For the Love of Baking: Cake, Cookie & Tart Recipe Round-up

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Asking us to pick our favourite thing to bake would be like asking to pick our favourite child – impossible! There are so many divine recipes that we’ve made over the years, things we’ve returned to time and time again that are real crowd-pleasers. We’ve rounded up just a few of our favourite bakes, in no particular order or show of preference!

Favourite Bakes – Recipes We Love

Things we just love to bake (and eat, of course!).

favourite bakes

Hummingbird Cake with Orange-infused Cream Cheese Icing

A Jamaican original becomes an easy-to-make sheet cake, complete with citrus infused cream cheese icing.

Recipe for Hummingbird Cake

Marbled Chocolate Banana-Avo Bread

Banana bread gets a revamp with healthy fats from avocado, making it moist and nutritious. Oh, and did we mention the addition of chocolate too?

Recipe for Marbled Chocolate Banana-Avo Bread

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Tarts

Chocolate lovers meet your match! Once you’ve tried these beautiful avo mousse tartlets, you’ll want to make them again and again.

Recipe for Chocolate Avocado Mousse Tarts

Salted Dark Choc Ganache Tart with Smashed Malted Puffs

A decadent dark chocolate tart highlighted with a sprinkle of Maldon salt and crushed malted puffs. The ultimate dessert for chocoholics!

Recipe for Salted Dark Choc Ganache Tart with Smashed Malted Puffs

favourite bakes
cheesecake recipes

Vanilla Funfetti Sheet Cake

Nothing puts the fun into a party like a funfetti cake!

Recipe for Vanilla Funfetti Sheet Cake

Berry Cheesecake Bars

These easy-to-make berry bars are a delightful bite to celebrate a special occasion or just to celebrate you!
Recipe for Berry Cheesecake Bars

cookie recipes
choc chip cookie recipe

PBJ Sandwich Cookies

Your fav sandwich in cookie form, what’s not to love?

Recipe for PBJ Sandwich Cookies

Classic Choc Chip Cookies

The ultimate cookie for your inner cookie monster, bake extras!

Recipe for Classic Choc Chip Cookies


An all-time American campfire fav made easy.

Recipe for S’mores

Greek Almond Shortbread

This family recipe is a favourite for a reason. Cup of tea and one of these – day made.

Recipe for Greek Almond Shortbread

lemon meringue recipe
carrot cake recipe

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon meringue tart as a cupcake, yay!

Recipe for Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Muffins

Swathed in lemony cream cheese icing, these are a win.

Recipe for Carrot Cake Muffins

cheesecake recipe
cheesecake recipe

Butterscotch Cheesecake

This cheesecake is one of our favourite bakes because it is just pure indulgence, ’nuff said!

Recipe for Butterscotch Cheesecake

Classic NY Cheesecake

Cheesecake straight from the big apple, baked to perfection.

Recipe for Classic NY Cheesecake

best milk tart recipe

Coconut Condensed Milk Tart

A local favourite served deep-dish style, totally yum.

Recipe for Coconut Condensed  Milk Tart

Salted Caramel Tartlets

These salted caramel tartlets are totally decadent.

Recipe for Salted Caramel Tartlets

rainbow cake recipe
cake recipe

Rainbow Sprinkle Cake

This is one of our most popular recipes and favourite bakes ever and with good reason!

Recipe Rainbow Sprinkle Cake

Lemon Polenta, Ricotta and White Choc Cake

An explosion of flavours all packed into a bundt cake – every bite is delicious.

Recipe Lemon Polenta, Ricotta & White Choc Cake

moist chocolate cake recipe
moist chocolate cake recipe

Gluten-Free Chocolate Layer Cake

The ultimate choccie cake recipe for gluten-free eaters.

Recipe for Gluten-free Chocolate Layer Cake

Gluten-Free Choc and Beet Torte

A failproof choc torte that’s gluten-free.

Recipe for Gluten-free Choc & Beet Torte

lamington recipe

Ginger Pear Cake with Gin & Tonic Poached Pears

Gin and tonic poached pears? We’re in!

Recipe for Ginger Pear Cake with G&T Poached Pears

Lamington Layer Cake

An Aussie sweet treat as a layer cake. Delish!

Recipe for Lamington Layer Cake

For more baking inspo, check out our Baking Glossary and our Guide to Stocking your Baking Pantry.

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