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81 Recipes

Discover our selection of all-time favourite bakes. Whether you fancy making bread, brownies, cookies, cakes or tarts, we've got the perfect recipe for every occasion.

Triple chocolate & peanut butter layer cake


(12 ratings)

Make a showstopping cake this Easter. Top chocolate sponge with peanut butter frosting, ganache drip, pretzel bark and chocolate eggs for a divine dessert
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Brilliant banana loaf


(1190 ratings)

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen and is great for using up overripe bananas
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Vintage chocolate chip cookies


(785 ratings)

An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for soft biscuits with a squidgy middle that will impress family and friends. Make plenty as they're sure to be a hit...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Bakewell tart


(10 ratings)

Who doesn’t love a bakewell tart packed with raspberries and almonds? Serve the classic English dessert with a dollop of cream or warm custard...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Best ever chocolate brownies recipe


(1793 ratings)

A foolproof brownie recipe for a squidgy chocolate bake. Watch our recipe video to help you get a perfect traybake every time.
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Iced buns with cream & jam


(5 ratings)

Make our iced buns for an afternoon tea party or bake sale. Learn how to pipe cream and shape dough using our step-by-step guide to make these extra special
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Tropical upside-down cake


(1 rating)

Update the retro upside-down cake with the sunny flavours of coconut, lime and a splash of coconut rum – it gives the cake a glorious boozy edge...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rhubarb & custard sandwich biscuits


(6 ratings)

Combine two retro treats in one delicious bite. These rhubarb and custard biscuits have a jammy centre, to bring a touch of nostalgia to an afternoon tea or bake sale
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Red velvet cupcakes


(19 ratings)

Bake a batch of red velvet cupcakes as a treat. With chocolate sponge and a cream cheese topping, they're perfect for elevenses served with a cuppa...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & raspberry birthday layer cake


(26 ratings)

Who could resist our chocolate and raspberry cake? Like a Victoria sponge but better, try budget-friendly frozen raspberries for the cream
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky toffee banana bread


(11 ratings)

Use up overripe bananas to make this sticky toffee banana loaf. It’s even more indulgent with the toffee sauce and nut brittle...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe


(759 ratings)

The perfect party cake, a Victoria sponge is a traditional bake everyone will love. Makes an easy wedding cake too
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry honey flapjacks


(55 ratings)

Make these easy raspberry honey flapjacks using just five ingredients. Serve with a cuppa for a perfect mid-morning pick-me-up, or freeze for a later date
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Doughnut muffins


(131 ratings)

These individual sugar-dipped cupcakes are baked not fried but taste just as delicious and are best straight from the oven
  • 38 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate muffins


(104 ratings)

Make chocolate muffins as a weekend baking project with the kids. They're perfect with a cuppa, and you can double up on the chocolate by adding choc chips, if you want...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Millionaire's chocolate tart


(59 ratings)

A dinner party version of teatime favourite, millionaire's shortbread. It's not too bitter, so the kids will love it too...
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Spiced honey drizzle cake


(21 ratings)

Enjoy this fabulous honey cake made with mixed spice and ginger and a lovely honey butter drizzle topping. It's ideal for afternoon tea or elevenses...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy-bake bread


(33 ratings)

Baking homemade bread needn't be difficult - this recipe is easy to follow
  • 3 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Cardamom buns


(16 ratings)

This spiced Swedish bun has an intense floral perfume from cardamom seeds, which works its way into the dough during cooking
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Raspberry bakewell cake


(596 ratings)

This simple almondy cake is a great way of using up pick-your-own raspberries
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Carrot cake


(1092 ratings)

Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this easy carrot cake. You can bake the cake, freeze it and just drizzle over the icing on the day
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes


(304 ratings)

These zesty cupcakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but once you start you won't be able to stop...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort


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