12 delicious boredom-busting baking ideas

Maybe you’ve watched The Great British Bake Off one too many times. Maybe you just need some sugar. Whatever the reason, it’s time to bake. 

Compiled by: Cari Johnson

Topsy Turvy Feijoa Cake

Kristina Jensen’s gooey upside down feijoa caramel cake is the autumn cake you’ve been waiting for.

Triple Chocolate Cookies

A medley of white, milk and dark chocolate make these cookies are a triple threat.

Feijoa, Date and Ginger Loaf

This flavour-packed loaf makes the perfect afternoon snack with a cup of tea.

Hokey Pokey Melting Moments

This classic biscuit is taken up a notch with crunchy hokey pokey.

Also try: Yoyos that melt in the mouth and this Lemon Meringue Pie from The French Cafe never fail to impress.

Chocolate Stout Cake

A great hit with teenagers (‘cos it’s got booze in it), you can double the mixture no sweat and make a great big cake for all their mates to share.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Everyone knows carrot cake is just a vehicle for cream cheese frosting.

Charlotte’s Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Bernadette Gee’s cookbook Magnolia Kitchen is an internet sensation. These chewy delights were named after Bernadette’s one-and-only light-of-her-life daughter Charlotte.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies with Salted Date Filling (GF)

For when you need something chewy and gooey, stat.

Moroccan Honey and Mint Syrup Cake

Moroccan spin on the classic coffee cake. It’s moist and airy with a hint of coconut flavour.

Vanilla Chiffon Cake

This airy dessert is part pavlova and part cake – the best of both worlds.

Homemade 100’s & 1000’s Biscuits

Give the kids a go at decorating and no two biscuits will look the same.

Apple Crumble Cake

This classic crowd-pleaser is all about the harmony between warm spices and granny smiths.


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