Bakes & cakes

Try BBC Good Food's best-ever bakes, including cakes, pastries, puddings and pies. Our triple-tested recipes range from super easy to showstopper.
How to make mug cakes

How to make mug cakes

Got a craving for something sweet but can't be bothered to bake? Try a magnificent mug cake.
How to make healthier bakes

How to make healthier bakes

Give a healthy twist to your traditional bakes to make them delicious and nutritious.
Sugar-free baking

Sugar-free baking

Looking for a natural alternative to sugar? Read up on our guide to sugar-free cakes and bakes.
Ruby's budget baking tips

Ruby's budget baking tips

Looking to make star bakes on a shoestring? Ruby Tandoh can help you make the most of a budget.
Cheap baking

Cheap baking

Our collection of cakes and bakes you can make without breaking the bank.

Top five traybakes

Tropical rocky road Recipe

Tropical rocky road

5

(1 rating)

Lemon drizzle slices Recipe

Lemon drizzle slices

5

(7 ratings)

A classic British cake from the Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood's lemon...
Coconut chai traybake Recipe

Coconut chai traybake

4

(10 ratings)

This simple traybake is inspired by one of our favourite brews - chai. Spiced...
Chilli chocolate & black bean brownies Recipe

Chilli chocolate & black bean brownies

4.375

(4 ratings)

Black beans replace the flour in these gluten-free, fudgy and intensely...
Maracuja (Passion fruit mousse traybake) Recipe

Maracuja (Passion fruit mousse traybake)

5

(3 ratings)

We've turned this tangy Brazilian mousse pudding into a traybake cheesecake...

Top five bread recipes

Seeded wholemeal soda bread Recipe

Seeded wholemeal soda bread

3.958335

(6 ratings)

No-knead grape & rosemary focaccia Recipe

No-knead grape & rosemary focaccia

5

(1 rating)

With this easy bread, there's no need to knead. The slow rise allows the...
Cloud bread Recipe

Cloud bread

2.5

(7 ratings)

Light and fluffy, this bread substitute lives up to its name. Use it as a low-...
Sourdough bread Recipe

Sourdough bread

2.5

(2 ratings)

Making a sourdough starter from scratch couldn't be simpler with our step-by-...
Courgette & cheddar soda bread Recipe

Courgette & cheddar soda bread

4.82143

(7 ratings)

This simple loaf is easy to make but big on flavour and texture, with mature...

Top Tip

At home, I regularly make crème patisserie along with loads of other custards. I like to use cornflour (although some people use plain flour) in my custards, usually at a ratio of 2 teaspoons of cornflour, to 1 egg yolk, to 90ml milk, to 20g caster sugar.