Bakes & cakes

Cakes, bakes, puddings and pies, fire up the oven and create a treat to remember...

This week, we're enjoying simple, seasonal bakes...

How to make healthier bakes


Give a healthy twist to your traditional bakes to make them delicious and nutritious.

Sugar-free baking


Looking for a natural alternative to sugar? Read up on our guide to sugar-free cakes and bakes.

Ruby's budget baking tips


Looking to make star bakes on a shoestring? Ruby Tandoh can help you make the most of a budget.

Cheap baking


Our collection of cakes and bakes you can make without breaking the bank.

Top Tip

At home, I regularly make crème patisserie along with loads of other custards. I like to use cornflour (although some people use plain flour) in my custards, usually at a ratio of 2 teaspoons of cornflour, to 1 egg yolk, to 90ml milk, to 20g caster sugar.

Calling all keen bakers!

We'd like to know what baking kit you find absolutely essential...