Happy Birthday Bakeproof!

We're having lots of cake to celebrate. Hip hip hooray!

If there ever was a cake that epitomised the flavours of England this would be it! The combination of elderflower, strawberries and gin not only make this chic sponge...
I first made a version of this cake for my daughter’s fifth birthday. At the time I thought it was completely original, very clever idea I had dreamed up...
Layers of sweet meringue and mango ripple ice-cream combine together with toasty coconut flakes and roasted macadamias tp make the ultimate tropical cake –...
If you're a chocoholic this cake is heaven. And if you're not, it's still heaven! Wickedly rich and strikingly handsome, this layered centrepiece demands...
This month we're celebrating Bakeproof's 50th column anniversary the only way we know how - with these showstopper cakes. Hurrah! Happy baking!

Our guide to gluten-free baking

With tips and a glossary of alternative flours and ingredients, plus recipes (which happen to be dairy-free too!).

Often gluten-free muffins have little substance – they lack not only flavour but also texture. These ones however, thanks to a clever combination of gluten-free flours...
This gluten-free and dairy-free recipe, with its subtle lemon flavour teamed with an aromatic rosewater icing and light nutty texture, is the perfect afternoon...
Super simple, and equally delicious, these cupcakes with chocolate frosting are the perfect party cake for kids (both big and small) when gluten and dairy needs...
This bread is almost the complete opposite of most commercially made gluten-free breads - wonderfully substantial (it won’t ‘dissolve’ in your mouth), moist and...
Our guide to gluten-free baking with tips and a glossary of alternative flours and ingredients, plus recipes (which happen to be dairy-free too!).

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Meet our everyday baker Anneka Manning. She shares baking rituals, modern and ancient, and techniques from around the world.

This month we're celebrating Bakeproof's 50th column anniversary the only way we know how - with these showstopper cakes. Hurrah! Happy baking!

Bakeproof: Jewish

A bedrock of wonderful food traditions, steeped with symbolism.
Beautiful Bundts may be the It Cake social media pin-ups but they have origins in the homely European kugelhupfs.
Fruit that feels like water balloons when ripe, that smells like vanilla but is inedible until cooked, that is from the Tree of Life, that stains your hand crime...

Bakeproof: Easter treats

There's more to Easter baking than hot cross buns and chocolate eggs (as much as we love them). Around the world, Easter is celebrated with a range of butter...