Get creative in the kitchen with some of our ultimate baking recipes, including Mary Berry's orange layer cake and classic chocolate cake and traditional Victoria sponge, as well as many more
From a classic chocolate cake recipe and traditional Victoria sponge to more elaborate macaroons and roulades, we’ve got plenty of baking recipes that are sure to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
Maybe you want to bake delicious cupcakes and cookies for an afternoon treat? Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect dessert for a dinner party. Whatever the occasion, click through our best baking recipes for a recipe you’ll love.
But first, we adore this twist on a classic. This orange and poppy seed victoria sponge recipe is a fresh variation on a traditional Victoria sponge using marmalade.
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One slice of this banana bread cake with butterscotch icing recipe will have you running back for more.
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make this gorgeous chocolate malteser cake with malted chocolate frosting recipe.
Made with wholemeal flour, this banana choc chip muffins recipe is healthier than the usual muffins but just as nice!
This passionfruit and mango meringue roulade recipe is a tropical pavlova all rolled up!
Ombré is on-trend in hair, beauty and homes, and this fabulous multi-tier chocolate ombré cake with salted caramel is perfect for any celebration
Deliciously moist and sticky, the whole family will love this apple and cinnamon flapjacks recipe.
Wickedly rich and decadent, you’ll have your guests sighing with delight at this chocolate fondants with salted caramel Recipe. You can make these up to 3 days in advance and keep them in the fridge, but allow them to come back to room temperature before cooking or the cooking time will be affected.
Justin Gellatly’s jammy dodgers recipe makes a classic biscuit that’s perfect for afternoon tea.
A must for chocoholics, the almonds in this chocolate fudge cake with salted milk chocolate buttercream recipe keep it really moist, and the salt in the buttercream off-sets the richness perfectly.
Mary Berry’s zesty and light orange layer cake is so easy to make and so moreish.
This Victoria sandwich loaf recipe is a classic tea time treat with plenty of cream and lots of strawberry jam but this time in the form of a loaf.
Everyone will come back for seconds of this decadent yet oh so easy banoffee pie recipe.
Thin, crispy with a delicious spiciness, this is a traditional Cornish fairing biscuits recipe.
A British classic with an American twist, try this Victoria Sponge with blueberries & cream cheese icing recipe for your next dinner party.
A moist and fruity version of this favourite carrot, apricot and raisin cake recipe.
A patisserie shop favourite, John Whaite’s fraisiere recipe is an easy way to replicate the French classic at home.
This lemon meringue pie recipe is a classic tart that the whole family will love.
A delightfully indulgent banoffee swiss roll recipe that borrows flavours from an old favourite.
Make this almond and chocolate biscotti recipe with hazelnuts if you prefer…
This chocolate tray bake birthday cake is a fabulous big cake to make and share with friends in the office or for a party.
A moist plum and marzipan cake that has cubes of marzipan running through the mixture. Use firm plums for the best results.
This is a fabulously easy and utterly irresistible rocky road fudge recipe that even the kids can make.
This stunning sticky ginger and treacle cake with rum and pecan praline is a real show stopper and makes for a wonderful centrepiece at your party table.
Use a silicone muffin tray for this jam doughnut muffins recipe so they pop out easily or place in a metal tray without paper cases.
Similar to a large scone with a slightly cake-like texture, this fruit bannock is crammed with oats, sweet raisins and sultanas.
Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite says that this simple salted caramel and chocolate Swiss roll will rekindle your love for Swiss rolls!
We filled this double chocolate biscuits recipe with a rich ganache but you could also fill them with butter cream – try adding peppermint essence too if liked.
A lovely moist dark chocolate fudge cake recipe with a rich ganache topping makes this is a sophisticated chocolate cake for the grown ups!
Make this peanut butter biscuits recipe with smooth or crunchy peanut butter and watch them disappear from the biscuit tin!
This pumpkin muffins recipe is so tasty- great with a mug of coffee or in a packed lunch.
A crispy brioche crust with soft vanilla infused apples, these apple charlottes with cinnamon cream recipe are hard to say no to…
Baking with children is a joy, but requires a recipe that is fun and easy. This one mix peanut butter and jelly cupcakes recipe is super simple, without sacrificing any flavour, texture and lightness.
Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside this chocolate & Grand Marnier mini macaroons recipe is a mouth watering treat.
Get the ‘ah’ factor with this wicked triple chocolate roulade recipe.
This apple clotted cream loaf is perfect English afternoon tea cake and very moreish.
This marmalade bread and butter pudding recipe is the ultimate grown-up comfort food.
Make sure to use a fine quality chocolate for this satiny chocolate tart with sea salt, as it’s the star of the show. A sprinkling of sea salt on top before serving really heightens the chocolate flavor.
This chocolate and hazelnut victoria sandwich recipe is a nice and simple Victoria sponge but with a chocolatey twist!
This tiramisu roulade recipe is a twist on the classic Italian dessert.
Super easy and really quick, these apricot and vanilla tartlets are the perfect dessert for when lots of friends are round.
A fabulous cookie ice cream sandwiches recipe. Make the cookies in advance and assemble the sandwiches at the last minute.
This peach and frangipane tart recipe is classic French patisserie at its best – and easier than you’d think.
Made with clotted cream, not butter, this is a wonderfully light and fluffy lemon and lime drizzle cake recipe
This beautiful cake is a pistachio-flavoured sponge soaked in a zesty lime syrup and layered with a lime cream frosting, lime curd and crunchy pistachio nuts. Delicious! Try this pistachio and lime cake recipe today.
A coffee and pecan Victoria sponge cake recipe with a little chocolate thrown in for good measure!
