Google reveals 2013 is the year of baking as cake recipes are most searched

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It's the Great British Bake Off effect as Brits were obsessed with baking cakes and bread this year...

Almond Brittle Cake by Rachel Allen


As the end of the year looms, we become reflective on what mattered most to us in 2013. And what mattered most was cake. Obviously.

Looking at what people searched for most on Google is a pretty good barometer of what was huge this year, and when we turn to recipe searches, it was all about cakes, bread and Bake Off.

All hail be to the sponge cake.

Top 5 recipe searches of 2013


1. Cake recipe
2. Bread recipe
3. Pancake recipe
4. Chocolate cake recipe
5. Cupcake recipe

If you got baking fever, here are our favourite recipes that got us dribbling this year.

Click on the image to get the step-by-step instructions...

Mother's Day Recipe: Chocolate Malteser cake


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Stacie Stewart's skinny meringue cake

© Stacie Bakes: Classic Cakes and Bakes for the Thoroughly Modern Cook



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Peggy Porschen victoria sponge recipe

© GEORGIA GLYNN SMITH



PEGGY PORSCHEN'S GLORIOUS VICTORIA CAKE RECIPE

Masterchef layered pear cake

© MasterChef



STACKED PEAR & BLACKBERRY CAKE RECIPE

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