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These impressive cakes are as beautiful as they are scrumptious.

| By Rachael Thompson | Entertainment

7 Simple and Delicious Cake Recipes for Any Occasion

These impressive cakes are as beautiful as they are scrumptious.

When it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, or momentous occasions, there really is no better way to celebrate than with a stunning cake. It doesn't have to be complicated and you don't need to spend half a day in the kitchen to create something impressive and tasty.

The flavour possibilities are endless when it comes to this baked good, so we've rounded up six of our absolute favourites we think you and your loved ones will adore just as much as us. These range from a decadent chocolate cake to a light and fluffy coconut and vanilla cake.

Whether you're looking to make a delightful birthday cake, or an after dinner delight, these six cake recipes are fitting for all occasions and can be made by even the most novice of bakers!

katherine sabbath vegan lemon and blueberry loaf

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1. Vegan Lemon and Blueberry Drizzle Loaf

Vegan cake recipes aren't just for those following a plant based diet. When they taste as good as this as this lemon and blueberry drizze loaf, they can easily become one's favourite sweet treat. Bursting with blueberries and lemon, this luscious loaf is full of fresh, sweet, and vibrant flavours. Topped off with a simple yet impactful lemon drizzle, it truly is a cake to win over hearts. 

Read the recipe here.

carrot cake

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2. Carrot Cake

Perfumed with warming spices, carrot cake delivers a sophisticated flavour that's perfect as a morning tea or after dinner treat. This moist and spongy cake is comforting and delicious and smothered in a velvety cream cheese icing that will have you reaching for a second slice.

Read the recipe here.

chocolate cake

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3. Chocolate Cake

As far as crowd pleasing desserts go, chocolate cake would have to be up the top of the list. This take on a universally loved sweet has a light and fluffy sponge that's paired with a decadent chocolate icing that's a hybrid between a silky frosting and a rich ganache. What's not to love?

Read the recipe here.

preserved-lemon-cake

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4. Lemon Yoghurt Cake With Pressed Flowers

This beautifully presented cake is may look intimidating to make, but it's surprisingly simple! It delivers a sophisticated flavour thanks to the lemon cutting through the sweetness and is elegantly dressed with edible flowers. While we think it's suitable for any occassion, it would make for a particularly fitting high tea or garden party treat. 

Read the recipe here.

toasted coconut cake

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5. Toasted Coconut & Vanilla Cake

Coconut is a wonderful ingredient to add to cakes that provides the most delightful texture. This ake is fluffy and light with notes of vanilla, coconut, and lemon. Despite being dairy free, this cake is deliciously creamy and boasts a flavour profile that feels a little bit tropical, nutty, and perfectly sweet.

Read the recipe here.

katherine sabbath strawberry shortcake

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6. Strawberry Shortcake

We like to think of this classic as the ultimate birthday cake. Built with three layers of delightfully crumbly cake, freshly whipped vanilla bean cream, and juice marinated berries, it's exquisitely presented and tastes equally as divine. What more could you want?

Read the recipe here.

basque burnt cheesecake

7. Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Basque burnt cheesecake is so moreish. Unlike your classic cheesecake which has a crust, Basque burnt cheesecakes are baked at a high temperature which results in a delightfully scorched, caramelised top and a soft, rich interior. The recipe's winning formula makes it uniquely light, creamy, and delicious.

Read the recipe here.

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