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10 recipes you’ll love in Mary Berry’s Baking Bible

by Malou Herkes

published on 15 July 2020

Mary Berry is the undisputed Queen of Cakes, well-known for her easy-to-follow, tried and tested, mouth-watering recipes. She wrote the Baking Bible to help everyday cooks learn the basics of what it takes to make a good cake, with a collection of classic bakes, as well as hot puddings and pies, soufflés and meringues, cheesecakes and biscuits to satisfy all your baking needs.

These sample recipes from the book are available on our website:

10 recipes you'll love in Mary Berry's Baking Bible wimbledon cake strawberries

Wimbledon Cake

This flourless cake uses semolina for a slightly crunchy, close texture. The perfect summer cake, this is a lovely recipe for using a bounty of ripe strawberries even if Wimbledon's been cancelled.

10 recipes you'll love in Mary Berry's Baking Bible cappucino cake

Cappuccino Cake

This nut-free cappuccino cake is best eaten fresh, topped with coffee cream icing and a dusting of cocoa. Delicious.

From the book

10 recipes you'll love in Mary Berry's Baking Bible Frosted Walnut Layer Cake

Frosted Walnut Layer Cake

This old-fashioned celebration cake iced with ‘American frosting’ has three delicate layers of walnut sponge, filled and covered with meringue frosting – a beautiful bake for someone special.

Click here for even more sample recipes of the cakes and bakes in this indispensable book from Mary Berry.

And here is a peek at seven more of our favourites from the book, which you'll be able to make when you get hold of your copy of Mary Berry's Baking Bible.

10 recipes you'll love in Mary Berry's Baking Bible all in one large victoria sandwich

Large All-in-one Victoria Sandwich

Mary's no-nonsense, all-in-one Victoria Sponge recipe is a family classic that ensures a light, moist sponge everytime. Mary also shows how to scale the recipe up or down depending on the cake tin sizes you have at home.

From the book

10 recipes you'll love in Mary Berry's Baking Bible banana and honey teabread

Banana and Honey Teabread 

This sticky, moist bake is a wonderful way to use up overripe bananas, spiked with a little nutmeg and lemon zest, and served with extra honey glazed on top. Enjoy with a hot cuppa.

10 recipes you'll love in Mary Berry's Baking Bible battenburg cake

Battenberg Cake

Story has it that the Battenberg Cake was first made in 1884 in honour of Princess Victoria's marriage to Prince Louis of Battenberg. Whatever the legend, this famously British chequerboard bake is still as popular today. Mary shows you how to make your own almond paste here, although shop-bought paste or marzipan would work just as well. 

10 recipes you'll love in Mary Berry's Baking Bible carrot cake

Carrot Cake

“This cake is always popular”, says Mary. With walnuts, banana and carrot, this moist bake is topped with a vanilla cream cheese icing and adorned with walnut halves – a classic for a reason!

10 recipes you'll love in Mary Berry's Baking Bible cherry cake

English Cherry Cake

A sticky, almond cake dotted with glacé cherries and baked until golden. Mary's top tip? Wash and dry the quartered cherries thoroughly before adding them to the cake mixture to prevent them from sinking to the bottom during baking.

10 recipes you'll love in Mary Berry's Baking Bible maple syrup cake

Maple Syrup Cake

Maple syrup, pecans and orange flavour this Canadian-inspired cake. A real treat for a special gathering, you can fill and cover ahead of time so that the cake keeps moist for longer.

10 recipes you'll love in Mary Berry's Baking Bible marbled chocolate ring cake

Marbled Chocolate Ring Cake

A lovely textured cake marbled with white and brown, and decorated with both dark and milk chocolate, this is worthy of a celebration. If you don’t have a piping bag to decorate the top, Mary advises using two plastic food bags, snipped off at one corner to create a funnel. Noted.


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