Making Meringues My Kitchen Nemesis

A couple of weeks ago I had a delivery that got me so so giddy. The ever so wonderful postman and the lovely people from delivered me a shiny black retro VonShef stand mixer,  not one but 2.

One for me and one to give away to my lovely readers arghhh! And it is beautiful, so beautiful it would serve perfectly well as a gorgeous kitchen ornament for the non-bakers amongst us. But I have wanted a retro mixer for so long.

Making Meringues My Kitchen Nemesis

I lovingly unpacked it and put in pride of place in my black gloss kitchen, it looks great! But I have also been putting this little beauty through its paces. Joe and I made cup cakes with it last week and it was fantastic. I am always pretty pleased with how light my cup cakes turn out, but the mixer made such a difference, with exactly the same ingredients as I always use the cakes were so much lighter and fluffier.

However a baking session with Joe is not always a photography dream, Joe exists in a state of chaos, and when he touches the kitchen it is like an explosion of ingredients, it gets everywhere. I also knew I was saving this little beauty for a mission.

Making Meringues My Kitchen Nemesis

You see I have always wanted to make perfect meringues, I remember my first attempt 20 years ago, 18 eggs later and no meringues, I had to go for a walk to calm down! A few years ago I managed them but they were a bit golden! Not white like I had envisaged.

So now I had my mixer there really was no excuse and yesterday I set the whole day aside for meringue making. I decided to make strawberry meringues, yes a bit ambitious when I am not an expert. And it was all going so well until I panicked and took them out of the oven too early.

I could have bluffed it taken some macro shots form a distance and brightened them a tad, but the truth was they were not cooked on the inside and golden on the outside grrrrr. The recipe called for a short time in a hot oven and my oven was not liking it one bit!

Making Meringues My Kitchen Nemesis

So now on a mission, I had committed myself to a meringue post, I had instagramed my preparation! I could be a fraud and post, or fess up and start again.

I decided I could not lie, I am rubbish at lying, and would trip myself up. So I scoured the Internet and looked at loads of recipes all conflicting! I ended up piecing together a few, trying to work out where I went wrong and ditching the Jam!

Making Meringues My Kitchen Nemesis

And hurrah, I managed to make pink swirl, and white glossy meringues and they tasted great. I will save the jam for another day.

Here is my recipe for light and fluffy Meringues cobbled together from loads of different recipes, but it worked for me.

Making Meringues My Kitchen Nemesis

How To Make Meringues


  • 180 g caster sugar
  • 120 g Icing sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • A pinch of salt
  • A drop of vanilla essence


  1. Pre heat the over at 120 degrees.c
  2. Whisk the egg whites on high speed until the whites fall in peaks
  3. Add the salt and cream if tartar
  4. Add the sugar in as spoonful at a time and keep whisking until the mixture is glossy, but do not over mix
  5. Add the vanilla essence
  6. Put the mixture into piping bags and pipe in swirls on baking sheets lined with grease proof paper, being sure to leave a space in between.
  7. With cocktail sticks swirl red food colouring gently onto meringues to create a swirl pattern
  8. Put in the oven for 1 hour being sure to turn down to 100 degrees c after 30 mins
  9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


Be sure the mixing bowl is clean of grease and dust before using.

Click here for a downloadable PDF version

Making Meringues My Kitchen Nemesis

Making Meringues My Kitchen Nemesis


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  1. 27th April 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Sarah, I have NEVER been able to make meringues!! These look absolutely amazing. And gorgeous photos. I like any cake which contains chocolate. If it doesn’t contain chocolate then, quite frankly, it’s not a cake … it’s a disappointment.

    • SarahJChristie
      27th April 2016 / 9:54 pm

      Ha ha Rachel, its funny I am more of a coffee and walnut kinda girl, I think its because I am more of a dark chocolate fan so creamy milky chocolate just doesn’t do it for me x

  2. Susan Smith
    27th April 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Carrot cake is my favourite

  3. Bev
    27th April 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Date and walnut loaf!

  4. Mary Heald
    27th April 2016 / 9:41 pm

    VICTORIA sandwich

  5. Tania Atfield
    27th April 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Lemon drizzle

  6. Chris S
    27th April 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I love a Victoria Sandwich – home made strawberry jam and buttercream ????

  7. 27th April 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Coffe cake for me every time! This mixer looks amazing!!

    • SarahJChristie
      27th April 2016 / 10:15 pm

      We are so alike, I just said exactly the same replying to Rachel’s comment, good luck lovely x

  8. Lindsey Stuart
    27th April 2016 / 10:10 pm

    I love carrot cake with a cream cheese icing! ah it is so lovely!!! πŸ™‚ This is a super giveaway wow.

    • SarahJChristie
      27th April 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Oooh me too and good luck x

  9. Jenna Hegarty
    27th April 2016 / 10:13 pm

    Bakewell tart every time

    • SarahJChristie
      27th April 2016 / 10:23 pm

      Ooh I love Bakewell Tart, good luck x

  10. iain maciver
    27th April 2016 / 10:25 pm

    pastry apple pie

  11. Laura K
    27th April 2016 / 10:30 pm

    My favourite cake is definitely classic Victoria Sponge!

