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10 cake recipes to restore your faith in humankind

It’s been a trying week. Dunkin Donuts rolled out their egg and bacon doughnut, somebody saw fit to deep-fry a boerewors roll, and we accidentally saw an animated gif of the goop that goes into Vienna sausages. We’ll never look at a hot dog the same way again.

But we found love (read: cake) in a hopeless place! Here are 10 cake recipes to restore your faith in humankind. From beer cake and red velvet to lemon curd coconut and plummy almond cake, we’ll have you whistling with joy in no time. (Hopefully not to a Rihanna tune. Sorry about that…)

Angel cake
Why you should make this cake immediately: It’s the perfect light and fluffy sponge by baking queen Annie Bell. Estimated time of cake arrival (ETCA): 40 minutes, unless you wait for the icing to set, which would take another hour.

Beer cake
Why you should make this cake immediately: Er, it’s got beer in it. Also, it’s fabulous and yeasty when eaten hot out the oven with fresh cream.
ETCA: 90 minutes.

Berry marbled cake
Why you should make this cake immediately: It has a swirl of berry compote running through it, and white chocolate icing.
ETCA: 1 hour.

Lemon curd and coconut cake
Why you should make this cake immediately: Ready-made lemon curd and Ready Egg make this speedy. Also: coconut.
ETCA: 40 minutes to an hour, depending on how worried you are about the icing melting.

Oatmeal and pineapple loaf
Why you should make this cake immediately: Sweetened with pineapple, apple honey and figs, this loaf is lighter on sugar.
ETCA: 45 minutes.

Plum and almond cake
Why you should make this cake immediately: Juicy, jammy plums emerging from under a light, almond-infused cake batter.
ETCA: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Red velvet cake
Why you should make this cake immediately: It’s a classic red velvet cake recipe with cream cheese frosting.
ETCA: 25 minutes, plus cooling time.

Romany creams forest cake
Why you should make this cake immediately: It’s crunchy, coconutty and topped with cream cheese icing.
ETCA: 25 minutes, plus cooling time.

Sesame yoghurt cardamom cake
Why you should make this cake immediately: It is deliciously spiced and doused in lemon syrup.
ETCA: 65 minutes, plus cooling time.

Six minute chocolate cake
Why you should make this cake immediately: Chocolate. Cake.
ETCA: Er… Six minutes, plus cooling time.

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