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 flapjack recipes

Best ever flapjack recipes

Make a batch of feel-good flapjacks for an afternoon treat or bake sale.
Puff pastry recipe ideas

Puff pastry recipe ideas

Bake delicious sweet and savoury pies, tarts and canapés using shop-bought puff pastry.
Cheap baking

Cheap baking

Baking needn't break the bank. Our thrifty cookies and cakes make the most of simple ingredients.

Next level Marmite pizza bread

Top your pizza with Marmite for a game-changing flavour boost that's sure to convert any doubters.
Challenging cake recipes

Challenging cake recipes

Create a showstopping sponge for a birthday, baking competition or dinner party centrepiece.

Top 5 cakes

A salted caramel pear cake with rosemary on a cake stand Recipe

Salted caramel pear cake


(3 ratings)

Cherry Bakewell cake Recipe

Cherry Bakewell cake


(206 ratings)

If you know someone who likes Bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake...
Peek-a-boo Battenberg cake Recipe

Peek-a-boo Battenberg cake


(13 ratings)

A stunning rose and almond sponge in the distinctive checkered pattern, hidden...
Chocolate, orange & hazelnut cake Recipe

Chocolate, orange & hazelnut cake


(12 ratings)

You'd never guess that this spectacular dessert is dairy-free, decorated...
John Whaite's Chocolate chiffon cake with salted caramel butter cream Recipe

John Whaite's Chocolate chiffon cake with salted caramel butter cream


(18 ratings)

Give this celebration sponge a showstopping finish by piping spikes of ganache...

Top 5 treats

Banana muffins served on a wire tray Recipe

Banana muffins


(10 ratings)

Brownies with a crushed cookie topping on a serving tray Recipe

Vegan cookies & cream brownies


(5 ratings)

Bake indulgent vegan brownies with a crumbled cookie topping. They're easy...
Easy chocolate biscuits Recipe

Easy chocolate biscuits


(13 ratings)

Try this basic recipe for fail-safe biscuits every time. Make a batch of...
Healthier flapjacks Recipe

Healthier flapjacks


(17 ratings)

A healthier version of traditional fruit and nut bars that are packed with...
Peanut butter jelly cookie on greaseproof paper Recipe

Peanut butter jelly cookies


(2 ratings)

Enjoy the classic American combo of peanut butter and 'jelly' in a...
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 end up drying out the cake.
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