  12. Miranda
    27th April 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Lemon Drizzle cake πŸ™‚

  13. Helen Hodgson
    27th April 2016 / 11:46 pm

    I love lemon meringue – delicious

  14. Angela McDonald
    28th April 2016 / 12:36 am

    Coffee and Walnut cake is my favourite!

  15. Laura
    28th April 2016 / 4:32 am

    Coffee and walnut and the coffee flavour has to be strong

  16. Tracy Nixon
    28th April 2016 / 5:47 am

    I love coffee cake!

  17. michelle o'neill
    28th April 2016 / 6:25 am

    coffee and walnut cake x

  18. Andrew Petrie
    28th April 2016 / 7:25 am

    Lemon cheesecake.

  19. Ruth Harwood
    28th April 2016 / 7:28 am

    Red Velvet xx

  20. kim neville
    28th April 2016 / 7:31 am

    Chocolate and fudge cake

  21. Leanne Lunn
    28th April 2016 / 7:31 am

    I love a good slice of birthday cake, it always tastes amazing.

  22. Ray Dodds
    28th April 2016 / 7:45 am

    Lemon drizzle cake

  23. Johdi
    28th April 2016 / 8:09 am

    Has to be carrot cake, Sarah πŸ™‚ xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      28th April 2016 / 8:56 am

      I love Carrot Cake x

  24. amy fidler
    28th April 2016 / 8:26 am

    Black Forrest Gateau x

  25. kim plant
    28th April 2016 / 10:18 am

    fudge cake x

  26. Tracey Peach
    28th April 2016 / 10:34 am

    Chocolate Fudge Cake πŸ™‚

    28th April 2016 / 10:48 am

    love carrot cake

  28. Angela Treadway
    28th April 2016 / 10:51 am

    Victoria sponge x

  29. jennifer hull
    28th April 2016 / 11:06 am

    wow soo many… carrot cake with butter icing….. bakewell tart with a good dash of almond…Victoria sponge…with butter icing and raspberry jam… and I adore coffee and walnut cake…

    love cake

    • SarahJChristie
      28th April 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Ha ha, cake cause solve so many problems Jennifer, good luck x

  30. Adrian Crook
    28th April 2016 / 12:01 pm

    My favourite cake has to be lemon drizzle cake, yum

  31. Joanne Beale
    28th April 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Coffee and Walnut Cake

  32. Sandy Heard
    28th April 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Oh gosh this is a toughie as I like coffee cake, chocolate cake and carrot cake it would be impossible to choose between the three. Or though it really came down to it I’m guessing the coffee cake would win hands down, but ssssh please don’t tell the others lol.xx

    • SarahJChristie
      28th April 2016 / 9:18 pm

      Sandy I love coffee and walnut too it is just my favourite, ooh or bakewell tart, good luck x

  33. Jo Hutchinson
    28th April 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Carrot cake is my favourite and those meringues look divine.

  34. Louise young
    28th April 2016 / 2:49 pm

    I’m the first to admit I’m not a baker but I’d really like to challenge myself using a mixer like that!

    • SarahJChristie
      28th April 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Instate it gorgeous, it makes you want to bake Louise, good luck x

  35. Julia Nicholls
    28th April 2016 / 2:56 pm

    My favourite cake is lemon drizzle

  36. Amanda Tanner
    28th April 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Lemon cream sponge

  37. Denise C
    28th April 2016 / 3:29 pm

    coffee and walnut cake

  38. Kevin Honey
    28th April 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Lemon Drizzle

  39. joanna butler-savage
    28th April 2016 / 4:25 pm

    carrot cake

  40. Amanda
    28th April 2016 / 4:30 pm

    My favourite cake is chocolate cake

  41. ruth robinson
    28th April 2016 / 4:47 pm

    coffee and walnut cake

  42. Eva Vida
    28th April 2016 / 5:04 pm

    I love cheesecakes πŸ™‚

  43. nicholas bootle
    28th April 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Lemon Drizzle

  44. Lisa moore
    28th April 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Thank you sarah xx

    • Lisa moore
      28th April 2016 / 5:21 pm

      Why didnt chocolate come up? ????

      • SarahJChristie
        28th April 2016 / 9:16 pm

        Ha ha no idea, Good luck Lisa x

  45. Rachel Craig
    28th April 2016 / 5:23 pm

    Meringue is delicious. Whilst I also like carrot cake etc.

  46. Suzanne Drummond
    28th April 2016 / 6:01 pm

    rhubarb crumble muffins

  47. charlotte clavier
    28th April 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Chocolate Fudge Cake

  48. Claire D
    28th April 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Apricot cheesecake

  49. lucy higgins
    28th April 2016 / 6:23 pm

    carrot cake is my fav, so yummy!

  50. 28th April 2016 / 6:25 pm

    This mixer looks fab. I’m so impressed with the swirl in the meringues definitely something I want to try out! Chocolate cake for me YUM!

