Black forest arctic roll with red spots

Retro cake recipes

Freshly baked traditional treats.

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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

53 mins
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Combine the classic flavours of coconut, pineapple and rum in this retro pudding that comes with a fabulous custard. A perfect winter dining centrepiece

2 hrs and 50 mins
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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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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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
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45 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
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A stunning version of the retro classic, complete with seasonal berries, home-churned ice cream and light sponge

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

1 hr and 45 mins
A challenge
50 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
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57 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
63 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs
Easy
119 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
42 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Flapjacks use up storecupboard spares and these chewy, oaty, fruity bars topped with chocolate will always go down a storm

45 mins
Easy
41 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
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8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
185 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A dark, sticky and lightly spiced cake that merges Jamaican ginger cake with sticky toffee pudding and malt loaf

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
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Take the classic strawberry, clotted cream and meringue combo and serve it on easy-to-make scones- irresistible

35 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

MasterChef's Gregg Wallace shares his sumptuous recipe for the classic sticky toffee pudding

45 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This easy twist on the classic fruit sponge makes plenty of squares - all decorated with marzipan eggs

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

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

30 mins
Easy
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