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Easy cake 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!

58 ratings 4.6 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
815 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Need a guaranteed crowd-pleasing cake that's easy to make? This super-squidgy chocolate fudge cake with smooth icing is an instant baking win

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in a slice of lemon cake for afternoon tea. With lovely light sponge layers, a citrus zing offsets the rich and creamy soft cheese icing

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake our sticky ginger cake in a bundt tin for the wow factor. Spiced with stem ginger and decorated with white chocolate icing, it's a real crowd pleaser

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy

How to make a homemade piping bag for cake decorating.

44 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
18 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of strawberry season with our strawberry cake, with light sponge, jam and soft cheese icing. It makes a fabulous centrepiece dessert 

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This showstopping celebration cake tastes of summer, with pineapple and banana flavours, tangy cream cheese frosting and delicate edible flowers

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
8 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bring a smile to your friends and family with a slice of our vanilla pound cake. It's the perfect partner to a cuppa for elevenses or afternoon tea

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
301 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Top this classic carrot cake with moreish icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
2,557 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

It's difficult not to demolish this classic lemon drizzle in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?

45 mins
Easy
1,353 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
1,179 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
666 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
20 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a slice of lemon curd and orange cake for elevenses or afternoon tea. Top with flaked almonds and lemon zest and serve with a cuppa

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

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

1 hr
Easy
508 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
363 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Try this moist and gooey stem ginger cake

1 hr
Easy
297 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This crowd-pleasing recipe turns the ultimate afternoon tea favourite into delightful cupcakes

50 mins
Easy
201 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
1,541 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen. It's great for using up overripe bananas, too.

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

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
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