Chocolate cake topped with chocolate shards and eggs

Baking 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.

13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 45 mins
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Vegetarian
1,310 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen. It's great for using up overripe bananas, too.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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868 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1,930 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
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201 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A simple but very impressive pud, light enough to have a slice to finish a big meal

50 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
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Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in these moreish Belgian buns as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea. They're filled with lemon curd and topped with icing and a glacé cherry

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
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Vegetarian
25 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Use up overripe bananas to make this sticky toffee banana loaf. It’s even more indulgent with the toffee sauce and nut brittle

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
821 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
63 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
328 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Try this moist and gooey stem ginger cake

1 hr
Easy
138 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

38 mins
Easy
118 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

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
1,060 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

You can have a batch of scones on the table in 20 minutes with Jane Hornby's storecupboard recipe, perfect for unexpected guests

15 mins
Easy
59 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs
More effort
27 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Baking homemade bread needn't be difficult – this recipe is easy to follow

3 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This spiced Swedish bun has an intense floral perfume from cardamom seeds, which works its way into the dough during cooking

1 hr and 5 mins
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627 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
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