Nut-free cakes and bakes

School bake sale? Want to bake for BBC Children in Need or a coffee morning? Then, take your pick of our top nut-free cakes and bakes, spanning birthday cakes, cheesecakes, loaves and more. Happy baking!

Do, of course, always remember to read the labels of your ingredients to double-check they’re nut-free, and that they’ve been made in a nut-free environment.

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Apple, cinnamon and ginger drizzle cake

Teatime traybake recipes

Apple, cinnamon and ginger drizzle cake

The warming combination of apples, cinnamon and ginger make this drizzle cake the perfect autumnal...

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Tahini, brown butter and sea salt blondies

Afternoon tea recipes

Tahini, brown butter and sea salt blondies

A more-ish recipe to add to your baking repertoire, these sea salt blondies are made...

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Yuzu daiquiri cheesecakes

Cheesecake recipes

Yuzu daiquiri cheesecakes

A perfect finish to any meal, these zingy yuzu daiquiri cheesecake pots with salted lime...

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Sugarplum fairy cakes

Celebration cake recipes

Sugarplum fairy cakes

Soft and fluffy fairy cakes are dotted with little nuggets of marzipan and come topped...

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Buttermilk strawberry shortcake

Strawberry recipes

Buttermilk strawberry shortcake

Shortcakes are a mix between a shortbread biscuit and a classic scone, so you get...

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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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Sticky gooseberry cake with saffron and honey with custard

Gooseberry recipes

Sticky gooseberry cake with saffron and honey with...

Gill Meller stirs an ever-so-slightly tart gooseberry purée through his saffron and honey sponge cake, before...

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Mini burnt cheesecakes with rhubarb and orange compote

Baked cheesecake recipes

Mini burnt cheesecakes with rhubarb and orange compote

Don’t be put off by these individual cheesecakes being ‘burnt’ it means the toasty caramelised...

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Red velvet bundt cheesecake

Bundt cake recipes

Red velvet bundt cheesecake

A gorgeous red velvet cake batter is swirled with vanilla cream cheese, then baked. It’s...

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White chocolate and limoncello cheesecake

Baked cheesecake recipes

White chocolate and limoncello cheesecake

A caramelised Biscoff biscuit case holds a creamy, zesty white chocolate cheesecake topped with lemon...

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Cheesecake brownies

Brownie recipes

Cheesecake brownies

A gorgeous combination of gooey chocolate brownie swirled with a creamy cheesecake mixture and with...

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Thousand-layer cake (lapis legit)

Celebration cake recipes

Thousand-layer cake (lapis legit)

This Indonesian thousand-layer cake, also known as lapis legit, is fittingly named for its many...

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Mango, lime and ginger loaf cake

Easy cake recipes

Mango, lime and ginger loaf cake

This tropical loaf is made using mango purée and lime to add some zing and...

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Caramelised white chocolate, burnt butter and tahini cake

Celebration cake recipes

Caramelised white chocolate, burnt butter and tahini cake

”Caramelised white chocolate reminds me of the Caramac bars I enjoyed as a child. The...

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Mini cosmopolitan cheesecakes

Mini dessert recipes

Mini cosmopolitan cheesecakes

Everyone knows, and loves, a classic Cosmopolitan cocktail made with cranberry juice, vodka and orange...

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Tunnock’s teacake traybake

Afternoon tea recipes

Tunnock’s teacake traybake

A thick layer of pillowy meringue is sandwiched between a biscuity oat base and a...

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Devil’s food cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Devil’s food cake

It’s the chocolate cake to rival all others: devil’s food cake. A rich and fudgy...

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Easy butterfly cakes

Easy cake recipes

Easy butterfly cakes

Light-as-air sponge is topped with generous dollops of vanilla bean buttercream in these almost-too-good-to-eat vanilla...

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Chocolate cupcakes

Dark chocolate recipes

Chocolate cupcakes

These indulgent chocolate cupcakes use the all-in-one method so they’re a breeze to make. Top...

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Espresso martini cheesecake

Cheesecake recipes

Espresso martini cheesecake

Sweet yet slightly bitter, boozy and decadently rich, this espresso martini cheesecake makes a showstopping...

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Limoncello and poppy seed cake

Afternoon tea recipes

Limoncello and poppy seed cake

All the zingy flavour and crunchy texture of a lemon and poppy seed cake, but...

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Nut-free carrot cupcakes

Nut-free cakes and bakes

Nut-free carrot cupcakes

”They look truly elegant stacked up on a tiered cake stand. The cupcakes keep well...

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Blood splatter cake

Halloween recipes

Blood splatter cake

Take Halloween to the next level with our terrifyingly good blood splatter cake. Red velvet...

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Peach cake with raspberry sauce and ice cream

Peach recipes

Peach cake with raspberry sauce and ice cream

This marvellously moist peach upside-down cake is served with cooling vanilla ice cream and an...

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