Celebration cake recipes

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

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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

A great celebration cake, decorated in red, white and blue, using vanilla buttercream, blueberries and...

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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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Alabama lane cake

Boozy bakes and adult puds

Alabama lane cake

This traditional Southern cake recipe – as featured in To Kill A Mockingbird – is...

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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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Red velvet cake

Celebration cake recipes

Red velvet cake

Although this red velvet cake recipe looks complex, it’s simple to make as long as...

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Chocolate mud cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Chocolate mud cake

Our ultimate chocolate mud cake recipe: fluffy chocolate sponge iced with rich chocolate ganache. Fab...

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Fudgy chocolate brownie cake

Valentine's Day recipes

Fudgy chocolate brownie cake

Planning a romantic meal? Finish the evening with this delectable, heart-shaped chocolate brownie cake –...

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Lemon polenta cake with mascarpone and lemon curd

Easter baking ideas

Lemon polenta cake with mascarpone and lemon curd

The fresh spring flavours of lemon and mascarpone in this impressive cake make it the...

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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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