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Rachel Allen's Cake Diaries

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Series 1 · Episode 1

Rachel Allen's Cake Diaries is a brand new series in which Rachel takes a personal look at how cakes can, and do, play a part in a life full of family and friends.

Series 1 · Episode 2

Rachel Allen's Cake Diaries is a brand new series in which Rachel takes a personal look at how cakes can, and do, play a part in a life full of family and friends.

Series 1 · Episode 3

Rachel Allen's Cake Diaries is a brand new series in which Rachel takes a personal look at how cakes can, and do, play a part in a life full of family and friends.

Series 1 · Episode 4

Birthdays are incomplete without a cake, and whether you're after fancy and frilly or simple and seductive, Rachel has some great ideas for birthday cakes with a twist

Series 1 · Episode 5

When the holidays are approaching and Rachel has some fantastic ideas for cakes full of summery flavours to perk up that packed lunch Intensely chocolate beetroot brownies have a deep earthy richness that travels well.

Series 1 · Episode 6

Red velvet cupcakes are a perfect valentine's treat. Chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake holds special memories for Rachel while Pistachio cake is perfect for a romantic evening and white chocolate cake is a sweet cake for two.

Series 1 · Episode 7

We all need a bit of a pick me up from time to time and cake is the ultimate comfort food. Carrot cake is heart-warming, Banana, almond and honey muffins are filling and two chocolate cakes hit the spot.

Series 1 · Episode 8

Anyone who bakes a cake wants to share it. Hazelnut triple layer cake is a great centrepiece for a special occasion. Orange and almond syrup cake with chocolate icing is simple and sumptuous.

Series 1 · Episode 9

Cakes are enjoyable at any time, but they make great desserts, so Rachel shows us some of her favourite pudding cakes.

Series 1 · Episode 10

Rachel bakes a classic Victoria sponge, shows how to make the perfect chocolate fudge cake and adds peach and saffron to the classic upside down cake. Madeleines are a dainty treat that are quick to make and foolproof too.

Series 1 · Episode 11

We all love a bit of retro, so Rachel makes a pink and white Battenberg, and demonstrates that old favourite arctic roll. She takes some after dinner mints and bakes them into a cake, as well as producing her version of a bakewell cake.

Series 1 · Episode 12

Rachel draws inspiration from the USA, creating a classic NYC crumb cake as well as an orange sour cream cake. And then some North American ingredients combine in chocolate and pecan muffins with maple glaze.

Series 1 · Episode 13

So if you fancy having a go at something slightly different this Christmas, Rachel has some great ideas. Her Clementine cake makes use of those lovely fruits while her Christmas cake is a rich fruit sponge covered in baked almond paste.