This chocolate caramel cake is what’s known as an ‘ombre’ cake; each layer has a different shade with dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel flavours.
This indulgent coconut and lime cake hits all the afternoon tea spots. Topped with vanilla frosting and coconut flakes this is the perfect weekend baking project.
This pistachio and chocolate stripe cake is a delicious combination of flavours and it looks fantastic – a real show-stopper. It is a little tricky, but completely worth the effort. Make sure you use pistachios with a good, strong colour.
White chocolate and strawberry ice cream, cake: three things we love the most in our puddings. Try this easy layer cake for the perfect dinner-party dessert.
Chiffon cake is notoriously tricky, but with our recipe you can make the light, fluffy sponge in under two hours. The Maltesers give a fun twist. Thank you olive reader Sarah Howe for the recipe!
If you love rum, spice and all things chocolatey, this cake is for you! It might take a little time to prepare, but your guests will be amazed by it. Drizzle it in white chocolate for extra indulgence.
Angel cake and red velvet cake: A match made in cake heaven. An easy-to-follow method means this cake can be made by everyone. Decorate with a delicious meringue frosting.
A showstopping, lemony sponge cake with a delicious curd icing and beautiful edible crystallised violets and primroses from eatmyflowers.co.uk.
A lovely summer pistachio cake with strawberry icing that’s worth the extra effort. When strawberries smell good, they should be at optimum ripeness and have flavour – perfect for this cake.
This version of devil’s food cake is made with oil rather than butter, and has orange added to the flavour. It’s a cake that cuts neatly and works well as a base for all sorts of icing.
This showstopper is an edible snowball that children and adults will love. It would make an original alternative to Christmas pudding. One bite and you’ll be transported to Lapland…
Our reader Joanne Middleton’s mojito cake was inspired by the classic cocktail, so it’s perfect for entertaining. Soaked in a mojito-infused sugar syrup and covered with lime buttercream.
This peanut butter layer cake is a little effort but looks stunning and will satisfy the fussiest peanut butter fiends
This deliciously indulgent, grown-up chocolate and burnt butterscotch cake looks really impressive and is definitely worth the effort
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