Want to impress at the office? Need to contribute to the school bake sale? We've picked the easiest, tastiest cakes and bakes that are easy to transport, quick to whip together and look great too. From gooey cookies to fruity traybakes to cute fairy cakes, these easy bake sale recipes are just the ticket.
With a coconut shortbread base and light, fluffy yoghurt sponge studded with fresh berries and flaked almonds, this simple bake is deliciously moreish.
These buttery, rich but not-too-sweet squares are “downright elegant” says Deb Perelman who pairs pistachio, apricot and a hint of almond in this easy bake sale recipe.
With a decadent chocolate and apricot filling, this easy breezy chocolate cake is perfectly moist and quick to make. Mary shares her top tips for freezing it too, just in case you want to make it ahead of a busy week.
Sweet, salty and gooey with little bombs of molten chocolate and shards of caramel, this simple-to-make bake is a hit at East London's Violet bakery.
“The secret here is to slightly under-bake the cookies, which keeps them soft and fudgy”, says Ottolenghi. Banana and chocolate are a classic match, with nutty pecans and a hint of cinnamon. Divine!
We couldn't list our favourite bake sale recipes without this English classic. With a raspberry and almond base, frangipane filling and pretty glaze, this is a great recipe to impress. Use fresh in-season raspberries or frozen berries will work well too.
These cute little carrot cakes are a lighter twist on tradition with a tasty orangey coconut icing, baked in individual cases to make it extra easy to share.
Apples and cinnamon are the popular duo in this tasty layered cake with thin slices of apple arranged on top to look extra pretty.
Short of time? This recipe uses storecupboard staples – peanut butter, tahini and chocolate – to make quick, delicious biscuits that take no time to prepare. Melissa shares an easy swap to make them vegan, and don't scrimp on the sesame seeds – we recommend using them for that extra something special.
These little fairy cakes are perfect for a kids bake sale, especially as they're so simple to mix and put together (so get the little ones involved too!). But whatever your age, who doesn't love little bites of light sponge with creamy butter icing?