Disclaimer: will make you very, very hungry...
The classic favourite: fruit
A traditional favourite, fruit cake can be made in advance and keeps for months. If you choose a large, tiered design, your cake-maker may insist on a fruit cake base for stability.
Something new: red velvet
Rich, luxurious and ever-so trendy, more couples are opting for this rich red sponge, finished with mascarpone, or even white chocolate ganache for a super-sweet ending.
The decadent choice: dark chocolate
If you’re planning to serve the cake as your dessert, rich chocolate sponge finished with your choice of coffee buttercream or a ganache will go down a treat.
The crowd-pleaser: vanilla
Give the classic sponge a twist by pairing with delicious morella cherry jam rather than the classic raspberry or strawberry varities.
For a zesty kick: lemon
Fill with orange of lemon curd and top with a delicate lemon icing drizzle or sorbet for a lighter dessert choice to follow a rich main course.
A vintage variety: carrot
If you’re planning to serve your cake with afternoon tea, this family favourite, finished with a traditional mascarpone cheese topping, will soon be polished off by peckish guests.