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.
Our best baking recipes

Our best baking recipes

Bake up a storm with our selection of top cakes, cookies, tarts and plenty more.
Boozy cakes

Boozy cakes

Make brilliant boozy bakes with your favourite alcoholic tipple.
Creamy custard tarts

Creamy custard tarts

Make a classic custard tart or Portuguese-style pastel de nata for an impressive dessert.
Tear & share

Tear & share

Make these showstopping chelsea buns, pinwheels or flatbreads for your next party.
Easy biscuit recipes

Easy biscuit recipes

Whip up a batch of mouth-watering cookies or elegant shortbread for a hassle-free afternoon tea.

Top 5 cakes

Mojito cake served on a cake stand Recipe

Mojito cake


(9 ratings)

Mermaid cake with a slice cut out Recipe

Mermaid cake


(1 rating)

Create a cake with the wow factor with our colourful ombre mermaid. It's a...
Pimm's cake Recipe

Pimm's cake


(12 ratings)

Yes, you read right, Pimm's in cake form. Smooth strawberry and lemon...
Rainbow zebra cake served on a cake stand with candles Recipe

Rainbow zebra cake


(0 ratings)

Celebrate our 30th birthday with us – or your own special occasion...
Red velvet cake served on a cake stand Recipe

Red velvet cake


(54 ratings)

Bake a modern classic with this fabulous red velvet cake. With a light...

Top 5 biscuits

Chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits served with a coffee Recipe

Chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits


(15 ratings)

Ginger biscuits served on a wire tray Recipe

Ginger biscuits


(13 ratings)

Use fresh and ground ginger to make these moreish biscuits. They're perfect...
Double-dipped shortbread cookies on a wire rack Recipe

Double-dipped shortbread cookies


(1 rating)

What could be better than shortbread biscuits? Shortbread double-dipped in milk...
Vegan chocolate chip cookies served on a tray Recipe

Vegan chocolate chip cookies


(14 ratings)

Try our best ever vegan chocolate chip cookies. Non-vegans will be hard pressed...
Oat biscuits on a wire tray Recipe

Oat biscuits


(39 ratings)

Nothing beats homemade cookies – make these easy oat biscuits for a sweet...
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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