There’s no better time to try your hand at some new cake recipes than on a rainy day. When the weather is bad, the only thing you can do is fully embrace it and bake something sweet. From gooey chocolate mug cakes to warming cinnamon cake, there are no limitations when it comes to rainy day baking. However, if you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve come up with 10 easy and delicious cake recipes that you have to try out.
1. Apple Caramel Cake
The comforting flavours of this apple caramel cake just scream rainy day in. Soft apple cake layers are sandwiched together with layers of gooey caramel for a decadent treat. What better way to spend an afternoon than trying your hand at baking this cake with your friends?
This gooey flourless chocolate peanut butter cake is the ultimate lazy day treat. Made with just five ingredients, this mouthwatering cake is super easy to whip up and all too easy to eat. Serve warm with some ice cream alongside for good measure.
3. Banana Muffins
It’s hard not to get addicted to these banana muffins, especially once you realise just how easy they are to make. Best made using overripe bananas, these muffins are perfect for any time of the day and because they contain fruit, they’re practically good for you.
Defy the weather and celebrate tropical flavours by baking this delicious coconut cake. Made using crunchy desiccated coconut incorporated into a light and fluffy sponge, this indulgent bake brings the best of summer flavours even on a rainy day.
5. Chocolate Traybake
Everybody needs a good chocolate cake recipe to have to hand and this rich chocolate tray bake is completely fail-safe. The traybake version of a traditional chocolate sponge cake means that it’s much quicker and easier to bake, leaving you with plenty more time to watch those rainy day movies.
Calling all coffee lovers, this one’s for you. This recipe is the ultimate in indulgent desserts combining rich chocolate notes with coffee for an added kick. A slice of this served with a warming cup of hot coffee is just the pick me up that you’ll need on a rainy day.
This buttery cinnamon cake has all of the warming flavours that you need on a day in. To make it, a rich fluffy sponge is sandwiched together with sweet cinnamon buttercream making for a delicious and unusual twist on your usual sponge cake.
We’ve all had brownies before but have you tried them in their white chocolate form? White chocolate blondies are an absolute dream to eat, incorporating rich chocolate chunks baked into a perfectly gooey slice for a super sweet treat.
Why not try your hand at some vegan baking for something a little different? This quick and easy chocolate chip loaf bread is one of those cake recipes that’s guaranteed to impress and because it doesn’t contain eggs, it means that you don’t have to run to the shop if your short of ingredients.
10. Easy Chocolate Mug Cakes
Cake recipes can be time consuming. But sometimes you just want cake, quick. That’s where mug cakes come in. Made exactly how they sound, mug cakes are individual little cakes that are cooked in mugs in the microwave. This means that you can have a freshly made cake ready to eat in a matter of minutes and it’s the perfect option if you’re baking for one. We love the chocolate lava version of these but you can make mug cakes in pretty much any flavour you’d like.