Carrot Cake Muffins

As part of the Alternative Manchester Pride Festival 2020 the Village Bakers  got the chance to share our baking skills with the nation. We decided to make some fantastic carrot cake muffins, this recipe makes quite a lot of muffins but can also be made into a large cake format. Credit: Video Production Manchester Pride

Marmalade Cake

A fantastic cake thats easy to bake, with a moist texture and a really great marmalade flavour.

Carrot Cake

This is a favourite recipe of mine, and for me it’s the best carrot cake ever. The cake is moist and light with a good balance of orange, cinnamon and raisins. The recipe is baked from the Primrose Bakery Cookbook and I would recommend anyone buying it, the recipes are simple and tasty. Anyway give…

Banana & Chocolate Loaf

This is one of my favourite recipes to make, I find this recipe is so easy and quick to make, and always comes out great. Its great for using up left over bananas and also left over chocolate if you happen to have it.    

Peanut Butter Brownies

This is such a rich and indulgent recipe, you will only manage the one square of brownie. The flavours of salty peanut butter with the sweet chocolate brownie is amazing. Just remember don’t overcook this one and make sure the centre is nice and goooey.    

Apple & Cinnamon Cake

This cake is super easy to make, and the apple layer adds are lovely moist layer to the cake. I love the crunchy topping from the sugar on the top of the cake. When I baked this recipe I found it actually got better when left for a couple of days. Recipe By: Mary Berry…

Chocolate & Cherry Tart

This is rich chocolate tart is great for a dinner party dessert, rich chocolate paired with sharp cherry works really well. The recipe is really easy to follow and looks fantastic when served.

Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Brownies

This recipe is perhaps one of the best brownie recipes I’ve found, the brownies are really moist and gooey. We’ve added raspberries into these brownies, but you can add anything you fancy really, try walnuts, salted caramel or even Cadbury’s cream eggs.  

Lemon Drizzle Cake

This cake is super easy to make, and is a real classic recipe. I love this recipe because of the crunchy sugar drizzle on the top of the cake, the drizzle also makes it really moist. If you can make a good lemon drizzle cake you will always please your friends.   Recipe By: Primrose…

Easy Christmas Cake

As the winter nights draw in, we start thinking of Christmas. And if your thinking of making your own Christmas cake we have an easy but delicious recipe for you. It doesn’t need feeding (never understood why its called feeding when all you’re doing is plying it with booze), but it doesn’t hurt if you…


As its Bonfire night soon, we thought we’d share our favourite parkin recipe. Parkin is a traditional Yorkshire ginger cake but its also associated with North Lancashire and its usually eaten on or around bonfire night. You can make it round, you can make it square or it can be a tray bake, depends on…