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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

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

Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse Cake

Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse Cake

Chocolate-lovers’ heaven – a dessert cake with a squidgy, mousse-like centre. And it’s gluten-free if you want it to be

June Brown's Banana and Honey Cake

June Brown's Banana and Honey Cake

A showstopping banana, honey, almond and sultana cake for the perfect coffee morning

Claudia Winkleman's Mocha Marble Cake

Claudia Winkleman's Mocha Marble Cake

Chocolatey indulgence from Claudia Winkleman in the form of a wonderful mocha marble cake

Moroccan Mint and Honey Cakes

Moroccan Mint and Honey Cakes

Moist mint and honey cakes make a delicious Moroccan-style treat served with honey-sweetened yogurt and mint tea

Strawberry Charlotte

Strawberry Charlotte

A charlotte is a French cake in which sponge fingers form the sides, concealing a fruit-mousse filling

Coffee and Brazil Nut Yogurt Cake

Coffee and Brazil Nut Yogurt Cake

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

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Cake

Pippa Kendrick's sweet and citrussy loaf is incredibly easy to make

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

The Best Cake Recipes

The Best Cake Recipes

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

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

Clever Bakes for Better Health

Clever Bakes for Better Health

Mashed potato, spelt flour, polenta - these bakes are healthier than your average cake - but just as delicious!

Top 15 Christmas Cake Recipes

Top 15 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!

35 Showstopping Cakes

35 Showstopping Cakes

Celebrate the royal baby by serving up a stunning centrepiece cake