Classic Cakes And Bakes Anyone Can Make

Better than anything you'd buy, homemade muffins hit the spot as an afternoon pick-me-up or a special weekend breakfast treat. A simple batter with added blueberries takes minutes to make.

Blueberry muffins

Bundt refers to the tin it's baked in, rather than the cake. Its origins are in Germany, but it became popular in the US at the beginning of the 20th century. A bundt cake certainly bring wow factor to the table.

Bundt cake

These gorgeous little bites of almond meringue with a creamy filling have been popular in France for centuries, way before chic French pâtisseries jumped on them.


Here's our updated version with fresh pineapple, cooked in sticky caramel and layered on the base of the tin. It's covered with a simple batter flavored with fresh ginger.

Pineapple upside-down cake

Buy good-quality chocolate; allow the cookie dough to firm up for a few hours in the fridge before baking; and leave them on the baking tray to firm up once they are out of the oven.

Chocolate chip cookies

Blueberries cooked with sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and lemon are piled into a baked pastry shell. Half the blueberries are mashed, which gives a wonderfully jammy taste and texture.

Blueberry pie

A cake which has been around since the reign of Britain's Queen Victoria (and named after her), it's still an easy and much-loved treat today. Two light, airy sponge cakes are sandwiched together with raspberry jam and whipped cream.

Victoria sponge

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