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Retro cake recipes

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These traditional baking recipes have never gone out of style. Browse our collection of nostalgic puddings, sponge cakes, buns and more.

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  • A board serving black forest arctic roll

    Black forest arctic roll

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make the ultimate retro pudding mash-up, a combination of arctic roll meets black forest gateau, complete with chocolate sponge and an ice cream centre

  • A dish serving chocolate bread & butter pudding

    Chocolate bread & butter pudding

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Give bread and butter pudding a makeover with pinwheel swirls, a marmalade glaze and the double-chocolate treatment. Easy comfort food for a lazy weekend

  • Next level carrot cake with the first slice cut away

    Classic carrot cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Perfect a classic with our next level carrot cake recipe. It's been meticulously tested so you can bake the best version of this traditional cake

  • School-days sprinkle sponge cut into squares

    School-days sprinkle sponge

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.55 ratings

    Fancy a trip down memory lane? This classic school-days sprinkle sponge will do the trick. Serve as an afternoon treat, or for dessert with warm custard

  • Classic Arctic roll

    Classic Arctic roll

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Glamorous fairy cakes

    Glamorous fairy cakes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.46 ratings

    A retro twist to a childhood favourite - learn how to make fairy cakes then decorate for any occasion

  • Lemon & lavender fondant fancies

    Lemon & lavender fondant fancies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Elegant sponge squares that are petite and pretty as a picture - impress with light flavours and silky butter icing

  • Jam roly-poly

    Jam roly-poly

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.56 ratings

    This jam roly-poly is simple to make, comforting and sure to bring back memories of traditional school dinners

  • Sugar & spice rock cakes

    Rock cakes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.78 ratings

    Our easy, traditional rock cake recipe is the ideal afternoon treat. These simple fruit buns are a great storecupboard bake that everyone will enjoy

  • Chocolate orange marble cake

    Chocolate orange marble cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.77 ratings

    For a deliciously nostalgic cake, combine a classic flavour combination of orange and chocolate in this retro two-tone bake

  • Tottenham cake with pink icing cut into squares

    Tottenham cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Treat yourself to a nostalgic vanilla and raspberry cake, first baked in the eponymous north London district in the late 1800s, and still a British favourite

  • Dundee cake

    Dundee cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.52 ratings

    A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze

  • Battenberg cake

    Battenberg cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.39 ratings

    Our traditional Battenberg cake is a delicious project for an afternoon in the kitchen. Bake this easy but impressive cake for a special occasion

  • Madeira loaf cake

    Madeira loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.145 ratings

    A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea.

  • Parkin

    Parkin

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.68 ratings

    Parkin is a traditional ginger cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and warm spices. A lovely teatime treat!

  • Eccles cake

    Eccles cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.13 ratings

    A new take on the traditional pastry, this cake will go down well on any occasion

  • Apple crumble loaf

    Apple crumble loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.52 ratings

    A rustic fruit crumble cake with raisins and spice and a crunchy nutty topping - a spin on a classic

  • Cherry & almond tarts

    Cherry & almond tarts

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    These mini bakewell bites combine pastry and cake are designed for making in batches and cooking from frozen

  • Victoria sponge on a cake stand with slice taken out

    Granny's Victoria sponge

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.235 ratings

    The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner – every bite brings a taste of nostalgia

  • Mini Victoria sponges on a cake stand

    Mini victoria sponges

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make these bite-sized victoria sponges for a special afternoon tea or birthday celebration. Choose your favourite jam for the filling, then add whipped cream

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