Published On: Tue, Nov 12th, 2019

The UK’s favourite desserts revealed

Research undertaken by Breville has revealed which desserts the UK enjoy tucking into the most!

To find out the UK’s favourite desserts, Breville put it to the people of the UK, exploring Google search data to discover which desserts Brits hold closest to their hearts. They also found that the results vary depending on the time of year, with Christmas being particularly popular for Mince Pies! So, let’s find out which desserts are the most popular in each part of the UK… the results may surprise you!

UK's favourite desserts

Scotland

Let’s start at the top – Scotland! The scots favourite came out as Apple Crumble, closely followed by Victoria Sponge, Jelly, Carrot Cake and Cheesecake.

Northern Ireland

Over in Northern Ireland, Apple Crumble also took the top spot, with Jelly coming in at second place. Victoria Sponge and Cheesecake were next, with Scones coming in 5th.

Wales

Unsurprisingly, Welsh Cakes were the Welsh favourites, with Victoria Sponge still a firm favourite at number two. Apple Crumble was next, with Bread and Butter Pudding and Carrot Cake coming in at 4th and 5th place respectively.

UK's favourite desserts

England

The love for Carrot Cake was especially strong in the UK, featuring in the Top 5 for every region! While Apple Crumble is most popular in the North its popularity slips as we head further south with Victoria Sponge coming out top. Let’s take a closer look…

North East: 1. Apple Crumble 2. Jelly 3.Victoria Sponge 4. Carrot Cake 5. Cheesecake

North West: 1. Apple Crumble 2. Victoria Sponge 3. Jelly 4. Carrot Cake 5. Bread and Butter Pudding

Yorkshire and the Humber: 1. Apple Crumble 2. Victoria Sponge 3. Jelly 4. Carrot Cake 5. Cheesecake

East Midlands: 1. Victoria Sponge 2. Apple Crumble 3. Carrot Cake 4. Bread and Butter Pudding 5. Cheesecake

West Midlands: 1. Victoria Sponge 2. Apple Crumble 3. Jelly 4. Carrot Cake 5. Bread and Butter Pudding

East: 1. Victoria Sponge 2. Apple Crumble 3. Carrot Cake 4. Jelly 5. Bread and Butter Pudding

London: 1. Apple Crumble 2. Victoria Sponge 3. Carrot Cake 4. Scones 5. Red Velvet Cake

South East: 1. Apple Crumble 2. Victoria Sponge 3. Carrot Cake 4. Banoffee Pie 5. Bread and Butter Pudding

South West: 1. Victoria Sponge 2. Apple Crumble 3. Carrot Cake 4. Bread and Butter Pudding 5. Scones

Christmas

But things are shaken up a little at Christmas, as Mince Pies become a firm fave. Surprisingly, Christmas Cake has fallen out of favour, as it seems we prefer sticky toffee pudding and gingerbread. Sticky toffee pudding was also the Christmas dessert we favour most frequently at other times of the year.

Gingerbread came second, with Yule logs and Panetonne also getting a look in!

UK's favourite desserts

So there we have it Apple Crumble is apparently the UK’s favourite desserts! Do you agree? What’s your favourite dessert?

UK's favourite desserts

 

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