    • SarahJChristie
      28th April 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Isn’t it cool Alice, good luck x

  51. KATHY D
    28th April 2016 / 6:27 pm


    28th April 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Victoria Sponge Sandwich

  53. clair downham
    28th April 2016 / 6:42 pm

    madiera cake

  54. Chant79
    28th April 2016 / 6:42 pm

    The meringues look to die for. I’ve always dreamed of one of these mixers.
    I love banana and walnut cake, but unfortunately I’m on a diet, so I would bake for everybody else
    I suppose I could lick the bowl on the quiet!!

    • SarahJChristie
      28th April 2016 / 9:16 pm

      I have to bake for every one else too Chantelle I live on a diet !! Good luck x

  55. Susan Laing
    28th April 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Has to be anything chocolate, ooh like Death By Chocolate, what a way to go ha!

  56. LP
    28th April 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Carrot cake

    28th April 2016 / 7:19 pm


  58. Iona Cornish
    28th April 2016 / 7:21 pm

    My family’s Sponge Cake recipe with Buttercream Icing

  59. laura banks
    28th April 2016 / 7:28 pm

    my work mate makes a fab lemon drizzle cake that she brings in to work

  60. Amanda Norwood
    28th April 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Chocolate fudge cake

  61. Andrea Fletcher
    28th April 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Chocolate fudge cake

  62. Kat Glynn
    28th April 2016 / 8:58 pm

    I love coffee and walnut cake, I make it using my mums recipe <3

  63. claire woods
    28th April 2016 / 9:02 pm

    carrot cake

  64. Sue Price
    28th April 2016 / 9:25 pm

    A beautiful retro Black Forest gateau ??

  65. gemma nisbet
    28th April 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Lemon Drizzle is my all time favourite cake. Thank you for the chance.

  66. jade rice
    28th April 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Chocolate cake mmmmm

  67. Kirsty Fox
    28th April 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Chocolate Fudge Cake

  68. pete c
    28th April 2016 / 11:13 pm

    mine is banana cake

  69. Lynne Durkin
    29th April 2016 / 12:30 am

    I love carrot cake. Actually I also love maderia and chocolate cake too!

  70. david cavender
    29th April 2016 / 2:57 am

    lemon cheese cake

  71. Graham Ross
    29th April 2016 / 3:19 am

    Banana and Walnut cake

  72. Darrell
    29th April 2016 / 5:58 am

    The children and I love making Carrot Cakes the best. Thanks Sarah for this great giveaway.

  73. Kasia
    29th April 2016 / 8:17 am

    Carrot cake!

  74. laura stewart
    29th April 2016 / 9:35 am

    chocolate fudge cake x

  75. Harline parkin
    29th April 2016 / 10:12 am

    I love date and walnut cake

  76. Steve Weaver
    29th April 2016 / 11:32 am

    It takes a lot to beat a lovely Lemon drizzle cake, washed down with a nice brew. Yum! However as I am a bit of a cake addict, any thing with a deliciously light sponge will be acceptable! πŸ˜‰

    • SarahJChristie
      29th April 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Ha ha well good luck Steve, this sounds like just what you need x

  77. Andy Kadir-Buxton
    29th April 2016 / 11:47 am

    Black Forest Gateux

  78. Billy Edwards
    29th April 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Carrot cake

  79. Rey Chunara
    29th April 2016 / 6:55 pm

    Carrot cake

  80. Kali filsell
    30th April 2016 / 7:39 am

    My favourite cake is pineapple upside down cake

  81. samantha nickells
    30th April 2016 / 12:04 pm

    My favourite cake is Madeira cake…and it’s so easy to make…

  82. Kim M
    30th April 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Love lemon and poppy seed cake x

  83. Alix Boswell
    30th April 2016 / 5:35 pm

    got to be red velvet cake

  84. 30th April 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Has to be carrot cake. Great competition Sarah, and yes it would look lovely in my kitchen as an ornament lol. Well done on conquering the meringues x

    • SarahJChristie
      30th April 2016 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks Tracey, I have to say I am thrilled with them, and I bet if you won you would want to use it its to gorgeous not to use x

  85. Simon Tinsley
    30th April 2016 / 8:52 pm

    What’s my favourite cake: ALL OF THEM!!!!

  86. Iris W
    1st May 2016 / 10:40 am

    My favourites are carrot cake and a nice lemon drizzle

  87. Kris McNair
    1st May 2016 / 11:35 am

    Victoria Sponge

  88. caroline doherty
    1st May 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Red velvet cupcakes

  89. jo liddement
    1st May 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Orange polenta cake.I cant stop at one slice and have made two cakes this month already.

  90. judy kennedy
    1st May 2016 / 7:10 pm

    chocolate fudge

  91. David Price
    1st May 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Home made victoria sandwich

  92. ElizM
    1st May 2016 / 11:06 pm

    My favourite cake depends on my mood – I love red velvet cake as long as it has the really tangy cream cheesy icing on the top. Otherwise it’s probably a chocolate fudge cake or a lemon drizzle…So many to choose from!

