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Need inspiration for your bake sale? BBC Children in Need and Good Food have picked their top Pudsey-approved recipes – guaranteed to sell like hot cakes...


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  • Red velvet choc-cherry cupcakes

    Red velvet choc-cherry cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Very cherry chocolate sponges dotted with fruit and topped with creamy frosting - perfect for a cake sale

  • Blackberry & coconut squares

    Blackberry & coconut squares

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.157 ratings

    This lovely crumbly bake won the under-11s category of our 20th birthday cake competition

  • Lemon drizzle cake loaf on a pretty platter

    Lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.2580 ratings

    It's difficult not to demolish this classic lemon drizzle in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?

  • apple traybake with a pink bowl

    Dorset apple traybake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.357 ratings

    Simple-to-make apple cake that can be cut into bars or squares for a teatime treat

  • Iced fairy cakes

    Iced fairy cakes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.81 ratings

    Teach 8-14 year olds how to make fairy cakes and guarantee a fun kitchen activity

  • Easy chocolate cupcakes

    Easy chocolate cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.56 ratings

    These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life

  • Raspberry & apple crumble squares

    Raspberry & apple crumble squares

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.88 ratings

    A brilliant combination of two great puddings - sponge and crumble - try reader Bridie Bannon's fruity traybake

  • A pile of chocolate raspberry brownies on a board

    Best ever chocolate raspberry brownies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.246 ratings

    Squidgy and super moreish, these gorgeous foolproof fruity chocolate bakes will be snapped up in seconds

  • Little Louise cupcakes

    Little Louise cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.25 ratings

    These cupcakes bring sweet bursts of joy with every bite, perfect for a celebration or party

  • Pear & toffee muffins

    Pear & toffee muffins

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.35 ratings

    These gooey muffins are delicious warm when the toffee is still melty - you can reheat them in the microwave

  • Black velvet baby cakes

    Black velvet baby cakes

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.34 ratings

    These gorgeous Guinness puds are an indulgent treat - and perfect for St Patrick's Day on 17 March

  • Cranberry ripple cheese-cupcakes

    Cranberry ripple cheese-cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.12 ratings

    These one-portion puds have a sharp ripple of cranberry to cut through the sweetness

  • Vegan cupcakes with banana & peanut butter

    Vegan cupcakes with banana & peanut butter

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.23 ratings

    Employ some clever tricks to achieve a dairy-free bake. Egg-free mayonnaise, almond milk and margarine are the secrets to these vegan cupcakes

  • Fudgy chocolate squares

    Fudgy chocolate squares

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.10 ratings

    These deeply chocolatey squidgy sponge squares are gluten-free - try served as a dessert with ice cream

  • Blackcurrant bakewell

    Blackcurrant bakewell

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.21 ratings

    Baking doesn't have to be complicated – this simple fruity traybake is ready in 45 minutes

  • Peach Melba squares

    Peach Melba squares

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.82 ratings

    This traybake can be mixed together in no time and is simple to slice and transport

  • Sticky chocolate drop cakes

    Sticky chocolate drop cakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.78 ratings

    This easy-to-make bake will keep somewhere cool in an airtight tin for up to two days

  • Classic sponge sandwich

    Classic sponge sandwich

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.80 ratings

    Want to know how to make a sponge cake? This nostalgic Victoria cake will provide you with a versatile go-to version

  • Gooseberry & orange drizzle cake

    Gooseberry & orange drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.34 ratings

    Use up a garden glut in this simple and fruity adaptation of a classic - serve with custard for a winning pudding

  • Double chocolate loaf cake

    Double chocolate loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.295 ratings

    Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?

  • Caramel apple loaf cake

    Caramel apple loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.111 ratings

    Moist cake topped with a sticky, crunchy topping will keep your guests coming back for more


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