Edd Kimber was the first Great British Bake Off winner, is one of the UK’s best-loved bakers and the author of five baking books (Small Batch Bakes, One Tin Bakes, Patisserie Made Simple, The Boy Who Bakes and Say It With Cake). He's written plenty of recipes for olive over the years and you can find them all here – from Christmas showstoppers and impressive layer cakes to unique cookie ideas, savoury bakes, elegant desserts, hearty pies and much more.


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66 Edd Kimber recipes

Devil's food cake

It's a classic: Edd Kimber shares his expert tips for creating a deep, dark chocolate cake. Which glorious frosting will you choose – classic fudge or Swiss meringue?

Devil's food cake

Lemon and lime tart

Make your next lemon tart an epic one with Edd's Kimber's coconut macaroon tart case, filled with a zesty lemon and lime curd. It's the perfect make-ahead pud for a special occasion.

A lemon tart with lime zest on top

Black and white tahini cookies

Bake these dramatic-looking tahini and chocolate cookies and see if friends can guess the secret ingredient. Black tahini adds a deep nutty flavour which balances well with the sweet white chocolate ganache centre. Use up the rest of your jar of tahini with more tahini recipes.

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Easy Tahini Cookies Recipe

Blueberry scones

Ramp up your scones up by adding blueberries, crème fraîche and a zingy lemon glaze to the mix. Perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.

Love scones? You need to try this peanut butter and jelly scones recipe next.

Blueberry scones

Spiced chai banana bread

This gently warming banana bread flavoured with black tea and spices (to mimic masala chai) is a wonderful spin on a classic.

A fresh sliced banana loaf

Blood orange loaf cake

Edd Kimber's show-off bake combines the ruby-red brilliance of blood oranges with crunchy poppy seeds and grated marzipan. See more loaf cake recipes here.

A loaf cake with blood orange slices on top

Chocolate and hazelnut paris-brest

This impressive French patisserie is given a nutty twist with an indulgent Nutella filling for a showstopper dessert. Learn to make more elegant French dessert recipes here.

A cake stand topped with a pastry dessert filled with a chocolate mousse

'Nduja fennel pastries

A savoury weekend baking project – Edd shares a clever shortcut for making croissant-style dough, then gives it a spicy Italian twist.

’Nduja fennel pastries

Vietnamese coffee loaf cake

A rich, creamy cake inspired by classic Vietnamese iced coffee, with a unique buttercream. Love coffee cake? Try our Irish coffee cake recipe next.

Vietnamese coffee loaf cake

Chocolate crinkle cookies

This recipe from Edd Kimber makes some seriously good chocolate crinkle biscuits. With a rich, fudgy centre and sugar-dusted exterior, these dainty cookies make the perfect snack to enjoy with a cup of coffee. Keep baking with more of our best cookie recipes.

Chocolate Rye Volcano Cookies Recipe

French crullers

With a little help from Edd Kimber, you too can create these crispy on the outside, light on the inside donuts (glazed two ways). Try more of our doughnut recipes next.

French crullers with two different glazes

Carrot cake cupcakes

A classic cake in cupcake form, made all the more delicious with an orange cream cheese frosting. You don't need any butter for this recipe – it calls for light olive oil instead. See our best cupcake recipes for lots more ideas.

Carrot cake cupcakes

Blackberry and blueberry crumble pie

Check out Edd Kimber's impressive black and blue crumble pie, with a blackberry and blueberry filling and a cardamom crumble topping. We've got lots more blackberry recipes if you've got a seasonal glut to use.

Black and Blue Crumble Pie Recipe

Maltesers marble cake

Wow family with Edd Kimber's showstopping marble bake topped with malt milk chocolate glaze and Maltesers. Love a marble cake? Try this stout and chocolate marble cake recipe next.

Malteser Cake Recipe

Bakewell blondies

Take your blondies to the next level with the classic flavour and ingredients of a cherry bakewell.

Cherry Bakewell Blondies Recipe

Nutella swirl buns

Brighten up your weekend with these indulgent chocolate and hazelnut buns, swirled with a decadent Nutella and chocolate chip filling. Next, try our cheat's cinnamon buns recipe.

