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Classic cake recipes

46 Recipes

Old favourites, traditional bakes and new flavours – take your pick from our timeless collection of layered, fruit and the most indulgent chocolate cakes.

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  • Lemon layer cake with soft cheese icing on a cake stand

    Easy lemon layer cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.24 ratings

    Indulge in a slice of lemon cake for afternoon tea. With lovely light sponge layers, a citrus zing offsets the rich and creamy soft cheese icing

  • Carrot cake served on a cake stand

    Easy carrot cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.344 ratings

    Top this classic carrot cake with moreish icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day.

  • Victoria sponge cake on a plate with a slice cut out

    Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.972 ratings

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

  • Elderflower & lemon celebration cake served on a cake stand and decorated with fresh flowers

    Lemon & elderflower celebration cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.75 ratings

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

  • Blackberry & orange cake on a platter

    Blackberry & orange cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.18 ratings

    Try a twist on layered sponge cake with blackberries, zesty oranges and marmalade in place of your usual filling. Pipe the topping for a professional look

  • A chocolate birthday cake, with a slice removed, on a cake stand

    Vegan birthday cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.15 ratings

    Bake a plant-based version of a chocolate fudge cake for a birthday party. Everyone can enjoy it, including guests who have a dairy intolerance or egg allergies

  • Citrus, almond & yogurt cake on a cake stand

    Citrus, almond & yogurt cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 ratings

    Enjoy this zesty citrus, almond and yogurt cake for afternoon tea. Best served warm with a cup of tea

  • Vanilla pound cake cut into slices

    Easy pound cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratings

    Bring a smile to your friends and family with a slice of our vanilla pound cake. It's the perfect partner to a cuppa for elevenses or afternoon tea

  • Lemon drizzle cake loaf on a pretty platter

    Lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.2635 ratings

    It's difficult not to demolish this classic lemon drizzle in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?

  • Three servings of cherry, custard & almond sponge cake

    Cherry, custard & almond sponge cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Try a new take on a Victoria sponge, but a little more grown-up, with macerated cherries, custard cream and almonds. Add kirsch to the cherries, if you like

  • Chocolate cake with slice cut on cake stand

    Easy chocolate fudge cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.899 ratings

    Need a guaranteed crowd-pleasing cake that's easy to make? This super-squidgy chocolate fudge cake with smooth icing is an instant baking win

  • Lemon sponge cake on a cake stand

    Lemon sponge cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.38 ratings

    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

  • Gingerbread & honey loaf

    Gingerbread loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.22 ratings

    Make our multifunctional ginger and honey loaf cake. Enjoy with yogurt and stewed fruit for a festive brunch, or try as a teatime treat slathered with butter

  • Butterfly cupcakes

    Butterfly cupcakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    These pretty cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion. The flavoured syrup help the cakes stay moist, so you can make them a day ahead and decorate the next day

  • Lemon drizzle sponge pudding with a portion scooped out

    Lemon drizzle sponge pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.43 ratings

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

  • Easy caramel cake served on a cake stand

    Easy caramel cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.64 ratings

    Need to make a celebration cake at short notice? This foolproof, showstopping caramel cake uses storecupboard ingredients and is quick to whip up

  • A cake stand serving a sponge cake filled with lemon curd and whipped cream

    Sponge cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.129 ratings

    Choose your favourite filling for this easy sponge cake – we've opted for lemon curd and whipped cream, but you could have jam. Perfect for afternoon tea.

  • Cherry bakewell cake

    Cherry bakewell cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.270 ratings

    If you know someone who likes bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake – it’s full of almond flavour and sandwiched with cherry jam

  • Lemon drizzle slices

    Lemon drizzle slices

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.119 ratings

    A classic British cake from the Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood's lemon drizzle is a simple traybake, made extra special with feather icing

  • Victoria sponge on a cake stand with slice taken out

    Granny's Victoria sponge

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.234 ratings

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

  • Coffee & walnut cake

    Coffee & walnut cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.138 ratings

    The classic combo is made extra sumptuous with mascarpone frosting - a traditional sponge for cake sales and parties

  • Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

    Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.323 ratings

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

  • A chocolate cake on a cake stand with chocolate shards on top

    Easy chocolate cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.335 ratings

    Master the chocolate cake with an airy, light sponge and rich buttercream filling. It's simple enough for an afternoon tea but special enough for a party too

  • Tottenham cake with pink icing cut into squares

    Tottenham cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 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

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