Cake Recipes

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Cake recipes to impress, including the ultimate chocolate fudge cake, classic Victoria sandwich loaf cake, a banana cake recipe and Mary Berry's orange layer cake. Whether you prefer a really fruity cake, something more chocolatey, or lighter, we all have our weakness when it comes to cake. There's also always a reason to have cake, whether you're celebrating a birthday, got a charity bake sale or you're expecting guests for a coffee, so there’s no excuse to not give one of our fab recipes a go!

Baking a beautiful cake doesn't have to be difficult or stressful. The baking itself should be simple enough and if you're looking for something more elaborate and show-stopping, you can take some time on the decorating to make them look the part.

Give our best-ever chocolate fudge cake recipe a go - it's the ultimate in chocolate indulgence and very rich, so it's perfect as a chocolic's dessert or would make a birthday cake to remember. As it's so rich, serve it in small portions, especially if it's following a big meal. This cake's topping sets very quickly so if you need to, use a hot, wet palette knife to smooth it and give you more time for decorating and make it easier.

You'll find some traditional cake recipes in our collection, as well as some less common flavours and ingredients including parsnips and courgettes, which help reduce the quantity of fat needed in the cake - often replacing butter. Yes, we know it’s a little unusual but trust us... You can either play it safe or try something totally new, but whatever your preference, all our cake recipes are easy to make and won't keep you in the kitchen too long.

From show-stoppers to simple loaf cakes, we've got them all, so take your pick depending on the occasion and make a delicious cake that will impress everyone.

Delicious Cake recipes

Luxury Chocolate Layer Cake

Luxury Chocolate Layer Cake

This chocolate layer cake is so gorgeous and delicious - it's a definite showstopper, perfect for a special occasion

Blackberry, Apple and Lemon Cake

Blackberry, Apple and Lemon Cake

This warm and sticky blackberry, apple and lemon cake is guaranteed to get the tastebuds tingling, especially when served with ice cream

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...

Martha Collison's Ginger and Rhubarb Cake

Martha Collison's Ginger and Rhubarb Cake

You'll love Martha Collison's ginger and rhubarb cake with its warming, seasonal flavours. It's deliciously sweet and tangy, so it hits all the right taste notes...

Victoria Sandwich Loaf

Victoria Sandwich Loaf

This Victoria sandwich loaf is the classic teatime treat with a twist - there's plenty of cream and lots of strawberry jam and it's in the form of a loaf

Beetroot Cake with Orange Frosting

Beetroot Cake with Orange Frosting

Beetroot cake is always a hit, even if you don’t like beetroot! You’ll love this dense, fudgy cake that's a nice change from a carrot cake

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!

Chocolate Christmas Cake

Chocolate Christmas Cake

Chocolate Christmas cake is a traditional fruit cake with the delicious addition of chocolate – perfect for chocoholics, topped with marzipan and stars

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake

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

Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas

Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas

Christmas cake ideas to create a beautiful Christmas cake that's easier than ever with our Christmas cake decoration design ideas and smart buys

Cake recipe collections

Christmas Cake Recipes

Christmas Cake Recipes

Christmas cake recipes to make ahead of Christmas, including a simple traditional fruit cake recipe, Christmas cake recipe with a twist and ideas for how to decorate a Christmas cake

Celebration Cake Recipes

Celebration Cake Recipes

Celebration cake recipes that are perfect for a special occasion, from Victoria sponge variations to multi-tiered fruit or chocolate cakes. Celebrate in style with the best of our celebration cake recipes

Easter Cakes

Easter Cakes

Easter cake recipes to indulge in over the bank holiday, including a classic chocolate Easter celebration cake and traditional simnel 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

Ultimate Baking Recipes

Ultimate Baking Recipes

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

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

Wedding Cake Recipes

Wedding Cake Recipes

DIY wedding cake recipes that you can make at home, including an impressive naked cake with strawberries and cream and Peggy Porschen's tier cake that feeds 130