  93. Robert Price
    2nd May 2016 / 6:51 am


  94. Lucy Chester
    2nd May 2016 / 7:01 am

    I love chocolate cake with fresh cream and raspberries

  95. 2nd May 2016 / 7:10 am

    I’m not much of a cake lover, I prefer savoury foods, but I do like an occasional slice of rich fruit cake accompanied by a piece of cheese

  96. Adeline M
    2nd May 2016 / 7:14 am

    I don’t think there is anything that beats a Victoria Sandwich!

  97. Lindsay Davies
    2nd May 2016 / 7:41 am

    I love baking Victoria jam sponge ????

  98. Naomi Shaw
    2nd May 2016 / 8:17 am

    With several members of the family being dairy free and one gluten-free it is often hard to find something really special but a Spanish Orange & Almond Cake fits the bill and is delicious!

  99. Sandra Clarke
    2nd May 2016 / 8:25 am

    I love a chocolate cake filled with fresh cream and strawberries.

  100. Jane Sanderson
    2nd May 2016 / 8:30 am

    Lemon drizzle

  101. Joanne Austin
    2nd May 2016 / 9:05 am

    The classic Victoria sponge with cream and jam in the middle

  102. valerie cooper
    2nd May 2016 / 9:10 am

    I love a rich fruit cake xx

  103. Susieq
    2nd May 2016 / 9:21 am

    Wetabx cake cos it fools me to think I am eating healthiy

  104. Chris Wilson
    2nd May 2016 / 9:36 am

    Coffee fudge cake

  105. Jolene Yule
    2nd May 2016 / 9:49 am

    Victoria sponge

  106. Natalie Ellis
    2nd May 2016 / 9:57 am

    My favourite at the moment is Banana and Sultana Loaf.

  107. Jamie Edwards
    2nd May 2016 / 9:58 am

    Chocolate orange fudge cake, doesn’t get better than that! <3

  108. Stevie
    2nd May 2016 / 10:03 am

    I like a nice Battenberg.

  109. Tony Metcalf
    2nd May 2016 / 10:19 am

    Chocolate cake!

  110. Ursula Hunt
    2nd May 2016 / 10:24 am

    Lemon Drizzle but only with a lovely crispy top

  111. James Kelly
    2nd May 2016 / 11:06 am

    Black Forest Gateaux, but I have to but that in as I’m not skilled enough.

  112. Deborah Mackenzie
    2nd May 2016 / 11:50 am

    depends on my mood; I like Lemon Drizzle and Carrot cake, but I would rather make them than eat them.

  113. stephen ashdown
    2nd May 2016 / 12:00 pm

    A nice rich chocolate cake, easy to decorate if little ‘un wants to help, after having licked the bowl and spoon!

  114. Angela Walton
    2nd May 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Lemon Drizzle Cake

  115. carole walley
    2nd May 2016 / 12:27 pm

    Mu favourite is a Black Forest gateau!

  116. andrea tinkler
    2nd May 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Oh has to be lemon drizzle

  117. Christine Caple
    2nd May 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Lemon Drizzle is my favourite cake

  118. Serena La Pietra
    2nd May 2016 / 12:56 pm

    It has to be a flourless chocolate cake, delicious.

  119. Claire Simmonds
    2nd May 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Cherry and Almond cake. It has to be moist, very almondy, and stuffed full of plump glacΓ© cherries. I’ve made myself hungry now so I’ll have to go and make one!

  120. Beryl drake
    2nd May 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Coffee and walnut cake

  121. charlotte
    2nd May 2016 / 2:06 pm

    i love a black forest gateau mmm

  122. Sue Bielewicz
    2nd May 2016 / 2:30 pm

    So many to choose from but love Carrot Cake

  123. gill
    2nd May 2016 / 2:56 pm

    lemon drizzle

  124. Janice Finn
    2nd May 2016 / 3:11 pm

    My favourite is fruit cake, bake well slice and Victoria Sponge

  125. Diane Wareing
    2nd May 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I have never been able to make meringue either… but now I will have another attempt as I do love a lemon meringue πŸ™‚
    My favourite cake is a close call between a Victoria sponge and carrot cake. I suppose the final decision comes down to what mood i’m in.

    • SarahJChristie
      2nd May 2016 / 9:31 pm

      I cant believe I have finally mastered it Diane, good luck x

  126. finlay h
    2nd May 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Carrot Cake

  127. Jayne L
    2nd May 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Coffee cake

  128. Richard Eldred Hawes
    2nd May 2016 / 6:51 pm

    Victoria Sandwich

  129. Mandy Mease
    2nd May 2016 / 6:55 pm

    I love Chocolate Brownies, especially when still warm. Real comfort food. Mmm I’m making my mouth water just thinking about those yummy Brownies!

  130. Natalie White
    2nd May 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Carrot cake!! πŸ™‚

  131. Iona Cornish
    2nd May 2016 / 7:06 pm

    My family’s Home made Sponge Cake recipe with Chocolate Buttercream Icing

  132. Farhana
    2nd May 2016 / 7:12 pm

    we share our cakes interest as I also love coffee and walnut cake.. mmmmm yum!

