Butterfly cupcakes

Classic cake recipes

32 Recipes

Old favourites and traditional bakes- take your pick from our timeless collection

Butterfly cupcakes


(0 ratings)

These pretty cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion. The flavoured syrup help the cakes stay moist, so you can make them a day ahead and decorate the next day
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Cherry Bakewell cake


(197 ratings)

If you know someone who likes Bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake – it’s full of almond flavour and sandwiched with cherry jam
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle slices


(15 ratings)

A classic British cake from the Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood's lemon drizzle is a simple traybake, made extra special with feather icing...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Granny's Victoria sponge


(86 ratings)

The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner, every bite brings a taste of nostalgia
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Coffee & walnut cake


(21 ratings)

The classic combo is made extra sumptuous with mascarpone frosting - a traditional sponge for cake sales and parties
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle cake


(1570 ratings)

It's difficult not to demolish this classic by Tana Ramsay in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe


(411 ratings)

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

Chocolate marble cake


(292 ratings)

Marble cake is a classic childhood cooking memory. Whether using lurid colours for a psychedelic finish, or just chocolate and vanilla, it's a teatime treat...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes


(257 ratings)

These zesty cupcakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but once you start you won't be able to stop...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Ultimate chocolate cake


(1048 ratings)

Indulge yourself with this heavenly chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Brilliant banana loaf recipe


(312 ratings)

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen and is great for using up overripe bananas
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Little coffee cakes


(9 ratings)

These individual cupcakes with coffee frosting are easy to make and look great on a cake stand
  • 47 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate fudge cake


(111 ratings)

You just can't beat a good chocolate cake, and this one is guaranteed to disappear as soon as you cut the first slice
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Pineapple upside-down cake


(203 ratings)

Retro rocks. This classic pineapple upside-down cake makes a fun centre piece for afternoon tea and brings back many childhood memories.
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Dundee cake


(16 ratings)

A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Peach Melba roulade


(2 ratings)

Follow our step-by-step guide to rolling the perfect peach, cream and raspberry sponge roulade or Swiss roll
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Madeira loaf cake


(53 ratings)

A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry Bakewell cake


(414 ratings)

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

Apple crumble loaf


(28 ratings)

A rustic fruit crumble cake with raisins and spice and a crunchy nutty topping - a spin on a classic
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Rock cakes


(23 ratings)

Traditional fruit buns with a robust texture and craggy surface - add your chosen dried fruit and spices
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Fruitcake with apricot butter icing


(3 ratings)

This delicious light fruit sponge is packed with storecupboard staples like nuts and dried fruit, it's also budget-friendly...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Battenberg cake


(17 ratings)

Sarah Cook's traditional Battenberg cake is a delicious project for an afternoon in the kitchen
  • 3 hours
  • Easy