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Malted chocolate drizzle & honeycomb cake

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Entering a baking competition and want a challenge? Discover our showstopping collection of delicious cakes, tortes and traybakes to wow the crowd.

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  • Malted chocolate drizzle & honeycomb cake

    Chocolate drip cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.19 ratings

    This malted drip cake is smothered in cream cheese icing and drizzled with a dark chocolate ganache – a stunning multi-layered centrepiece for a big occasion

  • A gin & tonic cake on a cake stand, garnished with cucumber ribbons

    Gin & tonic cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.32 ratings

    Fan of gin & tonic? What could be better than your favourite tipple in cake form? A fabulous showstopper for afternoon tea or a summer celebration

  • Toffee apple cake

    Toffee apple cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 ratings

    This showstopping bake is a celebration of classic apple desserts with spiced sponge, vanilla icing and a sticky caramel apple filling

  • Polka-dot strawberry cake

    Polka-dot strawberry cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    Feeling ambitious enough to take on this showstopping bake? With its decorative sponge and fruit topping, it has real wow factor

  • Chocolate & caramel layer cake

    Chocolate & caramel ombre cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.112 ratings

    For the ultimate indulgence look no further than Sarah Cook's four-layered chocolate-caramel extravaganza

  • Vanilla cupcake bouquet

    Vanilla cupcake bouquet

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    This stunning edible bouquet takes a little time to prepare but the results are jaw-dropping. If you're looking for a Mother's Day showstopper, this is it!

  • Gravity-defying sweetie cake

    Gravity-defying sweetie cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.43 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

  • English rose cake

    English rose cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.12 ratings

    A stunning floral layer cake, flavoured with rosewater and layered up with vanilla cream, raspberry icing and crystallised petals

  • Mermaid cake with a slice cut out

    Mermaid cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Create a cake with the wow factor with our colourful ombre mermaid. It's a baking challenge but makes a magical party cake for kids and grown-ups alike

  • A silver plate serving blackberry baba with spiced cream

    Blackberry baba with spiced cream

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Take a fruity sponge cake to the next level with this fabulous blackberry baba. It makes the perfect centerpiece dessert for any dinner table

  • Morello cherry & almond traybake

    Morello cherry & almond traybake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    This fruity cake uses ground rice and almond extract for a cheaper bake - perfect for a cake sale or as a teatime treat

  • Jaffa drizzle loaf

    Jaffa drizzle loaf

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.172 ratings

    If you like Jaffa Cakes, you’ll love the moist, fruity cake. It will keep for a week, but it’s unlikely to last that long

  • White & dark chocolate cake

    White & dark chocolate cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.57 ratings

    For big celebrations this cake is a must, four layers of moist sponge, lashings of chocolate ganache and the crunch of Maltesers

  • Glamorous fairy cakes

    Glamorous fairy cakes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.46 ratings

    A retro twist to a childhood favourite - learn how to make fairy cakes then decorate for any occasion

  • Plum, hazelnut & chocolate cake

    Plum, hazelnut & chocolate cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.53 ratings

    Plums, chocolate and hazelnut - this is a cake that really celebrates the season. Enjoy a slice with your mid-morning coffee or serve it warm for dessert

  • Decadent chocolate truffle torte

    Decadent chocolate truffle torte

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.60 ratings

    Create a mouthwatering chocolate truffle torte - and there's no cooking necessary!

  • Orange & white chocolate sponge

    Orange & white chocolate sponge

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.157 ratings

    A stunning cake that will fast become a failsafe option for any event

  • Cookies & cream party cake

    Cookies & cream party cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.71 ratings

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

  • Apricot & raspberry buckle

    Apricot & raspberry buckle

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.29 ratings

    Apricots and raspberries are really good partners, and are especially good baked into this soft vanilla cake with cinnamon crumble

  • Louise Read's Coffee crunch cake

    Louise Read's Coffee crunch cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.37 ratings

    This recipe pairs a nutty meringue with coffee-flavoured Victoria sponge. No wonder it made it into the top three in our 20th birthday cake competition

  • Chocolate drizzle & truffle torte

    Chocolate drizzle & truffle torte

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Rich, decadent and utterly delicious - this classic recipe never fails to impress

  • A cake stand serving angel cake with meringue icing & strawberry ganache on top and gold streamers strewn around

    Angel cake with meringue icing & strawberry ganache

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make this showstopper to wow at any celebration. The mix of meringue icing with strawberry and white chocolate ganache makes it a perfect summer dessert

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