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Retro cake recipes

33 Recipes

Freshly baked traditional treats.

5

(1 rating)

Follow our step-by-step guide to this retro frozen dessert of vanilla ice cream wrapped in a light sponge cake, with homemade strawberry jam
  • 55 mins
  • More effort

4.809525

(42 ratings)

A retro twist to a childhood favourite - learn how to make fairy cakes then decorate for any occasion
  • 55 mins
  • More effort

5

(3 ratings)

Elegant sponge squares that are petite and pretty as a picture - impress with light flavours and silky butter icing
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • A challenge

4.82143

(28 ratings)

This jam roly-poly is simple to make, comforting and sure to bring back memories of traditional school dinners
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

4.328945

(19 ratings)

Traditional fruit buns with a robust texture and craggy surface - add your chosen dried fruit and spices
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

4.59091

(22 ratings)

For a deliciously nostalgic cake, combine a classic flavour combination of orange and chocolate in this retro two-tone bake
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

4.666665

(12 ratings)

A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

4.82353

(17 ratings)

Sarah Cook's traditional Battenberg cake is a delicious project for an afternoon in the kitchen
  • 3 hours
  • Easy

4.8

(50 ratings)

A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

4.576925

(13 ratings)

A traditional sponge cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and ginger
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

4.363635

(11 ratings)

A new take on the traditional pastry, this cake will go down well on any occasion
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

4.903845

(26 ratings)

A rustic fruit crumble cake with raisins and spice and a crunchy nutty topping - a spin on a classic
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

4.714285

(7 ratings)

These mini Bakewell bites combine pastry and cake are designed for making in batches and cooking from frozen
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

4.786665

(75 ratings)

The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner, every bite brings a taste of nostalgia
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

4.625

(6 ratings)

A dark, sticky and lightly spiced cake that merges Jamaican ginger cake with sticky toffee pudding and malt loaf
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

4

(1 rating)

Take the classic strawberry, clotted cream and meringue combo and serve it on easy-to-make scones- irresistible
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

4.140625

(16 ratings)

MasterChef's Gregg Wallace shares his sumptuous recipe for the classic sticky toffee pudding
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

4.2

(15 ratings)

This easy twist on the classic fruit sponge makes plenty of squares - all decorated with marzipan eggs
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

4.525

(40 ratings)

Boozy coffee and walnut cake is the perfect party sponge- serve at afternoon tea, cake sales and birthdays
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

4.80588

(85 ratings)

This simple bake is lovely with tea, or custard or ice cream for dessert
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

4

(2 ratings)

The Banbury cake reigns in the Midlands. Try this quick recipe for a teatime treat, lovely with a cup of Earl Grey
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

4.650945

(106 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

4.68651

(189 ratings)

Retro rocks. This classic pineapple upside-down cake makes a fun centre piece for afternoon tea and brings back many childhood memories.
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

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