Honey & almond layer cake

Celebration cake recipes

30 Recipes

Show-stopping cakes for occasions.

Lemon & elderflower celebration cake

4.142855

(21 ratings)

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Honey & almond layer cake

4.75

(4 ratings)

April opts for the 'naked' style of decorating so the cake isn't swamped with icing, but instead delicately finished with candied almonds and Swiss meringue buttercream...
  • 3 hours
  • A challenge

Matcha mousse cake

4.5

(2 ratings)

A popular ingredient in Asian desserts, matcha powder is made from finely ground green tea leaves. This pretty cake with white chocolate glaze and cherries is a bit of a challenge but worth it
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • A challenge

Malted chocolate drip cake

5

(11 ratings)

This layered drip cake is smothered in cream cheese icing and drizzled with a dark chocolate ganache - a stunning centrepiece for a big occasion
  • 3 hours
  • A challenge

Pimm's cake

4.375

(8 ratings)

Yes, you read right, Pimm's in cake form. Smooth strawberry and lemon buttercream coupled with cucumber essence make this the ultimate taste of summer...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Summer party cake

5

(6 ratings)

This generous cake is big enough to feed a crowd and is a combination of all our favourite summer ingredients: strawberries, Victoria sponge, meringues, fresh cream, white chocolate and buttery shortbread
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Funfetti cake

4.17647

(17 ratings)

Perfect for a party, this rainbow-speckled cake screams 'celebrate'! Pipe creamy vanilla icing and scatter over sprinkles for a showstopping cake that adults and kids will love...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake

5

(9 ratings)

Eloise Shardlow creates a delicate, floral twist on the classic sponge cake. Dried rose petals, rose icing and raspberries make for a showstopping decoration
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Edd Kimber’s Bakewell ombre cake

5

(6 ratings)

Inspired by the classic Bakewell tart, the raspberry jam and almond flavours of this sandwich sponge complement the stunning pink graduated frosting
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • A challenge

Polka-dot strawberry cake

4.88889

(9 ratings)

Feeling ambitious enough to take on this showstopping bake? With its decorative sponge and fruit topping, it has real wow factor
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge

Orange & almond cupcakes

4

(6 ratings)

Delicate little cupcakes with almond buttercream icing- if you're feeling ambitious, follow our guide to creating an edible bouquet
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Raspberry red velvet cake

4.166665

(6 ratings)

Puréed fruit imparts much of the colouring in this rosy hued cake, that combines raspberries, cocoa and a good helping of cream cheese frosting
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Orange berry wedding cake

4.88889

(9 ratings)

A stunning cake that will impress everyone at your wedding. With a little practice this deliciously moist cake can easily be perfect. Don't be shy
  • 6 hours
  • A challenge

Peek-a-boo Battenberg cake

4.384615

(13 ratings)

A stunning rose and almond sponge in the distinctive checkered pattern, hidden in sweet marzipan icing
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • A challenge

Double-the-love chocolate cake

4.764705

(17 ratings)

A simple white chocolate buttercream looks great when it’s swirled over this gorgeous wedding cake – however roughly you do it
  • 3 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate tiramisu cake

4.5625

(16 ratings)

This creamy chocolate and coffee layer cake has real wow factor and is ideal for a celebration
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Raspberry spice cake

4.1875

(16 ratings)

A show-stopping layer cake of moist buttermilk sponge, jam, berries and cream cheese frosting - a real centrepiece
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Black Forest gateau

4.35294

(51 ratings)

Impress your guests with this chocolate cherry layered cream cake - a revamped version of a retro classic
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Passion cake

4.3

(10 ratings)

Bake Sarah Cook's scrumptious triple-layer cake for someone you love this Valentine's Day
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Simple elegance wedding cake

4.625

(8 ratings)

To make a three-tier wedding cake, all you need to do is multiply basic cake mixtures and icings, and take your time
  • 72 hours
  • A challenge

Chococcino cake

4.33871

(62 ratings)

We know you all love coffee cake as much as chocolate cake, so why not combine the two?
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Croquembouche

4.23077

(13 ratings)

For an alternative wedding cake, try croquembouche
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Summer celebration cake

5

(9 ratings)

This fruity cake is impressive but easy to make - perfect for birthdays or for dessert
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Wedding cake - rich dark chocolate cake

4.73729

(118 ratings)

This recipe makes the bottom layer of our three tier wedding cake or a simple delicious chocolate cake, perfect with a touch of cream
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

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