Cake Recipes

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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. Whether you prefer something sweeter, fruity, 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

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...

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 Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate orange cake is delicious and deceptively light, as well as being dairy free and gluten free

Matcha Cake with Raspberries and White Chocolate

Matcha Cake with Raspberries and White Chocolate

Matcha cake uses pure, finely ground green tea that ends up as a powder topped with cream, white chocolate and raspberries

Coffee and Walnut Cake

Coffee and Walnut Cake

Traditional British coffee and walnut cake is a perfect choice for afternoon tea, made with delicious coffee buttercream

Dairy Free Lemon Meringue Cake

Dairy Free Lemon Meringue Cake

Katy Salter shares her friend Philippa’s recipe for dairy free lemon meringue cake in three lovely layers with toasted peaks

Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Try our delicious carrot cake recipe - the lovely zingy orange topping will give your recipe a twist

Chocolate and Coconut Fridge Cake

Chocolate and Coconut Fridge Cake

Chocolate and coconut fridge cake is delightfully retro with a little upgrade to make this easy classic more grown-up

Chocolate Peanut Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Cupcakes

Chocolate peanut cupcakes and swirled with meringue peanut buttercream icing for a smart take on cupcakes

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

Mocha Chocolate Bundt Cake

Mocha Chocolate Bundt Cake

Mocha chocolate Bundt cake gets its wow factor from the distinctive shape of the tin as the sponge recipe is actually very easy

Easter Celebration Cake

Easter Celebration Cake

This Easter cake is simple to make, yet so stunning – a great alternative to the traditional Simnel cake with four layers of sponge and chocolate

White Chocolate and Hazelnut Loaf Cake

White Chocolate and Hazelnut Loaf Cake

White chocolate and hazelnut loaf cake is easy to make and a really good lightly spiced afternoon tea cake

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Cake

Chocolate, Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Cake

Chocolate, hazelnut and salted caramel cake is a real showstopper – you'll need time and patience to create this layer cake but it's worth it

Toscana

Toscana

A moist cake with a flaked almond topping makes a lovely gift cut into squares and dipped in dark chocolate

Cake recipe collections

Chocolate Cake Recipes

Chocolate Cake Recipes

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

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

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

How To Decorate A Christmas Cake

How To Decorate A Christmas Cake

Decorate your Christmas cake the simple way with easy buys and expert tips

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

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

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!

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