  133. Linda Spevick
    2nd May 2016 / 7:17 pm

    My favourite cake is fruit cake.

  134. Michelle Williams-Green
    2nd May 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Lemon Drizzle cake mmmmmnn x

  135. Kirsty Ward
    2nd May 2016 / 8:37 pm

    Got to be Lemon Drizzle Cake!

  136. Rosemary Rowe
    2nd May 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Mary Berry’s Chocolate & Rum Cake (without the rum!!). I feel your pain with meringues, but I’m really lucky with them – whether they’re meringue shells or pavlova – it’s our go-to birthday cake!

  137. Jean Taylor
    2nd May 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Lemon drizzle

  138. JE
    2nd May 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Love a Classic Victoria Sandwich

  139. kelly winley
    2nd May 2016 / 9:52 pm

    Fruit cake

  140. Lisa West
    2nd May 2016 / 9:54 pm

    My favourite cake is chocolate fudge cake

  141. Alica
    2nd May 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting!

  142. alice lightning
    2nd May 2016 / 11:21 pm

    coffee cake cant be beat especially when homemade

  143. Veronika Farkas
    3rd May 2016 / 8:53 am

    Any kind of cheesecake πŸ˜€

  144. Terrie-Ann Wright
    3rd May 2016 / 10:32 am

    Manchester Tart, all day everyday πŸ™‚

  145. Hannah Bee Griffin
    3rd May 2016 / 10:57 am

    I love a good old banana & chocolate cake

  146. Tess D
    3rd May 2016 / 11:49 am

    love a Victoria Sandwich x

  147. Lynn Brown
    3rd May 2016 / 12:31 pm

    love black forest gateaux

  148. Anthony Webster
    3rd May 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Lemon Drizzle

  149. olivia Kirby
    3rd May 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Pumpkin and orange or carrot cake

  150. Diane Carey
    4th May 2016 / 6:20 am

    Coffee cake

  151. Chrissie Curtis
    4th May 2016 / 5:32 pm

    It’s a tough choice between Chocolate Fudge or Lemon Drizzle!

  152. Lisa Dolatowski
    4th May 2016 / 7:06 pm

    Carrot Cake for me!

  153. Averil Lea
    4th May 2016 / 7:15 pm

    I love chocolate cake

  154. Gwyn Sharps
    4th May 2016 / 8:12 pm

    I love chocolate and guinness cake with buttercream icing.

  155. Kathryn Casbolt
    4th May 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Coffee & Walnut – scrummy πŸ™‚

  156. Graham Wright
    5th May 2016 / 2:05 am

    Carrot Cake

  157. Sharon
    5th May 2016 / 11:29 am

    Cheesecake is my fave! The meringues looks so yummy, great photos as well x

  158. 5th May 2016 / 2:25 pm

    Coffee and walnut – not had one of those for ages!

  159. Rachel Butterworth
    5th May 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing.

  160. Michelle Ferguson
    5th May 2016 / 8:55 pm

    I love lemon drizzle cake

  161. tammy artherton
    5th May 2016 / 9:27 pm

    choc fudge

  162. Patricia Avery
    5th May 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Grandma’s rough cake. A family handed down. A sort of poor man’s fruit cake πŸ™‚

  163. Tiff Jordan
    5th May 2016 / 11:07 pm

    My mother in laws coffee cake. AMAZING!

    5th May 2016 / 11:24 pm

    Has to be victoria sponge i love it

  165. Phyllis Ellett
    6th May 2016 / 7:33 am

    Has to be the classic Victoria Sponge for me.

  166. Gina M
    6th May 2016 / 12:35 pm

    I love, love, LOVE Carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting.

  167. Alison Hartshorne
    6th May 2016 / 1:39 pm

    I love brown sugar meringues with fresh strawberries and Devonshire clotted cream!

  168. Pam Francis Gregory
    6th May 2016 / 9:22 pm

    A coconut cake

  169. Kristyn Harris
    6th May 2016 / 9:32 pm

    MY favourite cake is a chocolate cake with fresh cream

  170. Rosie Holloway
    7th May 2016 / 9:16 am

    I adore coffee and walnut cake

  171. Stephen Barnes
    7th May 2016 / 11:14 am

    Absolutely love a Gluten Free Lemon Drizzle cake – so fresh and light!!!!

  172. Ellen Nixon
    7th May 2016 / 2:09 pm

    Coffee & Walnut cake

  173. Sam McKean
    7th May 2016 / 2:52 pm

    Chocolate fudge cake, moist and delicious

  174. Helen Newton
    7th May 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Red Velvet Cake is my favourite πŸ™‚

  175. Sarah S
    7th May 2016 / 7:24 pm

    I love a coffee and walnut but rarely make them because I’m the only member of the household that does like them. If I made one I’d have to eat the whole thing myself! To be honest though, I’ve never met a cake I don’t like so I’m happy with any alternative too.

