Sangria cake on a plate, topped with summer fruits

Easy cake recipes

60 Recipes

Baking doesn't need to be hard. Try our easy recipes for fuss-free treats like chocolate cake, lemon drizzle, sangria sponge and even an easy wedding cake!

Sangria cake

5

(3 ratings)

Sangria is transformed into a deliciously decadent cake in this recipe, boasting all the summer fruit and red wine flavours of the classic Spanish cocktail
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate fridge cake

4

(4 ratings)

Sophisticated and intensely chocolatey with a hit of juicy raisins and crunchy biscuit pieces, serve this decadent chocolate fridge cake as a teatime treat
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & buttermilk pound cake

4.35294

(17 ratings)

This buttermilk pound cake has a dense, moist crumb and bags of lemon flavour to cut through the richness. Make it for afternoon tea or for a summer picnic
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Spiced hummingbird cake

4.5

(4 ratings)

This showstopping celebration cake tastes of summer, with pineapple and banana flavours, tangy cream cheese frosting and delicate edible flowers
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy caramel cake

4.166665

(6 ratings)

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

Easiest ever wedding cake

3

(2 ratings)

Take the stress out of the big day with a wedding cake that bakes all at once from one easy mix. You can choose the decoration to suit your taste
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle cake

4.69078

(1811 ratings)

It's difficult not to demolish this classic by Tana Ramsay in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Ultimate chocolate cake

4.70383

(1175 ratings)

Indulge yourself with this ultimate chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Yummy scrummy carrot cake recipe

4.682775

(952 ratings)

Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this easy carrot cake. You can bake the cake, freeze it and just drizzle over the icing on the day
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry bakewell cake

4.82449

(490 ratings)

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

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

4.642065

(542 ratings)

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

Chocolate brownie cake

4.52

(425 ratings)

Get kids cooking at the weekend by baking this yummy brownie cake, much better than shop bought
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Easy vanilla cake

4.60241

(166 ratings)

A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Brilliant banana loaf

4.308295

(639 ratings)

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen and is great for using up overripe bananas
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Cherry bakewell cake

4.83258

(221 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

Double chocolate loaf cake

4.74074

(216 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

Pineapple passion bundt

4

(4 ratings)

Impress friends and family with this vibrant pineapple and passionfruit cake, perfect as a mid morning treat or as a centrepiece dessert
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Fairy cakes

3.57143

(14 ratings)

Perfect for a bake sale, kid's party or sweet afternoon snack, these iced cupcakes are the simplest sponges around and can be decorated as you like...
  • 37 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Dinosaur cake

5

(1 rating)

This show-stopping party cake is deceptively easy to make and looks really professional. Ideal for kid's birthdays, try this colourful decorated vanilla sponge with bite...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Vegan carrot cake

4.5

(22 ratings)

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 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Unicorn cupcakes

4.6

(10 ratings)

It's just not a party without unicorn cupcakes. Try these easy vanilla sponges with mesmerising rainbow-swirled buttercream and chocolate button and sprinkle decoration...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

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