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Simple cakes, cupcakes, traybakes and biscuits.

Apple & walnut cake with treacle icing

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(27 ratings)
This easy all-in-one cake is perfect if you've got friends coming for coffee or afternoon tea
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy

Chocolate marble cake

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(239 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

Malty choc chip cookies

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(0 ratings)
Try these easy, chewy chocolate chip cookies with malted milk - pop in the biscuit tin or cookie jar for up to 5 days
25 minutes
Easy

Cherry Bakewell cake

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(164 ratings)
If you know someone who likes Bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake – it’s full of almond flavour and sandwiched with cherry jam
45 minutes
Easy

Easy apple fruit cake

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(63 ratings)
This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Double chocolate loaf cake

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(134 ratings)
Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Walnut, date & honey cake

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(55 ratings)
A tea-time treat - packed with sweet honey. A great way to use up those ripe bananas too
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy

Summer fruit drizzle cake

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(78 ratings)
Sarah Cook’s scrummy cake is really easy and versatile – use whatever fruit you like, and you’ll make it again and again
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Almond raisin cake with sherry

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(13 ratings)
Forget the tea and cake here and serve this with a glass of sherry. For the best result make this the day before so the flavours can infuse
45 minutes
Easy

Elderflower crunch cake

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(15 ratings)
Capture the essence of summer in this simple loaf cake with elderflower drizzle
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Coconut carrot slices

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(63 ratings)
If you’re looking for a treat for afternoon tea, or something to make for a cake sale, try this crunchy-topped traybake
50 minutes
Easy

Sticky chocolate drop cakes

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(56 ratings)
This easy-to-make bake will keep somewhere cool in an airtight tin for up to two days
45 minutes
Easy

Cappuccino cake

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(36 ratings)
Coffee mornings were made for this moreish cappuccino cake, and it's ready in under an hour
55 minutes
Easy

Cherry, choc & coconut tray bake

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(26 ratings)
Keep these five ingredients in your storecupboard so you can whip up a tasty traybake when friends drop by unexpectedly
30 minutes
Easy

Coffee cream & walnut cupcakes

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(33 ratings)
Retro favourite coffee and walnut cake in a cupcake version, with a choice of luxurious mascarpone topping or classic buttercream
30 minutes
Easy

Easy chocolate cupcakes

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(32 ratings)
These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life
40 minutes
Easy

Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

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(150 ratings)
If you like American-style cookies, you’ll love these pale, chewy delights. Plus, they can be baked from frozen
30 minutes
Easy

Orange, oat & sultana cookies

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(32 ratings)
Cookies don't have to be a guilty pleasure - these tasty treats from Leiths School of Food and Wine are superhealthy
50 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Shortbread

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(37 ratings)
This rich home-baked treat is a real crowd-pleaser
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Nutty chocolate crunch

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(17 ratings)
Turn all those nuts, biscuits and chocolate from Christmas into these delicious tiffin bites, great for gifts
25 minutes
Easy

Easy white bread

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(150 ratings)
A great recipe for an electric breadmaker - or do it the traditional way
2 hours and 50 minutes
Easy

Easy-bake bread

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(3 ratings)
Baking homemade bread needn't be difficult - this recipe is easy to follow
3 hours and 5 minutes
Easy

Lemon drizzle scones

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(2 ratings)
We've combined two of your favourite baking recipes to create one tea party treat - zingy lemon drizzle cake and traditional English scones
32 minutes
Easy

Lemon & ginger shortbread

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This zesty teatime shortbread from BBC Good Food reader Jo Foster has a beautiful crumbly texture, plus zingy lemon and warming ginger flavour
50 minutes
Easy

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