Swirl Buns Recipe with Nutella

Rhubarb and custard cake

Capture a nostalgic sweet in cake form with this delicious rhubarb and custard sponge. Soured cream keeps this bake moist, and the crumble topping is a great contrast to sharp rhubarb.

Rhubarb and custard cake

Check out these soft, chewy ginger cookies with caramelised white chocolate ganache. These cookies make a great sweet treat to go with your afternoon tea.

Ginger Sandwich Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate

Spiced chocolate oatmeal pie

Check out Edd Kimber's seriously impressive spiced chocolate oatmeal pie. This recipe is a great alternative to pecan pie and a real indulgent crowd pleaser.

Spiced chocolate oatmeal pie recipe

Lamb sausage rolls

Looking for a quirky snack to hand out at your next dinner party? Try these meaty, spring lamb sausage rolls with mint and lemon. Just make sure you buy all-butter pastry if you want them to really wow. For a party centrepiece, try this tear and share sausage roll recipe next.

Lamb Sausage Rolls Recipe

Dirty chai ombre cake

Inspired by the dirty chai (a masala chai latte with a shot of espresso), this showstopping cake boasts layers of chai ganache and chocolate ombre sponge.

A cake with a large slice cut out, iced with cream icing and three layers of sponge of different shades of brown

Key lime tarts

Key lime tart pairs lime juice with condensed milk which makes for an easy yet magical flavour combination. Discover more lime recipes here.

Mini Key Lime Tarts Recipe

Blueberry shortcakes

You can’t have afternoon tea without scones – they are quite rightly the heroes of the occasion. This version is a little different though. It uses American-style buttermilk shortcake which is a cousin of the scone and the filling is a simple blueberry compote and mascarpone cream.

Blueberry Shortcake Recipe

Dulce de luche banana bread

Afternoon tea has a reputation for fussiness and recipes that need a lot of patience to make. These mini loaves are incredibly easy to make but still look elegant enough for the fanciest tea.

Dulce De Leche Banana Bread Recipe

Chicken, leek and bacon pie

This classic British pie is a great warming recipe for those winter months; what's more, it will be a winner with the whole family.

Chicken, leek, tarragon and bacon pie

Chocolate and peanut butter snack cakes

Impress your friends and family with these fun and quirky chocolate snack cakes with peanut butter. These individual mini cakes may take a bit of time to make, but they're well worth the wait. Plus, keep them in an airtight container and they'll last for up to 3 days.

Chocolate snack cakes on a tray

Biscoff cheesecake

Check out our indulgent cheesecake recipe with crunchy Biscoff biscuits, creamy biscuit spread, and lightly whipped cream. Use up your jar of Biscoff with more Biscoff recipes, from cupcakes to cookies.

Speculoos cheesecake cut into slices on a grey plate

Russian honey cake

Check out this impressive Russian cake recipe with moreish burnt-honey icing. This layer cake takes a bit of effort to make but it's the perfect cake to show off to friends and family for any special occasion.

Russian Honey Cake Recipe

Matcha white chocolate roulade

This light and creamy dessert is a great alternative to the classic Swiss roll and it's less than 350 calories per serving, too. We've got more pretty roulade recipes to try next.

Matcha roulade

Chocolate and passion fruit layer cake

Check out this stunning chocolate cake with a creamy passion fruit curd. This moist and indulgent creation is a real showstopper and will make for an epic celebration dessert. Just look at that shine!

Chocolate Passion Fruit Cake Recipe

Fennel, sausage, tomato and mozzarella hand pies

These easy-to-make golden American hand pies are super crispy and packed with gooey mozzarella, the perfect lunchtime snack.

Fennel Sausage hand pie recipe

Nutty caramel tart with coffee ganache

This decadent dessert recipe with nuts, chocolate ganache and coffee, is the perfect way to finish a sophisticated dinner party. Discover more sweet tart recipes here.

Caramel Tart Recipe with Chocolate Ganache, Nuts and Coffee

Lime, mint and milk chocolate cake

This stunning mint chocolate loaf cake with zesty lime makes for a show-off sweet treat to serve your friends and family.

