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
Mocha chocolate Bundt cake gets its wow factor from the distinctive shape of the tin as the sponge recipe is actually very easy
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 is easy to make and a really good lightly spiced afternoon tea 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
A moist cake with a flaked almond topping makes a lovely gift cut into squares and dipped in dark chocolate
Chocolate-lovers’ heaven – a dessert cake with a squidgy, mousse-like centre. And it’s gluten-free if you want it to be
A showstopping banana, honey, almond and sultana cake for the perfect coffee morning
Chocolatey indulgence from Claudia Winkleman in the form of a wonderful mocha marble cake
Moist mint and honey cakes make a delicious Moroccan-style treat served with honey-sweetened yogurt and mint tea
A charlotte is a French cake in which sponge fingers form the sides, concealing a fruit-mousse filling
Coffee and Brazil nut yogurt cake is perfect to serve with coffee or add cream whippped with a little espresso and Tia Maria to transform it into a dessert
Pippa Kendrick's sweet and citrussy loaf is incredibly easy to make
Cake recipe collections
Chocolate cake recipes to indulge in, including chocolate fudge cake, glossy chocolate and almond torte and Malteser cake
Easter cake recipes to indulge in over the bank holiday, including a classic chocolate Easter celebration cake and traditional simnel cake
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
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
Decorate your Christmas cake the simple way with easy buys and expert tips
Mashed potato, spelt flour, polenta - these bakes are healthier than your average cake - but just as delicious!
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
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Celebrate the royal baby by serving up a stunning centrepiece cake