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 it 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 chocoholic'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

Plum Cake

Plum Cake

Plum cake is an autumnal classic to pick you up on a dreary afternoon with a cup of tea.

Apple and Cinnamon Cake

Apple and Cinnamon Cake

Our apple and cinnamon cake is a lightly spiced fruity bake that is perfect with your morning coffee. This simple sponge is elevated to become a beautiful bake with an eye-catching apple topping.

5 Easy Cupcake Decorating Ideas To Inspire You For The Alzheimer's Society's Cupcake Day 2017

5 Easy Cupcake Decorating Ideas To Inspire You For The Alzheimer's Society's Cupcake Day 2017

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

All-In-One Chocolate Cake

All-In-One Chocolate Cake

All-in-one speedy chocolate cake is so easy to make, it's super light and even a real novice baker can make it. It's ready in just 30 minutes!

Almond, Strawberry and Rhubarb Cake

Almond, Strawberry and Rhubarb Cake

Strawberries and rhubarb are a match made in heaven. Serve this delicious cake up with clotted cream or crème fraîche for a lovely afternoon treat.

Summer Berry Tiramisu Cake

Summer Berry Tiramisu Cake

The seasonal berries and elderflower in this tiramisu cake make this dessert heaven

Apple and Blackberry Cake

Apple and Blackberry Cake

All-in-one apple and blackberry cake is so easy to make with seasonal fruit and makes a delicious dessert with a dollop of cream or ice cream

FODMAP Lemon and Mint Loaf

FODMAP Lemon and Mint Loaf

This tasty FODMAP diet friendly Lemon and Mint Loaf is easy to make and serves as a delicious dessert or weekday snack

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!

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

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

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

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

Chocolate Ombré Cake with Salted Caramel

Chocolate Ombré Cake with Salted Caramel

This fabulous multi-tiered chocolate ombré cake with salted caramel, is perfect for any celebration

Cherry Chocolate Mousse Cake

Cherry Chocolate Mousse Cake

Grown-up Black Forest flavours in an indulgent mousse cake - a simply gorgeous combination!

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

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

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

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