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

Chocolate Brownie Tray Bake With Avocado Frosting

Chocolate Brownie Tray Bake With Avocado Frosting

Chocolate brownie tray bake is made with dates for sweetness and creamy frosting made from avocado, which is lower in saturated fat than cream cheese

Apple And Banana Cake

Apple And Banana Cake

Apple and banana cake is so simple to make and beautifully moist. Have a slice with afternoon tea. Ready in an hour, you can whip it up even on a busy day

3 Easy Tray Bake Cakes That Anyone Can Make

3 Easy Tray Bake Cakes That Anyone Can Make

Tray bake recipes are ideal for sharing with friends - perfect for a big birthday party, a cake sale or sliced into small squares to make sweet party bites

Mary Berry's Lemon Drizzle Traybake

Mary Berry's Lemon Drizzle Traybake

Mary Berry's lemon drizzle traybake is an all-time favourite as it's so moist, really easy to make and full of zesty, zingy flavours

Plum And Almond Cake

Plum And Almond Cake

This fruity cake is so simple, made with yogurt and ground almonds and topped almond flakes and a jammy glaze. Perfect with a cup of tea.

Sugar Free Poppy Seed And Lemon Cupcakes

Sugar Free Poppy Seed And Lemon Cupcakes

Sugar-free poppy seed and lemon cupcakes are made with fresh lemons, ground hazelnuts and spelt flour, dotted with sultanas and agave nectar for sweetness. They are free from refined white sugar

Star Wars Cake: 5 Cake Decorating Ideas

Star Wars Cake: 5 Cake Decorating Ideas

Know a Star Wars fan? The new film is out next month and we can't think of a better cake for a super fan, including Chewbaccca and Darth Vadar

Salted Caramel Wreath Cake

Salted Caramel Wreath Cake

Salted caramel wreath cake made with bitter chocolate and that salty-sweet caramel makes a rich and seriously impressive cake that's perfect as a Christmas dessert

Chocolate And Chestnut Layer Cake

Chocolate And Chestnut Layer Cake

Chocolate and chestnut layer cakes brings together two flavours that go so well together into a pretty alternative to a Christmas cake, decorated with marzipan snowflakes

Chocolate And Chestnut Christmas Log

Chocolate And Chestnut Christmas Log

Christmas just isn't the same without a chocolate log and chestnut adds festive flavour to this recipe. The glitter and chocolate curls make it special

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan chocolate cake so good you won't believe it's vegan, made with coconut cream and dairy free plain chocolate. It's gluten free too, so it really is a stunning chocolate cake that everyone can eat

Vegan Blackberry And Almond Cake

Vegan Blackberry And Almond Cake

Vegan blackberry and almond cake is rich and moist, making a delicious cake that everyone can eat - or serve it straight from the oven as a hot pudding

Marmalade Cake

Marmalade Cake

This sticky marmalade cake is a moist carrot and orange cake with marmalade and cream cheese frosting. The zesty orange flavours are just gorgeous!

Salted Caramel Roulade

Salted Caramel Roulade

Salted caramel roulade is a seriously impressive dessert, made with super-light sponge, salted caramel filling with a good kick of Frangelico cream and topped with a fabulous praline.

Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas

Christmas Cake Decorating Ideas

Christmas cake decorating ideas to create a beautiful Christmas cake that's easier than ever with our Christmas cake 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

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

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

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

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