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22 totally tasty bake sale recipes

Got a bake sale coming up? We’ve got all the bake sale ideas you need to get the donations rolling in! Whether you’re a pro baker looking to show off your skills, or a novice searching for easy things to bake – these delicious bakes are guaranteed to impress. 

Victoria sponge

If you're searching for the best ever Victoria sponge recipe, look no further! This one is light, fluffy, moorish and totally delicious! It's a teatime classic that'll make the perfect addition to any cake sale.

Lemon madeleines

Madeleines are a timeless classic, and these are sure to go down a treat at a charity bake sale! The zesty lemon perfect complements the moist and buttery sponge in these pretty little bites.


Rich, gooey, chocolatey and totally irresistible, you can’t beat a good brownie loaded with chocolate chips!

Cocktail cupcakes

These cocktail-themed cupcakes will go down a storm with grown-ups at a bake sale! Bright, beautiful and delicious, this is a bake you don't want to miss.

Marble sheet cake

If you can’t choose between vanilla and chocolate, swirl them both together and bake a fabulous marble traybake! Topped with a layer of sumptuous chocolate buttercream, this is a great bake sale bake.

Chocolate cake pops

You don't have to be an expert baker to create cake pops that look seriously impressive! They're easy to make, the perfect bite-sized treat and are ideal for all occasions.

No bake cookie truffles

Need a last-minute bake sale recipe? Whip up these cookie truffles in no time at all. Oreos, cream cheese and Candy Melts come together to create these simply moorish morsels.

Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Salty meets sweet in this classic flavor combo of peanut butter and chocolate chips. Crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle, these cookies are sure to fly off the bake sale table!

Cheese scones

Bring the sumptuous savory treats to the bake sale with cheese scones! Combine dill, chives and tangy cheddar for herb and white cheddar scones, or go for a more subtle flavor with spinach and ricotta scones.

Banana cake with cream cheese frosting

Traybakes for cake sales are always a hit and it’s no different with this one. People will go bananas for this simple banana traybake! The tanginess of the cream cheese frosting cuts through the sweetness of the banana sponge for a cake that’s sure to have people coming back for more!

Vanilla cupcakes

You can’t go wrong with a simple vanilla cupcake, and this moist and fluffy recipe is the ultimate! Top with your favorite flavor or color buttercream for a quick and easy bake sale classic. This vegan vanilla cupcake recipe is also a great option for a bake sale.

Lemon pound cake

This simple cake packs a real punch when it comes to flavor! Fluffy, light and full of zingy lemon zest, this cake is a real crowd pleaser!

Strawberry lemonade cake

This fun traybake is sure to make an impression on the bake sale table! Topped with brightly colored pink and yellow sprinkles, this light and refreshing cake looks as good as it tastes!

White chocolate raspberry blondies

Tart raspberries and sweet creamy white chocolate make an awesome flavor combo, and these delicious blondies show it off perfectly.

Chocolate brownie cookies

Brownies + cookies = a match made in heaven! Bake this brownie/cookie hybrid and drizzle with chocolate for a bake sale treat that’s guaranteed to be sold out in no time!

Marbled pound cake

If you’re looking for a super easy but impressive bake, this marbled pound cake is the recipe for you! Swirl together layers of vanilla and rich chocolate sponge for a cake that has it all.

Chocolate cupcakes

Is there anything more satisfying than a great chocolate cupcake, swirled with a generous amount of rich and decadent chocolate buttercream? We don’t think so!

Red velvet cheesecake brownies

Red velvet, brownies and cream cheese come together for this rich and decadent recipe that’s guaranteed to go down well with everyone! If you’re looking for another red velvet bake, these red velvet cheesecake cupcakes are beautiful.

Easy cinnamon rolls

Not only will these cinnamon rolls go down well at the bake sale, they’ll also fill your home with the most gorgeous spiced scent!

Cheese crackers

If you’re baking for a school fête or a bake sale with lots of children, these little cheese crackers make the perfect choice.

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