Celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by baking a special Jubilee cake. We've got 50 easy recipes including easy Union Jack designs, patriotic specials and good old British classics. Perfect for street parties, bake sales and family gatherings, our Jubilee cakes and bakes will put a smile on anyone's face.
Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by baking a special Jubilee cake. We’ve got 50 easy recipes including simple Union Jack designs, patriotic specials and good old British classics. Perfect for street parties, bake sales and family gatherings, our Jubilee cakes and bakes will put a smile on anyone’s face.
Three layers of soft sponge sandwiched with blueberries and strawberries and topped with a berry Union Jack – you can’t get more British than this Jubilee cake.
Chocolate sponges, white chocolate buttercream and a festive Jubilee jazzie – these Jubilee chocolate cupcakes are simply delicious!
Not all Jubilee cakes have to have a Union Jack on them. This polka dot Jubilee cake still uses the traditional red, white and blue colours but in a simple classy design.
You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to make your cakes look special. All you need to make these Jubilee cupcakes is a mini Union Jack flag and some red, white and blue sprinkles.
Made to celebrate pearly rather than the acual queen, these mini chocolate cakes are a brilliant twist on Jubilee cakes. Make them as small or as big as you want depending on how many guests you have (and how much they love chocolate cake!).
You don’t need to be a cake decorating expert to make these Union Jack cupcakes. Simply layer strips of fondant icing to make the flag. How great would these look in the middle of a street party table?
Simple and elegant, these raspberry cream cupcakes belong on a special party spread. Perfect for afternoon teas, family gatherings and street parties.
These light summer berry buttons will keep hands busy at a Jubilee party. The lemon curd filling is the perfect base for the super sweet strawberry filling and if you want to go all out, make some strawberry sugar for a flavoursome crunch.
Our Jubilee shortbread is a great recipe to make with the kids. Simply whip up a batch of classic shortbread and decorate with red, white and blue toppings.
A British classic. Turn the fruity favourite into an impressive cake with this strawberries and cream sponge cake. Made with a little orange zest, this tangy cake will be a hit all round.
We know they’re not strictly Jubilee-themed but we just love these hamburger cupcakes! Made by goodtoknow user Jessica, they’re perfect for any party.
For some patriotic colours on your Jubilee spread make these jammy Jubilee diamonds and decorate with blue and white sprinkles. Simple, yet delicious!
Remember making butterfly cakes as a child? Make these berry butterfly cakes with the kids for a fun Jubilee family activity.
These Queen of pudding cupcakes are filled with lemon curd and topped with a light meringue topping. Lemon meringue pie in a bite.
Can’t throw a party without a chocolate cake? This rich fudgy chocolate cake is decorated with strawberries for a more Jubilee-like feel – you can even top this cake with a berry Union Jack if you want to go all out.
A British fave. There’s nothing quite as impressive as a homemade battenberg and it’s not as hard as you might think. Bake two sponges – one coloured pink – cut and assemble with marzipan and a bit of jam and voilà!
There’s just something lovely about seeing a cake topped with fresh strawberries and these strawberry cupcakes have a lovely hidden surprise – the sponges are strawberry flavoured too! Delicious.
Kelly Douglass’s street party cake was voted the winner of goodtoknow’s Royal Wedding baking competition in 2011 and works just as well for the Jubilee. It takes time to put together but isn’t too tricky if you’re patient – just get creative with a batch of royal icing and create an edible street party…
Get the party started with these delicious and easy-to-make Pimms cupcakes! Plenty of flavour and topped with fresh strawberries, oranges and cucumber too – delicious!
You can’t go wrong with cake expert Fiona Cairns’ fun and delicious coffee and hazelnut giant cupcake – she’s the baker who made Will and Kate’s official wedding cake!
This Woman’s Weekly recipe for lemon cubes uses lemon curd to decorate these bite-sized cakes. You can make them in advance as they’re freezable, too.
You’ll find passion fruit, marshmallows and Champagne in this Queen’s sponge, created by a relative of the baker who made the original Victoria sponge.
For pure indulgence, make Lorraine Pascale’s big fat carrot cake for your Jubilee celebration, a classic recipe from the star of BBC2 shows Baking Made Easy and Home Cooking Made Easy.
Welsh fruited tea bread, also known as Bara brith, is a regional British classic. Try it warm with a bit of salted butter for a breakfast that’s fit for a queen.
Whether it’s the Jubilee, St George’s Day, an Olympics party or just to celebrate all things British, Kirstie’s Union Jack celebration cake with a jam filling and buttercream icing is just the ticket.
