the waitrose weekend newspaper was my reading material of choice during yesterday’s sunny afternoon, and splashed across the front page was an article entitled ‘let them eat cake.’ who could possibly argue with that?’ i thought! waitrose say that cake is britain’s best loved treat, and conducted a survey to find out the ten cakes best-loved by the british public. but it is precisely this ‘ten best cakes’ list that i am going to argue with! i just can’t imagine who in their right minds would list black forest gateaux as one of the best cakes this country has to offer? and surely we can be more creative than to list two types of fruit cake in one very short list (because let’s be honest, christmas cake is just fruit cake you can get drunk on right?)
waitrose’ list reads as follows:
1. chocolate cake
2. victoria sponge
3. black forest gateaux
4. carrot cake
5. coffee cake
7. fruit cake
8. christmas cake
9. banana cake
10. angel cake
victoria sponge, carrot, coffee and banana cake i agree wholeheartedly with, but where’s the lemon drizzle cake? the devonshire apple cake, the sticky gingerbread?
right, i thought, we can do better than that! so i’d like to create a new blog series finding, baking and sharing recipes for britain’s favourite cakes as voted for by the wonderful folks of the blogging community.
i’d love to hear your suggestions for cakes to be included on our list of ‘britain’s best’, so share your thoughts below… ♡