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Coffee & walnut cake

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(8 ratings)
The classic combo is made extra sumptuous with mascarpone frosting - a traditional sponge for cake sales and parties
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Lemon drizzle cake

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(1306 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

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(319 ratings)
You can't go wrong with this perfect party cake - full of spongey goodness. Makes a super-simple wedding cake, too
30 minutes
Easy

Carrot cake with cinnamon frosting

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(84 ratings)
Who can resist a slice of moist, frosting-topped carrot cake with a warming cuppa?
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Chocolate marble cake

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(232 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

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(224 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
Moderately easy

Brilliant banana loaf

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(76 ratings)
A cross between banana bread and a drizzle-topped sponge, this cake is great for using up overripe fruit
45 minutes
Easy

Little coffee cakes

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(4 ratings)
These individual cupcakes with coffee frosting are easy to make and look great on a cake stand
47 minutes
Easy

Chocolate fudge cake

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(94 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 minutes
Easy

Best-ever chocolate raspberry brownies

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(69 ratings)
Squidgy and super moreish, these gorgeous foolproof fruity chocolate bakes will be snapped up in seconds
50 minutes
Easy

Pineapple upside-down cake

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(167 ratings)
Retro rocks. This classic pineapple upside-down cake makes a fun centre piece for afternoon tea and brings back many childhood memories.
55 minutes
Easy

Dundee cake

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(7 ratings)
A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze
2 hours and 20 minutes
Easy

Peach Melba roulade

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(2 ratings)
Follow our step-by-step guide to rolling the perfect peach, cream and raspberry sponge roulade or Swiss roll
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Madeira loaf cake

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(28 ratings)
A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Raspberry Bakewell cake

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(338 ratings)
This simple almondy cake is a great way of using up pick-your-own raspberries
1 hour
Easy

Apple crumble loaf

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(20 ratings)
A rustic fruit crumble cake with raisins and spice and a crunchy nutty topping - a spin on a classic
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Sugar & spice rock cakes

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(11 ratings)
Traditional fruit buns with a robust texture and craggy surface - add your chosen dried fruit and spices
40 minutes
Easy

Fruitcake with apricot butter icing

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

Battenberg cake

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

Parkin

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(6 ratings)
A traditional sponge cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and ginger
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Fruity simnel squares

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(15 ratings)
This easy twist on the classic fruit sponge makes plenty of squares - all decorated with marzipan eggs
1 hour and 40 minutes
Easy

Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

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(28 ratings)
Adding a little fruit purée to your buttercream frosting gives you a berry flavour and vibrant colour atop your sponges
45 minutes
Easy

Little lemon-tons

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(19 ratings)
Individual lemon sponge cakes with crunchy sugar topping that make a perfect addition to a tea stand
55 minutes
Easy

Apricot & almond fruitcake

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(4 ratings)
This bake is lighter than the traditional rich fruitcake and is a blank canvas to ice and decorate as you wish
1 hour and 55 minutes
Easy

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