Butterfly cupcakes

Classic cake recipes

32 Recipes

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



(16 ratings)

A traditional sponge cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and ginger
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Fruity simnel squares


(16 ratings)

This easy twist on the classic fruit sponge makes plenty of squares - all decorated with marzipan eggs
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Coconut & raspberry cupcakes


(40 ratings)

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

Little lemon-tons


(21 ratings)

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

Apricot & almond fruitcake


(7 ratings)

This bake is lighter than the traditional rich fruitcake and is a blank canvas to ice and decorate as you wish
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Eton mess cake


(19 ratings)

Bring the flavours of an English summer to your table with this clever twist on a traditional favourite
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Ginger treacle sponge


(3 ratings)

We know how you love hot treacle sponge and sticky ginger cake, so this gorgeous pud is sure to become a favourite
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort