• BA's Best Angel Food Cake

    BA's Best Angel Food Cake

    Angel food cake is so simple, but the specific ingredients and equipment matter. Yes, you do have to use a tube pan and cake flour, and yes, you do need to sift the dry ingredients and cool the pan upside down. But it all pays off in this cloud-like cake with just the right amount of sweetness. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.

  • Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

    Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

    Looking for a wonderful dessert? Then check out these delicious cheesecake squares topped with blueberries. 

  • Chef Dale’s Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

    Chef Dale’s Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

    Make a good impression this holiday season with a twist on classic thumbprint cookies. Chocolate and peppermint combine to create a truly decadent, easy-to-eat treat. Ready in just a few minutes, they make the perfect host gift, are a great addition to your dessert spread, and will be the star of your cookie exchange.

  • Cherry Biscuit Cobbler

    Cherry Biscuit Cobbler

    Why choose between shortcakes and cobbler when you can have one dessert that combines the best of both? The lemony cherry filling is topped with shortcake-inspired cream biscuits (so tender, so light!) that soak up all of those fruit juices without getting soggy.

  • Chocolate bark

    Chocolate bark

    Chocolate bark is ridiculously easy to make and is an instant Christmas present for the chocolate lovers in your life. Decorate with nuts, dried fruits, marshmallows or candy canes.

  • Chocolate fudge cake

    Chocolate fudge cake

    This fantastically easy chocolate fudge cake is rich, moist and treacly with a glossy ganache finish.

  • Chocolate Mousse and Marshmallow Icing S'mores Cake Recipe

    Chocolate Mousse and Marshmallow Icing S'mores Cake Recipe

    Borrowing all the classic flavors of a campfire s'more, the Ideas in Food team creates a graham cracker cake that's flavored with browned butter, layered with a dulce de leche-spiked chocolate mousse, and topped with a toasted bourbon-marshmallow icing.

  • Chocolate traybake with feather icing

    Chocolate traybake with feather icing

    This chocolate traybake is topped with a milk chocolate icing feathered with white chocolate. This is a great cake to share for a birthday party. Decorate it as you like - try topping it with sweets, chopped chocolate bars or marshmallows!

  • Citrus Meringues

    Citrus Meringues

    Breaking through a crispy outer crust and into a creamy citrus core is pure bliss! This meringue dessert is an elegant finishing touch to any dinner gathering.

  • Classic carrot cake

    Classic carrot cake

    Nothing beats a classic carrot cake – this one has a touch of orange and walnuts plus the obligatory cream cheese icing. Delicious!

  • Classic Vanilla Flan

    Classic Vanilla Flan

    Dessert lovers will delight in the creamy vanilla custard accented with a hint of cinnamon and lemon, swimming in luscious caramel sauce.

  • Cupcakes


    This easy cupcake recipe is so simple to make. Decorate with a swirl of delicious buttercream frosting. A perfect cupcake recipe for kids.

  • Eggnog Panna Cotta with Rum Soaked Raisins and Pecans

    Eggnog Panna Cotta with Rum Soaked Raisins and Pecans

    Treat yourself and your loved ones this holiday season with this scrumptious and festive dessert by Chef Dale Mackay.

  • Flourless Chocolate Torte with Ganache

    Flourless Chocolate Torte with Ganache

    The rich, decadent flavor of this flourless chocolate ganache torte pairs perfectly with a merlot or cabernet sauvignon. This recipe is similar to a ganache cake, however this torte is completely flourless, allowing for a richer texture. The fudgy chocolate taste and rich texture make for a purely indulgent experience.

  • German apple cake

    German apple cake

    Apple cake is revered in Germany, and Rick Stein's classic apfelkuchen with a crunchy cinnamon topping will show you why. Any dessert apples will work for this, but avoid using Bramleys that won't keep their shape.

  • Ginger and walnut carrot cake

    Ginger and walnut carrot cake

    This carrot cake with ginger and walnuts is a twist on the classic - not too much icing, not too sweet. Just right with a cup of tea.

  • Gingerbread man Christmas cake

    Gingerbread man Christmas cake

    Christmas cake with a difference. I’ve embraced the cut out technique using an actual gingerbread man cutter. Feel free to use one large gingerbread man or, depending on the size of your cake, a mix. I prefer to keep my gingerbread men looking quite classic, but decorate them however you like. Coloured sweet buttons and candy canes are both popular choices.

  • Layered Brownie Cake

    Layered Brownie Cake

    A five-layer brownie cake. That's what taking your game day snacking to the next level looks like. Decadent layers of rich brownie surrounded by fresh-whipped buttercream frosting filled with mini chocolate morsels and peanuts with sweet caramel sauce drippy down the sizes. Make all 5 decadent brownie layers using the Easy Layers Pan Set.

  • Light and Airy Cherry Cheesecake

    Best Healthy Cherry Cheesecake

    Step away from the supermarket cheesecake, especially if you have the time to make it yourself! Preparing a traditional rich and creamy cheesecake is simple and straightforward using our easy-to-follow instructions.

    We suggest preparing this recipe at least seven hours before serving. This way, your cheesecake can get nice and cold overnight. This recipe contains a smaller amount of cream cheese for texture and a greater amount of sour cream to achieve richness in flavor.

  • Perfect fruit cake

    Mary Berry's fruit cake

    This is a perfect fruit cake recipe for Christmas. It's boozy and fruity, with loads of cherries, apricots and raisins. Skip the decoration and cover with marzipan and fondant for birthdays, weddings and special occasions.

  • Piñata cake

    This pretty piñata cake is fantastic for a birthday or a special occasion. It's filled with jelly beans for a burst of colour when the cake is cut into, but you can use whatever sweets you like.

  • Red velvet cake

    Red velvet cake

    The bold colour of a red velvet cake is a delight to the eye and, with its rich cream cheese vanilla icing, it’s even more of a joy to eat.

  • Strawberry Shortcake Jelly Roll

    Strawberry Shortcake Jelly Roll

    Made with a light sponge cake, fresh strawberries and whipped cream, this five-ingredient dessert is sure to please.

  • The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    Classic chocolate chip cookies level up with brown butter and chopped chocolate.  Chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges, a rich, buttery, toffee-like flavor, big chocolate chunks, and a sprinkle of sea salt. Looking for something a bit faster and less labor-intensive? Try these quick and easy chocolate chip cookies, instead.

  • Traybake cake

    Traybake cake

    This is an easy vanilla traybake cake that’s perfect for school events, birthdays or office parties. It’s light, but still sturdy enough to be transported easily.