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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Cheesy Beef Brisket and 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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Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate-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 Flourless Chocolate-Orange Cake.

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Salted Chocolate and Coconut Marshmallow Cream Cake

This stunning cake is perfect for a long-awaited get-together or a special milestone. The Salted Chocolate & Coconut Cake is filled marshmallow cream and topped with dark chocolate icing and shards of fresh coconut. This is a rich treat that is as decadent as it is beautiful.

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Chocolate Mousse Cake

This rich and totally delectable chocolate mousse cake is from Alexx Stuart’s cookbook Low Tox Life Food. Serve it hot as a dessert with custard, cream or ice cream, or chilled as a mousse cake – either way your guests are sure to be impressed!

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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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Sour Cream and Pecan Cheesecake

This thick crusted sour cream cheesecake with pecan and biscuit base is a recipe from Adam Liaw’s new cookbook Tonight’s Dinner.

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Gluten-Free Burnt Butter Honey Almond Joy Cake

For centuries, different cultures have favoured almond desserts…and for good reason. They bring a deliciously tart flavour to the sweetest of treats, like this easy gluten-free honey almond cake.

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Beef, Barley and Bacon Pie with Hot Water Pink Peppercorn Pastry

Richly flavoured slow-cooked beef cheeks are baked in a glorious beef and bacon pie with deliciously peppery pastry, perfect for leisurely weekend lunches.

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Pear and Ginger Cake

Delicately spiced with ginger, it will surprise you how low in sugar this moreish cake really is. Whip this up for a family gathering and see smiles all round.

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Gluten-Free Banana Upside Down Cake

With sticky, gooey, caramelized bananas on top of an incredibly light and moist – and did we mention, gluten-free? – sponge cake, packed with chocolate chips, all that’s left to do is serve with vanilla ice cream and dig in.

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Simple Almond Blender Cake

This easy gluten-free, dairy-free cake recipe is from the new book Low Tox Life Food by Alexx Stuart. It’s a ‘stick it all in a blender’ recipe, so this simple almond blender cake really is no-fuss. The result is a very light and fluffy, almond-meal-based cake for gluten-free and dairy-free peeps. So easy.

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Chips and Crispy Chickpea Board

Pita chips, crispy chickpeas, harissa-sumac sauce, manouri cheese and black olives make up this moreish Chips and Crispy Chickpea Board.

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Blueberry and White Chocolate Scones

You have to be careful when you speak about scones as people fall firmly into Team Jam First or Team Cream First. Whichever team you’re on, this recipe will please everyone.

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Individual Apple Pies

These Individual Apple Pies are a classic, super simple way to make an elegant dessert. Change the fruit with the seasons – although apple drizzled with cream is an all-time favourite!

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Raw Caramel Slice

This raw caramel slice from Bryony and Harry Lancaster’s new cookbook Egg of the Universe has been one of the more popular sweets at their café since the beginning. After playing around with it over the years to get the balance of flavour right it’s nicely rich, but not overly heavy on coconut oil as many raw desserts seem to be.

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‘Burnt’ Basque Cheesecakes

Burnt Basque cheesecake is a deserved social media star, with its smooth, creamy interior and bitter, toffee-ish top. 

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The Best Winter Warming Desserts For Cold Days

These winter-warming desserts are the ultimate comforting collection for when your sweet tooth calls.

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Marmite or Vegemite Pull-Apart Bread

In the 1970s or ’80s, Marmite or Vegemite sandwiches were a staple food, often making up morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea.

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Vietnamese Coffee Cake

This decadent dessert is infused with coffee to make it even more mouth-watering, and topped with cacao nibs and coffee beans for an extra caffeine kick.

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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.