    • SarahJChristie
      7th May 2016 / 7:47 pm

      Same here Sarah, its my fave but no one here eats it so I never make it. I might have a go though x

  176. jayne hobson
    7th May 2016 / 8:28 pm


  177. Rennene Hartland
    7th May 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Carrot cake πŸ™‚

  178. Mike Gerrie
    8th May 2016 / 12:10 am

    I love a nicley done Victoria sandwich cake

  179. pauline black
    8th May 2016 / 4:05 am

    im a huge fan of coffee and walnut cake! yum!

  180. carole n
    8th May 2016 / 11:14 am

    anything chocolate, covered in cream

  181. Amanda Gregory
    8th May 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Double chocolate (and even more chocolate!)

  182. Susan B
    8th May 2016 / 1:31 pm

    My all time favourite cake is homemade banana cake with chocolate cream icing.

    Thank you for the giveaway and post on meringues. My mother and grandmother used to be able to whip up pavlovas and batches of meringues without a recipe. They were always divine. Mine were always chewy!

  183. Leanne joy
    8th May 2016 / 2:02 pm

    I love carrot cake delicious ????????

  184. kimberley ryan
    8th May 2016 / 3:12 pm

    I love date and walnut cake although pineapple upside down cake comes a very close second πŸ™‚

  185. Anna Lord
    8th May 2016 / 3:57 pm

    My favourite cake is coffee and walnut.

  186. Julie
    8th May 2016 / 4:55 pm

    I love carrot cake!

  187. Sandra Jo Siddall
    8th May 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I love Jamaican Ginger Cake ????

  188. Vicky Loveday
    8th May 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Victoria sponge. Mmmm????

    8th May 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Ginger cake with a blob of cream

  190. Lyla
    8th May 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Ginger cake

  191. Brendan Kirkpatrick
    8th May 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I love a sweet swirling meringue!

  192. EJ Dunn
    8th May 2016 / 9:37 pm

    My favourite is carrot cake

  193. Steve Dickinson
    9th May 2016 / 12:22 am

    A lovely bit of Parkin

  194. Martina Alban
    9th May 2016 / 6:16 am

    Victoria sponge cake

  195. Mary Baldwin
    9th May 2016 / 6:38 am

    Lemon Drizzle Cake – in fact it’s the whole family’s favourite cake.

  196. Alison Macdonald
    9th May 2016 / 9:51 am

    Chocolate (every time!!)

  197. Donna
    9th May 2016 / 10:34 am


  198. Jemma Dwyer
    9th May 2016 / 11:43 am

    carrot cake

  199. Lizzy Cooper
    9th May 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Carrot cake πŸ™‚

  200. kayleigh white
    9th May 2016 / 1:44 pm

    Coffee and walnut cake!

  201. Sheila Shepheard
    9th May 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Coffee and Walnut is my top cake. Delicious and easy to make with the right equipment.

  202. Sheila Shepheard
    9th May 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Chocolate fudge cake is my top cake. Delicious and easy to make with the right equipment.

  203. Corinna Ball
    9th May 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Lemon drizzle cake. Yum.

  204. Anthea Holloway
    9th May 2016 / 6:08 pm

    I love a rich fruit cake with nuts and place cherries, sultanas, currants and raisins.

  205. Karen Richards
    9th May 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Apple cake

  206. Mary Houlihan
    9th May 2016 / 9:43 pm

    My favourite cake is orange and rhubarb.

  207. 10th May 2016 / 1:20 am

    lemon drizzle! im the only one in my house who likes it so i hardly ever bake or buy it!

  208. Rachel Bell
    10th May 2016 / 6:55 am

    I am SO excited about this!! It has been on my wishlist for such a long time! I’m a cake girl through and through but my all time favourite is a simple Victoria Sandwich, like my nan used to make xx

  209. Rachel Bell
    10th May 2016 / 6:56 am

    I am SO excited about this!! It has been on my wishlist for such a long time! I’m a cake girl through and through but my all time favourite is a simple Victoria Sandwich, like my nan used to make. Fingers crossed xx

  210. Rose
    10th May 2016 / 7:59 am

    It’s so hard to choose! Maybe a Lemon Drizzle!

  211. Trevor Linvell
    10th May 2016 / 8:51 am

    Chocolate cake!

  212. Niki Clifton
    10th May 2016 / 9:44 am

    carrot cake

  213. Jayne Kelsall
    10th May 2016 / 9:52 am

    Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake is my favourite , me and the kids make it all the time .x

  214. Logan
    10th May 2016 / 10:08 am

    Carrot Cake

  215. Victoria Prince
    10th May 2016 / 11:19 am

    Ginger cake! We have an old family recipe and it’s soo good

  216. Samantha
    10th May 2016 / 11:33 am

    Granny loaf

  217. Andrew Tanner
    10th May 2016 / 12:20 pm

    a victoria sponge

  218. Miss Tracy Hanson
    10th May 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Well there’s 2. Coffee and Walnut, my Mum also makes a lovely fruit cake with brown sugar which she has had in a recipe book my Grandma had, so it’s a very old recipe. Delicious hot with butter melting into it.

