Bakes & cakes

Try our best ever bakes, including homemade bread, cakes, puddings and pies. Our triple-tested recipes range from super-easy to showstopper.
Bake because you can

Bake because you can

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How to make cheese scones

Bake a batch of these savoury scones and top with chutney or salad.
Top 10 easy cheesecake recipes

Top 10 easy cheesecake recipes

These tasty treats include decadent flavours like chocolate, vanilla and lemon.
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Top 10 foodie projects to try in lockdown

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How to make millionaire’s shortbread

Get in the zone and watch how to make millionaire’s shortbread with our step-by-step video.

Bread recipes

Sourdough bread Guide

What is sourdough?

Rye sourdough loaf in slices Recipe

Rye sourdough bread


(5 ratings)

This basic all-rye sourdough loaf has a deep malty flavour which works well...
White bread rolls whole and halved with butter Recipe

Easy bread rolls


(29 ratings)

Bake these simple white bread rolls for sandwiches, burger buns or to dunk in...
Toasted cumin flatbreads Recipe

Easy flatbread


(59 ratings)

A gluten-free bread recipe, ideal as a lunchtime snack with some dips
Slices of sourdough pizza next to a pizza cutter Recipe

Sourdough pizza


(5 ratings)

Make homemade sourdough pizza with a wonderfully chewy crust. Try our...
Pile of homemade naan breads on a chopping board Collection

Naan bread

Make our homemade naan breads from scratch and serve with your favourite curry...
Easy sourdough Recipe

Easy sourdough bread


(32 ratings)

Don't be daunted by making a sourdough bread starter at home - this easy...
Seeded wholemeal loaf Collection

Wholemeal bread

Bake a loaf with wholegrain flours, using wheat, rye or spelt flours or a blend...

Easy cake recipes

Funfetti layered cake with icing Guide

Our most cheerful cakes

Easy caramel cake served on a cake stand Recipe

Easy caramel cake


(25 ratings)

Need to make a celebration cake at short notice? This foolproof, showstopping...
Easy cornflake tart cut into slices and served with custard Recipe

Easy cornflake tart


(23 ratings)

Make this cornflake cake for a fabulously easy family dessert that uses simple...
Vanilla pound cake cut into slices Recipe

Easy pound cake


(9 ratings)

Bring a smile to your friends and family with a slice of our vanilla pound cake...
A cake stand serving a sponge cake filled with lemon curd and whipped cream Recipe

Sponge cake


(71 ratings)

Choose your favourite filling for this easy sponge cake – we've opted...
A chocolate birthday cake, with a slice removed, on a cake stand Recipe

Vegan birthday cake


(1 rating)

Bake a plant-based version of a chocolate fudge cake for a birthday party...
Carrot cake served on a cake stand Recipe

Easy carrot cake


(135 ratings)

Top this classic carrot cake with moreish cream cheese icing and chopped...
 Chocolate chip traybake cut into squares Recipe

Chocolate chip traybake


(14 ratings)

Bake these chocolate chip squares for the family. Easy to make, this traybake...
Keep a close eye on how much baking powder you add while baking. Particularly, when adding too much, you’ll find yourself with something that rises and falls quickly, and will dry out the cake.
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