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

Millionaire's Shortbread With Salted Caramel

Millionaire's Shortbread With Salted Caramel

Need a sugar fix? Look no further! This millionaire's shortbread is our best recipe yet...

Show-stopping Macaroon Tier Cake

Show-stopping Macaroon Tier Cake

Looks impressive, tastes divine – and it’s not too hard… stack Madeira cakes, cover with icing and ready-made macaroons for a show-stopping tier cake!

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

James Martin's Bourbon Glazed Monster Doughnut with Malted Milk Ice Cream

James Martin's Bourbon Glazed Monster Doughnut with Malted Milk Ice Cream

James Martin's glazed doughnut and homemade malted milk ice cream takes a bit of extra effort but is well worth the results for a perfectly spongy doughnut

Pistachio and Rose-Water Cake

Pistachio and Rose-Water Cake

An incredibly pretty pistachio and rose-water cake with the fragrant super-trendy flavour of the Middle East

French Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce

French Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce

Pour luxurious homemade caramel sauce all over this French-style apple tart, for a truly indulgent dessert

Rum and Raisin Chocolate Cake

Rum and Raisin Chocolate Cake

This rum and raisin cake is an everyday favourite. This recipe is simple to follow and totally delicious

Gorgeous Girly Fairy Cakes

Gorgeous Girly Fairy Cakes

Our mini fairy cakes are just the thing for a special tea, gift or fundraising event

Lemon and Marzipan Drizzle Cake

Lemon and Marzipan Drizzle Cake

Heavy with almonds and drenched in syrup, this lemon and marzipan drizzle cake recipe is absolute heaven

Lemon and Lime Drizzle Cake

Lemon and Lime Drizzle Cake

Made with clotted cream, not butter, this is a wonderfully light and fluffy lemon and lime drizzle cake

Baked Orange Cheesecake with Caramelised Oranges

Baked Orange Cheesecake with Caramelised Oranges

This baked orange cheesecake recipe can be made with whatever fruits are seasonal

Pistachio and Grand Marnier Eclairs

Pistachio and Grand Marnier Eclairs

The ultimate grown-up éclair, with a dash of pistachio and Grand Marnier – slightly boozy and just enough for two bites

Lily Vanilli's Stained-Glass Cake

Lily Vanilli's Stained-Glass Cake

Lily Vanilli's impressive stained-glass cake will wow your guests, and it's not too tricky to make!

Sticky Ginger and Treacle Cake with Rum and Pecan Praline

Sticky Ginger and Treacle Cake with Rum and Pecan Praline

Utter joy is the best description of the feeling this ginger and treacle cake with rum and pecan praline produces!

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are an Easter favourite and this classic recipe makes a batch of 16. Perfectly spiced and full of dried fruit, we love them

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