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

Mary Berry's Malted Chocolate Cake

Mary Berry's Malted Chocolate Cake

Mary Berry's malted chocolate cake is beautifully creamy and wonderfully indulgent - it's a real crowd-pleaser topped with Maltesers

How To Bake Bread: 7 Tips You Need to Read First

How To Bake Bread: 7 Tips You Need to Read First

Ever tried to bake bread and after what feels like hours of pummelling and waiting, felt disappointed by the results? You need to read this.

Almond and Chocolate Biscotti

Almond and Chocolate Biscotti

These almond and chocolate biscotti are a perfect accompaniment to a piping hot drink or after-dinner treat

7 Baking Mistakes Everyone Makes

7 Baking Mistakes Everyone Makes

Watching the Great British Bake Off got us thinking, what are the baking mistakes that everyone makes? Here are 7 things you could do differently

Madeira Cake

Madeira Cake

A delicious classic madeira cake that you can whip up in a flash with storecupboard essentials

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...

Gluten Free White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

Gluten Free White Chocolate and Raspberry Blondies

Squidgy and nutty, gluten free white chocolate and raspberry blondies are great as a dessert or just with coffee

Naked Cake

Naked Cake

This naked cake has wow factor with layers of cream and strawberries, perfect as a naked wedding cake or for a big birthday or anniversary

Chocolate Macadamia Brownies

Chocolate Macadamia Brownies

Chocolate macadamia brownies are the easiest and most delicious brownies, which are delicious served warm with ice cream

Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit and Lime

Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit and Lime

Chocolate cake layered with passion fruit cream and lime ganache gives this show-stopper a modern flavour twist

Spelt Soda Bread

Spelt Soda Bread

Spelt soda bread is so quick and easy to make, that it's ready in under an hour

Dried Fruit Bars

Dried Fruit Bars

Packed with energy-giving dried fruit and a kick of ginger, these dried fruit bars are so tasty. Perfect to pack in a lunchbox

June Brown's Banana and Honey Cake

June Brown's Banana and Honey Cake

A showstopping banana, honey, almond and sultana cake for the perfect coffee morning

Dame Judi Dench's Mini Cherry Bakewells

Dame Judi Dench's Mini Cherry Bakewells

Impress your guests with this delicious mini cherry bakewell recipe from Dame Judi Dench

Sour Cream Cake with Lavender

Sour Cream Cake with Lavender

This sour cream cake with lavender yields a moist bake that will tantalise the taste buds toped with lavender icing and sparkles

Baking recipe collections

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

Chocolate Cake Recipes

Chocolate Cake Recipes

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

Bread Recipes

Bread Recipes

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

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

Look What You're Cooking: The Best Cakes & Bakes

Look What You're Cooking: The Best Cakes & Bakes

Proud of your latest dish? Our readers are! Check out the creme de la creme from your kitchen creations in our Look What I'm Cooking highlights!

Paul Hollywood's Baking Recipes

Paul Hollywood's Baking Recipes

Great British Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood shares a few of his favourite baking recipes

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

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