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Best-ever cake recipes

Time to get busy baking - we’ve trawled the archives to collate our most popular cake recipes....

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Perfect Summer Peach and Ginger Tart

Looking for a little summer snack to sweeten up your summer? There are few summer tart recipes that hit the sweet spot like our Peach and Ginger Tart does.

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Chewy Cinnamon Spiced Chickpea Blondies

Save room for dessert with our chickpea blondies…and watch them disappear from the table like magic! This recipe is a great way to use any dried or canned chickpeas in your pantry, stretching your ingredients (and your budget) further.

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Caramelised Apple & Rum Bread Pudding Cake with Spiced Butter

Bread and cakes are one of the largest household wasted items. This recipe uses bruised apples, dried fruit, egg and what you have from leftover Sunday baking or birthday celebrations to make a delicious dessert that everyone will love.

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Cheesy Beef Brisket & Pickled Pepper Pies

Who doesn’t love a cheesy beef brisket pie? A great option to make ahead of time and freeze for an easy dinner in future, you can use any slow braising beef for this versatile recipe – it’s a great way to use cheaper cuts of meat.

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Classic Fudge, Fast Peanut Butter Fudge and Cheat’s Chocolate Fudge

These creamy fudge recipes are sure to please any sweet tooth. Whether you prefer a classic fudge, chocolate hazelnut or like to mix it up with peanut butter flavours, there’s something for everyone.

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Vegan Choc Butterscotch Celebration Cake

With dreamy layers of butterscotch icing and topped with vegan sprinkles, this decedent chocolate cake is the perfect vegan celebration cake.

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Gluten Free Coconut Macarons With Orange & Lemon Zest

Chewy on the inside with the perfect golden toasted crunch on the outside, these coconut macrons make a lovely little treat with a coffee or tea.

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Gluten Free Flourless Choc-Orange Cake with Bitter Orange Syrup

Dark chocolate and orange flavours have always been a match made in heaven. Take it up a notch with this truly decadent gluten free cake that adds sweetness from honey, bitterness from a syrupy orange sauce and has a moist texture from polenta and hazelnut meal instead of traditional flours.

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Salted Chocolate & Coconut Marshmallow Cream Cake

This decadent chocolate cake has not one but two toppings – a vanilla marshmallow cream and a rich dark chocolate and sour cream topping. A final touch of fresh flaked coconut makes this a truly stunning dessert perfect for a special event.

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Gluten-Free Gingerbread White Chocolate Mousse Cake

This macaron masterpiece is a spectacular addition to any celebration. The cake has the warming flavours of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, and is topped with a decadent white chocolate mousse, cream and macarons – what more could you want? And to top it all off, it’s gluten-free so everyone can enjoy!

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Caramelised Pineapple Old Fashioned with Festive Fortune Cookie

Put a fresh twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail this holiday season. Serve with homemade festive fortune cookies for added Christmas fun and cheer.

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Gingerbread Slice

Add some warm and festive flavours to your next bake with this delicious slice.

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Raspberry & Almond Slab Cake

This Raspberry and Almond Slab cake is so easy to make and you can substitute with your favourite berries.

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Best-ever cake recipes

Time to get busy baking – we’ve trawled the archives to collate our most popular cake recipes.

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15 Father’s Day Recipes Dad Is Sure To Love

Treat Dad to all his favourite foods this Father’s Day, with these 15 Fathers Day Recipes Dad Is Sure To Love.

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Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake. Make your next dessert a memorable one with our heavenly Angel Food Cake.  Angel Food Cake Serves 6–8 […]

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Pistachio & Apricot Sacher Torte

Looking for a show-stopping dessert to impress guests? Topped with a creamy chocolate ganache, this decadent pistachio and apricot sacher torte is moist, dense, and will have everyone coming back for seconds.

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Best Shortbread Recipes

We’ve made a list of some of our favourite recipes to inspire you for the holiday season. Kick off the Christmas season with a batch of our favourite shortbread recipes!

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Walnut & Wholemeal Bread

Walnut & Wholemeal Bread. The wholemeal and walnuts ensure this bread stays ‘ freshly baked’ for days. It never gets dry, […]

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Rosemary Grissini

This is a fun way to make grissini. You’re not supposed to eat all the rosemary – you simply pull off pieces of bread and small parts of the rosemary will stick to it, giving it a fabulous flavour.

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Semolina & Thyme Flower

The semolina gives the bread a very soft texture and the thyme a bit of sweetness. It’s great for any occasion

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The Best Baguette Ever

I got this recipe from a friend after begging her for her secrets. It works like a charm every time.

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Pesto Bread In A Jar

For this recipe you will need ovenproof jars – either glass or porcelain is fine, as long as they can go in the oven. Make one bread per person.

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Rødgrød Trifle Recipe

Rødgrød Trifle Recipe. Fresh berries, cinnamon sponge and fresh custard, what’s not to love? Serves 10   Cinnamon Sponge 90g plain […]

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Baking is one of life’s simple pleasures—whether it’s cookies and biscuits for the kids or classic cakes like banana cake or chocolate cake, you’ll find the recipes here at MINDFOOD. We’ve even got Christmas and wedding cake recipes for those special occasions, scrumptious sweet and savoury muffins for school and work, and pies like pumpkin or apple pie for that special treat.

While baking requires careful measuring and precise methods, it can be fun and challenging to stretch your creative muscles and give your baked creations your own personal touch. This could mean adding some creative decorations, adding some extra layers or a little bit of a flavour that’s uniquely yours.

For cupcake lovers, most basic cake recipes can be adapted to cupcakes quite easily.