This week the news was that Lemon Drizzle is the nation's favourite cake. We're here today to test that!
It was announced that Protein World had carried out a survey revealing that 40% of British people said Lemon Drizzle was their favourite cake. Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Fudge Cake and Carrot Cake were close contenders for the top spot apparently, but I had to investigate.
What do my circle of friends and family prefer, and do they conform to the national preference? I sent a quick poll to a few people on WhatsApp, chosen purely because I thought they'd reply!
Here's my (unscientific) findings...
Chocolate cake x6 Cherry cake
Cinnamon cakes x2 Rosewater and Pistachio cake
Spiced Apple cake Carrot cake x5
Fruit cake x2 Lemon Drizzle x5
Red velvet x2 French Fancies
Battenberg Coffee cake
Interesting! Of the 28 people who responded (I discounted those who reeled off a list of cakes the loved!), Chocolate cake was the front runner with 21% of the vote. Lemon Drizzle was a meer 17% of the vote, joint second with Carrot cake. That's a little reflective of the national vote in terms of types of cakes, if not the popularity of each, but poor old Brownies didn't appear once in my poll.
Maybe I roll in more cake-educated circles, or with people who are a bit more adventurous with their food choices (Rosewater and Pistachio!!). Maybe 280 Bakes has helped people close to us realise there's more to life than Lemon Drizzle. I certainly hope so!
Oh, and my personal favourite? Mango Yoghurt cake. Or Carrot cake. No, Christmas cake! Argh, see, I'm as bad as you!!
What's YOUR favourite cake? Let me know in the comments below.
Have a great weekend,
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