Spiced Sweet Potato and Walnut Cake

Don’t let the name of this cake put you off. Sweet potato in a cake does definitely work. All the flavours of this cake work really well together. The sponge is made with oil instead of butter so it’s very soft and bouncy but the walnuts give it a nice crunch and texture. The cream cheese frosting also really works, with the zest of a lime giving it a slight twist against the spice in the cake sponge.

Lemon Drizzle Traybake

If you are looking for a traditional Lemon Drizzle Cake, which is quick and easy, then this is the cake for you. I class it as a ‘proper’ lemon drizzle cake as it has the sugary thick drizzle that sits on top of the cake. The sponge is so light and fluffy and the sugary top gives a nice crunch. It’s an ‘all-in-one’ recipe so takes no time at all to bake.

Marble Loaf Cake

This marble cake, not only looks pretty but also gives the perfect combination of vanilla and chocolate sponge in one cake. I think the main reason this loaf cake caught my eye was the attractive chocolate and vanilla buttercream frosting and of course the sprinkles just add the finishing touch.

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Traybake

This traybake recipe by Waitrose offers a lovely twist on chocolate cake and the icing is perfect for lovers of salted caramel. The sponge was really easy to bake and comes out super soft and velvety. The sweet icing sets the cake off nicely and contrasts well with the chocolate sponge.

Everyday Fruit Cake

This all-in-one fruit cake, is ideal if you are short on time, and you like fruit cake of course. It produces a really nice tasting fruit cake. Simple, but still very pleasing to the taste buds. We took a couple of slices to the beach and sat in the dunes of Holkham to eat it, along with a thermos of tea and it was perfect cake for that.