Best cake recipes in the Midlands

Eight mouthwatering recipes for home-made cakes from the kitchens of National Trust places in the Midlands.

An icing topped cake sitting on a dish in the server
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Hanbury honey cake 

Make your own honey cake with this National Trust recipe from Hanbury Hall.

Carrots picked from garden for a wartime recipe
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Croome's wartime carrot cake 

Why not try out wartime carrot cake recipe - a perfect treat to accompany a warming cuppa.

A slice of cake on top of a Victoria sponge
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A perfect Victoria sponge cake from Brockhampton Estate 

Victoria sponge cake is a classic favourite and one of the simplest sponge cake recipes. It is named after Queen Victoria, who is said to have eaten a slice of this with afternoon tea.

Honey and ginger cake made with Charlecote honey
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Charlecote Park's honey and ginger cake 

This light cake contains no refined sugar at all, the sweetness all comes from a whole jar of Charlecote honey.

Our Tea Room team proudly displaying the finished cake
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Lyveden courgette, lime and ginger cake 

Make your own courgette, lime and ginger cake with this National Trust recipe from Lyveden.

Catering Manager, Grant Wilson with apples and apple cake
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Carding Mill Valley apple cake 

We collect our apples and use them in our cakes and bakes. Try this recipe for yourself.

Rhubarb in a basket
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Longshaw's rhubarb and orange cake with flaked almonds 

Use fresh rhubarb in this recipe and enjoy a taste of Longshaw in your own home.

Slice of Victoria sponge on top of cake
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Ilam Park's Strawberry Victoria Sponge 

Make your own Strawberry Victoria Sponge with this National Trust recipe from White Peak.