Nothing brightens up a dull day than baking something sweet and comforting for yourself or your family. There are some days when normal food just doesn't cut it, and on those days we say 'cake for breakfast'. 

From American-style bakes and moreish nibbles, to wholesome tray bakes and rich breakfast muffins, we've rounded up some of the most comforting bakes to make this weekend. And if you're feeling adventurous, add some oomph with flavours like tahini, miso and espresso.

New York-Style Chocolate Babka

Gennaro Contaldo's Filled Soft Amaretti

Banana Cake with Miso Butterscotch

Double Chocolate Dough Balls

Rachel Allen's Orange and Almond Syrup Cake

Blackberry and Pistachio Cake

Banana, Tahini and White Chocolate Muffins

Catherine Fulvio's Apple & Ginger Tea Cake

Profiterole Mountain

Brioche Buns with Espresso Cacao Nibs