Bakewell tarts

Easy baking recipes

46 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.

Lighter gingerbread


(10 ratings)

This dark and sticky ginger cake is made healthier with naturally sweet dates, buttermilk and plenty of cinnamon and fresh ginger
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & ginger shortbread


(17 ratings)

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

Cinnamon apple pecan pudding


(13 ratings)

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

Orange & coriander drizzle cake


(11 ratings)

This fruity bake has a whole orange whizzed up and added to the batter for a zesty teatime treat
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Salted caramel brownies


(158 ratings)

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

Cinnamon cashew flapjacks


(13 ratings)

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

Malty choc chip cookies


(13 ratings)

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

Cherry Bakewell cake


(216 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
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Easy apple fruit cake


(83 ratings)

This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Double chocolate loaf cake


(213 ratings)

Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Walnut, date & honey cake


(76 ratings)

A tea-time treat - packed with sweet honey. A great way to use up those ripe bananas too
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Summer fruit drizzle cake


(106 ratings)

Sarah Cook’s scrummy cake is really easy and versatile – use whatever fruit you like, and you’ll make it again and again...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Almond raisin cake with sherry


(14 ratings)

Forget the tea and cake here and serve this with a glass of sherry. For the best result make this the day before so the flavours can infuse
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Elderflower crunch cake


(20 ratings)

Capture the essence of summer in this simple loaf cake with elderflower drizzle
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Coconut carrot slices


(84 ratings)

If you’re looking for a treat for afternoon tea, or something to make for a cake sale, try this crunchy-topped traybake
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Cherry, choc & coconut tray bake


(49 ratings)

Keep these five ingredients in your storecupboard so you can whip up a tasty traybake when friends drop by unexpectedly
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Coffee cream & walnut cupcakes


(48 ratings)

Retro favourite coffee and walnut cake in a cupcake version, with a choice of luxurious mascarpone topping or classic buttercream
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Easy chocolate cupcakes


(47 ratings)

These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy


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