If The Great British Bake Off has taught us anything, it’s that Brits love a good dessert. Whether it’s a slice of cake with a cuppa, or an indulgent pudding to finish off Sunday dinner, there’s nothing that inspires the nation more than a sweet treat.
But which desserts are at the top of our list? Breville has analysed Google search data to identify which puddings we’ve trawled the internet for the most - and you might be surprised by the results.
The UK’s top 10 favourite desserts
True to form, the UK has embraced home delights, and a number of British classics have made the top 10. Teatime staple Victoria sponge narrowly missed the top spot at number 2, while bread and butter pudding and scones came in at number 5 and number 9, respectively.
Children’s party favourite, jelly, is a surprising entry at number 4, while carrot cake received enough searches to catapult it to number 3 on the list – an unexpected result for a bake that often divides opinion.
The UK is known for embracing a love of food from other cultures, so it's no shock that searches for treats from other countries were also high. Deep fried dough churros were a hit at number 7, while a trio of American dishes have proved popular this side of the pond, with banoffee pie (no.10), red velvet cake (no.8) and cheesecake (no.6) rounding off the list.
And the winner Is…
In the end, it was the humble apple crumble that scooped the top spot, beating out countless other cakes, bakes and puddings to be crowned the UK’s favourite dessert. However, the decision wasn’t unanimous. Bakers in Wales prefer Welsh cakes over crumble, while those in the Midlands, East and South West of England, place Victoria sponge at the top of their list.
The most popular Christmas desserts
Like any great celebration, Christmas comes with its own set of sweet accompaniments. As the population embraces the holiday spirit, thoughts turn to seasonal recipes, leading searches for festive treats to spike as temperatures start to drop in September. Shockingly though, Christmas pudding is nowhere to be seen: check out the list below:
1) Mince Pie
3) Yule Log
4) Sticky Toffee Pudding
6) Christmas Cake
What would be your number one pick?
Are you Team Apple Crumble or a Victoria Sponge Fanatic?
Will you be tucking in to a Christmas pudding this year or have you swapped the tradition for something more modern? Let us know in the comments.