Big Cakes

Cake.  Cake cake cake cake cake.  Cake cake cake…

Does this page really need any more introduction (asks she who has been re-indexing her entire blog for the last 24 hours and is getting increasingly restive, and also wants cake)?

Perhaps it does.

The cakes on this page range from spectacular special-occasion cakes which take half the day to make down to the good old ‘bung it all in a bowl and mix it up’ method which takes ten minutes to put together and then all you have to do is wait for it to finish baking.  So please don’t be intimidated by the lemon meringue monstrosity, which is wonderful, but really does take all day and a lot of patience and luck (possibly less luck would be required if I were less lazy and more inclined to follow a recipe, but there you have it) – there are plenty of good, straightforward, afternoon-tea sort of cakes on this list, as well as several cakes which give you excellent results for hardly any work at all.  And those are the kind I make most often.  Enjoy!


Almond and Berry Cake with Chocolate Flowers  (V, D, F)


Banana Bread with Indian Flavours (V, VV, D, E, N)
Blackberry and Ricotta Cheesecake with Lavender and Yuzu (V, N)
Blue Curacao Tart for Eurovision (E, N, F)
Bread Pudding (V, VV, D, E, N, GI)


Carrot Cake with the Lot (V, D, N)
Choc-mint Checkerboard Cake (Vegan) (V, VV, D, E, N)
Chocolate, Almond and Raspberry Cake
(V, F)
Chocolate and Raspberry Cake with Bling (V, N, F)
Chocolate and Raspberry Truffle Cake (V,  D, N, F)
Chocolate Banana Friendship Cake (V)
Chocolate Tofu Truffle Tart with Pistachios and Apricots (V, VV, D, E, G, GI)
Coburg Garden Cake (V, VV, D, E, F)
Cross-Dressing Ken Cake (really, you can use any big solid cake for the base, so gluten-free, vegan and low fructose options are all possible)


Fresh Ginger Cake (V, VV, D, E, N)
Fudgy Chocolate and Beetroot Cake
(V, VV, G, D, E, N)


Gluten-Free Banana Bread (V, G, D, F)
Gluten-Free Sponge Cake (V, G, D, F, N)


Herman the German Chocolate and Raspberry Cake (V, F)
Herman the German Peach and Apricot Cake (V)
Herman the German Strawberry, Pomegranate and Lemon Cake (V, F, E, N)


Lemon Meringue Sponge Cake (V, D, F, N)
Lemon Yoghurt Cake with Raspberries and Rosemary (V, F)
Lemon, Rhubarb and Yoghurt Cake (V, D, F)



Oma’s Gingerbread (V, VV, D, E, G, N)


Pear Upside-Down Gingerbread Cake (V, VV, G, D, E, N)
Perfumed Blood Orange and Cardamom Cake (V, F, D)
Plum and Walnut Cake with Cardamom (V, D)
Primary Colour Marble Cake (V, D, N)


Rainbow cake (V, F, N, G)


Sfoof (Semolina and Turmeric cake) (V, VV, F, D, E)
Spiced Chocolate Honeycake (V, D, N
Strawberry Lemon and Apricot Cake (V, N, E)
Sunshine Yellow Lemon Cake
(V, D, F, N)


Tim Tam Cake (How to Adulterate a Packet Cake Mix) (V, D, E, G)
Tropical Chocolate and Amaranth Cake
(V, VV, D, E, G)
Turkish Delight Gateau (contains everything, sorry)


Vanilla and Carob Castle Cake (V, D, N)
Very Hungry Caterpillar 3 Cake (V, N)


Zucchini Cake (spicy chocolate) (V, VV, D, E, G, N, F )

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3 comments for “Big Cakes

  1. Jen pod
    June 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Please post eggplant cake it sounds yum

    • Catherine
      August 1, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Hi Jen,

      The eggplant cake isn’t one of my recipes, so I can’t post it here. It can be found in Harry Eastwood’s book, Red Velvet, Chocolate Heartache, which I thoroughly recommend.

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