TEN OF THE MOST POPULAR BRITISH CAKES……

1. Welsh cake – A traditional Welsh snack which is made from flour, sultanas, raisins and currants.


2. French Fancy – A very British iced sponge cake topped with buttercream and fondant icing.


3. Fat Rascal – A rough domed-shaped type of cake, similar to a scone, made with currants and candied peel.


4. The Victoria sponge – this was named after Queen Victoria who favoured a slice of sponge cake with her afternoon tea.


5. Lemon Drizzle – A classic sponge cake made in many parts of England for Easter Sunday.


6. Bakewell tart – Bakewell pudding (a puff pastry and almond paste delicacy) is thought to be made as a mistake by the cook of Derbyshire landlady Mrs. Greaves who misunderstood her instructions.


7. Battenburg – it has a distinctive check-patterned marzipan-covered cake is alternately coloured pink and yellow.


8. Eccles cake – A small, round cake filled with currants and made from flaky pastry with butter and can sometimes be topped with demerara sugar named after the English town of Eccles in Manchester. (My Dad’s favourite) 🙂


9. Jaffa Cake  – An orange-flavoured snack which is either a cake or a biscuit.


10. Chelsea bun – Made of a rich dough flavoured with lemon and cinnamon and rolled into a square spiral shape, which was first created in the ’18th Century’, at a Bun House in London.

What’s your favourite British Cake?

 

THE TOP TEN MOST POPULAR BRITISH CAKES……

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1. Welsh cake – A traditional Welsh snack which is made from flour, sultanas, raisins and currants.
2. French Fancy – A very British iced sponge cake topped with buttercream and fondant icing.
3. Fat Rascal – A rough domed-shaped type of cake, similar to a scone, made with currants and candied peel.
4. The Victoria sponge – this was named after Queen Victoria who favoured a slice of sponge cake with her afternoon tea.
5. Lemon Drizzle – A classic sponge cake made in many parts of England for Easter Sunday.
6. Bakewell tart – Bakewell pudding (a puff pastry and almond paste delicacy) is thought to been made as a mistake by the cook of Derbyshire landlady Mrs Greaves who misunderstood her instructions.
7. Battenburg – it has a distinctive check-patterned marzipan-covered cake is alternately coloured pink and yellow.
8. Eccles cake – A small, round cake filled with currants and made from flaky pastry with butter and can sometimes be topped with demerara sugar named after the English town of Eccles in Manchester. (My Dad’s favourite) 🙂
9. Jaffa Cake – An orange-flavoured snack which is either a cake or a biscuit.
10. Chelsea bun – Made of a rich dough flavoured with lemon and cinnamon and rolled into a square spiral shape, which was first created in the ’18th Century’, at a Bun House in London.
What’s your favourite British Cake?

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MORE BAKING TIPS…

Keep Calm and Bake Cakes

Avoid over mixing as it can cause a heavy texture, beat the mixture until it is just smooth.

The longer you knead dough, the longer you should leave the dough to develop for the best finished bake.

Leave scones for a minute before you pop them into the oven as resting them allow the baking powder to become active.

To soften hard brown sugar, leave it in a bowl covered with a damp tea towel.

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