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    • Basic cupcake recipe

      This basic cupcake recipe will give you perfect cupcakes every time, and you can decorate them however you like! These plain cupcakes can be decorated with our perfect cupcake buttercream to create beautiful cupcakes for any occasion. This is goodtoknow's most popular cupcake recipe. This basic cupcake recipe makes a batch of 24 cupcakes. To make your cupcakes even, use an ice cream scoop to fill the cupcake cases with mixture. This will make sure you have an even amount of mixture in each cupcake case and that they should rise to the same height. These cupcakes are ideal for making with children and can be decorated with icing, buttercream or drizzled in chocolate.

      • 4
      (632 ratings)
    • Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes

      Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes

      Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes are so easy to make using storecupboard ingredients and they area ready in 30 minutes! This easy recipe shows you how to make a batch of 12 simple fairy cakes and how to decorate them with a simple icing and sweets. Get the kids to help you make these tasty fairy cakes; they can learn how to crack eggs and make smooth icing to drizzle on top of your mini sponges. This recipe couldn't be easier, but comes out perfectly every time - and everyone loves a fairy cake! Mary Berry's iced fairy cakes recipe is taken from one of her most famous books, Mary Berry's Baking Bible.

      • 3
      (845 ratings)
    • Treacle bundt cake with limoncello drizzle

      Treacle bundt cake with limoncello drizzle

      A sticky sweet sponge topped with a naughty lemon liqueur icing and nuggets of crystalised ginger, this treacle bundt cake is a great treat for any special occasion, from Christmas to birthdays. Leftover slices (if you've got any!) are perfect served the next day with a nice cup of tea.

      • 4
      (6 ratings)
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      Using US recipes? Convert US cup measures into grams with our handy tool, which will help convert American recipes into UK recipes you can make at home

      • 4
      (630 ratings)
    • Banana bread recipe

      Banana bread

      Got some bananas going brown in your fruit bowl? Don't throw them away! Use them to make this delicious banana bread. Ripe bananas give the dense loaf a lovely moist texture with a subtle hint of flavour. The thick dough takes a little longer than your average cake to bake, but it's worth the wait. A slice of this flavour-packed cake is a perfect treat for breakfast (try it with a spread of butter), parties or just a little afternoon treat with a cup of tea.

      • 4
      (123 ratings)
    • Mary Berry's chocolate cake

      Mary Berry's chocolate cake

      Try Mary Berry's simple and easy-to-follow chocolate cake recipe for a delicious and moist chocolate sponge cake with creamy chocolate icing. This recipe serves 6 people and only takes 50 mins to prepare and bake. Mary Berry's chocolate cake is perfect served with a drizzle of fresh cream. Store in an airtight container or cake tin for up to 2 days. If you have any cake left after 2 days (unlikely!), we'd recommend warming a slice in the microwave for about 10 seconds and serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This recipe is part of Mary Berry's three cakes in one recipe, taken from Mary Berry's Stress-free Kitchen.

      • 3
      (1538 ratings)
    • pistachio cake with avocado icing

      Dairy free cake with chocolate and avocado icing

      Dairy-free pistachio cake with avocado icing is so rich and creamy that no one will know it's dairy-free! It's made with cocoa powder and coconut milk. It's an unexpected and lovely way to use avocado, making a really creamy icing that's better for you than a traditional recipe as it's made with no butter. Give it a go, and no one will be able to believe the cake is dairy-free - or that it as avocado in it! Perfect if you're catering for anyone who's dairy intolerant, and we promise everyone will enjoy it.

      • 0
      (0 ratings)
    • Santa cake decoration

      7 festive fondant cake decorations to pop on top of your Christmas cake this year

      Planning on making a cake this Christmas? Not sure how to decorate it? You've come to the right place! Our cupcake queen, Victoria Threader has created some brilliant, and surprisingly easy, cake decorations with fondant for you to try

      • 4
      (10 ratings)
    • Christmas pud cupcakes

      Christmas pudding cupcakes

      Bake these cute little Christmas pudding cupcakes to give as festive gifts, with our exclusive recipe goodtoknow's cupcake queen Victoria Threader

      • 4
      (22 ratings)
    • Red velvet cupcakes

      Hummingbird Bakery cream cheese frosting

      Top your cakes or cupcakes with this delicious and easy cream cheese frosting recipe. This simple recipe is from the famous Hummingbird Bakery. Using only three ingredients, you can make this delicious in a matter of minutes. This recipe tops 12 regular sized cupcakes or 1 regular sized cake (20cm round). The sweetness of the icing sugar and softness of the cream cheese balance each other out to make a smooth, sweet and tasty cream cheese frosting. This frosting would be perfect spooned or piped on top of carrot cake or red velvet cake. If you'd like to pipe this icing onto cupcakes or a cake, we'd recommend using a large nozzle. If you have any cream cheese frosting leftover, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. We'd recommend giving it a quick whisk or stir before adding to your cupcakes.

