National Cake Week: So what are the UK’s favourite cakes?

In honour of National Cake Week, and the final of this year’s Great British Bake Off, we ask what are the UK’s favorite cakes?:

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 7th October 2015, 3:45 pm
Will you be baking for National Cake Week? Photo: sdcoombs via Flickr under
Will you be baking for National Cake Week? Photo: sdcoombs via Flickr under

Since 2011 #NationalCakeWeek has been, according to the Clandestine Cake Club: “all about baking a cake and getting together with family and friends. No competition, no judging, just having fun, eating and sharing cake.

“Pick a day during National Cake Week to have your gathering. Invite people to bake a cake and bring it along to your party.

“Share in the joy of creating something so nice and homemade as the humble cake.” More at

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For last year’s National Cake Week, the ‘cakexperts’ at Mr Kipling surveyed 2,000 adults for their favourite cake, and the final 10:

1. Chocolate cake

2. Victoria sponge

3. Lemon drizzle

4. Carrot cake

5. Cherry Bakewell

6. Coffee cake

7. Christmas cake

8. Battenberg

9. Angel slices

10. Madeira

Alternatively, the ‘cake’ recipes with the highest ratings on the BBC Good Food website:

1. Lemon drizzle cake

2. Ultimate chocolate cake

3. Yummy scrummy carrot cake

4. Best-ever brownies

5. Raspberry Bakewell cake

6. Classic Victoria sandwich

7. Chocolate brownie cake

8. New York Cheesecake

9. Chocolate marble cake

10. Lemon & poppyseed cupcakes

See the highest rated cake recipes at

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