Cakes & Sweet Bakes

Vegan Christmas Cake
One of my favourite things to do is to bake cakes and other sweet treats for my family and friends. While I'm happy to make a Victoria Sandwich or a Lemon Drizzle cake I'm always willing to make something new. Here's a selection of recipes you may wish to try yourselves:

Malt Loaf – just like that well-known brand but homemade and just as delicious.

Spiced Marmalade Loaf Cake – Not just for toast! Put some marmalade in your baking for a teatime treat.

Ginger Preserve and Chocolate Cake  - Use up those jars of preserves with this twist on a chocolate cake.

Chocolate Guinness Cake  - Perfect for St. Patrick's Day or indeed any day you need a slice of divine chocolate cake.

Tarte au Citron - Finish off a special meal with this French classic of lemon tart made with almond pastry.

Simnel Cake - Moist fruit cake and golden marzipan disciples - a Simnel Cake really is Easter on a plate.

Eggless Chocolate Orange Muffins - A double dose of chocolate mixed with a delicious hit of orange but no eggs required!

Honey & Chocolate Flapjacks - Sweet and chewy with an extra treat of some chocolate. 

White Chocolate and Rosewater Cupcakes - An elegant combination perfect for princesses and special occasions. 

Rhubarb, Lemon and Ginger Friands - Grab a stick of rhubarb and pair it with lemon and ginger in these classic almond friands.

Oat and Sultana Cookies - Mix together, put on a tray and bake. Easy and delicious. Use other dried fruit for other flavour combinations. 

Rhubarb, Lemon and Ginger cake - A right way up rhubarb, lemon and ginger upside down cake! The warmth of a moist gingerbread combined with zesty lemon. Perfect for cooler summer days.  

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies - If the biscuit jar is empty fill it with these mix and make chocolate mint cookies. 

Flower Cupcakes - Cupcake making with a little help from  

Courgette (Zucchini) & Lemon Muffins - Got a glut of courgettes (zucchini)? These summery muffins are great for using them up.

Banana, Almond & Maple Syrup Cake - Don't chuck them - bake them! Use up your overripe bananas with this loaf cake recipe.

Rhubarb and Granola Crumble - A quick topping suitable for all fruity crumbles. 

Chocolate and Cola Bundt Cake - Perfect for kids' birthdays or just for yourself!

Fruit Cocktail Bundt Cake  - Not out of a tin and you can't drink it.

Lemon and Ricotta Bundt Cake - Moist and light with a zing of lemon.

Chocolate and Potato Ring Cake - A delicious combination of chocolate and leftover mashed potato with added dried cranberries and macadamia nuts. 

Tottenham Cake - Not just for football fans and Quakers! My Great British Bake Off inspired traybake.

Halloween Buns - Full of treacle and spice, definitely a Halloween treat.

Beer Cake - Spare some of your ale for this fruity cake.

Vegan Chocolate Orange Sponge Cake  - Just because it's eggless and dairy-free it doesn't mean you can't enjoy chocolate cake. 

Vegan Christmas Cake  - No added fat or sugar and alcohol free but still a treat for everyone.

Mince Pies  - Don't settle for shop bought when you can make the perfect mince pie pastry at home.

Cranberry and Orange Stollen - Enjoy this festive treat but with less sugar and butter and no alcohol.

Chocolate and coffee bean cake  - A 6in cake big enough for a treat but small enough to ensure nothing is left.

Chocolate and vanilla zebra cake - Quick traybake and guaranteed to keep the kids happy.

Strawberry and lemon munchkins  - A sweet treat for Mother's Day using Jordans Country Crisp.

Gluten-free lemon and rosemary polenta cake  - Fresh garden rosemary and zingy lemons combine for a gluten-free treat.

Picnic Fruit Tea Loaf  - Never go on picnic without this cake!

Microwave lemon sponge pudding - In a hurry for dessert? You'll need this pudding!

Strawberry and mint meringue with elderflower cream  - garden grown ingredients for a perfect summer's pudding.

Chocolate and beetroot sandwich cake  - No need to boil the beetroot first. Just grate and stir in.

Chilli chocolate loaf cake  - Just a little warmth to add some interest to a chocolate sponge cake.

Cheesecake brownies  - An indulgent combination of chocolate brownie and cream cheese.

Cereal crumb cake  - Use the leftover cereal at the bottom of the packet for this tea loaf.

Black Forest Gateau - A 1970's classic still delicious today.

Coffee and walnut cake  - A classic inspired by the Great British Bake Off.

Lemon and almond biscotti  - Italian twice baked biscuits.

Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake  - A classic and easy zingy citrus bake.

Spiced autumn apple cake  - A wholemeal cake flavoured with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Cut and Come Again Cake - A light fruit cake you'll be wanting slice after slice of.

Spiced Mulled Wine Bundt Cake - Made with a non-alcoholic Mulled Winter Punch this is full of Christmas fruits,nuts and spice..

Plenty of chocolate cake - If you're going to have chocolate in a cake then you'd may as well have plenty of chocolate!

Crunchy Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cakes - Two cakes from one mix! Great for bake sales and fairs.

Melton Hunt Cake - Originally made in Leicestershire this a rich, dark fruit cake made with cherries, almonds and rum.

Earl Grey Fruit Tea Loaf Cake - A traditional English tea loaf made with lemon and honey.

Chocolate and garden mint cake - Chocolate layer cake flavoured with fresh garden mint.

Harry Potter's Sticky Chocolate Birthday Cake - Make 31st July a day to remember with the cake Hagrid gave to Harry on his 11th birthday.

Summer fruit pudding - The classic seasonal pudding with fresh raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants.

Tomato soup cake - All the colour and spices of a carrot cake without any of the grating!

Mincemeat loaf cakes - Full of Christmas flavours with dried fruit and almonds.

Mincemeat Cake - Perfect for using up leftover jars of Christmas mincemeat.

Vegan date and walnut cake - A dairy-free and vegan version of this popular loaf cake.

Chocolate and vanilla marble Bundt cake - A great looking Bundt cake which is quick and easy to make.

Number 0 cake tin recipe - Great centrepiece as part of a birthday or anniversary celebration.

Chocolate and marshmallow brownies - An extra gooey addition to moist brownies.

Raspberry, lemon and yogurt loaf cake - Fresh summer raspberries combined with lemon and yogurt.

Cherry loaf cake - A classic and favourite cherry cake perfect for bake sales.

Vegan lemon Victoria Sponge cake - A vegan Victoria Sponge with a citrus twist.