Butterfly cupcakes

Classic cake recipes

30 Recipes

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

Lemon drizzle slices

5

(2 ratings)

A classic British cake from the Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood's lemon drizzle is a simple traybake, made extra special with feather icing...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Butterfly cupcakes

0

(0 ratings)

These pretty cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion. The flavoured syrup help the cakes stay moist, so you can make them a day ahead and decorate the next day
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Granny's Victoria sponge

4.783785

(74 ratings)

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

Coffee & walnut cake

4.1875

(16 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

4.689965

(1445 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

4.60366

(369 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

4.71496

(264 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

4.763485

(241 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

4.31528

(180 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

4.67623

(183 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

4.787235

(47 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

4.80615

(374 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

4.36111

(18 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

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