Baking

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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Biscotti Toscani

Biscotti Toscani recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Caramelised Onion and Blue Cheese Savoury Eccles Cake

Eccles cakes have hit the headlines recently, following a proposal put to the European Commission to prevent bakers from making them unless based in Eccles. But fortunately this delicious savoury version has avoided such attention.

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Lemon and Almond Friands

Lemon and Almond Friands recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Cauliflower Cheese Soup recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Bakewell Tart

Bakewell Tart recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Polenta and Dried Apricot Muffins

Polenta and Dried Apricot Muffin recipe from the New Zealand National Heart Foundation, on MiNDFOOD.

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Citrus Lamingtons

Put a citrus spin on this crowd-pleasing dessert.

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Hachis Parmentier

Hachis Parmentier recipe by Rick Stein, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Victoria Sandwich Cake

Victoria Sandwich Cake recipe by Rick Stein, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Chocolate Caramel Brownies recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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The Hungry Girls’ Cookbook

“The Hungry Girls’ Cookbook” consists of hearty recipes such as Ethiopian Lamb and Autumn Cake, interview with Rachel Pitts on MiNDFOOD.

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Rhubarb Streusel Cakes

The tangy, sweet flavour of rhubarb makes it a perfect ingredient for a wide range of meals, from breakfast to baking and winter chutney.

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Neapolitan Fish and Greens Pie

Neapolitan Fish and Greens Pie recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Anzac Biscuits

These iconic biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs serving in Gallipoli. For a contemporary twist add a few almonds and your favourite dried fruit.

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Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Make the most of pumpkin’s versatility and try this American Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe. A tasty combination of spies and […]

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Mince Pie

Mince Pie recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Oat, Craisin and White Chocolate Biscuits

Oat, Craisin and White Chocolate Biscuits recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

RECIPE: Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts by Leanne Beck, on MiNDFOOD. Handmade French-inspired pastries and pies fill the window of Leanne […]

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Past cookbooks for present times

We should all take a leaf out of cookbooks of yesteryear, when recipes were created using whatever ingredients, however meagre, were available, MiNDFOOD Dixie Elliott blog.

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Easter Simnel Cake

Easter Simnel Cake. Simnel cake is a moist, heavy fruitcake divided and topped with almond icing. Traditionally served at Easter, […]

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Chocolate Cinnamon Tart

Cinnamon and chocolate is a timeless combination. When paired in a luscious tart and served with last of the summer berries it is a treat worth savouring.

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Chocolate Biscuits Recipe

Chocolate Biscuits recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD. These decadent little chocolate gems are a great treat for the middle […]

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Spanakopita Traditional Recipe

Spanakopita Traditional Recipe. This traditional Greek spinach pie is a tasty vegetarian dish that can be enjoyed as a hot […]

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Italy covets the art of the cupcake

Trend-conscious Italians have started to covet the delicate Victorian tearoom cupcake, scorning their own national delicacies in favour of the fashionable English treat.

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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.