Classic cake recipes

Beat the competition and top the cake charts with these classic British cake recipes including Victoria sponge, angel cake and carrot cake.

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Battenberg cake

Classic cake recipes

Battenberg cake

Getting the signature chequerboard effect of the classic Battenberg cake requires a little know-how and...

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Dundee cake

Christmas cake recipes

Dundee cake

A Dundee cake makes a lighter take on the traditional Christmas cake. It’s a less...

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Easy lemon drizzle loaf cake

Classic cake recipes

Easy lemon drizzle loaf cake

A zesty, syrup-drenched sponge with a sugar crust is our go-to teatime bake. This timeless...

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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 fairy cakes. They’re great to...

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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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The ultimate carrot cake

Carrot cake recipes

The ultimate carrot cake

A carrot cake that ticks all the boxes: subtle notes of cinnamon and nutmeg in...

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Classic carrot cake

Carrot cake recipes

Classic carrot cake

Classic recipes always stand the test of time, and carrot cake is no exception. This...

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Sticky ginger and almond cake

Classic cake recipes

Sticky ginger and almond cake

Gill Meller’s sweet, spiced ginger cake is made with honey, molasses and almonds and tastes...

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Carrot cake

Carrot cake recipes

Carrot cake

Nothing beats a classic carrot cake recipe made with carrots, walnuts, cinnamon and a good...

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Coffee butterfly cakes with whisky

Classic cake recipes

Coffee butterfly cakes with whisky

Forget coffee with your cake, have it in your cake. Coffee-infused butterfly cakes, topped with...

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Coconut and lime angel cake

Easy cake recipes

Coconut and lime angel cake

Coconut and lime represent the flavours of summer in this recipe – an angel cake...

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Passion cake

Naked cake recipes

Passion cake

Pineapple, coconut and vanilla add dreamy tropical flavours to this naked carrot cake recipe –...

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Pomegranate cake

Classic cake recipes

Pomegranate cake

Adding pomegranate molasses to this cake lends a sweet-sharp flavour which pairs beautifully with the...

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James Martin’s classic lemon drizzle cake

Loaf cake recipes

James Martin’s classic lemon drizzle cake

James Martin’s easy lemon drizzle cake recipe, taken from his cookbook Sweet, is perfect for afternoon...

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Chunky apple, raisin, walnut and cider cake

Classic cake recipes

Chunky apple, raisin, walnut and cider cake

Debbie Major’s chunky apple cake recipe is full of warming spices and surprising textures, perfect...

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Lemon and pistachio battenberg

Afternoon tea recipes

Lemon and pistachio battenberg

This battenberg cake recipe swaps traditional pink and white squares for lemon and pistachio flavoured...

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Orange and almond Victoria sponge cake

Mother's Day recipes

Orange and almond Victoria sponge cake

Try serving our orange and almond twist on the traditional Victoria sponge cake at your...

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Classic Victoria sponge recipe

Classic cake recipes

Classic Victoria sponge recipe

This classic Victoria sponge cake recipe can form the basis of many birthday cakes and...

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Simple chocolate cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Simple chocolate cake

An easy and foolproof chocolate cake recipe. You could fill it with whipped cream and...

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