      • 4
      (102 ratings)
    • Chocolate brownies

      Chocolate brownies

      Chocolate brownies are meant to be gooey in the middle and this simple recipe shows you exactly when it's time to take the brownies out of the oven. These brownies are made with delicious dark chocolate and come out perfectly every time. The trick is to take them out of the oven when they are firm but fudgey, as the brownies will continue to cook after they've come out of the oven. Don't be tempted to leave them in for longer, as you'll love out of that squidy consistency that makes brownies just perfect. This easy recipe for plain brownies is so simple, with just storecupboard ingredients - plus, they are ready in just 30 mins!

      • 4
      (307 ratings)
    • Carrot cake

      Carrot cake is so simple to make with our easy recipe to make a loaf cake or cupcakes topped with delicious cream cheese frosting. This rich carrot cake is easy to make in your own kitchen. Our easy recipe, which comes with a step-by-step video, has been triple-tested by Woman's Weekly - so you know it will come out perfectly every time. Topped with a simple cream cheese frosting, this carrot cake is the perfect base for a birthday cake or even split into 12 for cupcakes

      • 4
      (268 ratings)
    • Mary Berry's lemon drizzle cake

      Mary Berry's lemon drizzle cake

      Mary Berry is the queen of baking so if you're looking for a classic lemon drizzle cake recipe, this is the one to try. Mary Berry's lemon drizzle cake recipe is one of the most popular recipes on goodtoknow and has been tried and loved by pretty much the whole of the team! This classic cake recipe is full of citrus flavour and is perfect for all baking abilities, from beginners to those who fancy a spot in The Great British Bake Off tent! The light and zesty lemon sponge is glazed with a crunchy lemon icing, made with a simple sugar and lemon mixture. This delicious lemon drizzle cake will take approximately 55 mins to prepare and bake and serves up to 6 people. Store this cake in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

      • 4
      (2200 ratings)
    • Mary Berry's Christmas cake

      Mary Berry's Christmas cake

      You can make Mary Berry's Victorian-style Christmas cake well ahead of the big day - in fact, the longer you leave it, the better it will taste! This delicious Christmas cake will be the talk of your Christmas Day meal or party. Made with fruits including currants, raisins and cherries and soaked with rich sherry, the sponge is fruity and moist. Mary Berry's Christmas cake is topped with an easy royal icing and decorated with a festive ribbon. This cake is simple to recreate at home and has to be one of our favourite bakes. This recipe was taken from Mary Berry's Christmas Collection book. Serve this cake with a dollop of brandy butter for a real Christmassy experience. The whole family are going to love tucking into this cake. It makes a foolproof Christmas cake every time.

      • 4
      (1234 ratings)
    • Gingerbread

      The smell of freshly baked gingerbread is hard to resist but if you can avoid the temptation of cutting a slice while warm from the oven, gingerbread is best cooled and wrapped and kept for a day or two before eating. It will slice much better and have a lovely sticky texture. Cinnamon, ginger, golden syrup and black treacle all help to give these easy gingerbreads their delicious flavour. This recipe makes two small loaves, so why not keep one in the freezer for another day? If you freeze it wrapped in individual slices, itís perfect for lunchboxes and will defrost much quicker than a whole loaf.

      • 3
      (88 ratings)
    • Boozy cherry bakewell magic cake

      Cherry Bakewell magic cake

      Cut into this boozy cherry bakewell magic cake for a bit of a surprise! Three different textures in one cake, it's absolutely delicious, but definitely one for the grown-ups as it's quite boozy! Almonds and cherries are the perfect match and go great in this delicious cake.

      • 0
      (0 ratings)
    • Baileys cupcakes

      Baileys cupcakes

      These impressive Baileys cupcakes from goodtoknow's cupcake Queen, Victoria Threader, taste just as good as they look. With this easy-to-make recipe you'll be enjoying these sweet treats in no time.

      • 3
      (47 ratings)
    • S'mores cupcakes

      S'mores cupcakes

      These delicious s'mores cupcakes are the perfect autumn treat. Based on the traditonal American classic, these cupcakes have four mouth-watering layers including a crunchy caramelised biscuit base, a layer of melted chocolate, a gooey rich chocolate sponge centre and a sweet, fluffy marshmallow topping and come complete with a chocolate dipped biscuit - what more could you ask for?

      • 3
      (13 ratings)
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