Classic cake

Classic cake recipes

28 Recipes

Old favourites and traditional bakes- take your pick from our timeless collection

Granny's Victoria sponge

4.82986

(72 ratings)

The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner, every bite brings a taste of nostalgia
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Coffee & walnut cake

4.133335

(15 ratings)

The classic combo is made extra sumptuous with mascarpone frosting - a traditional sponge for cake sales and parties
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle cake

4.689335

(1430 ratings)

It's difficult not to demolish this classic by Tana Ramsay in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Classic Victoria sandwich

4.664125

(361 ratings)

You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate marble cake

4.717555

(262 ratings)

Marble cake is a classic childhood cooking memory. Whether using lurid colours for a psychedelic finish, or just chocolate and vanilla, it's a teatime treat
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

4.7625

(240 ratings)

These zesty cupcakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but once you start you won't be able to stop
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Brilliant banana loaf

4.33283

(166 ratings)

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle-topped sponge, this cake is great for using up overripe fruit
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Little coffee cakes

4.8

(5 ratings)

These individual cupcakes with coffee frosting are easy to make and look great on a cake stand
  • 47 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate fudge cake

4.23095

(105 ratings)

You just can't beat a good chocolate cake, and this one is guaranteed to disappear as soon as you cut the first slice
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Pineapple upside-down cake

4.67265

(181 ratings)

Retro rocks. This classic pineapple upside-down cake makes a fun centre piece for afternoon tea and brings back many childhood memories.
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Dundee cake

4.666665

(12 ratings)

A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Peach Melba roulade

4.5

(2 ratings)

Follow our step-by-step guide to rolling the perfect peach, cream and raspberry sponge roulade or Swiss roll
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Madeira loaf cake

4.78261

(46 ratings)

A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry Bakewell cake

4.80299

(368 ratings)

This simple almondy cake is a great way of using up pick-your-own raspberries
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Apple crumble loaf

4.9

(25 ratings)

A rustic fruit crumble cake with raisins and spice and a crunchy nutty topping - a spin on a classic
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Sugar & spice rock cakes

4.32353

(17 ratings)

Traditional fruit buns with a robust texture and craggy surface - add your chosen dried fruit and spices
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Fruitcake with apricot butter icing

4

(1 rating)

This delicious light fruit sponge is packed with storecupboard staples like nuts and dried fruit, it's also budget-friendly...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Battenberg cake

4.82353

(17 ratings)

Sarah Cook's traditional Battenberg cake is a delicious project for an afternoon in the kitchen
  • 3 hours
  • Easy

Parkin

4.541665

(12 ratings)

A traditional sponge cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and ginger
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Fruity simnel squares

4.2

(15 ratings)

This easy twist on the classic fruit sponge makes plenty of squares - all decorated with marzipan eggs
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

4.657145

(35 ratings)

Adding a little fruit purée to your buttercream frosting gives you a berry flavour and vibrant colour atop your sponges
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Little lemon-tons

4.657895

(19 ratings)

Individual lemon sponge cakes with crunchy sugar topping that make a perfect addition to a tea stand
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

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