Lime mint cake

Whisky and rye salted caramel apple pie

This apple pie recipe is a great twist on the classic. Whisky is added to the thick and crunchy pastry, and caramel added to the apple filling for a more decadent and grown up taste. Plus Edd's step-by-step guide to the perfect lattice crust.

Whisky and Rye Salted Caramel Apple Pie Recipe

Babka buns

Here, Edd has crossed the flavours of a babka with the look of Swedish cinnamon buns to create these chocolate and salted pistachio babka buns.

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Chocolate and tahini bundt cake

This indulgent bundt cake recipe from Edd Kimber combines chocolate, tahini and sesame brittle. If you’re not sure how this will taste, think peanut butter and chocolate but with more depth. Check out our review of the best bundt tins to find the perfect tin for this cake.

Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe with Tahini

Salted milk chocolate liquorice caramels

This clever recipe from Edd Kimber combines caramel with subtle hints of liquorice, covered in milk chocolate with a sprinkling of sea salt for a really indulgent treat. Be warned, these delicious caramels won't last long.

Chocolate Liquorice Caramels Recipe

Brooklyn blackout cake

Edd Kimber has put his own twist on this classic American chocolate cake by flavouring the custard filling with white chocolate and cardamom. The outside is decorated in a silky-smooth chocolate frosting to preserve the original cake's look and flavour.

Chocolate Blackout Cake

Whisky and rye waffles

This waffle recipe from Edd Kimber is a little more fun than the traditional kind of waffles. Made with cocoa and rye flour and served with a whiskey-spiked caramel, these are definitely the more grown-up cousin to the classic.


Japanese egg sando

Egg sandwiches are a staple of most classic afternoon teas. This version takes inspiration from Japan. The filling is made with a Japanese mayonnaise that makes a much more flavourful sandwich and it is topped off with some quick pickled cucumbers.

Japanese Egg Sandwich Recipe

Russian buttercream

Try this simple, lesser-known buttercream made with condensed milk – it's great on coffee cake, but is a great frosting option for any kind of bake.

A hand spreading Russian buttercream on top of a dark chocolate cake

Flaky pie crust

Master a beautifully flaky pie crust. This easy guide uses vodka as opposed to water to get a lighter, softer dough. Check out our best easy pie recipes to find the perfect filling for your pastry.

Chicken, leek, tarragon and bacon pie

Edd Kimber Christmas recipes

Clementine and ginger viennese whirls

A rich yet light butter cookie made with clementine zest and filled with punchy ginger buttercream. Perfect paired with a steaming mug of tea or coffee.

A plate topped with buttery swirl biscuits and filled with a ginger buttercream

Mincemeat maritozzi buns

Maritozzi are classic buns from Rome made with an enriched dough and filled generously with cream. This version adds mincemeat to the dough and filling to make a festive version of the Italian bun.

A tray topped with five golden buns filled with a thick cream filling

White chocolate peppermint flødeboller

Flødeboller are a popular Danish Christmas market treat featuring a chocolate-covered meringue centre with biscuit, wafer or marzipan base. Try this wintry version, made with a crisp chocolate biscuit base, peppermint meringue filling and a white chocolate shell.

white chocolate peppermint flødeboller

Spiced orange and brandy butter cake

This spectacular cake, full of spice and winter flavours of orange and brandy is a great alternative for those who don’t like a traditional Christmas cake.

A triple layer cake decorated with a buttercream frosting and topped with candied oranges

Christmas cookies

Use cranberries, pistachios and other festive ingredients to make these impressive cookies. You can even turn them into cookie sandwiches with a decadent pistachio buttercream! Check out our classic iced Christmas biscuits recipe next.

Pistachio Sandwich Cookie Recipe with Cranberries

Black Forest pavlova

Impress friends and family over the festive season with a stunning black forest meringue tower. This gorgeous Christmas dessert is filled with dark chocolate ganache, boozy cherries and mascarpone cream. Pure indulgence!

Meringue Stack Recipe with Cherries

Mulled apple bundt cake

Edd Kimber's festive bake gets its apple flavour from multiple sources: apple purée, chunks of spiced apple, and an apple caramel sauce made from reduced apple juice. See more easy bundt cake recipes.

