Birthday cake recipes

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Strawberry, chocolate and lemon drizzle cake

Baking recipes

Strawberry, chocolate and lemon drizzle cake

What’s better than a lemon drizzle cake? A lemon drizzle cake crowned with dark chocolate, then topped with strawberries! The...

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Best of the best carrot cake

Carrot cake recipes

Best of the best carrot cake

Carrot cake is a crowdpleaser and one every keen baker should have in their arsenal. This is our best ever...

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Banana, maple and pecan cake

Baking recipes

Banana, maple and pecan cake

Bake Off’s Kevin Flynn transforms banana cake into something special. Sandwich the layers of rich banana sponge with piped maple...

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Manon Lagrève’s carrot cake

Carrot cake recipes

Manon Lagrève’s carrot cake

Manon Lagrève puts a French twist on a classic Anglo-American bake in this beautiful spiced carrot cake recipe. You can...

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Peanut butter and jam brown butter sponge cake

Cake recipes

Peanut butter and jam brown butter sponge cake

When the old Victoria sandwich won’t hit the spot, this peanut butter and jam brown butter sponge cake from Tarunima...

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Strawberry chiffon cake

Cake recipes

Strawberry chiffon cake

A great summer sponge, chiffon cake is neither heavy nor greasy. It achieves great height, a fluffy sponge and overall...

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Pistachio layer cake with cream cheese frosting

Celebration cake recipes

Pistachio layer cake with cream cheese frosting

Pistachio lovers, this one’s for you! This magnificent pistachio layer cake combines a light and nutty sponge with a decadently...

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Raspberry and custard mini cakes

Easy baking recipes to make with kids

Raspberry and custard mini cakes

Reminiscent of school traybakes with pink icing, these raspberry and custard mini cakes are given a suitably chic update –...

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Lemon and blackberry stripe cake

Brilliant blackberry recipes

Lemon and blackberry stripe cake

This pretty blackberry cake is an eye-catching centrepiece for any birthday or bake sale. The real drama comes when cutting...

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Lemon and strawberry meringue cake

Platinum Jubilee recipes

Lemon and strawberry meringue cake

Expect gasps when you unveil this gloriously OTT strawberry cake. The three layers are sandwiched with lemon curd, berries and...

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Vegan chocolate cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Vegan chocolate cake

Our vegan chocolate cake is dairy-free and egg-free and comes with a vegan buttercream, amaretto and jam filling, and is...

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Spiced plum cake with swiss meringue frosting

Afternoon tea recipes

Spiced plum cake with swiss meringue frosting

Usher in autumn with our spiced plum cake. A golden sponge studded with juicy red plums is coated in a...

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Lemon and courgette cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting

Afternoon tea recipes

Lemon and courgette cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting

This gorgeous lemon and courgette cake features layers of zesty sponge layered with homemade lemon curd and white choc cream...

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Chocolate cake with caramel poached pears and chocolate buttercream

September seasonal recipes

Chocolate cake with caramel poached pears and chocolate buttercream

Give chocolate cake an autumnal twist. Fill this rich chocolate sponge with silky swiss meringue buttercream and top with caramel...

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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 perfect for special occasions such...

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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 the long Easter bank holiday...

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