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  • Best of: Valentine's Day cakes

    Best of: Valentine's Day cakes

    Say I love you with our top pick of cakes, cupcakes, biscuits and chocolates this Valentine's Day. We've been all around London at the capital's best…

  • Heart's desire cake

    Heart's desire cake

    IngredientsFor the heart cakeDr. Oetker Cake Release Spray125g (4 ½ oz) baking margarine, softened125g (4 ½ oz) caster sugar2 medium eggs200g (7oz)…

  • Strawberry and champagne cupcakes

    Strawberry and champagne cupcakes

    Ingredients225g unsalted butter, softened225g caster sugarA pinch of saltSeeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract4 medium eggs225g…

  • Top ten Christmas cake recipes

    Top ten Christmas cake recipes

    Get the oven gloves out and the cake tin ready because we have top ten Christmas cake recipes that will get your baking shoes on – see the photo…

  • Farmyard cupcakes

    Farmyard cupcakes

    Makes 12 cupcakesYou will need pink and white casesIngredients125g self-raising flour125g caster sugar125g soft unsalted butter2 large eggs½…

  • Crunchy chocolate sweetie nests

    Crunchy chocolate sweetie nests

    Cute little nests filled with sweet treat chocolate beans for the prettiest of party food – they will disappear as fast as they are made!Makes:…

  • Chocolate crisp hedgehog cake

    Chocolate crisp hedgehog cake

    This novelty cake will appeal to young children and make an ideal birthday cake.Serves 8IngredientsFor the cake100g (4 oz) self raising flour, sifted…

  • Chocolate traybake

    Chocolate traybake

    Simple and delicious chocolate tray bake that children will love – great for parties or as a lunchbox treatMakes: 12-16Preparation time: 10…

  • Lemon sherbet cupcakes

    Lemon sherbet cupcakes

    "These are amazing! Homemade sherbet is really easy, just don't eat huge amounts of it as it is high in sodium," says Beverley Glock. "You need to…

  • Carrot and walnut cake

    Carrot and walnut cake

    An adaptation of Ottolenghi’s recipe, this is a light, moist and sublime cake with a rich, citrus icing and crunchy caramelised walnuts.Serves:…

  • Bumblebee chocolate cupcakes

    Bumblebee chocolate cupcakes

    CupcakesMakes 10-12 To bake140g (5oz) self-raising flour2 tablespoons cocoa powder½ teaspoon bicarbonate of sodaPinch of salt110ml (4floz)…

  • Tear and share flower cupcakes

    Tear and share flower cupcakes

    CupcakesMakes 10-12 IngredientsTo bake50g (2oz) self-raising flour 50g (2oz) caster sugar 50g (2oz) butter - softened1 medium egg – beatenTo…

  • Jane Asher's garden festival cake

    Jane Asher's garden festival cake

    Treat garden party guests to a slice of this light and airy summer cake, specially created to support the first ever National Gardens Festival…

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