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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Ravioli with Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Butter

Ravioli with Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Butter recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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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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Bumblebees

Bumblebees recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Apricot and Almond Upside-Down Cake

Apricot and Almond Upside-Down Cake recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Ricotta Hotcakes with Strawberries & Banana

Ricotta is wonderfully versatile and suitable for sweet or savoury dishes. Whip up a batch of these old-school hotcakes served with fresh fruit for a luxurious late brunch.

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Smoked Tuna Salad

Smoked Tuna Salad recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Blue-Eye Trevalla Fillets Poached with Saffron, Fennel and Tomato

Blue-Eye Trevalla Fillets Poached with Saffron, Fennel and Tomato recipe, on MiNDFOOD.

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Christmas Cake

You can cross one more thing off your Christmas to-do list by baking this traditional cake ahead of time. This version will keep for at least four months.

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Panettoni Bambini 
with Cranberry Jam

Panettoni is a Christmas favourite. Spice up yours with all the scents of Christmas and a delicate cranberry jam.

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Crayfish Tartlets

These moreish tarts are sure to be a crowd pleaser

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Melt-and-Mix Chocolate Cake

Melt-and-Mix Chocolate Cake recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Lavender and Honey Cake Recipe

Lavender and Honey Cake Recipe. Enjoy this delicate lavender-infused butter cake with a dollop of plain yoghurt and a pot […]

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Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti Recipe

Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti Recipe, by MiNDFOOD. Keep a batch of these easy biscotti biscuits in the pantry over the […]

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Scones

 Looking for the perfect afternoon tea treat? These delightfully soft, warming scones with lashings of Fresh Raspberry Jam are sure […]

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Chocolate Afghans Recipe

Chocolate Afghans Recipe. Have a crowd to cater to? These Chocolate Afghans are always a good choice.  Chocolate Afghans Recipe Makes […]

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Mediterranean Antipasto Asparagus Tart

Mediterranean Antipasto Asparagus Tart vegetarian recipe, from MiNDFOOD.

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You can bake a cake and eat it

Finding the time to bake a cake is not easy, but you’ll get enormous pleasure from doing it, writes MiNDFOOD food editor Dixie Elliott.

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Tamarillo Meringue Pie

Tamarillo Meringue Pie recipe, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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Parmesan Tuilles

Served on a cheese platter with muscatels, parmesan tuilles are a delicious after-dinner treat and a nice reason to have friends over for a drink and nibbles, from MiNDFOOD.

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Apricot Steamed Pudding

Latest favourite recipe: Apricot steamed pudding by MiNDFOOD’s Dixie Elliott.

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Rum, Raisin and Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

Latest favourite recipe: Rum, raisin and chocolate bread and butter pudding by MiNDFOOD’s Dixie Elliott.

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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.