The best homemade cake recipes

The best homemade cake recipes for the home epicurean!

Here are, what we think, are the best homemade cake recipes. If you like baking cakes and cake recipes, then you’re in for a treat! You’ll find them in order from new to old, so bookmark this page and check back regularly.

One thing that sets our cakes apart is that all our recipes are made and photographed in our kitchen! Whether your passion is cupcakes or soufflés, you’ll find something from lamingtons to Christmas Rudolf cupcakes, even the very popular and somewhat controversial cherry twinkles.  No stock photos here… just original pics of delicious cakes you can make at home. What’s more… if you have any questions about the ingredients or method, then just ask our chef! So now you know why we think these are the best homemade cake recipes – because they’re made, photographed and then eaten with love!

I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job, how seriously you approach your whole life.     Martha Stewart

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Buttermilk pancakes with brown sugar mascarpone

Buttermilk pancakes with brown sugar mascarpone

5 of 5 15 Minutes 20

Know someone who deserves a delicious breakfast in bed? These fluffy buttermilk pancakes with brown sugar mascarpone and fruity berries are so simple to prepare anyone can cook them. So...

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Pear almond tart

Pear almond tart

5 of 5 40 Minutes 1

This stunning pear almond tart is SO delicious and easy to make, you could be opening a French-style pastry shop before you know it. If you’re out to impress family...

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Lamingtons

Lamingtons

3.9 of 5 40 Minutes 9

The Lamington has its origins in Queensland. Lamingtons were named after Lord Lamington, who served as Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901. A lamington is an Australian cake, made from squares...

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Dark chocolate truffle cake

Dark chocolate soufflé cake

4.5 of 5 70 Minutes 1

Did you know chocolate cake is one of the most searched categories on the Internet? This gluten free dark chocolate soufflé cake recipe is the ultimate special occasion cake. It’s...

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Pistachio carrot cupcakes

Pistachio carrot cupcakes

5 of 5 25 Minutes 12

Moist carrot cake, soft creamy icing and the nutty crunch of pistachio and seeds praline, these pistachio carrot cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion…go on, you know you want...

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Toasted almond and dark chocolate fudge

Toasted almond and dark chocolate fudge

5 of 5 10 Minutes 30

What a great way to spend the afternoon - making chocolate fudge. A creamy and smooth foolproof toasted almond and dark chocolate fudge recipe that requires no cooktop and very...

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Mini Iced Christmas Puddings

Mini Iced Christmas puddings

5 of 5 50

One of the best things about Christmas is preparing food for family and friends and these mini iced Christmas puddings are cute and delicious. They make the perfect Christmas gift...

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Rudolph cupcakes

Rudolph cupcakes

0 of 5 15 Minutes 12

Christmas is a great time for baking and these little Rudolph cupcakes will make a cute centerpiece for any seasonal entertaining. You will find that each reindeer seems to have...

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Raspberry lemonade cupcakes

Raspberry lemonade cupcakes

5 of 5 15 Minutes 12

These fun and tasty raspberry lemonade cupcakes only contain natural flavours and colours. They’re so delicious that the big kids will like them too! Great for the next birthday party,...

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Amy Johnson slice

Amy Johnson slice

5 of 5 45 Minutes 8

It's believed the Amy Johnson slice was made to celebrate her arrival in Australia from England back in the 1930s after flying 18,000km

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Cherry twinkles

Cherry twinkles

5 of 5 15 Minutes 45

These cherry twinkles look a lot like jam drops. Old Country recipes are often the best. They're quick & easy, and, make a perfect lunch box treat.

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carrot cinnamon and caramel cake

Carrot cinnamon and caramel cake

0 of 5 60 Minutes 1

Looking for a cake that's a little outside the norm? Then have a look at our rich and lush carrot cinnamon and caramel cake. It's simple to make, moist and...

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Summer pudding

Summer pudding

0 of 5 10 Minutes 1

Our summer pudding is a delicious pudding for the warmer months, especially when you want to make the most of the abundance of seasonal red berries. Make this very traditional...

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When we develop recipes in the Home Epicure recipe kitchen, we love to share the excitement with everyone on Instagram. It’s also a great way of sharing new recipes that will be published on site in the not too distant future. Will it be a contender for the best homemade cakes recipes page? You tell us.