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!

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

Easy vegan chocolate cake


(74 ratings)

This indulgent, fudgy vegan bake is topped with a rich frosting – you'd never guess that it's free from dairy, eggs, wheat and nuts...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Little pistachio cakes


(6 ratings)

These nutty little cupcakes, topped with cream cheese icing make a pretty addition to any buffet dessert or afternoon tea spread
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Orange & coriander drizzle cake


(12 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

Chocolate & banana cake


(173 ratings)

Just one look at this chocolate and banana treat is enough to know it won't stay in the cake tin for long
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Orange & apricot loaf cake


(9 ratings)

A classic fruit sponge cake with apricots and citrus shared by reader Ann Turner - it's perfect with a cup of tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Lemon poppyseed cake


(20 ratings)

Lemon and poppyseed cake is a baking classic, packed with zesty flavours and drenched in icing for the ultimate treat alongside a cuppa
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Cappuccino cake


(141 ratings)

If you've offered to bake a treat for a stall or your local coffee morning then this cake stall classic is just the thing...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Easy chocolate cupcakes


(48 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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