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Old favourites, traditional bakes and new flavours – take your pick from our timeless collection of layered, fruit and the most irresistible chocolate cakes.

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  • Lemon layer cake with soft cheese icing on a cake stand

    Easy lemon layer cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.27 ratings

    Indulge in a slice of lemon cake for afternoon tea. With lovely light sponge layers, a citrus zing offsets the rich and creamy soft cheese icing

  • Carrot cake served on a white cake stand

    Easy carrot cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.359 ratings

    Top this classic carrot cake with moreish icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day.

  • Victoria sponge cake on a plate with a slice cut out

    Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.988 ratings

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

  • Next level carrot cake with the first slice cut away

    Classic carrot cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Perfect a classic with our next level carrot cake recipe. It's been meticulously tested so you can bake the best version of this traditional cake

  • Elderflower & lemon celebration cake served on a cake stand and decorated with fresh flowers

    Lemon & elderflower celebration cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.78 ratings

    Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday

  • Mini Victoria sponges on a cake stand

    Mini victoria sponges

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make these bite-sized victoria sponges for a special afternoon tea or birthday celebration. Choose your favourite jam for the filling, then add whipped cream

  • Vegan simnel cake on a cake stand

    Vegan simnel cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make a vegan-friendly version of a classic simnel cake this Easter so everyone can enjoy a treat. Use a kitchen blowtorch to easily achieve that signature burnished look on the marzipan

  • Blackberry & orange cake on a platter

    Blackberry & orange cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.18 ratings

    Try a twist on layered sponge cake with blackberries, zesty oranges and marmalade in place of your usual filling. Pipe the topping for a professional look

  • A chocolate birthday cake, with a slice removed, on a cake stand

    Vegan birthday cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.16 ratings

    Bake a plant-based version of a chocolate fudge cake for a birthday party. Everyone can enjoy it, including guests who have a dairy intolerance or egg allergies

  • Citrus, almond & yogurt cake on a cake stand

    Citrus, almond & yogurt cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.19 ratings

    Enjoy this zesty citrus, almond and yogurt cake for afternoon tea. Best served warm with a cup of tea

  • Vanilla pound cake cut into slices

    Easy pound cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.28 ratings

    Bring a smile to your friends and family with a slice of our vanilla pound cake. It's the perfect partner to a cuppa for elevenses or afternoon tea

  • Lemon drizzle cake loaf on a pretty platter

    Lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.2657 ratings

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

  • Three servings of cherry, custard & almond sponge cake

    Cherry, custard & almond sponge cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Try a new take on a Victoria sponge, but a little more grown-up, with macerated cherries, custard cream and almonds. Add kirsch to the cherries, if you like

  • Chocolate cake with slice cut on cake stand

    Easy chocolate fudge cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.911 ratings

    Need a guaranteed crowd-pleasing cake that's easy to make? This super-squidgy chocolate fudge cake with smooth icing is an instant baking win

  • Lemon sponge cake on a cake stand

    Lemon sponge cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.40 ratings

    Top this citrussy sponge with lemon icing and candied peel. Greek yogurt creates a cake that's extra moist and tangy, for an irresistible teatime treat

  • Gingerbread & honey loaf

    Gingerbread loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.22 ratings

    Make our multifunctional ginger and honey loaf cake. Enjoy with yogurt and stewed fruit for a festive brunch, or try as a teatime treat slathered with butter

  • Butterfly cupcakes

    Butterfly cupcakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 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

  • Lemon drizzle sponge pudding with a portion scooped out

    Lemon drizzle sponge pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.46 ratings

    Transform a classic lemon drizzle cake into a self-saucing pud for a cheap, comforting dessert. Serve with cream or custard

  • Easy caramel cake served on a cake stand

    Easy caramel cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.65 ratings

    Need to make a celebration cake at short notice? This foolproof, showstopping caramel cake uses storecupboard ingredients and is quick to whip up

  • A cake stand serving a sponge cake filled with lemon curd and whipped cream

    Sponge cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.131 ratings

    Choose your favourite filling for this easy sponge cake – we've opted for lemon curd and whipped cream, but you could have jam. Perfect for afternoon tea.

  • Cherry bakewell cake

    Cherry bakewell cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.271 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

  • Lemon drizzle slices

    Lemon drizzle slices

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.122 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

  • Victoria sponge on a cake stand with slice taken out

    Granny's Victoria sponge

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.234 ratings

    The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner – every bite brings a taste of nostalgia

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