Cake recipes

Plan your next big bake with our cake recipes collection. These brilliant bakes include easy traybakes, loaf cakes, and classic sponges.

Bake to impress with spectacular birthday cakes, towering layer cakes and irresistible chocolate creations. Plus, plenty of seasonal cakes made with ripe summer berries or juicy autumn fruits. Whatever the occasion, you’ll find a cake recipe to match…

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Cephalonia-style Greek walnut cake

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Cephalonia-style Greek walnut cake

“I was first introduced to this walnut cake on the wonderful Ionian island of Cephalonia,” says food writer Ben Tish....

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Strawberry, chocolate and lemon drizzle cake

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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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Jamaican ginger cake with chocolate ganache and berry coulis

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Jamaican ginger cake with chocolate ganache and berry coulis

Elainea Emmott’s Jamaican ginger cake is the ultimate comfort bake. Team it with simple berry coulis and chocolate ganache for...

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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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Ginger marmalade cake

Easy cake recipes

Ginger marmalade cake

Debora Robertson’s ginger marmalade cake will make your home smell wonderful and is so easy to make. Just weigh out...

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Traditional Dorset apple cake

Apple recipes

Traditional Dorset apple cake

Learn how to make a traditional Dorset apple cake with Sue Quinn’s trusty recipe, inspired by a 1932 compendium of...

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Chocolate, blood orange and hazelnut cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Chocolate, blood orange and hazelnut cake

This terrific chocolate cake is wholly inspired by Nigella’s magically moist chocolate orange cake, which in her words lasts for...

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Clementine, cardamom and ricotta cake

Clementine recipes

Clementine, cardamom and ricotta cake

Light and fluffy, rich with ricotta and fragrant with cardamom, this easy clementine cake is a crowdpleaser you’ll make again...

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Tres leches eggnog cake

Christmas baking recipes

Tres leches eggnog cake

Inspired by both the Mexican milk-soaked cake and the flavours of the classic Christmas cocktail, this tres leches eggnog cake...

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Banana, maple and pecan cake

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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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Ravneet Gill’s strawberry and lemon verbena fraisier cake

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Ravneet Gill’s strawberry and lemon verbena fraisier cake

This gorgeous creation from Ravneet Gill is the ideal bake when strawberries are at their best. A light sponge is...

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Peanut butter and jam brown butter sponge cake

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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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Tahini and nectarine cake

Afternoon tea recipes

Tahini and nectarine cake

Rich and nutty tahini makes a surprisingly good flavour for a sponge cake. Paired with a zesty homemade nectarine curd,...

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Vanilla buttercream

Bank holiday recipes

Vanilla buttercream

Classic vanilla buttercream is a baking staple for covering cakes. Use it as your base and adapt to suit your...

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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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Chocolate angel cake

Cake recipes

Chocolate angel cake

Angel cakes are light as a feather due to the lack of butter/fat in the sponge. The whipped egg whites...

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