Product focus: Cakes & puddings
This week we take a look at cakes and puddings.
Known for adding a modern twist to traditional recipes, Nana Lily’s has drawn on the pulling power of alcohol to create a trendy take on the sponge pudding. Luscious Limoncello Sponge Pudding and The Ultimate Sticky Toffee Pudding with Irish Cream Sauce were both launched on QVC at the end of 2020, with an RRP of £5.95-6.50 (290g).
Following the successful introduction of its Sticky Toffee and Sticky Lemon Puddings, The Carved Angel is adding Chocolate and Ginger to its Sticky Pudding line up. Available from August via The Bay Tree wholesale, these light sponge desserts come with lashings of rich, silky sauce. RRP £6.95 for a 290g pudding (serves 3).
Italian-born Ugo Massabo has taken his late father’s family recipe and created a premium alternative to industrialised, often preservative-packed tiramisu. TiramisUGO is freshly prepared using ingredients from Cornwall and Italy, and presented in 190ml glass jars. It is already on shelf in the Great Cornish Food Store, where it retails at £10 for a box of three.
Dorset ‘no bake’ cake producer Green + Grainy has tweaked some of its nutritious cake recipes. Free from gluten, refined sugar and dairy, Forest Brownie is a remodel of the Chocolate Praline Slice. The raw cake layers dark chocolate, almond and hazelnut praline, sour cherries and Brazil nuts. It sells to cafés at £24 / tray (15 pre-cut portions). RRP £2.75-3.25.
Showing that dessert can be nutritious as well as indulgent is newcomer Roar, whose low-saturated-fat, low-sugar, high-protein dessert pots pack 20g of protein per 100g pot. They are available in three flavours – Jaffa Break, Double Chocolate and Raspberry Blondie (RRP £2.50). Also new from the brand are two sponge pudding varieties and a high-protein cookie dough.
Originally launched for Veganuary, this vegan-friendly carrot cake has now become a year-round fixture in Cakesmith’s ‘traycake’ range for delis, cafés and coffee shops. Lightly spiced carrot and orange sponge with sultanas, coconut and walnut pieces is topped with vegan cream cheese and vanilla frosting. RRP £2.95-3.50 per slice. Wholesale price £21.25 per tray of 18 pre-cut portions.
Ice cream label Jude’s has moved into the custards space after spotting a gap for a premium, ambient offering. Jude’s Custards come in Madagascan Vanilla and Belgian Chocolate flavours featuring real bourbon vanilla and chocolate. RRP £2 for 500ml.