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18 easy baking recipes you’ll love

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Warm up the oven and give these a try

There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of baked goods fresh from the oven. The smells (and tastes) are easy to love, but the baking part can be daunting, especially if you’re new to the kitchen or a no-fuss cook. That’s why we’ve pulled together some of our favourite easy baking recipes to help you get more comfortable with your oven, and to show you how simple baking can be

Discover our fresh ideas for easy breads, fuss-free cakes, low-effort cookies and more. With each recipe as simply delicious as the next, you’re sure to find a new favourite or two.

Baked lemon cheesecake

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Baked lemon cheesecake

Learn how to make baked cheesecake. This easy lemon cheesecake recipe is deliciously creamy and has the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. Tip: make sure the cream cheese and eggs are room temperature when you use them to ensure the filling is nice and smooth.

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Chocolate brownies

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Chocolate brownies

This easy chocolate brownie recipe is quick to whip up as a speedy dessert or afternoon tea. It’s even easy to add a decadent twist with a scoop of ice-cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce on top.

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Easy banana cake

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Easy banana cake

Make the most of ripe bananas with this banana cake topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. It’s so simple, and it’s a great way to use up any lingering bananas in your fruit bowl. This cake is sure to become a baking go-to.

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Vanilla cupcakes

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Vanilla cupcakes

Add this classic vanilla cupcake recipe to your baking repertoire. It’s one you’ll use time and time again. Enjoy them with buttercream frosting, or try something different, and top with the chocolate frosting from this easy chocolate cake recipe.

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Easy banana bread

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Easy banana bread

Discover how to make easy banana bread with this classic recipe that uses simple ingredients you probably already have at home. Remember: the browner the bananas, the better. There’s no beating (just mixing) this no-fuss favourite

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Best one-bowl chocolate cake

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One-bowl chocolate cake

If you want to bake a dessert that’s impressive but quick (and has minimal mess), you’ve found the perfect recipe. Whip up this one-bowl chocolate cake recipe in just three easy steps. It’s sure to be a hit.

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Easy bread

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Easy bread

Baking bread doesn’t knead to be hard. Discover how to make bread at home with this straightforward recipe. All you need are four ingredients, which you probably have in your kitchen already. No yeast or rising time required.

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Banana bread baked oats

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Baked oats

Warm up on a chilly day with this banana bread baked oats recipe. Ready in four steps, this delicious baked breakfast is a cinch to make and features all the familiar flavours of banana bread.

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Easy scones

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Easy scones

Learn how to make scones in less than 30 minutes with this easy recipe. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea, these fluffy scones can be customised with your favourite toppings, like freshly whipped cream and jam or mascarpone with lemon curd.

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Blueberry bread & butter pudding

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Bread & butter pudding

Simple ingredients are all you need to create this standout dessert. Learn how to make a deliciously easy bread and butter pudding with this no-fuss recipe. It’s also the perfect way to use up leftover bread. Use blueberries or any other fruit you prefer, like apples or bananas.

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Lemon-drizzle cookies

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Lemon drizzle cookies

Add some zing to your easy baking repertoire with this lemon drizzle cookie recipe. These zesty morsels are topped with a tangy lemon icing and are perfect with a cup of tea.

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Easy apple cake

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Easy apple cake

Need a cake for afternoon tea? Try this easy apple cake recipe. The cake itself only needs four ingredients, then just dust with sugar and serve with yoghurt. You can also try this simple apple cake with caramel sauce if you’re after a fuss-free gluten-free treat.

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Pie-dilla wrap hack

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Pie-dilla wrap hack

If you loved the tortilla wrap hack, you’ll want to try this easy dessert inspired by the clever trend. Sweet apple pie filling gets folded into flaky pastry for a tasty and incredibly simple treat.

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Carrot, walnut & caramel puddings

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Carrot cake puddings

Don’t have time to make a whole carrot cake? Try these easy carrot cake puddings made with walnuts and caramel. Prep time is just five minutes, cook time is 30 minutes and the whole dessert will be ready in just four steps.

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Best oat chocolate chip cookies

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Chocolate chip cookies

This fuss-free recipe makes soft, chewy cookies that are full of chocolate. Give these oat chocolate chip cookies as the perfect host gift, or gift yourself, and bake a batch for your cookie jar.

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Blueberry muffin slice

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Blueberry muffin slice

Bake this blueberry muffin slice for a budget-friendly and healthier treat or snack on the go. Made with pantry staples, it’s a cinch to pull together with just two steps required. You can also mix things up and swap blueberries for other berries or even banana slices.

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Puff pastry cinnamon scrolls