Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting on a cake stand

Classic cake recipes

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

18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This easy twist on the classic fruit sponge makes plenty of squares - all decorated with marzipan eggs

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
60 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Adding a little fruit purée to your buttercream frosting gives you a berry flavour and vibrant colour atop your sponges

45 mins
Easy
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23 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Individual lemon sponge cakes with crunchy sugar topping that make a perfect addition to a tea stand

55 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This bake is lighter than the traditional rich fruitcake and is a blank canvas to ice and decorate as you wish

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bring the flavours of an English summer to your table with this clever twist on a traditional favourite

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

We know how you love hot treacle sponge and sticky ginger cake, so this gorgeous pud is sure to become a favourite

2 hrs and 15 mins
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1,292 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Indulge yourself with this ultimate chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
1,932 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A foolproof brownie recipe for a squidgy chocolate bake. Watch our recipe video to help you get a perfect traybake every time.

1 hr
More effort
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