Bakewell tarts

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56 Recipes

Bake for relaxation with our enticingly simple recipes for foolproof sponge cakes, cupcakes, traybakes and biscuits. Ideal for an afternoon tea or cake sale.

Bakewell tarts

4.107145

(28 ratings)

Use shop-bought pastry to make our easy bakewell tarts. Simply layer jam, frangipane and icing inside a shortcrust case for a nostalgic teatime treat
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon & buttermilk pound cake

4.4

(20 ratings)

This buttermilk pound cake has a dense, moist crumb and bags of lemon flavour to cut through the richness. Make it for afternoon tea or for a summer picnic
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Peanut butter & jam flapjacks

5

(1 rating)

Flavour flapjacks with the classic American combo of salty peanut butter and fruity jam for a fun PB&J version. Use any variety of jam you like
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate chip traybake

0

(0 ratings)

Bake these chocolate chip squares for the family. Easy to make, this traybake is ideal for cooking (and eating!) with kids
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate traybake

4.75

(8 ratings)

This American-style chocolate traybake is super-easy, can be prepared in advance and cuts into even portions. It's perfect for birthday parties or bake sales...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pink marble sandwich cake

0

(0 ratings)

Please the whole family with this fun pink marble sandwich cake. It's surprisingly easy to make – ideal for baking with children...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Butterfly cakes

5

(2 ratings)

Treat family and friends to pretty butterfly cupcakes. Ours are topped with a light vanilla buttercream, jam and sprinkles, but you can decorate them any way you like
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Coffee walnut millionaire's shortbread

5

(2 ratings)

Combine millionaire's shortbread with classic coffee and walnut flavours in this delicious bake. It's the perfect partner to a cup of tea for elevenses, or for a special occasion like Mother's Day...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon curd & orange cake

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy a slice of lemon curd and orange cake for elevenses or afternoon tea. Top with flaked almonds and lemon zest and serve with a cuppa
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate peppermint mini rolls

4.333335

(3 ratings)

If you're out to impress at a coffee morning, try these easy chocolate mini rolls. The buttercream contains peppermint extract for a real flavour punch...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate muffins

3.617285

(81 ratings)

Make chocolate muffins as a weekend baking project with the kids. They're perfect with a cuppa, and you can double up on the chocolate by adding choc chips, if you want...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sangria cake

5

(3 ratings)

Sangria is transformed into a deliciously decadent cake in this recipe, boasting all the summer fruit and red wine flavours of the classic Spanish cocktail
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate concrete with caramel sauce

5

(1 rating)

Update a classic school-dinner recipe by using caramel sauce instead of pink custard to serve alongside chocolate squares. Kids (and big kids) will love it
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lamingtons

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy a lamington with a hot cup of tea. This traditional Australian bake is filled with cream and jam, coated in a chocolate icing and rolled in coconut
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Red velvet cupcakes

4

(7 ratings)

Bake a batch of red velvet cupcakes as a treat. With chocolate sponge and a cream cheese topping, they're perfect for elevenses served with a cuppa...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Chorizo & manchego scones

4.727275

(11 ratings)

Try these moreish savoury scones studded with chorizo and manchego and peppered with paprika. They're perfect as a snack, for teatime or for summer picnics...
  • 34 mins
  • Easy

Classic cheese scones

4.87234

(94 ratings)

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

Blueberry & orange traybake pancake

3.5

(4 ratings)

Serve this blueberry and orange traybake pancake at the end of a family dinner for a crowd-pleasing dessert. Swap the blueberries for raspberries, if you like
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Giant cookie

4.04762

(21 ratings)

Get baking with the kids who'll love this giant cookie that they can adapt with their favourite treats like marshmallows, pretzels, nuts, toffee or fudge...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Pineapple passion bundt

4

(4 ratings)

Impress friends and family with this vibrant pineapple and passionfruit cake, perfect as a mid morning treat or as a centrepiece dessert
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Vegan carrot cake

4.375

(24 ratings)

Give free-from baking a go with this easy vegan sandwich cake – an indulgent carrot cake with coconut and cashew icing that everyone will want another slice of...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Flaouna-style hot cross buns

4

(1 rating)

A flaouna-style hot cross bun for a Cypriot twist on our favourite Easter bake. Add halloumi cheese and a sprinkling of sesame seeds for a flavour sensation
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gluten-free scones

4.2

(5 ratings)

Cater for guests intolerant to gluten with these easy scones. Add sultanas if you like and serve with oodles of jam and clotted cream
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Peach melba pop pies

5

(1 rating)

These easy peasy pies are stuffed with flavour and are great fun for little fingers to decorate
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

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