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.
Our most creative cake ideas

Our most creative cake ideas

Planning a party? Check out these showstopping sponges and bake up something special.
Black forest arctic roll

Black forest arctic roll

Make a retro pudding mash-up with our combination of gateau and classic arctic roll.
IPA treacle tart

IPA treacle tart

Add some zest to this revamped bake with a dash of pale ale and honeycomb shards.
Plum & marzipan pie

Plum & marzipan pie

Some simple pastry work makes this lattice plum pie look impressive – and it tastes great, too.
Boozy bake

Boozy bake

Find our ultimate boozy cakes and alcoholic treats in this sweet collection of stunners.

Top 5 traybakes

Raspberry & white chocolate traybake Recipe

Raspberry & white chocolate traybake

3.61905

(21 ratings)

Lemon drizzle slices Recipe

Lemon drizzle slices

5

(9 ratings)

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

Coconut chai traybake

3.94231

(13 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 5 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

(3 ratings)

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

4.886365

(11 ratings)

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