10 Brilliant Baking Recipes Using Seaweed

Sponge cake made with Mara Seaweed

Seaweed recipes: beyond savoury

If like us you're a fan of the Great British Bake Off, you'll soon be reaching for your cake tins and rolling pins to celebrate the show's return.

And with the programme's move to Channel 4, there's no doubt things will be a little different this year. But variety is the spice of life, right?

Bake Off is back! Let's get creative

If you're looking to switch up your baking game too, try introducing innovation with Mara Seaweed. 

Mara's flakes and powders make baking with seaweed easy. There's no prep required to soften or re-size the seaweed to match other baking ingredients.

Healthier and tastier

Adding seaweed to sweet treats or savoury snacks deepens flavours and creates an unusual twist. Mara's products are seasonally hand-harvested to ensure pure, high-qualtity flavours, and have won many awards for their great taste.

Using seaweed in your baking adds health benefits too. The mineral salts and natural sugars found in seaweed reduce the amount of salt and sugar you'll need.

Seaweed also brings vitamins and minerals into your baking - and who could say no to a healthy cake?

10 Brilliant Bakes with Seaweed

So ahead of the imminent return of the nation's favourite baking bonanza, here are some recipes to get you in the mood and set your inspiration motors running. 

  1. This moist and rich Chocolate Cake with Coffee and Dulse looks gorgeous with its fancy mirror glaze.
    Chocolate and Coffee Cake with Dulse

  2. Imagine carrot cake with a difference: try Middle Eastern Basboussa with honey, semolina and Kombu kelp
    Basboussa honey cake with Kombu kelp

  3. Give your scones a savoury twist with Furikake and spicy Korean gojuchang paste in this recipe from Edinburgh Foody.
    Savoury scones with Furikake

  4. You won't be able to resist this Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake with Shony we made for Paul Hollywood. 
    Chocolate brownie cheesecake with Shony

  5. Try the delicious Black Ginger and Smoked Dulse Molasses Cake from The Seaweed Cookbook
    Ginger molasses cake with Mara Seaweed Smoked Dulse

  6. Light, moreish and traditional, Soda Bread with Dulse is ideal for sandwiches or mopping up soup.
    Soda bread with Dulse

  7. There's something for everyone in this vegan Gluten Free Lemon Polenta Cake with Shony, by Edinburgh's premiere free-from baker, LovePureCakes.
    Lemon polenta cake with Shony seaweed

  8. If you're up for a challenge and want to stretch your skills, give this gorgeous Caramel Breton Biscuit with Smoked Dulse a whirl. 
    Caramel Breton Biscuit with Smoked Dulse

  9. The aroma of Italian Focaccia with Kombu is irresistible when warm and fluffy, straight from the oven.
    Focaccia with Mara Seaweed Kombu kelp

  10. Our classic Shony Shortbread are perfect with an afternoon cup of tea, and guaranteed to make you popular in the office. 
    Shortbread with Mara Seaweed Shony

Don't believe seaweed works in baking? Watch Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood becoming a convert when he met our founder Fiona:

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