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Basic cookies

Bake a batch of these easy cookies with just five ingredients - or fewer. A perfect partner to a cup of tea, you can whip them up in no time

Author: bendickson

Easy rocky road

Great for a bake sale, a gift, or simply an afternoon treat to enjoy with a cuppa, this rocky road is quick to make and uses mainly storecupboard ingredients.

Author: Member recipe by Aaron Goodall


Edd Kimber, champion of BBC's Great British Bake Off, shares his expert knowledge for baking picture-perfect macarons

Author: Good Food team

Ultimate scones

Learn the secret of making perfect scones every time, with Angela Nilsen's ultimate recipe

Author: Angela Nilsen

Buttermilk scones

Afternoon tea just wouldn't be the same without warm scones straight from the oven

Author: Good Food team

Lemon drizzle cake

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

Author: Tana Ramsay

Chocolate tiffin

Go all out and treat yourself to these chocolate tiffin slices, full of milk and dark chocolate, raisins and biscuit. Be warned: they won't last long!

Author: KTibbetts85

Ultimate chocolate cake

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

Author: Angela Nilsen

Paul's Genoise sponge

Make the most of British summer berries by piling them onto a stunning layered sponge

Author: Paul Hollywood

Gluten free scones

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

Author: Liberty Mendez

Easy fluffy scones

These are the business - light but with a nice crusty outside

Author: Jane Hornby

Shortbread biscuits

Make these moreish shortbread biscuits using just three ingredients. They're wonderfully crumbly and go perfectly with a cup of tea for a mid-morning treat

Author: Good Food team

Rock cakes

Our easy, traditional rock cake recipe is the ideal afternoon treat. These simple fruit buns are a great storecupboard bake that everyone will enjoy

Author: Mary Cadogan

Chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits

Use storecupboard ingredients to make these moreish chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits. They make the perfect partner to a coffee as an afternoon treat

Author: Anamaria Cook

Apple scones with blackberry compote

The perfect autumnal afternoon treat, sit back and enjoy with a warming cup of tea

Author: Good Food team

Cinnamon rolls

Try these easy cinnamon rolls with vanilla icing as a treat for afternoon tea. They're delicious served warm or cold - you can also make them ahead and freeze

Author: Member recipe by tjkent2426

Peanut butter brownies

Two of our favourite things - peanut butter and brownies - combine to make these irresistible treats

Author: Sarah Cook

Chocolate crunch bars

A little melting, stirring and chilling and you've got a chocolatey treat to enjoy with a cuppa. The kids can help, too

Author: Sara Buenfeld

Empire biscuits

Make a batch of these easy empire biscuits and enjoy with a cuppa. Sandwich with raspberry jam and top with thick icing and a glacé cherry to finish

Author: Esther Clark

Banana, walnut & chocolate chip loaf

Paul Hollywood shares his banana bread recipe - this delicious bake is dotted with chocolate and nuts

Author: Paul Hollywood

Party vol au vents

Use our foolproof recipe for retro puff pastry cases, then pack them high with savoury fillings for a party canapé

Author: Good Food team

Ginger biscuits

Use fresh and ground ginger to make these moreish biscuits. They're perfect served with a cuppa for afternoon tea, or as a treat anytime

Author: Liberty Mendez

Madeira loaf cake

A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea.

Author: Barney Desmazery

Easy chocolate biscuits

Try this basic recipe for fail-safe biscuits every time. Make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, or adapt it to include nuts, fruit or your favourite sweets

Author: Barney Desmazery

Eccles cakes

Sticky and packed with fruit, with extra flaky and light pastry, these Eccles cakes are just about perfect

Author: Barney Desmazery

Belgian buns

Indulge in these moreish Belgian buns as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea. They're filled with lemon curd and topped with icing and a glacé cherry

Author: Liberty Mendez

Iced fairy cakes

Teach 8-14 year olds how to make fairy cakes and guarantee a fun kitchen activity

Author: Good Food team

Gooey chocolate cherry cookies

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

Author: Jane Hornby

Chocolate chip shortbread

Bake a batch of these easy chocolate chip shortbreads to pair with your afternoon cup of tea. These simple sweet treats are perfect for sharing

Author: Good Food team

Light & fluffy chocolate mocha cake

Have your cake and eat it, with this beautifully decadent low-fat chocolate cake

Author: Mary Cadogan

Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

Kids can help make this simple springtime treat - delicious with extra lemon curd and yogurt as a pud, or serve with a cuppa

Author: Sarah Cook

Granny's Victoria sponge

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

Author: James Martin

Cinnamon swirls

The perfect accompaniment to a warming cup of coffee on a rainy afternoon

Author: Sarah Cook

Vintage chocolate chip cookies

An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for soft biscuits with a squidgy middle that will impress family and friends. Make plenty as they're sure to be a hit

Author: Valerie Barrett

Fudgy coconut brownies

Dense and gooey, these storecupboard treats are made with cocoa rather than bars of chocolate

Author: Sarah Cook

Banana & pecan loaf

This tea-time favourite is moist, sweet, nutty and comforting - it's bound to be a hit with friends and family

Author: Sarah Cook

Homemade eclairs

Homemade eclairs are a labour of love, but the reward will be a decadent mouthful of crisp pastry oozing creamy vanilla custard

Author: Sarah Cook

Carrot & soft cheese cupcakes

This crowd-pleasing recipe turns the ultimate afternoon tea favourite into delightful cupcakes

Author: Sarah Cook

Lemonade scones

Bake a batch of these easy lemonade scones to serve for afternoon tea. Pair them with plenty of clotted cream and jam - and a cup of tea, of course! - for a classic British treat

Author: Liberty Mendez

Chocolate macarons

These luxurious little macarons are the perfect light hit when only chocolate will do

Author: Mary Cadogan

Cherry, choc & coconut tray bake

Keep these five ingredients in your storecupboard so you can whip up a tasty traybake when friends drop by unexpectedly

Author: Good Food team

Carrot cake traybake

This easy carrot cake traybake is perfect for getting kids practicing their cooking skills. Take a handful of ingredients and turn them into a teatime treat

Author: Good Food team

Easy vanilla cake

A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes

Author: Jane Hornby

Whoopie pies

These fun little treats take under an hour to make and will be a sweet addition to any bake sale

Author: Good Food team

Just egg sandwiches

A classic egg mayonnaise recipe to generously spread on buttered white bread - an afternoon tea or lunchbox staple

Author: Lulu Grimes

Double chocolate loaf cake

Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?

Author: Sarah Cook

Cherry scones

Sweeten up your scones with this easy recipe - ideal for a posh afternoon tea

Author: Good Food team

Sticky plum flapjack bars

This is a great recipe to get the kids in the kitchen - they'll enjoy the results too

Author: Good Food team

Carrot loaf cake

Who can resist a slice of moist, frosting-topped carrot cake with a warming cuppa?

Author: James Martin

Easy iced buns

Kids will love these old fashioned iced buns, get them to help you decorate them too!

Author: Good Food team