Top 10 most popular cake recipes
Find out which cakes rank the highest on bbcgoodfood.com. These top-rated creations are perfect for birthdays, afternoon teas and weddings
To find out, we delved into our website stats to discover a hit-list of 10 brilliant cake recipes for you to enjoy. Each has been visited thousands of times and rated highly by the bbcgoodfood.com community. Which one will you make? Don’t forget to register for a My Good Food account so you can save the recipes for a later date – you can organise them into your own collections for easy access.
We can all agree that a slice of cake with a cup of tea is one of life's greatest pleasures – for more delicious sweet treats check out our showstopping cake recipes, birthday cakes and wedding cakes.
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10. Ginger cake
In 10th place is our moist and sticky ginger cake, drizzled in a zingy lemon icing to balance the warming ginger notes in the sponge. A slice of this beauty will go down a treat at afternoon tea.
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Who can say no to a slice of marble cake? This easy recipe features a classic chocolate and vanilla marbled design, a certified teatime winner.
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Transport yourself to a busy New York diner with this authentic creamy dessert. With its classic creamy flavour and buttery biscuit base, this easy cheesecake makes an ideal family dessert for the weekend.
This light and crumbly bakewell cake makes brilliant use of raspberries, so it's a perfect bake for the summer months. You could substitute the raspberries for blueberries, or do a mix of both.
Browse our bakewell tart recipes for more almond-flavoured bakes.
Our fourth place goes to a quintessentially British and crowdpleasing party cake: the humble Victoria sponge. Expect a lighter-than-air, fluffy sponge combined with strawberry jam and cream, finished with a dusting of sugar. Best enjoyed with a pot of tea.
Discover more creative ways with victoria sponge with our collection of victoria sponge recipes.
3. Carrot cake
It's no surprise to see this made the top three – we're a nation of carrot cake lovers after all! The good news is that this recipe is easy to follow, can be made ahead, and can be frozen too, making it perfect for birthdays, afternoon teas and general celebrations – just remember to drizzle over the zesty icing on the day.
Perfectly moist, rich and fudgy, just the sight of this chocolate cake is enough to make you salivate. And according to its impressive star rating count, it's just as good to taste. Perfect for a chocolate lover's birthday, it's the ultimate indulgent treat.
Coming in at number one is this classic lemon drizzle, a bake perfect for all manner of occasions and all year round. With a whopping 2750+ star ratings, be sure to check the comments out to see how community members have adapted the recipe too.