Lemon and elderflower cake topped with flowers

Royal wedding party recipes

Lay on a celebratory high tea to toast the newlyweds.

52 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday

1 hr and 25 mins
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4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

What's better than dunking biscuits into tea? These ingenious tea and biscuits cheesecake bars capture that flavour sensation perfectly

50 mins
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Enjoy these toasted egg and cress club sandwiches as part of a summer family picnic. Skewer each sandwich with a sandwich pick and serve with crisps

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1,059 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

You can have a batch of scones on the table in 20 minutes with Jane Hornby's storecupboard recipe, perfect for unexpected guests

15 mins
Easy
18 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to a dessert mash-up in the form of our lemon drizzle flapjacks. This simple traybake is perfect for slicing and sharing with friends

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use seasonal rhubarb to make this G&T-with-a-difference, or top the finished gin with soda water for a refreshing and gloriously pink summertime drink

10 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try making our delicate custard tarts for an irresistible dessert. They take just 10 minutes to prep and are delicious with a grating of nutmeg

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
627 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
305 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These zesty cupcakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but once you start you won't be able to stop

1 hr
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341 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Bake these 4-ingredient flapjacks – they're easy to make and ready in half an hour. Add chocolate drops, desiccated coconut or sultanas, if you like

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Diluted with sparkling water, this makes a refreshing drink to enjoy throughout the summer, or use a dash neat in recipes like gooseberry fool

20 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bake a simple and stunning carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for an afternoon tea or mid-morning treat. It tastes even better a day or two later

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Love Marmite? We’re staking our bets on these being the best sausage rolls you’ve ever tasted. Cut them into mini portions as a canapé or keep them longer for a filling lunch

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try these Bakewell slices made with a healthier twist. We’ve replaced white flour with light spelt, and butternut squash is used for natural sweetness

2 hrs and 35 mins
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12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A true taste of summer, serve this fruity punch with fresh mint leaves, cucumber, orange and strawberries

5 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Give much-loved banana bread a modern update it by transforming it into tasty muffins iced with fresh cream and a moreish salted caramel sauce

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
151 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make these easy fruit scones in just 15 minutes. They're perfect for an elegant afternoon tea or a sweet weekend treat. Serve with jam and clotted cream

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

What could be more cheerful than this vivid pink no-bake cheesecake? Rhubarb and ginger are merry bedfellows and make a stunning springtime dessert

45 mins
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8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Keep the whole family happy this summer with a delicious spread of sandwiches, perfect for an afternoon tea or buffet

20 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This rich cake makes an impressive centrepiece for any summer tea party

50 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Who could resist a kiss? These dainty melt-in-the-mouth biscuits make a scrumptious addition to an afternoon tea spread

45 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try these simple no-bake strawberry tarts which are flavoured with hints of balsamic vinegar and black pepper for an unusual twist. A stunning summer dessert

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This fruity cake is impressive but easy to make - perfect for birthdays or for dessert

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
83 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Fantastic straight from the oven or served the next day, split and toasted through

25 mins
Easy
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