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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Vegan Strawberry, Vanilla and Hibiscus Pie

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy fresh strawberries. They add a healthy unbeatable pop of colour and flavour to everything from main meals and sides to delicious desserts.

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Apple, Earl Grey Tea & Oat Fritters

We’ve given classic apple fritters an irresistible new twist by imbuing them with the smoky flavour of tea.

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Lychee Blueberry Cupcakes

Our fave time of the year is back – Aussie lychees are now in season! Ready to add a fresh burst of flavour to summer celebrations, we can’t wait!

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Indulge in a World of Sweet Delights with the Best Cupcake Recipes

Whether you’re planning a birthday celebration, a cozy tea time, or simply looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, we’ve got you covered with the best cupcake recipes that will delight your taste buds and put a smile on your face.

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Tiramisu Layered Pavlova

Experience the best of both worlds with this Tiramisu Layered Pavlova recipe. Layers of coffee-soaked meringue and luscious mascarpone cream create a delightful fusion of Italian and Australian dessert classics.

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Almond Cake with Vanilla Syrup

Donna Hay’s Almond Cake with Vanilla Syrup is a true testament to her culinary prowess, blending the nutty richness of almonds with the fragrant allure of vanilla in a heavenly dessert that is both elegant and indulgent.

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Steamed Apricot Sponge

A steamed sponge is a glorious thing: effortless to make, juicy and light as air.

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New York Baked Cheesecake

This New York baked cheesecake is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Dress with your favourite toppings. Learn how to make this recipe from the comfort of your own kitchen!

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What is the difference between a cookie and a biscuit? Plus our favourite recipes

The terms “cookie” and “biscuit” are often used interchangeably, but there are some regional differences in how they are used.

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Prosciutto & Cheese Free-Form Tart with Zucchini & Raisin Salad

Elevate your culinary prowess with a Prosciutto & Cheese Free-Form Tart paired perfectly with a refreshing Zucchini & Raisin Salad.

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Lemon Kisses with Mojito Cream 

In baking terms, ‘kisses’ is the recognised as two small cakes sandwiched together around a soft filling. They are not quite muffins and not quite cakes, yet somewhere in between.

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Salted Coconut Key Lime Pie

Dig into this creamy, dreamy Salted Coconut Key Lime pie.

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Pecan and Dark Chocolate Cookies

Indulge your taste buds while nourishing your body with these delightful Pecan and Dark Chocolate Cookies.

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Carrot & Orange Cake

Everyone loves a good carrot cake. This one is made even better with the addition of fresh whole oranges, a hint of cardamom and chopped walnuts.

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Our Favourite Chocolate Recipes

Celebrate the beloved cocoa bean with our favourite chocolate recipes.

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Twist on a classic! Andy Bowdy’s Angostura bitters-infused pavlova recipe

It’s that time of year again when the festive cooking is in full swing. Arguably the most iconic of the Christmas desserts, the pavlova is a staple for Kiwis and Aussies alike. This year, why not embrace a new spin on the classic pav with a bitter twist.

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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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Best Ever Lamingtons

These light and fluffy lamington recipes are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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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 Chocolate Butterscotch Layer 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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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.