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  • Studded with sticky dates and cherries, this traditional fruitcake is the perfect winter celebration treat.…

    Serves: 16

    Total time: 40 mins

  • This fruity twist on the traditional family teatime treat Parkin, is sure to go down well. Easy and quick to…

    Serves: 10

    Total time: 40 mins

  • A healthy alternative to the chocolate version! Apricots and almonds match perfectly with a hint of coconut and…

    Makes: 10

    Total time: 45 mins

  • A classic banana loaf with a little something special. Chocolate! Bursting with banana flavoured goodness its…

    Serves: 8-10

    Total time: 1 hr 35 mins

  • Love a bit of banana bread? Give your usual recipe a naughty little addition by making it with chocolate.…

    Serves: 10

    Total time: 1 hr 20 mins

  • Our baking blogger Anneliese Giggins has created a special lemon drizzle cake recipe exclusively for…

    Serves: 8

    Total time: 50 mins

  • TV chef Annabel Langbein's recipe for a simple chocolate cake is just delicious. Top with fresh raspberries for…

    Serves: 12-16

    Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

  • Pretty in pink, these easy flower cupcakes will brighten your day and taste great too! With Victoria Threader's…

    Makes: 12

    Total time: 1 hr 20 mins

  • Everyone loves freshly made muffins and these quick and simple chocolate muffins with delicious chocolate…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 55 mins

  • Bananas and walnuts give a healthy twist to this classic teatime cake with a deliciously creamy nutty frosting.…

    Serves: 10

    Total time: 1 hr 35 mins

  • These mini Victoria sponge cakes are perfect for kids' parties or wrap them up for someone special in gift…

    Makes: 6

    Total time: 40 mins

  • These hamburger cupcakes by goodtoknow user Jessica Dady are a delicious treat to make. Ideal for children's…

    Makes: 12

    Total time: 40 mins

  • This classic tea loaf is really tasty, moist and so easy to make. Best served sliced and buttered with a cup of…

    Serves: 8-10

    Total time: 1 hr 50 mins

  • A simple and yet delicious dessert. This healthy sponge is made with olive oil and makes a lovely dessert when…

    Serves: 8

    Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

  • Pick up a multigrain granola muffin for an easy breakfast that fills you up. These muffins are sweetened with…

    Makes: 12

    Total time: 40 mins

  • First featured in an 1974 issue of Woman's Weekly, this chocolate marble cake is made in a ring mould for a…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 55 mins

  • This delicious, no-bake chocolate torte has a hint of saltiness to bring out its rich flavours. Quick and easy,…

    Serves: 8-12

    Total time: 1 hr

  • Lashings of cream cheese turns this dessert into an American beauty. Baking the cheesecake base first will also…

    Makes: A 20cm cheesecake

    Total time: 2 hrs 15 mins

  • Blondies are like brownies, they're just made with white chocolate instead! Try adding juicy strawberries and…

    Makes: 16 squares

    Total time: 45 mins

  • A deliciously rich, fudgy chocolate cake that tastes as good as it looks. It's quite easy to make this perfect…

    Serves: 8-10

    Total time: 1 hr 50 mins

  • These mini Victoria sponge cakes are perfect for kids' parties or wrap them up for someone special in gift…

    Makes: 6

    Total time: 40 mins

  • TV chef Annabel Langbein's recipe for a simple chocolate cake is just delicious. Top with fresh raspberries for…

    Serves: 12-16

    Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

  • Love a bit of banana bread? Give your usual recipe a naughty little addition by making it with chocolate.…

    Serves: 10

    Total time: 1 hr 20 mins

  • A classic banana loaf with a little something special. Chocolate! Bursting with banana flavoured goodness its…

    Serves: 8-10

    Total time: 1 hr 35 mins

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