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Red velvet cake recipe

The bold color of a red velvet cake is a delight to the eye and, with its rich cream cheese vanilla icing, it’s even more of a joy to eat. Ingredients 225g/8oz plain flour20g/¾oz cocoa powder1 tsp bicarbonate of soda½ tsp baking powderpinch salt175ml/6fl oz buttermilk, at room temperature½ tsp red food coloring paste150g/5½oz unsalted butter, softened225g/8oz caster sugar3 free-range eggs1 tsp vanilla extract For the frosting…

Orange and coffee poke cake

This delicious moist coffee cake has holes deliberately poked in it after baking, and a thick tangy orange curd drizzled into them. Ingredients For the coffee cake 225g/8oz sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing225g/8oz dark brown sugar4 free-range eggs5 tsp instant coffee, mixed with 2 tbsp boiling water225g/8oz self-raising flour sifted1 tsp baking powder For the orange curd 6 free-range egg yolks3 oranges,…

Orange and coffee poke cake recipe

This delicious moist coffee cake has holes deliberately poked in it after baking, and a thick tangy orange curd drizzled into them. Ingredients For the coffee cake 225g/8oz sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing225g/8oz dark brown sugar4 free-range eggs5 tsp instant coffee, mixed with 2 tbsp boiling water225g/8oz self-raising flour sifted1 tsp baking powder For the orange curd 6 free-range egg yolks3 oranges,…

Salted chocolate cake recipe

Donna Hay’s quick and easy chocolate cake has a gorgeous soured cream ganache and a sprinkle of sea salt that lifts the flavor to another level. This will totally impress at any party or bake sale. Ingredients 375g/13oz self-raising flour, sifted50g/1¾oz cocoa powder sifted325g/11½oz caster sugar4 free-range eggs, beaten375ml/13fl oz milk250g/9oz unsalted butter, melted200g/7oz dark chocolate, melted2 tsp vanilla extract250g/9oz soured cream400g/14oz milk chocolate, melted2…

Chocolate and orange cake

This cake is exceptionally rich and chocolatey. One for the grown-ups! For this recipe, you will need an electric mixer, a disposable piping bag, and 3 x 20cm/8in round cake tins. Ingredients For the chocolate cake 275g/9¾oz plain flour3 tbsp cocoa powder1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda1½ tsp baking powder150g/5½oz golden caster sugar65g/2¼oz soft brown sugar1 orange, zest only, finely grated25g/1oz ground almonds3 large…

Tiramisu cake recipe

Like Mary Berry herself, this version of tiramisu is elegant, generous, and very sweet. Equipment and preparation: You will need a 38x25cm/15x10in Swiss roll tin, an 18cm/7in a square tin, and a cook’s thermometer. Ingredients For the sponge a little softened butter, for greasing4 large free-range eggs100g/3½oz caster sugar100g/3½oz self-raising flour For the filling 1 tbsp instant coffee granules150ml/5½fl oz…

Carrot cake traybake recipe

Try our simple carrot cake traybake recipe topped with delicious marmalade and coconut cream cheese icing. It’s packed with spices, wholemeal flour, and carrots, so it’s almost, and the cake, without the icing, is dairy-free. Ingredients 150ml/¼ pint sunflower oil100g/4oz soft light brown sugar2 eggs, lightly beaten75g/3oz golden syrup175g/6oz wholemeal self-raising flour1 level tsp ground cinnamon½ tsp ground all spice½ tsp ground ginger1…

Chocolate orange cake recipe

A simple all-in-one chocolate orange cake is covered with an indulgent chocolate ganache. Deceptively easy to make and a treat for any occasion. If you are short of time to decorate the cake, simply melt the chocolate into the cream as below, then use around a quarter to fill the cake and the rest to…