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Nadiya Hussain’s easiest cake recipes

by Malou Herkes

published on 7 August 2018

Bake Off winner and all-round baking superstar, Nadiya Hussain, is no stranger to creating show-stopping cakes and bakes fit to wow the most demanding of judges. But, as Nadiya herself emphasises, home baking should be about love, fun and generosity, a way to relax and embrace the comfort of the kitchen. Ease and simplicity lie at the heart of all Nadiya’s recipes, and we particularly love her ability to conjure up beautiful, flavour-packed bakes that can easily be recreated at home. Here is our pick of Nadiya’s easiest baking recipes, from her unique twist on rocky road to creamy baked cheesecakes. These accessible recipes guarantee stress-free baking, whatever the occasion.

Nadiya Hussain’s Caramel Crunch Rocky Road

Nadiya Hussain’s Caramel Crunch Rocky Road

This riff on rocky road from Nadiya Bakes is made with white and milk chocolate, caramel sweets, dried fruit, and salted pistachios. Strictly speaking it’s a no-bake, as it only needs time to set in the fridge, but it’s just as addictive as any of Nadiya’s oven-baked creations.

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Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Traybake

Think of Nadiya’s easy peanut butter and jelly traybake as a giant pancake you can cut into slices. Featuring the classic combination of peanut butter and jelly, it’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Nadiya Hussain’s Caramelized Biscuit Traybake

Nadiya Hussain’s Caramelized Biscuit Traybake

What’s better than cake? Cake covered in Biscoff biscuits, that’s what. Another quick and easy traybake, this is Nadiya at her creative best.

Nadiya Hussain’s Back-to-front Baked Cheesecake

Nadiya Hussain’s Back-to-front Baked Cheesecake

The best thing about cheesecake? You can make it well ahead and leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. This back-to-front cheesecake from Nadiya’s Family Favourites is a twist on a simple baked cheesecake, topped with honey salted caramel and a chocolatey tiffin mixture.

Rocky Road Cake

Rocky Road Cake

This rocky road cake from Nadiya’s British Food Adventure combines gooey rocky road with a layer of luxurious chocolate cake. Two treats in one, it’s a brilliant twist on the classic.

Nadiya Hussain’s Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

Nadiya Hussain’s Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

This ice cream cake from Nadiya’s Family Favourites is the summertime show-stopper you’ve been searching for. Luxurious ice cream, piled onto a simple sponge and finished off with seasonal berries – what’s not to love?

Parsnip and Orange Spiced Cake

Parsnip and Orange Spiced Cake

Don’t be put off by how impressive this layered Parsnip and Orange Spiced Cake from Nadiya’s Kitchen looks. It really is simple to put together, and makes for a wonderful afternoon treat.


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