• Apricot, almond & polenta cake

    Apricot, almond & polenta cake

    Pair almonds and apricots in this moreish cake. Made with polenta, the cake has a lovely moist texture and a fruity tang. Enjoy with crème fraîche

  • Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake

    Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake

    Eloise Shardlow creates a delicate, floral twist on the classic sponge cake. Dried rose petals, rose icing and raspberries make for a showstopping decoration

  • Sparkling snowfetti cake

    Sparkling snowfetti cake

    Bring a little magic to your Christmas cake with a simple snow globe and colourful sprinkles – kids will love helping to decorate!

  • Sparkly bauble cake

    Sparkly bauble cake

    This bright and kitsch design is a modern way to decorate a traditional Christmas fruit cake for a showstopping centrepiece

    More effort
  • Midwinter candle cake

    Midwinter candle cake

    Cover just the top of your Christmas cake with icing, then use cinnamon sticks, ribbon and tea lights for an easy yet attractive decorative finish

  • Rhubarb buckle

    Rhubarb buckle

    This vanilla and rhubarb buckle, a brighter cousin to the traditional American-style teatime cake, is perfect for the cold months when forced rhubarb shines

  • Blood orange & olive oil bundt cake

    Blood orange & olive oil bundt cake

    Using a bundt tin, gives a stunning effect to this zesty cake with light olive oil sponge and decadent white chocolate and blood orange glaze 

  • Buttered rum Christmas cake

    Buttered rum Christmas cake

    Mix dried fruit, nuts, cranberries and maple syrup on Stir-up Sunday for this crowd-pleasing Christmas cake that improves as it keeps

  • Toffee apple cake

    Toffee apple cake

    This showstopping bake is a celebration of classic apple desserts with spiced sponge, vanilla icing and a sticky caramel apple filling

    A challenge
  • Plum crumble cake

    Plum crumble cake

    This sumptuous seasonal bake is topped with halved plums or apricots and a buttery crumble topping – serve as a pudding or cake