Cake Recipes

Master the art of the sponge cake and you're away! Delia offers masses of wonderful cakes from easy, quick and cheap options right up to celebration cakes with a difference and none of them too difficult to make either!

 
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Maple and Caramelised Pecan Cake

Maple and Caramelised Pecan Cake

I have been a huge fan of maple syrup ever since I went to Canada to see how it was produced. It has a unique flavour, which seems to have a real affinity with pecan nuts. And using the syrup to caramelise them gives a lovely crunchy texture.

 
 
Orange Curd Butterfly CakesMakes 12

Orange Curd Butterfly Cakes

Still flying, in our opinion, and much loved by children and adults who can still remember life before cup cakes.

 
 
Banana and Walnut Loaf

Banana and Walnut Loaf

If I had a pound for every... goes the old cliche. So here it goes again. If only I had a pound for everyone who has praised this cake, rich pickings! Although it is made here with butter and lard, you could make it with spreadable butter.

 
 
Lemon and Lime Refrigerator CakeServes 6

Lemon and Lime Refrigerator Cake

This recipe was requested via e-mail by Jamie Sherwin. I love having your Cooks' Questions requests, as I haven't made one of these cakes for years and I've forgotten how good it is. Don't forget to start the night before you want it though.

 
 
Chocolate Soured Cream Cake

Chocolate Soured Cream Cake

This is for people who don’t like things too sweet but, that said, if you do, add a tablespoon of sugar to the filling.

 
 
Squidgy Chocolate Cakes with Prunes in MarsalaServes 4

Squidgy Chocolate Cakes with Prunes in Marsala

A friend challenged Delia to come up with a chocolate cake that was low in fat: this is the luscious result, to make chocolate fans rejoice!

 
 
Amaretti Chocolate CakeServes 8

Amaretti Chocolate Cake

Extremely rich and packed with wonderful almondy amaretti flavours, this grown-up cake can just as well be served as a dinner-party dessert, with or without cream.

 
 
Spiced Apple Muffin Cake with Pecan Streusel ToppingServes 10-12

Spiced Apple Muffin Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping

Instead of making individual muffins, this recipe makes one large cake (or you could do small ones if you prefer). Although this one is made with apple, you could equally use plums or apricots in the summer.

 
 
All-in-one Sponge Cake with Raspberry and Mascarpone Cream

All-in-one Sponge Cake with Raspberry and Mascarpone Cream

As the title says, this cake is just made in one bowl to the time-honoured all-in-one creaming method. Add fresh raspberries and mascarpone cream for a really summery treat!

 
 
Spiced Date and Sesame CrunchiesMakes about 18

Spiced Date and Sesame Crunchies

The original recipe didn’t have sesame seeds, which is an added dimension, and we’re pleased they’re popular with children since they’re so easy to pop into a lunchbox.

 
 
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