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Retro cake recipes

33 Recipes

Freshly baked traditional treats.

Classic Arctic roll

5

(1 rating)

Follow our step-by-step guide to this retro frozen dessert of vanilla ice cream wrapped in a light sponge cake, with homemade strawberry jam
  • 55 mins
  • More effort

Glamorous fairy cakes

4.809525

(42 ratings)

A retro twist to a childhood favourite - learn how to make fairy cakes then decorate for any occasion
  • 55 mins
  • More effort

Lemon & lavender fondant fancies

5

(3 ratings)

Elegant sponge squares that are petite and pretty as a picture - impress with light flavours and silky butter icing
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • A challenge

Jam roly-poly

4.814815

(27 ratings)

This jam roly-poly is simple to make, comforting and sure to bring back memories of traditional school dinners
  • 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

Chocolate orange marble cake

4.59091

(22 ratings)

For a deliciously nostalgic cake, combine a classic flavour combination of orange and chocolate in this retro two-tone bake
  • 1 hour and 10 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

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

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

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

Eccles cake

4.363635

(11 ratings)

A new take on the traditional pastry, this cake will go down well on any occasion
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • 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

Cherry & almond tarts

4.714285

(7 ratings)

These mini Bakewell bites combine pastry and cake are designed for making in batches and cooking from frozen
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

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

Date & ginger malt loaf

4.625

(6 ratings)

A dark, sticky and lightly spiced cake that merges Jamaican ginger cake with sticky toffee pudding and malt loaf
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Eton mess scones

4

(1 rating)

Take the classic strawberry, clotted cream and meringue combo and serve it on easy-to-make scones- irresistible
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Sticky toffee puddings

4.416665

(15 ratings)

MasterChef's Gregg Wallace shares his sumptuous recipe for the classic sticky toffee pudding
  • 45 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

Boozy coffee & walnut cake

4.525

(40 ratings)

Boozy coffee and walnut cake is the perfect party sponge- serve at afternoon tea, cake sales and birthdays
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Bread pudding

4.796295

(81 ratings)

This simple bake is lovely with tea, or custard or ice cream for dessert
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Banbury cakes

4

(2 ratings)

The Banbury cake reigns in the Midlands. Try this quick recipe for a teatime treat, lovely with a cup of Earl Grey
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Fruity teacake

4.64423

(104 ratings)

Perfect with a reviving cuppa, this cake is a keeper and will happily sit in a tin for a week or so
  • 1 hour and 15 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

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