This mocha rum cheesecake recipe is very rich, so serve in small slices. You can replace the rum with brandy, whisky, Tia Maria or Amaretto, whatever takes your fancy.
A perfect way to end a meal, this pear and almond tart recipe is light enough not to leave you feeling too full.
This chocolate, orange and hazelnut torte recipe is seriously impressive, but incredibly simple to make – it’s worth using good-quality chocolate to achieve the best flavour.
This Easter celebration cake recipe is simple to make, yet so stunning – a great alternative to the traditional simnel cake.
Who could resist these luxurious little brownie cupcakes with ganache topping, made with our best-ever brownie recipe?
One of America’s most popular cakes, this flashy red velvet cake recipe tastes amazing.
Pistachios add the most divine flavour to this orange and pistachio cake with orange buttercream recipe, and the juice in the mixture keeps it really moist
This is a stonking maple and walnut cheesecake recipe, perfect for a party as it serves around 20, depending on your appetite.
This almond polenta and honey cake recipe has hardly any flour in it, giving it a moist, heavy texture and a wonderful sweet flavour.
Make sure you follow this rose-scented macaroons recipe to the letter for guaranteed success.
The flavours of this moist spiced apple sour cream cake recipe will develop on keeping – if it lasts that long!
Beautifully moist and light, these delicious raspberry and lime coconut squares recipe are retro baking at its very best.
This maraschino truffle cubes recipe can be made more family-friendly by leaving out the booze.
Three new party cupcake recipe combinations that even the guys will love.
Fruit cake is quite rich and filling, so a small slice of this simnel cake recipe is all you need! It freezes well, so you can bake it ahead of time.
These mini Baileys éclairs recipe take a bit of effort, but the Baileys filling makes them a real crowd pleaser.
The sharp berries in these gourmet maple, pistachio and cranberry flapjacks off-set the sweetness perfectly.
This impressive ginger and pecan cake recipe is delicious with or without the pecan brittle on top.
Using muscovado instead of caster sugar gives a lovely toasted caramel flavour to this ginger spice Swiss roll recipe.
Pre-soaking gives you fruit that is plump, juicy and bursting with flavour for this delicious cup of tea fruit loaf recipe.
Indulge your creative side by dressing up these cool-looking bag and shoes cookies with sugar decorations.
This delicious chocolate chunk cookies recipe is easy to make and so moreish.
Our delicious carrot cake with orange cream cheese frosting recipe has a lovely zingy topping.
The topping for this delicious chocolate fudge cake sets fast, so if you need to smooth with a hot, wet palette knife.
Everyone’s favourite teatime treat, this triple chocolate brownies recipe gives you fabulously fudgey brownies that will last for several days – if you can bear to let them!
Salted caramel is the new big craze, and this gorgeous little sticky toffee cupcakes with salted caramel frosting recipe is dainty enough for even the trendiest tea party.
A real show-stopping dessert, this pistachio meringue and apricot layer cake recipe is bursting with exotic flavours, and the delicate pastel colouring makes it the perfect summery pudding.
The combination of flavours in this lemon and almond cake with Amaretto is really wonderful. Irresistible with a cup of tea mid-afternoon.
This lemon pound cake with glacé icing recipe is an absolute joy – using just a hand whisk you get a wonderfully smooth batter that turns itself into a moist, light sponge in the oven. The recipe makes two, so you can enjoy one now and save the other for a rainy day.
Sour cream cake with lavender recipe is moist and stunning. This recipe has the added advantage of keeping for three days in an airtight container, so long as the cake is undecorated. It will also keep overnight once decorated and can be frozen.
This nutty chocolate hazelnut kisses recipe is delicious with coffee or a liqueur.
This tasty Italian fruit nut tart recipe is packed with fruit, nuts and a touch of chocolate.
This easy sticky mocha cake with chestnut cream recipe makes a very grown-up dessert – dark, dense and fudgey, with a real kick of coffee. A sliver is all you need!
This stylish chocolate almond torte recipe is perfect for afternoon tea.
Have this sticky orange and almond cake with marmalade glaze recipe on its own for tea, or with mascarpone for pudding.
This cake has a fantastic depth of flavour, and a wonderfully rich, moist texture. This chocolate guinness cake will keep in the fridge for 2 days – only top with apples and syrup at the very last minute. The un-iced cake can be frozen.
A big, brash American show-stopper, this chocolate brownie cake recipe is perfect for both adults and children.
This orange, honey and almond cake recipe makes a delicious gluten-free cake full of Middle Eastern flavours.
A sinfully rich chocolate and salted peanut cheesecake recipe that will satisfy even the most die-hard of chocolate fans. A small sliver is all you need!
A fantastic chocolate and coffee roulade recipe which will impress any guests, serve with a quick splash of cream.
Fairy cakes make the perfect bite when you invite your friends round for a tea party. Try our favourite strawberries and cream cupcakes recipe for a lighter than air cake.
This impressive chocolate and honeycomb torte recipe, is stunning, yet really easy to achieve.
This spectacular strawberry and lemon triple layer cake recipe is an absolute classic, brought up to date with natural Greek yogurt and lemon curd.
The undecorated rum and raisin chocolate cake freezes really well or will keep for a day, decorated, in the fridge. Always let it come back to room temperature before serving though.
This lemon and raspberry dessert recipe
really couldn’t be quicker – an instant and utterly delicious, citrussy
pudding, you can choose whether to make the pastry yourself or go for
A divinely rich chocolate tart with a mousse-like texture – this is the ultimate dinner party dessert that’s bound to impress your guests!
This carrot and cardamom cake recipe makes a gorgeous, aromatic cake, perfect for accompanying a mug of utumnal tea.
This raspberry and white chocolate layer buttermilk cake is wheat-free and perfect for special occasions!