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Discover the most popular culinary creations of our senior food editor, Cassie Best, including an indulgent chocolate cake and crispy chilli beef.

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  • Gravity-defying sweetie cake

    Gravity-defying sweetie cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.44 ratings

    Anti-gravity cakes are this year's must-have trend for birthdays or parties - this stunning Smartie cake will delight kids and grown-ups alike

  • Lemony lamb meatballs

    Lemony lamb meatballs

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    These fragrant lamb meatballs are great for entertaining on a budget. Serve as part of a meze-style feast with flatbreads, a grain salad and dips

  • Fish & chip pie

    Fish & chip pie

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.10 ratings

    Hearty homemade pie meets a traditional British takeaway for a doubly satisfying family supper for those evenings when only comfort food will do

  • Thai pork & peanut curry

    Thai pork & peanut curry

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.308 ratings

    Use fragrant hot red curry paste as the base to this coconut curry dish with baby sweetcorn, coriander and soy

  • Rhubarb, marzipan & citrus cake

    Rhubarb, marzipan & citrus cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratings

    This rhubarb sponge with orange and lemon zest can be served warm with a dollop of crème fraîche or cool as a cake - a spring dessert or afternoon tea treat

  • Crispy chilli beef in a bowl with chopsticks

    Crispy chilli beef

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.355 ratings

    Ditch the takeaway and whip up this Chinese flash-fried steak with a sweet gingery sauce and red peppers

  • Spanish meatball & butter bean stew

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.212 ratings

    This hearty one-pot is full of Mediterranean flavour, with pork, red onion, peppers and smoked paprika - an impressive 4 of your 5 a day

  • Cardamom butter chicken

    Cardamom butter chicken

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.85 ratings

    A homemade curry to rival your favourite Indian takeaway - a rich blend of spices mixed with creamy ghee

  • Cookies & cream party cake

    Cookies & cream party cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.72 ratings

    Stack up our best ever chocolate sponges and smother in an Oreo biscuit icing to make this towering celebration cake

  • Chunky butternut mulligatawny

    Chunky butternut mulligatawny

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.77 ratings

    This spicy soup with basmati rice and apples is chunky, warming and wholesome - plus its low in fat and calories to boot.

  • Blueberry swirl cheesecake

    Blueberry swirl cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.62 ratings

    The creamy, sweet texture of this baked vanilla pudding is complemented by a vibrant fruit sauce

  • Chicken, squash & pesto lasagne

    Chicken, squash & pesto lasagne

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.106 ratings

    This alternative pasta bake is great for making in batches- assemble the layers of mascapone, chicken, basil and butternut then freeze or bake

  • Chicken mole with coriander rice

    Chicken mole with coriander rice

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.67 ratings

    If you're a fan of chilli con carne, you'll love this dark, sweet and spicy South American stew with ancho, ground nuts and chocolate

  • Coconut & squash dhansak

    Coconut & squash dhansak

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.284 ratings

    This quick and easy vegetarian curry is perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner – with butternut squash, coconut milk, lentils and spinach

  • Feelgood flapjacks

    Feelgood flapjacks

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.109 ratings

    These healthier oat bars use bananas and apple to bind the mixture, so you can cut down on the fat and sugar

  • Venetian duck ragu

    Venetian duck ragu

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.99 ratings

    Cinnamon adds complexity to this slow-cooked pasta sauce, which goes perfectly with large tubular paccheri pasta, or ribbons of pappardelle

  • Mango chicken, bean & rice bake

    Mango chicken, bean & rice bake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.78 ratings

    Drumsticks are ideal for an all-in-one traybake - the rice, beans and spicy seasoning make it a little like Caribbean jerk chicken

  • Breakfast muffins

    Breakfast muffins

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.111 ratings

    Make muffins healthier with mashed banana and apple sauce for natural sweetness, plus blueberries and seeds for an extra nutritious hit

  • Greek lamb & macaroni bake

    Greek lamb & macaroni bake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.77 ratings

    A cross between moussaka and macaroni cheese, this thrifty Mediterranean pasta bake makes for a hearty meal

  • Pomegranate chicken with almond couscous

    Pomegranate chicken with almond couscous

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.150 ratings

    Jazz up chicken breasts in this fruity, sweetly spiced sauce with pomegranate seeds, toasted almonds and tagine paste

  • Smoky pork & black bean tacos

    Smoky pork & black bean tacos

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.51 ratings

    Mexican pork chilli with a smoky barbecued flavour, served in crispy tortilla shells with ripe avocado

  • Peanut butter cookies

    Peanut butter cookies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.252 ratings

    With just three ingredients, these simple peanut butter cookies will delight kids and grown-ups alike – and they're gluten-free, too

  • Sausage & mushroom pot pies

    Sausage & mushroom pot pies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.28 ratings

    A thrifty dish of pork meatballs with crispy ciabatta topping and a mustard, crème fraîche sauce

  • Sweet jacket potato with piri-piri prawns

    Sweet jacket potato with piri-piri prawns

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.34 ratings

    Treat yourself to a special solo supper of spiced shellfish, sweet red peppers and paprika mayonnaise on a baked potato

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