Bakes & cakes

Try BBC Good Food's best ever bakes, including homemade bread, cakes, puddings and pies. Our triple-tested recipes range from super-easy to showstopper.
Best ever boozy cake recipes

Best ever boozy cake recipes

Try a fresh gin and tonic sponge or an extra-special prosecco cake for your next party.
Easy biscuit recipes

Easy biscuit recipes

Whip up a batch of mouth-watering cookies or elegant shortbread for an afternoon tea feast.
Our ultimate traybake collection

Our ultimate traybake collection

Our simple traybakes are perfect for feeding a crowd with a whole host of sweet treats.
Our most creative cake ideas

Our most creative cake ideas

Serve up something extra special from our selection of showstopping cakes.
The best fairy cake recipes for kids

The best fairy cake recipes for kids

Get the kids in the kitchen creating their own picture-perfect fairy cakes.

Top 5 cakes

Chocolate cake with decorations and sprinkles Recipe

Chocolate traybake


(1 rating)

Mocha & hazelnut cake served on a cake stand Recipe

Mocha & hazelnut cake


(5 ratings)

Combine the holy trinity of chocolate, coffee and hazelnut for a blissfully...
Carrot cake served on a cake stand Recipe

Easy carrot cake


(24 ratings)

Top this classic carrot cake with moreish cream cheese icing and chopped...
Lemon drizzle slices Recipe

Lemon drizzle slices


(40 ratings)

A classic British cake from the Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood's lemon...
Butterfly cupcakes Recipe

Butterfly cupcakes


(0 ratings)

These pretty cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion. The flavoured syrup...

Top 5 biscuits

Easy chocolate biscuits Recipe

Easy chocolate biscuits


(18 ratings)

A saffron, pistachio & white chocolate cookie Recipe

Saffron, pistachio & white chocolate cookies


(0 ratings)

Add saffron to your cookie dough and you'll be bang on trend. Pistachio and...
Iced biscuits alongside icing pens Recipe

Simple iced biscuits


(2 ratings)

Make these sweet iced letters and numbers with your kids during school holidays...
A chopping board with chocolate peanut butter shortbread sandwiches on top and a glass of milk Recipe

Chocolate peanut butter shortbread sandwiches


(8 ratings)

If you love peanut butter, what could be better than peanut buttercream...
White chocolate & pretzel cookie on baking paper Recipe

White chocolate & pretzel cookies


(1 rating)

Bake our easy cookies and combine sweet white chocolate with salty pretzels for...
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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