Simply Baked


I’m excited to introduce my "Simply Baked" range of cakes. My most popular flavours (and a few new ones) from over 10 years of baking, with no icing or decoration, just delicious home-baked cake, double layered with luscious butter icing and a generous sprinkling of icing sugar on top.

Perfect for those times when you’d love to have a home baked cake, but don’t want to (or don't have time to) make it yourself - perhaps for a weekend treat at home, to take with you as a gift when you can visit friends and relatives again, for an afternoon tea or picnic, or even just because you really like cake and fancy a treat.

My “Simply Baked” cakes will be available for collection from my home in Hockley in 3 round sizes - 6", 7" and 8". They come set on a simple cake board and will be boxed for easy transportation. 

PRICES - Traditional Sponge, Funfetti, Red Velvet or Chocolate. Please add £2 for other flavours to account for the additional ingredients and preparation time.
6" round - £17
7" round - £19.50
8" round - £22

To place an order, please email me on simplybaked@finessecakes.com or you can private message me on Facebook using the facebook link to the side of this page.

FLAVOURS

Traditional Sponge - I use a recipe that has been passed down through 3 generations and as a child I fondly remember eating this cake at Nanna's and Grandpa's house when I went there for Saturday afternoon tea. The sponge is lighter and moister than a traditional maderia cake and I am regularly complemented on how lovely it tastes. Filled with butter cream, you can add extra flavour with jam (raspberry is always great). 

Funfetti Cake - New for 2021 - Enjoy the lovely flavour of my traditional sponge but with a colourful twist. My funfetti cake has a bundle of rainbow funfetti mixed into the batter to give it a pretty and fun rainbow interior. For a little texture and extra crunch, the rainbow funfetti is also added to the butter icing and you can have it with or without Jam.

Chocolate Cake - This delicious chocolate cake is a hit with everyone, young and old and is based on my traditional sponge recipe mixed with Cadbury's chocolate. It can be filled with standard or chocolate butter icing and as an extra chocolate treat, I add chopped up chunks of chocolate.

Red Velvet - Based on a light chocolate cake, red velvet layered with a butter icing filling looks amazing when it is cut and served. But don't just stick with red, if you have a particular colour theme just let me know and I'll see what I can do. 

Lemon Cake - Made with fresh lemon juice and zest, this light and refreshing sponge is made even more zesty with layers of lemon curd and butter icing.

Chocolate Orange Cake - Mixing the delicious flavour of my chocolate cake with fresh orange juice and zest, creates this hugely popular and slightly more unusual cake. I then give it an extra hit of orange with a double layer of chocolate butter icing mixed with chunks of Terry's chocolate orange.

Morello Cherry & Chocolate - The chopped morello cherries that I add to this chocolate mix give this cake a wonderful feel of black forest gateau, a dessert often associated with celebrations. With chocolate butter icing and a rich cherry preserve, this cake is a great way to celebrate any special occasion.

Carrot Cake (optional walnut) - This is a lovely moist cake, filled with tangy lemon curd and butter icing, is perfect if you want something a little different or as an alternative to fruit cake.

Light Fruit Cake - My light fruit sponge has all the lovely flavours of fruit cake, but in a much lighter sponge than a traditional rich fruit. And because it's a sponge it doesn't need marzipan. One to try if you don't like the idea of a rich fruit and marzipan but still want to celebrate with the traditional fruit flavours.

Raspberry & Almond Cake - The addition of raspberries enhances the flavour and texture of traditional sponge, giving a sweeter flavour and moister texture. Then add almonds and you have Raspberry Bakewell in a sponge! This has been a big hit over the years, featuring in many wedding cakes.

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cake - Instead of adding almonds, some love to make the raspberry treat even more indulgent with the addition of white chocolate. Mixed with layers of butter icing and raspberry jam, this cake is a lovely treat for any occasion.

Strawberries & Champagne Cake - The perfect summer celebration in a cake - fresh strawberries are mixed into the sponge along with Champagne essence to give a lovely fresh, summery, celebration cake.

White Chocolate Cake - Another special request from a client, this cake is a real hit with white chocolate lovers. The white chocolate sponge is complemented by 2 layers of butter icing with white chocolate chunks. A sweet and very lovely cake (always reminds me of vanilla ice-cream).

Lime (or Lemon) and Coconut - New for 2019 - A lovely mix of zesty lime/lemon with coconut, creates a refreshing celebration cake. The cake is layered with butter icing enhanced with either lime or lemon curd to give that extra zesty hit of flavour.

Lemon and Elderflower - New for 2019 - A summery alternative to lemon with subtle hints of floral elderflower, layered with lemon curd and butter icing.

Elderflower and Champagne - New for 2019 - The popularity of Elderflower has increased massively in recent years and this is a lovely floral summer cake which is given the special celebratory treatment with the addition of champagne essence. This cake is layered with an Elderflower butter icing.

Tropical & Coconut Cake - First made for a couple who wanted a cake to remind them of their tropical wedding abroad (and their pina coladas), this cake features flavours of mango, pineapple and passion fruit, mixed with subtle textures and flavours of coconut. This sponge is layered with butter icing and passion fruit curd for extra tropical punch.

Cherry Cake (with optional coconut) - Another cake that reminds me of traditional afternoon teas, with chopped pieces of glace cherry and additional coconut, not forgetting 2 layers of butter icing and cherry jam.

Salted Caramel Cake - Made with a dark sugar sponge, lashings of butter icing and salted caramel, this cake is a real treat for salted caramel lovers. Don't think about the calories though - just indulge!!

Biscoff Cake (New for 2021) - Made with a dark sugar sponge and spices to remind you of Biscoff biscuits,  layered with butter icing and Biscoff paste, this cake is perfect if you love Biscoff. Very indulgent!

Mint Chocolate Cake - Described by many as an "After Eight in a cake", this minty sponge is a great alternative to after dinner mints. With added chunks of mint Matchmakers in the mint chocolate butter icing, what more could you ask for in a mint cake.

Chocolate & Coconut Cake - My husband loves Bounty bars so I thought I'd give it a go in a cake and hey presto, my chocolate and coconut cake was created. Lovely moist chocolate cake with coconut, complemented by a layer of chocolate chip butter icing.

Gluten Free Sponge - Coming from a family with members who can't have gluten, I've spent a lot of time perfecting my gluten free sponge. This light sponge can be made in a variety of flavours such as lemon, raspberry and chocolate and those who have it often don't realise that they are eating a gluten free cake as it tastes so good.

Egg Free Sponge - I am also able to make egg free cakes, which work particularly well in many of the flavours available above.

Your favourite - Many of my most popular flavours were developed as special requests from clients, so don't be afraid to ask, I am always willing to try out something new.