Banana bread loaf topped with icing and bananas

Self-raising flour recipes

40 Recipes

Self-raising flour includes a raising agent such as baking powder. Use this storecupboard staple to create beautiful fluffy cakes, scones, pancakes, biscuits and other bakes.  

1,270 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen. It's great for using up overripe bananas, too.

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

The perfect party cake, a Victoria sponge is a traditional bake everyone will love. Makes an easy wedding cake, too

1 hr
Easy
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1,045 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
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Transform a classic lemon drizzle cake into a self-saucing pud for a cheap, comforting dessert. Serve with cream or custard

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
60 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A gluten-free bread recipe, ideal as a lunchtime snack with some dips

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
436 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Light, fluffy and fruity, these pancakes are an American classic. Serve them stacked high with syrup and extra fruit

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Spring flavour in every bite of this savoury bake

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
33 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Hidden rice puffs give reader Pamela Johnson's butterscotch chocolate chip biscuits a good crunch

30 mins
Easy
262 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat muffin that tastes as good as it looks - they'll keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to a month

30 mins
Easy
26 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for a bake sale, kid's party or sweet afternoon snack, these iced cupcakes are the simplest sponges around and can be decorated as you like

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

Eloise Shardlow creates a delicate, floral twist on the classic sponge cake. Dried rose petals, rose icing and raspberries make for a showstopping decoration

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
213 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Easy, American-style, fluffy pancakes are great for feeding a crowd at breakfast or brunch. Top with something sweet like fruit, jam or syrup, or rashers of crispy bacon.

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Top this citrussy sponge with lemon icing and candied peel. Greek yogurt creates a cake that's extra moist and tangy, for an irresistible teatime treat

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1,112 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this easy carrot cake. You can bake the cake, freeze it and just drizzle over the icing on the day

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
42 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

If you’ve got a spare half-an-hour, whip up these easy muffins and freeze them for when you need them

40 mins
Easy
1,286 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Indulge yourself with this ultimate chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
151 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A stunning cake that will fast become a failsafe option for any event

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
44 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These sweet banana cakes are lovely and simple to make for a bake sale or children's party

1 hr
Easy
193 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

If you like American-style cookies, you’ll love these pale, chewy delights. Plus, they can be baked from frozen

30 mins
Easy
620 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
52 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A simple baked version of this classic childhood pudding, with a zesty treacle sauce forming an irresistible puddle at the bottom

55 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This easy summer bake made by adding dots of cheesecake mix to almond sponge along with chunks of fruit is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
187 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in some cheese scones for afternoon tea or as part of a picnic. They're also great served alongside soups and you can freeze them for later use

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Cherry and almond is a heavenly combination. This fruity dessert has a sponge top and crunchy finish. Serve with plenty of custard

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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