Looking for quick baking recipes to entertaining last minute guests? Need an easy cake ready in under an hour? Try one of our quick and easy baking recipes for your friends and family who are coming over for tea at short notice…
This chocolate fudge cake recipe is super easy and quick to make so it is perfect for when you need to bake a last minute simple yet decadent cake for a special occasion. You don’t need to use a chocolate with a high % for this, just standard dark chocolate is fine.
Check out our easiest ever cinnamon buns that are quick to make because they use ready made puff pastry. Bake and enjoy now or save for a weekend breakfast – just make sure to eat them warm from the oven.
A classic, gooey chocolate brownie recipe ready in forty five minutes that can be ramped up with added ingredients. We’ve included three suggestions of additional ingredients for more opportunities (excuses) to bake this wonder.
A classic, simple Victoria sponge is one of the recipes that you should have in your repertoire as it’s ready in under an hour. This traditional sponge cake uses an all in one method making it super quick, easy and the perfect party cake. Once you master this, bake sales and afternoon tea will no longer be daunting, and making variations will be easy. Try our easy cake recipes here…
Portuguese custard tarts made easy with with step-by-step help from the olive test kitchen. Use ready made puff pastry to make this recipe ready in under an hour. Dusting the pastry with icing sugar gives the tarts a golden, caramelised crust when cooked.
Classic coffee cake is one of our all-time favourite afternoon treats. In this recipe, we’ve given it a modern twist to include deliciously crunchy pecan brittle. It makes a quick baking recipe that’s really impressive.
Check out these super easy super fun blondies using a children’s classic biscuit, Jammie Dodgers. These fudgy moreish white chocolate blondies are a great alternative to a traditional chocolate brownie, and will go perfectly with your afternoon cuppa.
This chocolate chip cookie pizza is super easy to make and great fun with all the family. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this giant cookie makes for a great alternative to a birthday cake that’s quick to make.
Our birthday traybake works brilliantly as a base for any kid’s birthday cake. It’s actually a ‘sheet cake’, a standard baking treat in Texas. We’ve added a chocolate topping here, but you could it personalise it any way you like. Try our epic birthday cake recipes for everyone here…
Our best twist on a classic friand: the sharpness of the passion fruit in this recipe beautifully compliments the sweetness of almond. Friand is French for dainty, which describes this incredibly light, airy treat perfectly.
This recipe for redcurrant and raspberry crostata is an easy pud to make to please a crowd and it looks fantastic too. Plus, it’s under 300 calories per serving. Taste the redcurrants for sweetness, and sprinkle over more or less icing sugar, depending on how tart they are.
These cute little lemon cupcakes would work equally well for a kids party, baby shower or just a treat to serve with afternoon tea. If you are short of time make the sponges ahead and store in an airtight box then ice on the day.