Orange cake, apple cake and lemon cake can all be served simply as an accompaniment to a cup of coffee or dressed up with cream or yogurt as a special dessertRead more..
Boiled cakes are simpler to prepare, quicker to bake and a little lighter than traditional rich fruit cakes. They are often recommended as a last-minute alternative to Christmas cakeRead more..
For more than three centuries, chocolate éclairs have been delighting chocophiles all over the world. This elegant pastry creation combines some of our favourite things: chocolate, custard cream, and light, crispy pastry. Ready to try making chocolate eclairs for yourself? We thought you might be…Read more..
This dainty cake evokes summer, cottage gardens and the gentler pleasures of bygone years. It’s also a surprisingly healthy option, especially if you make it with low fat crème fraiche.Read more..
Upside-down cakes are best served as puddings with cream or ice cream. We’ve recipes for the old favourite pineapple upside-down cake, as well as apple dowdy and apricot upside-down pudding.Read more..
Some simple recipes for everyday classic fruit cakes that will be enjoyed by all the family.Read more..
The true Victoria sponge is a classic English cake; the low-fat Genoese sponge is versatile. Whichever you choose to try, you’ll find these are perfect sponge cakes.Read more..
Nearly every county in England has its own baked speciality, and we’ve chosen three of the classics: Somerset apple cake; Yorkshire parkin; and Dr. Oliver’s Bath buns.Read more..
Rich with fruit and spice, bara brith, teisen lap and welshcakes evoke images of mam cooking, in her warm sweetly-scented kitchen. See for yourself how good they are.Read more..
For a taste of Scotland, try our shortbread recipe. Our Dundee cake has both tradition and taste, and our Marmalade cake definitely has cut-and-come-again qualities.Read more..
Guinness and Irish whiskey: you can’t have a page about Irish classic cakes without including these two. But don’t worry if you’re t-total, we’ve got a tea-bread for you!Read more..
Home-made cheesecake, bursting with good, simple ingredients, bears little resemblance to its frozen supermarket counterpart. Its crunchy biscuity base and rich smooth filling are irresistible.Read more..
Scottish Dumpling is a traditional pudding, sometimes called cloutie or clootie. The custom is to serve it at Hogmanay or birthdays when silver coins may be hidden in it.Read more..
Madeira and cherry are traditional cakes that have both stood the test of time and are worthy of the title of Classic Cake. Re-live your memories!Read more..