Bakewell tarts

Easy baking recipes

Bake for relaxation with our enticingly simple recipes for foolproof sponge cakes, cupcakes, traybakes and biscuits. Ideal for an afternoon tea or cake sale.

44 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Use shop-bought pastry to make our easy bakewell tarts. Simply layer jam, frangipane and icing inside a shortcrust case for a nostalgic teatime treat

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This buttermilk pound cake has a dense, moist crumb and bags of lemon flavour to cut through the richness. Make it for afternoon tea or for a summer picnic

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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14 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake our sticky ginger cake in a bundt tin for the wow factor. Spiced with stem ginger and decorated with white chocolate icing, it's a real crowd pleaser

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
21 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Flavour flapjacks with the classic American combo of salty peanut butter and fruity jam for a fun PB&J version. Use any variety of jam you like 

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Bake these chocolate chip squares for the family. Easy to make, this traybake is ideal for cooking (and eating!) with kids

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This American-style chocolate traybake is super-easy, can be prepared in advance and cuts into even portions. It's perfect for birthday parties or bake sales

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Please the whole family with this fun pink marble sandwich cake. It's surprisingly easy to make – ideal for baking with children 

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
28 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Treat family and friends to pretty butterfly cupcakes. Ours easy buns are topped with a light vanilla buttercream, jam and sprinkles, but you can decorate any way you like

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in these chocolate crunch squares whenever you need a sweet treat. They're lovely with a cup of tea or coffee

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Combine millionaire's shortbread with classic coffee and walnut flavours in this delicious bake. It's the perfect partner to a cup of tea for elevenses, or for a special occasion like Mother's Day

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a slice of lemon curd and orange cake for elevenses or afternoon tea. Top with flaked almonds and lemon zest and serve with a cuppa

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

If you're out to impress at a coffee morning, try these easy chocolate mini rolls. The buttercream contains peppermint extract for a real flavour punch

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
126 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Make chocolate muffins as a weekend baking project with the kids. They're perfect with a cuppa, and you can double up on the chocolate by adding choc chips, if you want

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Sangria is transformed into a deliciously decadent cake in this recipe, boasting all the summer fruit and red wine flavours of the classic Spanish cocktail

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Update a classic school-dinner recipe by using caramel sauce instead of pink custard to serve alongside chocolate squares. Kids (and big kids) will love it

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve this vibrant lemon curd and passion fruit tart as an easy dessert or sweet treat. Its tropical flavours make it perfect for summer

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a lamington with a hot cup of tea. This traditional Australian bake is filled with cream and jam, coated in a chocolate icing and rolled in coconut

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
26 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Bake a batch of red velvet cupcakes as a treat. With chocolate sponge and a cream cheese topping, they're perfect for elevenses served with a cuppa

40 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Try these moreish savoury scones studded with chorizo and manchego and peppered with paprika. They're perfect as a snack, for teatime or for summer picnics

34 mins
Easy
202 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in some cheese scones for afternoon tea or as part of a picnic. They're also great served alongside soups and you can freeze them for later use

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Serve this blueberry and orange traybake pancake at the end of a family dinner for a crowd-pleasing dessert. Swap the blueberries for raspberries, if you like

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
39 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Get baking with the kids who'll love this giant cookie that they can adapt with their favourite treats like marshmallows, pretzels, nuts, toffee or fudge

35 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Impress friends and family with this vibrant pineapple and passionfruit cake, perfect as a mid morning treat or as a centrepiece dessert

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make these easy coconut macaroons with just a handful of ingredients. These classic bakes are ideal for filling your biscuit tin or enjoying with a cup of tea

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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