Top cake recipes for June 2013

We've rounded up your top cake recipes for June 2013. From Mary Berry classics to fruity favourites, we've got plenty of delicious recipes to bake this month...

Top cake recipes for June 2013

We've rounded up your top cake recipes for June 2013. From Mary Berry classics to fruity favourites, we've got plenty of delicious recipes to bake this month...

We've rounded up your top cake recipes for June 2013. From Mary Berry classics to fruity favourites, we've got plenty of delicious recipes to bake this month.

If you love baking as much as we do then you've come to the right place and with Father's Day on Sunday 16th June this month, we have an excuse to get creative! Impress dad with our delicious chocolate Maltesers cake or give him a surprise with our bright and vibrant rainbow cake.

Get busy with the kids too and make our basic cupcakes or cake pops - they're perfect for getting the kids to express their creative sides!

If you spot a recipe that you'd like to give a go then save it with your very own online recipe book. Don't forget to share your sweet creations with us on Facebook and Twitter too!

Come and have a browse through our top cake recipes for June 2013 and get baking...

20. Peach melba shortcake with cream cheese custard

Good for: Enjoying in the summer sunshine.

Flavours: A sweet peach and soft buttery sponge with fresh tangy raspberries.

Time it takes to make: 1hr

Why we love it: With peaches in season, it's the perfect excuse to try out this delicious recipe. You don't see many cakes made with this tangy fruit but we just don't know why - this recipe is bursting with lovely summery flavours!

Top tip: This cake is best served straight from the fridge.

Get the recipe: Peach melba shortcake with cream cheese custard

19. Apple and raspberry cake

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: A special treat for the whole family.

Flavours: A soft crumbly topping with a tangy apple filling.

Time it takes to make: 30 mins

Why we love it: Apple and raspberry in a cake? Yes, please! This fruity cake is a pure slice of summer - the sweet flavours and crumbly topping will not fail to put a smile on your face.

Top tip: To make the topping even quicker, blitz all the ingredients in a food processor.

Get the recipe: Apple and raspberry cake

18. Strawberries and cream cake

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: Impressing dad on Father's Day.

Flavours: A delicious light orange sponge with a cream and sweet strawberry jam filling.

Time it takes to make: 1hr

Why we love it: This cake is perfect for enjoying in the sunshine with your friends and family - it's a garden party favourite! Give your Victoria sponge a fun summer twist with just a few key ingredients.

Top tip: If you want to make your cake extra moist and sweet, add a light layer of buttercream to the top instead of dusting with icing sugar.

Get the recipe: Strawberries and cream cake

17. Weight Watchers' coffee tiramisu cake

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: Enjoying when you're on a diet.

Flavours: A light creamy sponge with a delicious coffee flavour.

Time it takes to make: 40 mins

Why we love it: There's something very satisfying about biting into a coffee-infused sponge - especially when you know it's a Weight Watchers' recipe. Don't worry though, you don't miss out on any flavour or sweetness in this recipe, just calories instead!

Top tip: If you want a stronger flavour, use extra strong coffee.

Get the recipe: Weight Watchers' coffee tiramisu cake

16. Eton mess cupcakes

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: Sharing with your friends in the summer sunshine.

Flavours: Classic Eton mess flavours - gooey, crisp meringue and a sweet strawberry sauce - just on a cake!

Time it takes to make: 45 mins

Why we love: We love finding new cake flavours to try - and what better flavours than a traditional British pud? The crunchy meringue and cream combo works perfectly when fused with a cupcake.

Top tip: If you don't like strawberries swap them for blackberries, raspberries or blueberries instead.

Get the recipe: Eton mess cupcakes

15. Tea loaf cake

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Good for: An afternoon treat with a cuppa.

Flavours: Soft fruits sponge infused with a subtle tea flavour.

Time it takes to make: 1hr 50 mins

Why we love it: You can't beat a classic loaf cake. Soaking the fruits in tea gives the sponge a lovely moist texture - if you love tea, you're going to love this treat!

Top tip: For an extra moist cake, leave the dried fruits to soak overnight.

Get the recipe: Tea loaf cake

14. The Hummingbird Bakery blueberry cake

Top cake recipes for June 2013

(Image credit: The Hummingbird Bakery)

Good for: Using up any leftover blueberries sitting in the fridge.

Flavours: A soft vanilla sponge with a light topping and fresh blueberries.

Time it takes to make: 1hr 5 mins

Why we love it: This cake looks really impressive, but it actually couldn't be simpler to make and decorate. A light layer of cream cheese frosting and a scatter of blueberries turn this easy bake into a masterpiece worth sharing.

Top tip: Raspberries would work just as well in this recipe.

Get the recipe: The Hummingbird Bakery blueberry cake

13. Weight Watchers' white chocolate cake

Top cake recipes for June 2013

(Image credit: Weight Watchers)

Good for: When you're counting the calories but fancy something sweet.

Flavours: Creamy white chocolate with tangy raspberries and a light low-fat topping.

Time it takes to make: 45 mins

Why we love it: How good does this cake look? You wouldn't believe that it's lower in calories than your average chocolate cake! Does that mean we can have more than one slice?

Top tip: This recipe would work just as well with dark chocolate for a richer finish.

Get the recipe: Weight Watchers white chocolate cake

12. Flourless fudge cake

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: When you're craving something chocolaty.

Flavours: Rich, dense chocolate sponge with a hint of lime.

Time it takes to make: 1hr 30 mins

Why we love it: What makes this cake extra special? Well, it has to be the fact that it doesn't use any flour! Leaving out the flavour from a traditional cake recipe turns it into a gooey rich chocolate cake... mmmmmm...

Top tip: Make sure you let your cake cool thoroughly before serving for the best taste.

