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Tottenham Cake To Remember

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

Who loves Tottenham cake?

We do!

Tottenham Cake is a classic English recipe, a fluffy simple sponge cake base topped with pink icing and sprinkled with hundreds and thousands. I’m a sucker for eating this cake with custard any day of the week.


By Joanna Lampejo


Why is Tottenham cake called Tottenham cake?

Tottenham cake “was originally sold by the baker Henry Chalkley from 1901, who was a Quaker), at the price of one old penny. The pink colouring was derived from mulberries found growing at the Tottenham burial ground.


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The ingredients for this cake are absolute basics and are super easy to get a hold of.

This fluffy sponge cake is pretty and delicious and is a cheeky teatime treat for the whole family or just for you! (Hehehe)

A delicious classic sponge cake topped with pink water icing and hundreds and thousands.


Preparation Time Cooking Time

10 minutes 50 minutes

Total Time

60 minutes



Serves 4


- 250g castor sugar

- 250g unsalted butter softened

- 3 medium eggs

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 250g self raising flour

- 1 tsp baking powder

- 2 tbsp whole milk


Pink Icing:

- 250g icing sugar

- 3-4 tbsp warm water

- Pink food colouring

- Happy Sprinkling (3 tbsp)



*Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius

*Fan/Gas - 350 Fahrenheit

*Line baking tin with baking paper

1.In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until the ,mixture is fluffy. Sift self raising flour, add baking powder, and sugar in one bowl.

2. Mix your eggs and vanilla.

3. Sift the self raising flour, then add your baking powder and then fold the mixture together.

4. Add milk and stir, until all the ingredients are fully combined together.

5. Transfer cake batter into your baking tin and bake for 50 minutes.

6. Insert a skewer in the middle of the cake and wait to see if the skewer is clean. (Your cake is ready)

7. Allow your cake to cool


Pink Icing:

1. Pop your icing into your bowl.

2. Add 3 tablespoons of warm water and mix thoroughly. You need to check that the consistency is pourable and not thick. Not too thin and not too thick.

3. Add a tiny bit of pink food colouring, keep working it until you find a healthy pink.

4. Pour icing onto your cake and allow the icing to set for a few minutes.

5. Then happy sprinkling.

6. Once the sprinkles have set, cut your delicious Tottenham cake into squares and enjoy!

Happy baking!

By Joanna Lampejo

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