Our top ten cake recipes

Whether it's a Great British Bake Off inspired showstopper or a simple Victoria sponge, we love cake as much as you. Here are some of our favourites for you to try at home.

Courgette growing in the vegetable garden at Florence Court, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Lemon Courgette Cake

Feel virtuous as you enjoy a slice of this cake devised at Montacute. Courgettes and vegetable oil keep the cake moist while lemon adds a touch of zing.

Crunchy peanut butter cake from the Sheffield Park tearoom

Sheffield Park crunchy peanut butter cake recipe

Our crunchy peanut butter cake is a popular treat in our tea-room; follow this recipe and make your own.

Catering Manager, Grant Wilson with apples and apple cake

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

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 dark and fruity cider cake sitting on the plate

Hanbury Hall cider cake

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

Carrots picked from garden for a wartime recipe

Wartime carrot cake

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

Our Tea Room team proudly displaying the finished cake

Lyveden courgette, lime and ginger cake

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

Speke Hall's local delicacy, Wet Nelly

Wet Nelly

Try your hand at making a bit of Wet Nelly, a cake with a big history and a firm favourite at Speke Hall.

Ginger and satsuma cake
Cakes and bakes

Sticky ginger and satsuma cake 

Try our warming sticky ginger and satsuma cake recipe.

Fruit cake at Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo's fruit cake

If you haven't made your Christmas cake yet we've got a great recipe that's light and quick to make.