Celebration cake recipes

Celebrating a birthday party or wedding? Wow your guests, or surprise a friend, with one of these impressive cake recipes.

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Saffron and pistachio Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Saffron and pistachio Christmas cake

Chetna Makan’s alternative Christmas cake recipe, made with saffron and pistachio, is lighter than the...

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Poached pear cake with chai-spiced buttercream and salted caramel drizzle

Easter cakes and bakes

Poached pear cake with chai-spiced buttercream and salted...

Edd Kimber’s gorgeous cake recipe is a combination of spicy chai, caramel and pears.

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Daim bar layer cake

Favourite chocolate recipes

Daim bar layer cake

A Daim bar cake layered with carnation caramel toffee and doused in chocolate ganache… it’s...

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Passion cake

Celebration cake recipes

Passion cake

Pineapple, coconut and vanilla provide dreamy tropical flavours in this naked carrot cake recipe – it’s...

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Chocolate porter cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Chocolate porter cake

The porter in this chocolate cake recipe ensures it’s extra moist. Serve this celebratory dessert...

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Triple-chocolate layer cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Triple-chocolate layer cake

Lizzie Kamenetzky’s chocolate cake recipe is made with three layers of chocolate and soured cream...

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Chocolate and ginger cake with sweet sherry buttercream

Naked cake recipes

Chocolate and ginger cake with sweet sherry buttercream

This chocolate and ginger naked cake recipe is perfect for the chocolate lovers in your...

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Cardamom cake with orange blossom buttercream

Naked cake recipes

Cardamom cake with orange blossom buttercream

Make this special cardamom naked cake recipe – with an orange blossom icing and mouth-watering...

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Citrus and rosemary cake with clementine buttercream

Naked cake recipes

Citrus and rosemary cake with clementine buttercream

A naked cake recipe, made with lemon and rosemary-flavoured sponges and a clementine buttercream, that...

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Chocolate cola cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Chocolate cola cake

Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite struts his stuff with this super moist and...

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Malted chocolate cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Malted chocolate cake

Mary Berry’s malted chocolate cake recipe is made with a malted icing and topped with...

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American flag cake

Celebration cake recipes

American flag cake

Make this blueberry and raspberry cake recipe for any American celebration and watch in wonder...

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Carrot and parsnip cake with rose frosting

Carrot cake recipes

Carrot and parsnip cake with rose frosting

The perfect teatime treat, with an unusual marriage of flavours that works brilliantly.

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Mini coffee and walnut cakes

Celebration cake recipes

Mini coffee and walnut cakes

These mini coffee and walnut sponge cakes come with a creamy coffee icing and walnut...

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Chocolate and Malteser cake

Celebration cake recipes

Chocolate and Malteser cake

This decadent chocolate and Malteser cake would be perfect for a special occasion, birthday or...

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Chocolate celebration layer cake

Celebration cake recipes

Chocolate celebration layer cake

Patissier Eric Lanlards’s chocolate cake recipe makes for an elegant, glamorous and celebratory centre piece...

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Apple caramel layer cake

Celebration cake recipes

Apple caramel layer cake

Three moist, apple sponges are layered together with caramelised apples, salted caramel sauce and Greek...

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Frosted red velvet layer cake recipe

Celebration cake recipes

Frosted red velvet layer cake recipe

Although this red velvet cake looks complex, it is simple to make as long as...

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Gluten-free birthday cake sponge

Celebration cake recipes

Gluten-free birthday cake sponge

Phil Vickery’s gluten-free cake recipe keeps all the fun of a birthday cake, without the...

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Croquembouche profiterole mountain

Christmas baking recipes

Croquembouche profiterole mountain

This spectacular-looking creation is a croquembouche (also known as a profiterole mountain). The traditional French...

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Dulce de leche cake

Easy cake recipes

Dulce de leche cake

Calling all toffee lovers! And chocolate lovers while we’re at it…We’ve topped a simple hot chocolate...

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