  219. elaine stokes
    10th May 2016 / 12:47 pm

    i love a battenburg

  220. Donna Caldwell
    10th May 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Yummy red velvet it’s got so much flavour it’s delicious

  221. Cheryl Price
    10th May 2016 / 3:04 pm

    I love an all butter Madeira cake !!

  222. Jenny Harlow
    10th May 2016 / 4:13 pm

    My favourite cake was a wild banana cake I had in a cafe it was so yummy.

  223. A. Santos
    10th May 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Coffee and Walnut cake

  224. Lauren Old
    10th May 2016 / 5:06 pm

    Chocolate fudge cake

  225. claire sen
    10th May 2016 / 5:09 pm

    It has to be a chocolate cake. There’s something so satisfying about them, especially when accompanied with chocolate buttercream icing. I made one at the weekend actually! (and it’s nearly all gone already!)

  226. Jodie W
    10th May 2016 / 6:42 pm

    My favourite is Sacher Torte, yum yum

  227. Tina Glover
    10th May 2016 / 7:10 pm

    My favourite cake is carrot cake with cream frosting yum… I have a great recipe for it and its really easy to make. What a fantatsic giveaway – love the retro mixer it would come in very handy in my kitchen and the black and chrome would match perfectly xx

  228. Emma Price
    10th May 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Carrot cake. It’s got vegetables in it so it’s good for me…right?

  229. Tina Pink
    10th May 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Pineapple upside down cake.

  230. Jennifer Rhymer
    10th May 2016 / 7:30 pm

    I love a homemade Victoria sandwich πŸ™‚

  231. Sheri Darby
    10th May 2016 / 8:16 pm

    I adore Coffee and walnut cake

  232. Anne Eames
    10th May 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Gluten free lemon drizzle cake

  233. paul jackson
    10th May 2016 / 8:30 pm

    I have 2 favourites. Red velvet and coffee and walnut

  234. Susannah Siddall
    10th May 2016 / 8:41 pm

    An impossible question…a nice light fruit cake, with cheese of course !

  235. jamie banks
    10th May 2016 / 9:00 pm

    mine is a bakewell tart x

  236. jen lloyd
    10th May 2016 / 9:18 pm

    I absolutely love carrot cake <3

  237. Stewart Biddle
    10th May 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Strawberry and white chocolate cake lovely

  238. Eva Appleby
    10th May 2016 / 10:07 pm

    I love a Victoria Sandwich

  239. Nancy Bradford
    10th May 2016 / 10:09 pm

    My favourite cake is black forest cheesecake (usually have to make my own because I can never find it).

  240. Sarah hanson
    10th May 2016 / 10:18 pm

    Carrot cake

  241. sarah evans
    10th May 2016 / 10:58 pm

    oooh a lovely lemon drizzle

  242. Sam Furniss
    11th May 2016 / 2:29 am

    I love carrot cake especially the one my boyfriensd makes.

  243. A.E. ADKINS
    11th May 2016 / 5:10 am

    My Mums cherry and almond cake, wish I could get the hang of it!

  244. Emma h
    11th May 2016 / 5:43 am

    I love a nice moist chocolate cake

  245. stephen smith
    11th May 2016 / 6:44 am

    homemade victoria sponge with lemon filling

  246. Tim Woolfenden
    11th May 2016 / 6:50 am

    Chocolate fudge cake is my favourite

  247. Melanie Burton
    11th May 2016 / 8:49 am

    I love my mums homemade fruit cake! It is delicious!

  248. Amy Dacre
    11th May 2016 / 8:51 am

    Lemon drizzle cake is by far the best cake in the world

  249. Simone Kilshaw
    11th May 2016 / 9:40 am

    coffee and walnut nom noms!!!! fantastic giveaway,

  250. Jessica Townley
    11th May 2016 / 10:06 am

    It’s got to be chocolate cake, the more chocolate the better! πŸ˜€

  251. Sandra Bald
    11th May 2016 / 10:42 am

    Carrot Cake is definitely my favourite πŸ™‚

  252. Keri Jones
    11th May 2016 / 10:44 am

    My favourite cake has to be the classic victoria sponge. Awesome giveaway, thank you πŸ™‚ x

  253. Anna Brown
    11th May 2016 / 10:59 am

    My favourite cake is chocolate with lots of chocolate frosting inbetween and on top ????

  254. Joanna Kasznicki
    11th May 2016 / 11:02 am

    lemon drizzle cake

  255. Keith Hunt
    11th May 2016 / 11:18 am

    Welsh Cakes

  256. Helen Craigs
    11th May 2016 / 11:21 am

    I love a Lemon Drizzle Cake but would experiment with lots of different cakes if I won this super giveaway!

  257. Laura Findlay
    11th May 2016 / 11:54 am

    I love Carrot Cake!

    11th May 2016 / 11:59 am


  259. kellyjo walters
    11th May 2016 / 12:20 pm

    vegan carrot cake.. yum

  260. Emilia nastaly-howard
    11th May 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Pavlova πŸ™‚ yummy

  261. Ruth Wollerton
    11th May 2016 / 1:51 pm

    Lemon drizzle cake, yummytastic ????????????

