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Cooking with kids: Chocolate cornflake cakes

Everyone loves crispy cornflake cakes, whatever their age. Get the whole family in the kitchen to make these simple bites

Author: Caroline Hire - Food writer

Mary Berry's orange layer cake

The queen of baking, Mary Berry, creates a light and fruity citrus sponge with buttery frosting and a sugar glaze

Author: Mary Berry

Easy chocolate fudge cake

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

Author: Member recipe by misskay

Sweet shortcrust pastry

Learn how to make sweet shortcrust pastry. You'll be surprised how easy it is, then you can make all sorts of desserts like our apple and blackberry pies

Author: Miriam Nice

Best ever chocolate raspberry brownies

Squidgy and super moreish, these gorgeous foolproof fruity chocolate bakes will be snapped up in seconds

Author: Sarah Cook

Buttercream icing

Foolproof cake frosting requires just butter and icing sugar - try out different flavourings and use our guide for quantities

Author: Caroline Hire - Food writer

Brilliant banana loaf

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.

Author: Good Food team

Strawberry tart

Wow family and friends with a stunning strawberry tart. A lovely centrepiece dessert for summer dining, it's made with homemade pastry and crème pâtissière

Author: Liberty Mendez

Easy caramel cake

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

Author: Good Food team

Dundee cake

A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze

Author: Good Food team

Date & walnut loaf

Bake this rich date and walnut loaf at the weekend to enjoy during the week. You can freeze it for another day to serve to last-minute guests, too

Author: Liberty Mendez


Is your dream cookie crisp on the outside and soft in the middle? If so, these cinnamon biscuits are for you. A classic American bake, they're popular for a reason

Author: Good Food team

Strawberry pavlova

When you find a punnet of perfectly ripe strawberries, showcase them in this irresistible summer dessert

Author: Gregg Wallace

Easy cornflake tart

Make this cornflake cake for a fabulously easy family dessert that uses simple ingredients. With a pastry case and jam base, it's delicious served with custard

Author: Anna Glover

Date & apple squares

A chewy, oaty tray bake with sticky dates and apples - bound to be a big hit.

Author: Good Food team

Salted caramel cupcakes

Treat yourself to these easy cupcakes with a caramel-flavoured sponge and salted caramel topping. Perfect for afternoon tea

Author: Anna Glover

Coffee & walnut cake

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

Author: Sarah Cook


Parkin is a traditional ginger cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and warm spices. A lovely teatime treat!

Author: Sarah Cook

Lemon & buttermilk pound cake

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

Author: Diana Henry

Sugar free banana bread

This recipe is naturally sweetened with fruit and an optional drizzle of agave syrup meaning less added sugar is required in this banana bread

Author: Caroline Hire - Food writer

Blueberry & almond tart

Use Mary Cadogan's shortcrust pastry case recipe as the base for this gorgeous summery tart

Author: Mary Cadogan

Bara brith

Good Food reader, Win Morgan shares her recipe for this traditional Welsh tea bread loaf with mixed spice - serve sliced and spread with butter

Author: Good Food team

Coffee cupcakes

These individual cupcakes with coffee frosting are easy to make and look great on a cake stand

Author: Lulu Grimes

Blackberry muffins

Make a batch of blackberry muffins for a mid-morning treat. Use fresh or frozen blackberries, or go foraging to find some in the summer months

Author: Liberty Mendez

Raspberry bakewell cake

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

Author: Barney Desmazery

Vanilla custard slices

Sandwich creamy vanilla custard between two layers of crisp puff pastry in these golden slices. A luxurious patisserie addition to an afternoon tea.

Author: Sarah Cook

Courgette loaf cake

Use up a garden glut in this sweet, spiced sponge loaf - the hidden veg keeps it moist and walnuts add crunch

Author: Good Food team

Lemon sponge cake

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

Author: Esther Clark

School days sprinkle sponge

Fancy a trip down memory lane? This classic school-days sprinkle sponge will do the trick. Serve as an afternoon treat, or for dessert with warm custard

Author: Cassie Best

Gingerbread & honey loaf

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

Author: Barney Desmazery

Chocolate fairy cakes

Conjure smiles from family and friends with easy chocolate fairy cakes - they have a lovely light sponge and buttery icing

Author: Liberty Mendez

Raspberry & white chocolate scones

Try our twist on traditional scones with white chocolate and raspberry. Drizzle with white chocolate and enjoy with a cuppa for a mid-morning treat

Author: Liberty Mendez

Black Forest gateau

Impress your guests with this chocolate cherry layered cream cake - a revamped version of a retro classic.

Author: Sarah Cook

Peach galette with brown sugar crust

Serve our showstopper dessert at a summer get-together. Roasted peaches are piled into buttery pastry, with a lovely crunch from demerara sugar

Author: Anna Glover

Bûche de Noël

Paul Hollywood's sumptuous chocolate, raspberry and cream sponge falls somewhere between a Yule log and Swiss roll. Add a drop of Drambuie for a cheeky adult twist

Author: Paul Hollywood

Coconut & raspberry cupcakes

Adding a little fruit purée to your buttercream frosting gives you a berry flavour and vibrant colour atop your sponges

Author: Mary Cadogan

Mary's royal cherry trifle

Mary Berry whips up a creamy, fruity pudding studded with almond amaretti biscuits and smothered in kirsch and custard

Author: Mary Berry


Make our version of the traditional central European cake, gugelhupf. We soak the sultanas in tea to give the sponge lovely flavour and texture

Author: Liberty Mendez

Banana date cake with walnut & honey glaze

Sticky and sweet, this bundt-shaped banana bread with buttery glaze and cinnamon is a show-stopping bake

Author: Mary Cadogan

Rhubarb crumble cake

Pretty pink fruit ripples through this light sponge cake with crunchy crumble topping - a spin on classic comfort baking

Author: Sarah Cook

Easy blondies

Whip up these easy blondies with moreish chunks of white chocolate dotted throughout. These gooey, golden squares are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee

Author: Anna Glover

Cherry loaf cake

Make this moreish cherry cake for afternoon tea or a coffee morning. Made with sweet glacé cherries and crunchy almonds, it won't last long

Author: Anna Glover

Banana traybake with cream cheese frosting

Enjoy this indulgent banana traybake for dessert or with a cuppa for an afternoon treat. Sprinkle with a dusting of cinnamon for the finishing touch

Author: Katie Hiscock

Pecan toffee cake

Indulge in this gorgeously nutty cake for dessert, then serve the leftovers as you would Christmas cake to whoever pops by

Author: Jane Hornby

Jewish honey cake

This simple honey cake, also known as 'lekach', is a must-have sweet treat when celebrating the Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah. It's best made a few days ahead, as the spicing and texture improve as...

Author: Victoria Prever

Blackberry & apple cake

A moist fruit sponge, packed with the best seasonal produce with a touch of almond and cinnamon too

Author: Gerard Baker

Raspberry brûlée

Celebrate raspberry season with this take on crème brûlée. The sharp tang of this red fruit cuts through a rich custard base for the perfect summer dessert

Author: Rosie Birkett

Chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches

Kids can help cook these chewy American-style biscuits - use two of them to squish vanilla ice cream into a hand-held treat

Author: Donal Skehan

English madeleines

Give these French classics the British tea party treatment by baking the coconut sponges in a cone shape and serving with cherry jam glaze

Author: Sarah Cook

Butterscotch cookies

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

Author: Good Food team