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  • Carrot cake served on a cake stand

    Easy carrot cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.318 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 5.955 ratings

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

  • Lemon drizzle cake loaf on a pretty platter

    Lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.2602 ratings

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

  • 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

  • Cherry bakewell cake

    Cherry bakewell cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.265 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 5.118 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 5.231 ratings

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

  • Coffee & walnut cake

    Coffee & walnut cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.131 ratings

    The classic combo is made extra sumptuous with mascarpone frosting - a traditional sponge for cake sales and parties

  • Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

    Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.320 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

  • A chocolate cake on a cake stand with chocolate shards on top

    Easy chocolate cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.315 ratings

    Master the chocolate cake with an airy, light sponge and rich buttercream filling. It's simple enough for an afternoon tea but special enough for a party too

  • Sliced banana bread topped with drizzle and banana chips on a serving plate

    Brilliant banana loaf

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.1590 ratings

    A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen. It's great for using up overripe bananas, too.

  • Coffee cupcakes on stand

    Coffee cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.34 ratings

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

  • Chocolate fudge cake

    Chocolate fudge cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.155 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

  • A pile of chocolate raspberry brownies on a board

    Best ever chocolate raspberry brownies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.250 ratings

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

  • Dundee cake

    Dundee cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.48 ratings

    A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze

  • Peach Melba roulade

    Peach Melba roulade

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Madeira loaf cake

    Madeira loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.141 ratings

    A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea.

  • Raspberry bakewell cake

    Raspberry bakewell cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.672 ratings

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

  • Apple crumble loaf

    Apple crumble loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.49 ratings

    A rustic fruit crumble cake with raisins and spice and a crunchy nutty topping - a spin on a classic

  • Sugar & spice rock cakes

    Rock cakes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.72 ratings

    Our easy, traditional rock cake recipe is the ideal afternoon treat. These simple fruit buns are a great storecupboard bake that everyone will enjoy

  • Fruitcake with apricot butter icing

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    This delicious light fruit sponge is packed with storecupboard staples like nuts and dried fruit, it's also budget-friendly

  • Battenberg cake

    Battenberg cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.38 ratings

    Our traditional Battenberg cake is a delicious project for an afternoon in the kitchen. Bake this easy but impressive cake for a special occasion

  • Parkin

    Parkin

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.59 ratings

    Parkin is a traditional ginger cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and warm spices. A lovely teatime treat!

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