Baking Recipes

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Baking recipes have never been so popular. Whether you’ve caught the baking bug, triggered by the antics of The Great British Bake Off contestants, or you’re an experienced baker, there’s always something different to try. From lusciously tempting classic favourites including Victoria sponge, chocolate fudge cake, lemon drizzle cake, shortbread, scones, meringues, breads and pies to more contemporary foccacia, muffins, brownies, biscotti, tarts and cupcakes, baking will make your kitchen smell wonderful and give you a feeling of contentment and happiness.

Baking doesn’t have to take a long time, when time is short, muffins, cookies and scones are the quickest bakes to make. They can be mixed, baked and on the table in 40 minutes or less, ready to be devoured in double quick time too. Try pumpkin muffins or banana and oat muffins for a delicious breakfast alternative (no early morning baking required, keep some in the freezer ready to grab and go) or lunch box filler.

If you’re looking for an inspirational, wow-factor, bake to show off your kitchen talents, an impressive chocolate, hazelnut and salted caramel cake, passion fruit and mango meringue roulade, or a pyramid of candy coloured macaroons will have everyone swooning.

Special diet baking has never been easier, or more delicious, with a wealth of baking recipes to cater for allergies and intolerances. Gluten and wheat-free flours are widely available in supermarkets together with dairy-free spreads. For a quick and easy loaf, gluten-free olive and rosemary bread is bursting with Mediterranean flavours and stands up to any traditional loaf. Joanne Harris’ flourless chocolate cake makes an elegant dessert piled with fresh berries and special diet food blogger Deliciously Ella’s gluten and dairy-free sweet potato brownies are amazing.

The choice of baking recipes is enormous, the only dilemma is which to try first!

Delicious Baking recipes

The Bake Off Finalists' Best Bits

The Bake Off Finalists' Best Bits

As Bake Off series seven draws to a close, here's everything you should remember about the finalists and some of their best bits

Chocolate Malteser Cake with Malted Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Malteser Cake with Malted Chocolate Frosting

This chocolate cake takes the flavour of Maltesers and makes it into a beautiful chocolate cake with malted chocolate frosting - so indulgent!

How to make baklava

How to make baklava

Made with filo pastry and crunchy pistachios, this sticky Baklava is also lightly scented with orange blossom water

Paul Hollywood's Bakewell Tart

Paul Hollywood's Bakewell Tart

Paul says: "Forget supermarket versions – home-made is the way to go with this popular tart. I’ve included fresh raspberries here for a sharp contrast to the sweetness of the frangipane. A teatime treat, it’s also lovely as a dessert with cream. I usually make it in an oblong tin to slice into fingers, but it works well in a 23cm round tin too."

8 Things You'll Only Know If You've Made a Wedding Cake

8 Things You'll Only Know If You've Made a Wedding Cake

With wedding season upon us, there are some things you'll only know if you've been faced with the task of making a wedding cake...

The Great British Bake Off's Martha Collison's Millionaire's Flapjacks

The Great British Bake Off's Martha Collison's Millionaire's Flapjacks

The Great British Bake Off' Martha Collison's millionaire's flapjacks are somewhere between a classic flapjack and millionaire's shortbread making them a fab lunchbox snack or afternoon treat...

Christmas Cake Tray Bake

Christmas Cake Tray Bake

For a quick and easy alternative to Christmas cake, try out this delicious tray bake

How To Make Christmas Cake

How To Make Christmas Cake

This classic Christmas cake recipe is the ultimate crowd-pleaser...

Jamaican Christmas Cake

Jamaican Christmas Cake

Traditionally the fruit in this Jamaican Christmas cake is steeped in port and rum for at least 24 hours, or longer if you can. Enjoy its glorious flavour

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe

This easy fruit cake recipe is packed with dried fruits, including apricots and figs, which have been soaked overnight in whisky

Easy Christmas Cake

Easy Christmas Cake

This easy Christmas cake is packed with dried fruits, including apricots and figs, which have been soaked in whisky

Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake

This fruit cake recipe is perfect for a Christmas, birthday or wedding cake. It matures well, but feed with brandy every week if you fancy an extra special treat!

Mary Berry's Fruity Scones

Mary Berry's Fruity Scones

Mary Berry's fruity scones are perfect served split open with plenty of jam and cream in them for a really indulgent afternoon tea treat

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake

This chocolate fudge cake is deliciously gooey and will satisfy any chocoholics

5 Cupcake Decorating Ideas

5 Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Find cupcake decorating ideas that will take your cupcakes to the next level, whether you've baked or bought them. These easy cake decorating hacks start with a simple cupcake and show you how to transform them into something special

Baking recipe collections

Healthy Cake Recipes

Healthy Cake Recipes

Healthy cake recipes feature unusual ingredient combinations like mashed potato, spelt flour, polenta and sweet potatoes which make these delicious recipes healthier than your usual choices

Chocolate Cake Recipes

Chocolate Cake Recipes

Chocolate cake recipes to indulge in, including chocolate fudge cake, glossy chocolate and almond torte and Malteser cake

The Best Cake Recipes

The Best Cake Recipes

Cake recipes to impress, including the ultimate chocolate fudge cake, classic Victoria sponge cake, a banana cake recipe and Mary Berry's orange layer cake

Bread Recipes

Bread Recipes

Bread recipes to make at home, including white bread rolls, ciabatta bread, a focaccia recipe and plenty more

Top 10 Cupcake Recipes

Top 10 Cupcake Recipes

Celebrate National Cupcake Week with our best cupcake recipes - including simple and spectacular decorating ideas!

Readers' cupcakes

Readers' cupcakes

Check out the winning cupcake and more reader entries in our cupcake competition