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Retro cake recipes

36 Recipes

Freshly baked traditional treats.

Banbury cakes

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

Fruity teacake

4.61818

(110 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

Pineapple upside-down cake

4.69924

(197 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

Apricot & almond Chelsea buns

4.63889

(9 ratings)

Escape to the kitchen this weekend and make these gorgeous glazed teatime buns
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Raspberry Bakewell cake

4.816175

(408 ratings)

This simple almondy cake is a great way of using up pick-your-own raspberries
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Blueberry & coconut pudding

4.543105

(29 ratings)

The combination of blueberries and coconut makes this indulgent dessert incredibly moreish
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Queen of pudding cakes

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Super quick to prepare, these little meringue-topped cakes were made for sharing
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Easy iced buns

4.125

(16 ratings)

Kids will love these old fashioned iced buns, get them to help you decorate them too!
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate marble cake

4.70213

(282 ratings)

Marble cake is a classic childhood cooking memory. Whether using lurid colours for a psychedelic finish, or just chocolate and vanilla, it's a teatime treat...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Welsh cakes

4.607145

(56 ratings)

Pice ar y maen, a Welsh teatime treat passed on through generations and still as popular as ever. Perfect for making with the children
  • 16 mins
  • Easy

Peek-a-boo Battenberg cake

4.28846

(13 ratings)

A stunning rose and almond sponge in the distinctive checkered pattern, hidden in sweet marzipan icing
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • A challenge

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