Sometimes, there’s nothing like an golden oldie. This layer cake recipe topped with apricot jam, icing and wafer daisies, is an updated version of a recipe from a 1934 copy of Woman’s Weekly.
If you want to go traditional for your Jubilee party, make Mrs Beeton’s Victoria sandwich, a classic recipe which dates back to the 19th century!
This deliciously sweet lemon curd cake is so easy to make and is the perfect afternoon treat for the whole family. A soft sponge covered with citrus buttercream and a lemon curd filling.
A traditional British treat, this Woman’s Weekly coffee and walnut cake can be made well in advance – you can even freeze it and defrost before the royal celebrations.
Filled with lemon curd, these zesty lemon squares with sultanas and mascarpone and decorated with your favourite sweets are perfect for a celebratory afternoon tea.
Sophie Dahl’s raspberry and orange Victoria sponge takes inspiration from the traditional sponge cake but is made with raspberry jam and a creamy, orange buttercream frosting.
goodtoknow user and cupcake queen Victoria Threader created these deliciously patriotic Royal bride and groom cupcakes for us!
Sometimes, all you need is a classic fruit cake. This quick and easy fruit cake is ready in less than an hour, the perfect treat to bake at the last minute.
Victoria sponges were named after Queen Victoria as she enjoyed a slice or two with her cuppa. These individual Victoria sponges are a cute twist on the classic recipe.
Blending chocolate and vanilla sponge in a swirled pattern, a slice of classic chocolate and vanilla marble cake is the perfect cake for your Jubilee afternoon tea.
Another classic teatime cake to tickle your tastebuds. This delicious banana and walnut cake is bound to be gobbled up by hungry guests.
All you need is ready-to-roll icing in red, white and blue to decorate these tasty mini royal cakes. These bite-sized treats are easy to eat too, making them perfect for street parties and buffets.
Fruity, sticky Chelsea buns are one of our favourite traditional British recipes. Learn how to make your own with our easy recipe.
A Victorian favourite, caraway seed loaf cake uses simple ingredients to create a delicious cake which you can freeze too.
Follow goodtoknow user Victoria Threader’s simple Royal afternoon tea cupcakes video recipe. She adds, ‘They’re perfect for an afternoon tea party to celebrate the Jubilee. The sponge is lighter than a feather.’
English gingerbread is a deliciously syrupy teatime treat made with stem or crystallised ginger – and this Woman’s Weekly recipe for gingerbread cubes can be frozen for a month.
Also known as lardy bread, this three-fruit lardy cake is a rich, sweet British cake from Wiltshire and traditionally eaten at special occasions.
These bride and groom cookies from Peggy Porschen will be a big hit at weddings – give them as wedding favours or make them for your Jubilee party to commemorate the Queen’s wedding to Prince Philip way back in 1947.
James Birch’s shop in the town of Eccles first sold these small, flat, raisin-filled cakes in 1793. Although more pastry than cake, these Florentine eccles cakes are a traditional Brit treat.
You can always trust the Primrose Bakery to come up with unusual and creative designs. These vanilla cupcakes decorated with British-themed figurines will look great on the buffet table.
Prince Charles probably indulges in Cornish clotted cream cake when he visits his estate at the Duchy of Cornwall. This recipe comes from BBC2 show The Great British Bake Off.
We Brits love a good fruitcake and this moist cherry cake with ground almonds and almond extract will also last a few days without drying out, if you’re looking for a cake to bake ahead.
A classic English sponge cake, this deliciously zesty lemon Madeira cake is named after the Madeira wine which was traditionally sipped with the cake.
Carrot cakes were popular in the 40s and 50s due to rationing. So make these spiced carrot cake squares as a nod to the street parties held for the end of WW2 and the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.
Fruity Brighton rock buns are another traditional treat well overdue a revival and will be a big hit with older guests.
TV cook Gizzi Erskine has come up with a low-GI blackberry Bakewell cake with flaked almonds and fresh berries. A healthy twist on a Great British recipe.
The first Battenburg cake was baked in 1884 when Prince Louis of Battenberg married Princess Victoria, Queen Victoria’s granddaughter. So why not celebrate the Jubilee with a slice?
Use cheap store cupboard ingredients like oats, flour and sugar to make this delicious oatmeal and honey cake, also a popular treat in wartime Britain.
Marzipan is often used to decorate traditional English cakes. This marzipan and orange traybake can even be frozen ready-sliced then defrosted, great if you have extra visitors at your royal tea party.
Originating from the north of England, this sticky parkin ginger cake with treacle is just delicious. Make it a few days in advance so the flavour mellows.
For chocoholics, not even a classic jam sponge comes close to this gorgeous chocolate sponge cake. It’s definitely special enough for a royal feast.