There’s nothing more satisfying that a perfectly risen sponge oozing with jam and cream and finished with a snowy dusting of caster sugar.
Although Britain’s always been a nation of bakers, over the past few years, we've become a nation obsessed.
We host bake sales, share pictures of our bakes on Instagram and spend our hard-earned cash on cake toppers, icing pens and edible sprinkles. And if that wasn’t enough, we've all recently been glued to our TVs every Wednesday night to watch the bakers compete in The Great British Bake Off.
But baking doesn't just have to be for the kitchen whizzes. You can also get the kids involved in the kitchen, as it's a wonderful way to teach them new skills and create memories that they'll cherish for years to come.
Whether you're looking for an easy bake or a showstopping centrepiece for the dinner table, we’ve rounded up our step-by-step recipes that will make baking a piece of cake.
Juicy Jaffa cupcakes
Who doesn't love a jaffa cake? We're still not 100% sure if it's a cake or biscuit but what we do know is that the kids will love making – and eating – these zesty family favourites. Find the recipe here.
Dipped 'n' drizzled chocolate chip cookies
Cookies are always a firm favourite when it comes to treats and they go great with a cuppa. Get creative with these cookies by replacing the pistachios with your own choice of nuts if you're a more of an almond, brazil or pecan lover.
Raspberry cheesecake brownies
Combining two all-time classics in one means you're onto a sure winner. This is an easy-to-make treat which is ready within an hour.
Perfect pear frangipane tart
Frangipane is an almond-flavoured sweet pastry cream used when preparing various desserts, sweets, cakes and pancakes - and believe it or not, it's a lot easier to make than it sounds!
This dish can be the finishing touch to any winter Sunday lunch. Try it with cream or custard for the ultimate finish.