A beautiful bundt cake topped with caramel sauce and golden apple slices

Snowball choux bun tower

Make Edd Kimber's glazed choux bun tower for a dazzling Christmas Day dessert. Filled with coconut cream and finished with vanilla icing, it's as decadent as it is beautiful. Try more choux pastry recipes, from classic chocolate eclairs to decadent black forest profiteroles.

A tower of filled choux buns sitting on a white cake stand

Mint chocolate mousse pots

Want to serve individual desserts to your guests this Christmas? Try our creamy chocolate and peppermint pots for an impressive way to finish your dinner party. If you love mint chocolate, try this mint chocolate brownies recipe next.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Peppermint

Gingerbread bûche de Noël

A beautiful rolled cake flavoured with warming ginger and cinnamon, Edd Kimber's bûche de Noël comes filled with a lemony Lotus Biscoff cream.

Gingerbread Buche de Noel

White chocolate cranberry cheesecake brownies

Make your blondies extra special by adding cranberries and a decadent vanilla cheesecake swirl. Find lots more brownies recipes to try next.

White chocolate cranberry cheesecake blondies

Mulled wine winter puddings

Looking for individual festive desserts that are easy to make? Check out our mini winter puddings with mulled wine - perfect for feeding your hungry guests over Christmas.

Easy Warm Winter Puddings with Mulled Wine

White chocolate Baileys aux merveilleux

Aux merveilleux are a French treat – a simple affair of meringue discs sandwiched with a flavoured cream and rolled in chocolate shavings.

White chocolate Baileys aux merveilleux

Snowball madeleines

Give the English madeleine a festive spin by infusing with the flavours of a classic snowball cocktail. For something more classic, try our honey madeleine recipe.

Coconut Snowball Madelines Recipe

After Eight cake

This showstopping After Eight bundt cake is a glorious combination of chocolate and mint that makes an excellent dessert for a festive party.

Chocolate After Eight Cake Recipe

Eggnog custard tart

If you love egg custard tarts then you'll love Edd Kimber's Christmas inspired eggnog custard tart. Why not impress your guests with this dessert recipe, it may take a little time to make, but it's definitely worth it.

Eggnog custard tart topped with pastry stars

No-bake chocolate tart with PX sherry

Raisiny pedro ximénez sherry adds classic festive flavour to this delicious chocolate tart. It’s also a no-bake recipe so can be whipped up with little effort.

No-Bake Chocolate Tart with PX Sherry

Clementine layer cake

This is a festive spin on a classic victoria sponge – instead of jam and cream it is layered with a homemade clementine curd (you can use shop-bought if you prefer) and a champagne-spiked cream. See more showstopping cake recipes here.

Clementine Cake Recipe

Baileys pecan blondies

Take your blondies up a notch and top with a white chocolate Baileys ganache to give them a boozy, festive boost. Try our custard cream blondies recipe next.

Pecan Blondies Recipe with Baileys

Gingerbread trifle

Check out this super festive and indulgent trifle recipe from Edd Kimber, with rum cardamom custard, gingerbread Christmas trees, juicy pears and caramel cream. Discover more trifle recipes here.

Gingerbread Trifle Recipe with Caramel

Pandoro French toast with blueberry and sage compote

Try this quick and easy buttery Italian-style french toast. This alternative french toast uses pandoro (similar to panettone) for a more decadent breakfast recipe, perfect for Christmas day morning.

French Toast Recipe with Blueberry Compote

Christmas ice cream sandwiches

Try these Christmassy pecan and chocolate-chip cookie sandwiches with homemade mincemeat ice cream. This gluten free recipe is super fun to make with children and a great way to jazz up any homemade cookies.

Christmas Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Edd Kimber Easter recipes

No knead hot cross buns

Try these addictive buns for a hassle-free Easter bake that the whole family can enjoy. Toast and slather in butter to make the most of this traditional Easter treat.

No-Knead Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Hot cross bun cookies

Bake a batch of these pretty spiced cookies for an Easter treat that the whole family will love. These wholesome cookies are packed with oats and raisins, and decorated with icing to resemble hot cross buns. Browse more Easter baking recipes here.

Hot Cross Bun Cookies Recipes


Three photos of Edd Kimber, his One Tin Bakes book and a brownie in a tin
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