Get the recipe: Flourless fudge cake

11. Rainbow cake

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: Special occasions - be it birthday's or even Father's Day!

Flavours: A light vanilla sponge cake with a creamy buttercream.

Time it takes to make: 1hr 35 mins

Why we love it: If you're looking for a cake with the 'wow' factor this month, this is the recipe to try. Bright vibrant layers of colour will be revealed when you slice into this cake - just watch their faces!

Top tip: Store this cake in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Get the recipe: Rainbow cake

10. Carrot cake

Top cake recipes for June 2013

(Image credit: Martin Poole (Woman's Weekly))

Good for: When you're in the mood for a classic.

Flavours: Classic carrot cake flavours with cinnamon, mixed dried fruit and soft carrot pieces.

Time it takes to make: 2hrs

Why we love it: Carrot cake has to be one of the greatest cakes ever made - don't you think? A soft, lightly spiced sponge with a simple cream cheese - this classic recipe will help you produce perfect results every time.

Top tip: If your cake starts to brown on the top but is not cooked the whole way through then top it with greaseproof paper.

Get the recipe: Carrot cake

9. Gluten-free blueberry cupcakes

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: When you have friends round who are on a gluten-free diet.

Flavours: A tangy blueberry sponge with a hint of almond topped, with a light crème fraîche topping.

Time it takes to make: 40 mins

Why we love it: If you're on a gluten-free diet you really don't have to miss out on your favourites. These gluten-free cupcakes are sweet and moreish - you won't be able to tell the difference!

Top tip: Using icing sugar or custard powder instead of caster sugar makes your sponge extra light and soft.

Get the recipe: Gluten-free blueberry cupcakes

8. Banana bread

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: Using up any brown bananas in the fruit bowl.

Flavours: A moist banana packed sponge with a light spicy kick.

Time it takes to make: 45 mins

Why we love it: Don't throw out those brown bananas! Mash them up and make banana bread instead. This loaf would be perfect served in chunky slices as a lunch box or afternoon treat.

Top tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. This cake is best the day after eating.

Get the recipe: Banana bread

7. Ice cream cone cupcakes

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Good for: Keeping the kids happy in the sunshine.

Flavours: These wafer cones are filled with a simple vanilla sponge and topped with a light buttercream - and a flake, of course!

Time it takes to make: 1hr 10 mins

Why we love it: Cupcakes in ice cream cones - what a genius idea! The kids are going to go crazy for these creative cupcakes especially if they can help decorate them too.

Top tip: When it comes to putting the cake mixture into the cones, use a piping bag - this will make it much easier.

Get the recipe: Ice cream cone cupcakes

6. Giant cupcake

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Good for: Practising your cake decorating skills.

Flavours: A vanilla-based sponge with a sweet strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream topping.

Time it takes to make: 1hr 10 mins

Why we love it: Nothing will put a smile on that special someone's face faster than a giant cupcake. It's the ultimate recipe to try if you want to impress your friends and family - it's the perfect celebration cake!

Top tip: When it comes to adding the buttercream make flowers or star shapes with your piping bag - it's much easier than one continuous swirl.

Get the recipe: Victoria Threader's giant cupcake

5. Maltesers chocolate cake

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: Surprising dad this Father's Day.

Flavours: A dense chocolate sponge, a thick chocolate buttercream and crunchy Maltesers.

Time it takes to make: 1hr 10 mins

Why we love it: Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate - if your dad's a chocoholic rustle up this feast and watch his face light up with delight! Crunchy Maltesers and a rich chocolate buttercream transform your usual chocolate cake into a special treat.

Top tip: This recipe would work just as well with other chocolate sweets like Revels, Minstrels etc so make sure you get Dad's favourite!

Get the recipe: Maltesers chocolate cake

4. Cake pops

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: Cake pop beginners.

Flavours: A sweet vanilla sponge with an even sweeter cream cheese frostingand candy melt coating.

Time it takes to make: 45 mins

Why we love it: If you're bored of making the same old cake, why not experiment with cake pops? They're much easier to make than you may think and our step-by-step recipe will help you to make these tasty treats in no time.

Top tip: You can find candy melts in most supermarkets in the cake decorating section, if not have a look online.

Get the recipe: Cake pops

3. Red velvet cupcakes

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Good for: Taking your cupcake making skills to the next level!

Flavours: A rich sponge with a hint of chocolate and a light, creamy cheese topping.

Time it takes to make: 35 mins

Why we love it: There's something rather satisfying about biting into a red velvet cake to reveal a ruby red sponge. Topped with a light cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes are a little tricky to make but are more than worth it.

Top tip: If you're not keen on a cream cheese frosting you could make a standard buttercream or even simply top with melted chocolate.

Get the recipe: Red velvet cupcakes

2. Basic cupcakes

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: Making with the kids at the weekend.

Flavours: A light and airy vanilla sponge.

Time it takes to make: 23 mins

Why we love it: If you love decorating cupcakes and are looking for a sturdy reliable cupcake recipe then this is it. These cakes are easy to adapt with simple flavour combinations and decorations.

Top tip: Decorate these cakes with buttercream, coloured sprinkles or chocolates for an even tastier finish.

Get the recipe: Basic cupcakes

1. Mary Berry's lemon drizzle cake

Top cake recipes for June 2013

Good for: Sharing with your friends when it's your turn to host afternoon tea!

Flavours: A delicious sweet lemony sponge with a crisp citrus topping.

Time it takes to make: 55 mins

Why we love it: Mary Berry does it again with this classic lemon drizzle cake recipe which will never get old. This is a big must for summer baking this month!

Top tip: Store this cake in an airtight container for up to 3 days for the best taste.

Get the recipe: Mary Berry's lemon drizzle cake

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