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!

Rhubarb, marzipan & citrus cake

4.636365

(11 ratings)

This rhubarb sponge with orange and lemon zest can be served warm with a dollop of crème fraîche or cool as a cake - a spring dessert or afternoon tea treat
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate & lime cake

5

(8 ratings)

Give chocolate cake a zesty lift with lime buttercream filling, chocolate and lime icing and candied zest to decorate – an irresistible flavour pairing...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Banana & choc bundt cake with peanut caramel drizzle

5

(7 ratings)

The riper the bananas you use in this beautiful chocolate bundt cake, the more flavour they’ll have. A silky smooth peanut butter and caramel topping provides a delicious finishing touch...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Super-simple fruitcake

3.8

(5 ratings)

This easy fruit cake by one of our younger readers, Bree Hamilton, is simple, uses storecupboard ingredients and is perfect for a quick winter pick-me-up
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Salted dark chocolate, rye & courgette cake

3

(2 ratings)

Not only are these chocolate squares a great way to use up a glut of courgettes, they're topped with rye crumbs and sea salt for a chocolate cake with a twist...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fig & raspberry crumble cake

4.4

(5 ratings)

Easy to make and full of juicy fruit, this cake can be served at teatime or as a pudding, the perfect finish to Sunday lunch
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Sticky upside-down banana cake

4.6

(10 ratings)

Edd Kimber gives us an irresistible new take on the seventies classic. This stunning upside-down cake makes a great cooking project for teen cooks
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake

5

(17 ratings)

Eloise Shardlow creates a delicate, floral twist on the classic sponge cake. Dried rose petals, rose icing and raspberries make for a showstopping decoration
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate & sesame loaf cake

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Tahini gives this cake a subtle nutty flavour that partners perfectly with rich chocolate. This recipe makes 2 cakes, so why not freeze one as a treat for another day!
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easter chocolate truffle cake

4.125

(8 ratings)

More child-friendly than a simnel cake, this Easter extravagance is made with chocolate and truffles instead of marzipan
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Coconut chai traybake

4.35

(20 ratings)

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

Blood orange & olive oil bundt cake

4.8

(5 ratings)

Using a bundt tin, gives a stunning effect to this zesty cake with light olive oil sponge and decadent white chocolate and blood orange glaze
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Christmas white chocolate traybake

3.714285

(7 ratings)

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya shares a brand-new bake that takes all the best festive flavours such as dried fruit and spice and puts them in a delicious, easy-slice cake
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Easiest ever Battenberg

5

(5 ratings)

This classic chequerboard cake wrapped in marzipan is easier to achieve than you think
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Dorset apple traybake

4.55066

(227 ratings)

Simple-to-whip-up apple cake that can be cut into bars or squares for a tea time treat
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Buttered rum Christmas cake

5

(8 ratings)

Mix dried fruit, nuts, cranberries and maple syrup on Stir-up Sunday for this crowd-pleasing Christmas cake that improves as it keeps
  • 3 hours and 45 mins
  • Easy

Basic muffin recipe

4.485435

(103 ratings)

Good Food reader Charlotte Hilsdon shares her simple, chocolate chip muffin recipe, to which you can add fruit, chocolate or nuts
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Pistachio, courgette & lemon cake

4.9

(20 ratings)

Big on flavour but light on texture, this easy bake is just as good packed into a tin for a picnic or served with Greek yogurt for dessert
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Cinnamon Nutella cake

4.55747

(174 ratings)

Cakes like these are wonderfully therapeutic to make - chuck the lot into a bowl, and give it a quick beat and it's ready to bake. Simple enough for a complete beginner
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Halloween pumpkin cake

4.84516

(155 ratings)

Like carrot cake? Then try using up your leftover pumpkin in this clever traybake for Halloween
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake

4.655405

(148 ratings)

With a special surprise ingredient, this gluten free cake stays beautifully moist. To everyone’s amazement it's mash potato!...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Fruity teacake

4.650405

(123 ratings)

Perfect with a reviving cuppa, this cake is a keeper and will happily sit in a tin for a week or so
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

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