afternoon tea recipes

Tunnock’s teacake traybake

Our traybake take on Tunnock’s teacakes sees a thick layer of pillowy meringue sandwiched between...

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Easy butterfly cakes

Easy cake recipes

Easy butterfly cakes

Light-as-air sponge is topped with vanilla buttercream in these almost-too-good-to-eat butterfly cakes. They’re great to...

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Chocolate cupcakes

Dark chocolate recipes

Chocolate cupcakes

These indulgent chocolate cupcakes use the all-in-one method so they’re a breeze to make. Top...

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Orange blossom, lemon thyme and almond cake

Mother's Day recipes

Orange blossom, lemon thyme and almond cake

This stunning cake sees zesty orange and almond sponge slathered in honey and orange blossom...

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Eton mess traybake

Easy cake recipes

Eton mess traybake

We’ve turned the crowdpleasing dessert, Eton mess, into a teatime traybake. A strawberry and almond...

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Nut-free carrot cupcakes

Nut-free cakes and bakes

Nut-free carrot cupcakes

These nut-free carrot cupcakes are slathered in cream cheese icing. Serve as part of a...

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Raspberry and lemon sponge cake

Easy cake recipes

Raspberry and lemon sponge cake

Try this lemony twist on a Victoria sponge cake, filled with raspberry jam and fresh...

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Strawberry and rose victoria sponge sandwich

Classic cake recipes

Strawberry and rose victoria sponge sandwich

Want a classic Victoria sponge with a bit more…oomph? This recipe uses decadent rose extract...

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Toffee ice-cream cake

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Toffee ice-cream cake

Can’t choose between ice cream or cake? Our easy toffee ice cream cake, with some...

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Easy flourless chocolate cake

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Easy flourless chocolate cake

A crisp outside and gloriously fudgy centre make this easy flourless chocolate cake the best...

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