Cake sales are great, not only for raising money but for getting everyone into the baking mood too. Here are some of our fave recipes that'll sell like hotcakes!


1. Red Nose Day cookies

Okay, so here’s a bit of a cheat recipe, we won’t tell if you don’t. These cookies are great if you haven’t got a lot of time, a fun activity for the kids and also look very impressive. Have a go at decorating your own Red Nose Day cookies here.

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2. Red velvet cupcakes

Deliciously fluffy and topped with cream cheese, these cupcakes really do taste as good as they look. Find the recipe for Red Velvet cupcakes here.

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3. Raspberry and nectarine fairy cakes

If you prefer a fruitier option when it comes to cakes, this one’s for you. Made with fresh raspberries and nectarine slices, these cupcakes are wonderfully moist and work well with any kind of soft fruit; try strawberries or chopped banana. See recipe for Raspberry and nectarine fairy cakes here.

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4. Smiley cakes

Hand out your cakes with a smile, literally. A simple, fun activity to get the kids involved in, so put your creative head on and get decorating. See recipe for Smiley cakes here.

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5. Cupcakes with buttercream icing

Feeling in a classic cupcake mood? This simple recipe doesn’t have to be boring. Why not use yellow and pink food colouring for the icing or go all out and use a dash in the cupcake mixture? See recipe for Cupcakes with butter cream icing here.

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6. Chocolate & almond cupcakes

Chocolate and almond is a crowd-pleasing combo.  For a nut-free twist though try dried cherries instead. See Chocolate & almond cupcakes recipe here.

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7. Chocolate refrigerator cake

Running out of time? This is the recipe for you. This no-bake cake recipe allows for pretty much any sweet ingredient you fancy (within reason obviously!) Go ahead and add or leave out any nuts, biscuits or dried fruit to your taste. See recipe for Chocolate refrigerator cake here.

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8. Macaroons

Why not make your own Red Noses, in edible form? Try these light, chewy sweet treats with red food colouring and add some fun to your cake sale. See Macaroons recipe here.

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9. Chocolate & cherry cheesecake brownies

Cheesecake brownies are the ultimate indulgence, especially with added cherries. This heavenly chocolate recipe is easy to make and best served with a cup of tea. See Chocolate & cherry cheesecake brownies here.

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10. Raspberry ripple cake squares

Forget what you know, who says cakes have to be round? These raspberry ripple squares are pretty both inside and out, making them perfect for the cake sale. See recipe for Raspberry ripple cake squares here.

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