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Retro cake recipes

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Freshly baked traditional treats.

Pineapple & cherry upside-down sandwich cake

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(7 ratings)
This nostalgic sponge layer-cake is a trip down memory lane, fit for any afternoon tea party - fill generously with jam and vanilla cream
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Lemon & lavender fondant fancies

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(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 minutes
For the keen cook

Jam roly-poly

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(24 ratings)
This jam roly-poly is simple to make, comforting and sure to bring back memories of traditional school dinners
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Sugar & spice rock cakes

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

Chocolate orange marble cake

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(11 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 minutes
Easy

Dundee cake

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

Battenberg cake

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

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

Eccles cake

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(8 ratings)
A new take on the traditional pastry, this cake will go down well on any occasion
2 hours and 5 minutes
Easy

Cherry oat squares with chocolate drizzle

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(28 ratings)
Flapjacks use up storecupboard spares and these chewy, oaty, fruity bars topped with chocolate will always go down a storm
45 minutes
Easy

Apple crumble loaf

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(15 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

Cherry & almond tarts

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(5 ratings)
These mini Bakewell bites combine pastry and cake are designed for making in batches and cooking from frozen
55 minutes
Easy

Granny's Victoria sponge

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(62 ratings)
The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner, every bite brings a taste of nostalgia
40 minutes
Easy

Date & ginger malt loaf

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(2 ratings)
A dark, sticky and lightly spiced cake that merges Jamaican ginger cake with sticky toffee pudding and malt loaf
1 hour and 45 minutes
Easy

Eton mess scones

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(1 ratings)
Take the classic strawberry, clotted cream and meringue combo and serve it on easy-to-make scones- irresistible
35 minutes
Easy

Sticky toffee puddings

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(9 ratings)
MasterChef's Gregg Wallace shares his sumptuous recipe for the classic sticky toffee pudding
45 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

Boozy coffee & walnut cake

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(34 ratings)
Boozy coffee and walnut cake is the perfect party sponge- serve at afternoon tea, cake sales and birthdays
30 minutes
Easy

Bread pudding

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(67 ratings)
This simple bake is lovely with tea, or custard or ice cream for dessert
2 hours
Easy

Banbury cakes

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(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

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(95 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 minutes
Easy

Pineapple upside-down cake

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(162 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

Apricot & almond Chelsea buns

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(8 ratings)
Escape to the kitchen this weekend and make these gorgeous glazed teatime buns
2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderately easy

Raspberry Bakewell cake

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

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