  262. Sarah Davison
    11th May 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Chocolate fudge cake is my favourite

    11th May 2016 / 1:56 pm

    Lemon drizzle cake x

  264. Margaret Abram
    11th May 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Coffee and Walnut is my ultimate favourite. I go all weak when I see them in a tea or coffee shop. I love making them too, but eat too much! Meringues are probably my least successful bakes. I don’t know why.

  265. sandy ralph
    11th May 2016 / 2:34 pm

    oh i just love a coffee and walnut sponge cake

  266. Sally Collingwood
    11th May 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Coffee and Walnut with a nice cuppa tea!

  267. Christine Wilkinson
    11th May 2016 / 3:51 pm

    Has to be meringues, cannot resist, especially with lashings of cream!

  268. clare davies
    11th May 2016 / 4:36 pm

    has to lemon meringue pie!!

  269. Maddie Jasinska
    11th May 2016 / 4:57 pm


  270. Mrs Sarah Cheshire
    11th May 2016 / 4:59 pm

    My mums toffee vodka cake

  271. Emma Schofield
    11th May 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Chocolate fudge cake

  272. gemma hendry
    11th May 2016 / 5:11 pm

    chocolate fudge cake is my fave

  273. Wendy Guy
    11th May 2016 / 5:24 pm

    My favourite cake is carrot cake.

  274. Karl Borowy
    11th May 2016 / 5:27 pm


  275. susan moore
    11th May 2016 / 5:37 pm

    chocolate fudge cake

  276. Amy Lambert
    11th May 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Chocolate fudge cake

  277. sue mcdermott
    11th May 2016 / 6:47 pm

    chocolate cake

  278. Natalie Crossan
    11th May 2016 / 6:55 pm

    Victoria sponge cake x

  279. Stuart Dunlop
    11th May 2016 / 7:18 pm

    I do love a nice Coffee and Walnut cake

  280. Christine Constable
    11th May 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I love coffee and walnut cake

  281. AG
    11th May 2016 / 7:58 pm

    Love coffee cake, even more so that no one else in the house likes it so I don’t often get to have it!

  282. Fiona jk42
    11th May 2016 / 7:58 pm

    depends on my mood, but I particularly like lemon drizzle cake

  283. jessica cook
    11th May 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I love red velvet cake

  284. Marie cozens
    11th May 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Carrot cake or Eton mess.yummy

  285. Pauline Wilson
    11th May 2016 / 8:56 pm

    My favourite cake is carrot cake as long as it doesn’t have raisins or sultanas in it, I love nuts though

  286. darren matthews
    11th May 2016 / 9:08 pm

    coffee and walnut cake, ive always loved it since i was little

  287. Rebecca Powell
    11th May 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Lemon drizzle cake

  288. 11th May 2016 / 9:32 pm

    It honestly has to be lemon meringue. It was a child hood fave, my mum would get us to whip up the meringue. Very nostalgic

  289. Pauline Burroughs
    11th May 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Chocolate cake

  290. Diane Duggan
    11th May 2016 / 9:51 pm

    A Victoria Sandwich made with fresh cream.

  291. Kristin Burdsall
    11th May 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Being gluten free its meringue. Iv done lots of experimenting and my biggest hit was a hazelnut meringue roulade. So easy to make but taste fantastic!

  292. 11th May 2016 / 10:02 pm

    My favourite cake is cake! Any kind has always been fine with me! Although now, sadly, it must be gluten free.

  293. Natasha R-M
    11th May 2016 / 10:11 pm

    I’m not too fussy as long as it’s vegan and gluten-free – I’ll try it. This stand would be much appreciated.

  294. Amanda Letch
    11th May 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Lemon Drizzle Cake

  295. Hayley Colburn
    11th May 2016 / 10:22 pm

    I love vicky sponge and lemon drizzle x

  296. Shirley Evans
    11th May 2016 / 10:26 pm

    love victoria sponge

  297. Tracey S Anderson
    11th May 2016 / 10:45 pm

    I must admit i am rather partial to slice or two of walnut cake πŸ™‚ X x

  298. jackie curran
    11th May 2016 / 10:48 pm

    red velvet cake

  299. MICKI Whyte
    11th May 2016 / 11:02 pm

    Favourite cake..that’s a hard one..varies day by day lol..overall it has to be coffee and walnut followed closely by lemon drizzle

  300. Vickie Jackson
    11th May 2016 / 11:09 pm

    Carrot cake for me πŸ™‚ yummy!

  301. Bee Hunt
    11th May 2016 / 11:19 pm

    I love a lemon drizzle cake πŸ™‚

  302. eirini kourvouli
    11th May 2016 / 11:59 pm

    VICTORIA sandwich

  303. Chevaune Stanley
    12th May 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Even I feel like I could make meringues……Id love to make an edible sponge cake. I love baking, baking doesn’t love me….but I will continue to torture my family with my attempts in the vain hope that one day I will hear those words I long to hear…..”mum that was delicious”

  304. Natalie Gillham
    12th May 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Victoria sponge cake x

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