Celebrate with a delicious homemade birthday cake. We've easy recipes for everything from sponge cakes to cheesecakes to make your loved one's day special. Don't forget the icing!
A deliciously decadent cheesecake recipe. The cake is layered with crushed Amaretti biscuits, soft cheese, mascarpone, sponge fingers and coffee liqueur.
This is a gorgeous cake, made up of one white sponge layer and one chocolate sponge layer. Both layers are studded with chocolate chips! Very easy! The chocolate icing is this cakes crowning glory.
My grandfather (Sam) was famous for this cake. He would always have some available for anyone who wanted it. We'll miss him, but his carrot cake legacy will always live on! Enjoy!
Be patient - this smells fantastic while it is cooking - wait until it has cooled before serving, though!
This is an amazing cake which is great for girls birthday cakes at any age!!!
A double-layer, extremely moist chocolate sponge, with peanutbutter buttercream filling, and a hard chocolate glaze.
Creamy and rich, this icing is also versatile. Delicious on cakes of all kinds, especially carrot cake.
This is an alternative to the classic cream cheese frosting recipe, using brown sugar and honey instead of icing sugar. My Husband and I use it on Banana or Carrot Cake.
This is a cake I made last week to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. HMS victory represents one the the Royal Navy's finest Victories, which makes the ship's name very poignant.
I keep experimenting with cakes, some work some don't. Don't be put off by the amount of sugar, it's a cake you have to try.
This decadently chocolaty icing is perfect for birthday cakes, cupcakes and fairy cakes.
This is my favourite dark chocolate cake. It is deep and rich and slightly chewy on the top.
A resurrected " used to bake" for my children years ago, lost the original recipe so tried and succesfully baked them again. They are very simple and I think very yummy
This is a light and moist cake that is not too sweet and has a refreshing green tea fragrance. The icing uses cream cheese but has enough sweetness to mask the sour taste. The matcha (green tea) powder gives it a delicate green hue too. This cake can also be baked as a in a 23x33cm (9x13 in) tin or as 2 separate round cakes in two 20cm (8 in) round tins. Adjust baking time accordingly.
A delicious, rich muffin with the essence of green tea.
This recipe was created to go with my wholemeal chocolate chiffon cake. It contains no refined sugar and no egg. For white icing, reduce the honey to 175g and omit the cocoa powder.
A delicious cake with a filling of chestnut puree and dark chocolate. Makes a great birthday cake or a change from Christmas fruit cake!
I make these so they have a good kick to them, but it's not necessary. It's the icing that gives them the real ginger strength/flavour, the stem ginger is really just for texture. Lemon icing is a good substitute.
Make sure you have lots of eggs :D
If you don't take kindly to recipes that instruct you to "cream the butter and sugar" then this one's for you! Prepare this cake batter on the cooker...it's my Aunty Orietta's classic chocolate cake recipe. Delicious!