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7 moreish Ottolenghi cake recipes

by Lucy Hall

published on 1 June 2023

It can often feel like we rely on the same old staple classics when it comes to baking. If you’re finding yourself getting bored of rustling up a Victoria sponge or a lemon drizzle cake, there’s nowhere better to turn than the master of flavour himself – Ottolenghi.

From a deliciously unusual twist on banana loaf to a cheesecake combination you wouldn’t think of yourself, all of these mouthwatering cake recipes are Ottolenghi-approved and sure to impress your friends and family.

Blueberry, Almond and Lemon Cake

Blueberry, Almond and Lemon Cake

from Simple

This timeless loaf cake recipe is a perfect combination of sweet and zesty flavours.

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Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Grilled Banana Bread with Tahini and Honeycomb

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Grilled Banana Bread with Tahini and Honeycomb

A smooth and nutty banana bread that can be sliced and grilled whenever needed.

Ottolenghi’s Apricot and Amaretto Cheesecake

Ottolenghi’s Apricot and Amaretto Cheesecake

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Helen Goh
from Sweet

Rich, decadent and beautifully presented, this is a fantastic summer dinner party bake.

Ottolenghi’s Persian Love Cakes

Ottolenghi’s Persian Love Cakes

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Helen Goh
from Sweet

Served warm or at room temperature, these little Persian cakes are perfect with a sprinkle of icing sugar.

Apple and Olive Oil Cake with Maple Icing

Apple and Olive Oil Cake with Maple Icing

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

This fan favourite is one of the most requested desserts in Ottolenghi’s restaurants.

Plum, Blackberry and Bay Friand Bake

Plum, Blackberry and Bay Friand Bake

from Simple

A brilliantly flavourful and straightforward alternative to a crumble.

Louise Cake with Plum and Coconut

Louise Cake with Plum and Coconut

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Helen Goh
from Sweet

Inspired by a popular teatime treat in New Zealand, this is an irresistible treat perfect for a summer afternoon.

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