Bake Club Recipes

To help make your Bake Club event a real success, here are some tasty recipes for you.

A number of celebrities have kindly provided us with their favourites, alongside some tried and tested recipes from our supporters.

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Raspberry rose-cream sponge

25 February 2016
Raspberry rose cream sponge
Nadia Sawalha's lovely light sponge with a dusting of icing sugar and a mouthwatering rose raspberry buttercream filling.

A sponge with a difference! The sponge Ingredients 120g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 120g softened butter 120g caster sugar 2 large eggs lightly whisked Zest of whole unwaxed lemon Method Heat oven to 190C, Gas Mark 5 Grease and line two 18cm cake tins. Put butter and caster sugar in a large bowl and whisk until light and fluffy. Gradually whisk in the eggs and then stir in the flour, baking powder and lemon zest. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tins. Bake for 20 minutes or until li...
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Kiki-Bee’s lemon and lime drizzly poppy cake

19 February 2016
Nadia with her daughter Lily
Nadia Sawalha and her daughter Lily, also known as Kiki-Bee, love to bake together.
Try their lovely lemon and lime drizzly poppy cake.

Ingredients 225g unsalted butter (make sure it’s nice and soft) 225g caster sugar 225g self-raising flour 4 eggs Zest of a lemon 3 tbsp poppy seeds Juice of 1½ limes 80g caster sugar Method Heat the oven to 160C, Gas Mark 3, and grease and line a 450g loaf tin. Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl and whisk until it turns really pale and fluffy. Then whisk in the eggs gently, one at a time, alternating with a tbs of the measured flour. Stir in the lemon zest, poppy seeds and the re...
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Paul Young’s Red Velvet Cupcakes

31 March 2014
Paul Young red velvet cupcakes recipe
These simple to prepare and delicious cupcakes come straight from the Paul Young cook book!
Watch the video of Paul and Tara making them.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 12
Ingredients Three eggs 175g / 6oz butter 175g / 6oz golden caster sugar 150g / 5oz self-raising flour 80g/ 2oz white chocolate, melted One tbsp red gel colouring or 40ml of red food colouring 12 cupcake cases 12 hole muffin tin
For the icing

150g / 5oz butter 200g cream cheese 150g / 5oz icing sugar Method Heat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4. Put 12 cupcake cases into the muffin tin. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, ...
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Lemon Drizzle Cake

19 March 2014
Lemon Drizzle Cake
This delicious lemon drizzle cake recipe is super easy and produces a delicious, moist cake.

Ingredients 225g / 8oz unsalted butter 310g / 11oz caster sugar 4 eggs 225g / 8oz flour 1 ½ Lemons
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Serves: 8 Method Heat oven to 180C/ 350F/ Gas Mark 4. Beat together the butter and 225g of caster sugar until pale and creamy. Then add the eggs. Sift in the flour, then add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and mix until well combined. Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon. Bake for 45-50 minutes until a thin skewer inserted into ...
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Pecan and Chocolate Tart

19 March 2014
Pecan and chocolate tart
We love this chunky pecan tart recipe - it's scrummy and easy to make.

One slice is never enough!

Ingredients 375g / 13oz pastry 185g / 6oz dark chocolate 50g / 2 oz salted butter 4 eggs 200ml maple syrup 200g / 7oz whole pecan nuts
Serves: 8
Prep time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes Method Heat oven to 180C/ 350F/ Gas Mark 4. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 20cm loose-bottomed tart tin. Fill the tart with baking paper and baking beans, bake for 25 mins, then remove the baking paper and beans. Continue to cook for 10 mins more until golden. Remove from the oven and cool. Melt the ch...
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Jane Asher's American muffins

28 February 2013
Make some mouthwatering muffins with this really easy recipe.

They'll be guaranteed to sell out at any Bake Club event.
You can adapt them with fruit, chocolate or whatever takes your fancy.

Our sincere thank you to Jane for sharing her delicious recipe with us. Ingredients 225g/8oz plain flour 100g/4oz caster sugar
8 tsps baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 egg
250 ml/ 8oz milk
120ml/4oz sunflower or vegetable oil
Oil for greasing Method Turn on the oven to 200c (400f) gas mark 6 Stand double paper cases inside each dip in a bun tin, or use oiled muffin tins Put the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and mix In a diffe...
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James Martin's Parkin

28 February 2013
James Martin
James Martin's unusual but deliciously sticky parkin is best after 3 - 4 days, which means you can make this in advance of your Bake Club event.

Our sincere thanks to James Martin for sharing his delicious recipe with us.

This is really simple to prepare. Ingredients Oil, for greasing
225 g self-raising flour
1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
115 g caster sugar
60 g butter
115 g golden syrup
225 ml milk

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time:1 hr 5 min
Serves: 8-10 Method Preheat the oven to 150C/gas 2. Grease a 25x18cm cake tin and line with greased greaseproof paper. Sift the flour, ginger and bic...
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Vanilla cupcakes

19 February 2013
Young girl with decorated cupcakes
These lovely cupcakes are easy to bake and fun to decorate.

Why not have a competition for whose cupcakes are the best decorated? You could try edible glitter, sugar shapes or sprinkles - or different food colouring for the frosting. Ingredients For the cupcakes
110g/4oz butter or margarine
110g/4oz caster sugar
2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g/4oz self-raising flour
1 - 2 tbsp milk

For the buttercream icing
140g/5oz butter, softened
280g/10oz icing sugar
1 - 2 tbsp milk
A few drops food colouring Method Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Cream the butter ...
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Lola's Fudge Brownie Cupcakes

18 February 2013
Fudge Brownie Cupcakes
Be sure to make these deliciously chocolate fudge brownies cupcakes – these are guaranteed to be a firm favourite at your Bake Club event.

Lola’s Cupcakes have kindly donated this lovely chocolate cupcake recipe. Lola’s Cupcakes has a flagship store in Mayfair and counters in Harrods, Selfridges, Tophop, Bluewater and Brent Cross.
Ingredients Cupcakes
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
190g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped
130g soft butter, cubed
250g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
60g chopped nuts (optional)
60g white chocolate (optional)
Store brought milk chocolate sauce to drizzle
12 small cubes of ...
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Three ways with puff pastry

18 February 2013
James Martin
James Martin’s three ideas for using puff pastry make great savoury options for your guests - try these anchovy palmiers, tomato and mozzarella tarts and cheese straws.

Our sincere thank you to James Martin for sharing his delicious recipes with us. Ingredients For the anchovy palmiers
2 tbsp gentlemen’s relish
2 tsp double cream
275g/9¾oz all-butter ready-rolled puff pastry
1 free-range egg, beaten

For the tomato and mozzarella tarts
275g/9¾oz all-butter ready-rolled puff pastry
125g/4½oz basil pesto
200g/7oz baby mozzarella balls
180g/6oz baby tomatoes on the vine
1 bunch fresh basil, leaves only

For the cheese straws
275g/9¾oz all-bu...
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