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30 party cakes

Top off a great party with a celebratory cake that will leave a lasting impression. Here are 31 of our best recipes.
Hazelnut-chocolate cake

Party times call for party cake, and these show-stoppers are guaranteed to impress your guests. If it’s height you’re after, we have a multi-layered ginger whiskey cake with burnt white chocolate ganache, a towering choc-coconut macaroon cake, and a gravity-defying chocolate raspberry number. And we’re swooning over the choc-orange cake with rich Jaffa buttercream. Let the party begin.

Choc-orange cake with Jaffa buttercream

Choc-orange cake with Jaffa buttercream

The Gourmet Traveller 50th birthday cover cake: Ginger whiskey cake with burnt white chocolate ganache

Chocolate raspberry layer cake

Carrot layer cake

Choc-coconut macaroon cake

Milk cake with pomegranate and pistachio

Chocolate caramel crepe cake

Blood orange cake

Buttermilk and vanilla cake with raspberries

Walnut and espresso cake

Mocha layer cake

Ginger and cherry cake

Lemon sour cream cake with roast rhubarb

Pistachio ice-cream cake with red summer berries

Brown sugar sponge cake with caramel pears

Crowd-pleasing chocolate cake with roast rhubarb

Flourless apple, almond, raisin and ginger cake

White chocolate and raspberry ripple ice-cream cake

Yoghurt and almond cake with orange caramel peaches and vanilla yoghurt

Crème fraîche quince crumble cake

Dark chocolate, pear and pistachio cake

Polenta cake with burnt figs and honey

Chocolate and hazelnut cake with espresso ganache

Buttermilk carrot cake with spiced caramel

Dark gingerbread cake with mandarin compote

Butterscotch apple spice cake

Blood orange and hazelnut cake

Zabaglione cake with berries

Apple tea cake

Coconut cake with lime curd

Hazelnut-chocolate cake

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