Classic desserts

From sponge cake to tarts of all stripes, puddings to pies, scones to pavlova, these sweet treats have stood the test of time.

Victoria Sponge, a classic dessert.
Victoria Sponge

Loved by generations (and for good reason), these desserts are sure to send waves of nostalgia, as well as some delicious aromas, wafting through your kitchen. Fluffy soufflés, decadent tarts and moreish brownies will test the resolve of chocolate addicts while fresh and fruity flavours show up in pavlovas, panna cottas and a zesty lemon tart.

Between summer trifles and ice-cream, warming winter crumbles and cobblers, these recipes will see you through the year, including the festive season when fruit mince tarts and Christmas pudding are in order. Build up your repertoire or hone your skills on one of your signature sweet treats and you'll be equipped for bake sales, birthday parties and everything in between.