Bakewell tarts

Easy baking recipes

Bake for relaxation with our enticingly simple recipes for foolproof sponge cakes, cupcakes, traybakes and biscuits. Ideal for an afternoon tea or cake sale.

6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Impress friends and family with this vibrant pineapple and passionfruit cake, perfect as a mid morning treat or as a centrepiece dessert

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make these easy coconut macaroons with just a handful of ingredients. These classic bakes are ideal for filling your biscuit tin or enjoying with a cup of tea

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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31 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Give free-from baking a go with this easy vegan sandwich cake – an indulgent carrot cake with coconut and cashew icing that everyone will want another slice of

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegan
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

A flaouna-style hot cross bun for a Cypriot twist on our favourite Easter bake. Add halloumi cheese and a sprinkling of sesame seeds for a flavour sensation

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Cater for guests intolerant to gluten with these easy scones. Add sultanas if you like and serve with oodles of jam and clotted cream

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These easy peasy pies are stuffed with flavour and are great fun for little fingers to decorate

50 mins
Easy
111 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
55 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

We've taken everything we love about a Bakewell tart and added an American twist with peanut butter and jam or 'jelly' as they call it stateside! 

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This vanilla and rhubarb buckle, a brighter cousin to the traditional American-style teatime cake, is perfect for the cold months when forced rhubarb shines

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
9 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Use super-ripe avocados in this savoury bake, topped with crumbly cheese, sweet potato chunks and a scattering of mixed seeds

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
35 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This simple traybake is inspired by one of our favourite brews - chai. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, this moist coconut sponge is the perfect accompaniment to a cuppa

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These easy blueberry muffins have a delightfully jammy centre and crunchy crumble topping - a tasty treat for teatime or packed lunch

40 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Sandwich ginger biscuits with a creamy, zesty filling to make these gluten-free teatime treats that are aromatic with wintry spices - cloves, nutmeg and cardamom

44 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
17 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Ferrero Rocher chocolates make an indulgent finishing touch to these fudgy chocolate brownie squares studded with chopped nuts

1 hr
Easy
14 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

These nutty biscuits are packed with chocolate chunks and chewy dried fruit - swap the cashews for peanuts if you prefer

22 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This dark and sticky ginger cake is made healthier with naturally sweet dates, buttermilk and plenty of cinnamon and fresh ginger

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This zesty teatime shortbread from BBC Good Food reader Jo Foster has a beautiful crumbly texture, plus zingy lemon and warming ginger flavour

50 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

It may taste indulgent, but this low-sugar fruity bake is sweetened with xylitol and topped with crunchy pecans

55 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This fruity bake has a whole orange whizzed up and added to the batter for a zesty teatime treat

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
259 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Take indulgent, fudgy chocolate brownies to the next level with a layer of salted caramel running through the centre of each bite.

50 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a batch of these chewy, oaty flapjacks, packed with nuts, seeds and desiccated coconut - perfect as a afternoon pick-me-up

55 mins
Easy
38 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This easy all-in-one cake is perfect if you've got friends coming for coffee or afternoon tea

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Try these easy, chewy chocolate chip cookies with malted milk - pop in the biscuit tin or cookie jar for up to 5 days

25 mins
Easy
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