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Cakes for Bonfire Night

Celebrate bonfire night with a yummy cake...

Cakes for Bonfire Night

With it almost bonfire night, that means firework displays, yummy food and warming toasty bonfires. The tradition of Bonfire Night dates back to 1605, when Guy Fawkes was part of the Gunpowder Plot. A plan to blow up King James I and his government on the 5th November. With the term “bonfire” deriving from the term “bone fire”; in the Middle Ages.

Guy Fawkes was arrested while guarding explosives that were placed below the House of Lords by the plotters in an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. In a celebration of the fact that King James I survived the attempt, the people of London lit bonfires all over the city. And a few months after the attempt, the Observance of 5th November Act was introduced as an annual public day to remember the events that took place.

What a story! But it’s all true, and that’s why we have Bonfire Night. Every year in the UK we gather around a Bonfire and watch fireworks displays to remember the events of the 5th of November all those years ago. And it also gave us this classic rhyme so we will never forget the events that took place; Remember, remember the 5th of November, the gun powder treason and plot, I see no reason, for gun powder and treason, to ever be forgot.

During the cold evenings and nights surrounding Bonfire Night, we gladly welcome a big toasty fire that accompanies this tradition. In order to keep you extra warm, we suggest a selection of our delicious Sponges to enjoy on these cold evenings. Whether you are having your own Bonfire Night celebration, or going to a local display, then why not bring along one of our Sponges to enjoy along with the evening.

Chocolate and Caramel

This delicious sponge cake is flavoured with chocolate and caramel creating a marbled effect. It is sandwiched together with a generous double layer of buttercream - chocolate buttercream on the bottom and caramel buttercream on top. It is finished off with more chocolate buttercream on top, a gorgeous drizzle of chocolate, and a sprinkle of crushed salted butter pieces. All of the comforting flavours that are ideal for bonfire night.

Sticky Toffee

Our Sticky Toffee Sponge is always a firm cold evening favourite, as our special twist on the traditional classic British dessert. Filled with a homemade date puree and a lovely warming toffee buttercream perfect for those cold crisp evenings. If you fancy it as well, how about serving it with some hot custard? Delicious!

Spiced Pumpkin

Currently we also have our Seasonal Pumpkin Spiced Latte Sponge, made with pureed pumpkin and flavoured with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Another sponge perfect for warming you up on autumn days and a great additional for any Bonfire Night celebrations. Perfect served along with a hot cuppa, or a hot chocolate! Our Spiced Pumpkin Latte Sponge is also available in gluten free as well, making sure that anyone following a gluten free diet is included.

Apple Crumble

Another popular choice of cake this time of year is our Apple Crumble Cake, the perfect alternative to apple crumble dessert itself. Can be served along with hot custard as well, or ice cream if you don’t mind the cold. Made with real apple pieces, sultanas, vanilla buttercream, and crumble pieces on top to give that extra crunch! A welcome addition to a Bonfire Night gathering.

Our Apple Crumble Sponge is also available in gluten free as well, and we are pretty certain that you will not be able to tell the difference!

Baby Sponges / Sharing Sponges

If you are having lots of people round for a bonfire night celebration why not get a pack of our baby sponges cakes - you can even choose all your own flavours so you have something for everyone. Or you could choose one of our sharing sponges so everyone gets a slice of their favourite flavour!

Bonfire Night Cake Topper

Why not add a cake topper to a Victoria Sponge cake or a Chocolate cake to create a personalised Bonfire Night cake! Simply pick your flavour sponge and select the perfect predesigned topper or create your own - makes a great centrepiece for bonfire night gatherings and parties with friends and family. You could also add some fountain candles to really make your sponge go off with a bang!

Join the club

If you’re planning on ordering a Bonfire Night cake, and looking for some tasty treats in the lead-up to Christmas, it’s worth considering joining our Sponge Club. It’ll save you money in the long run. You’ll get lots of benefits including free deliveries, 20% off Cake Card, personalisation offers, and more! You can join the Sponge Club for just £2.99 a month, or join for the whole year for just £10! Join Sponge Club today.

Bonfire Night Cake Delivery

Let us bring the cake to you, with our delivery of cakes right to your door ready for your Bonfire night gathering. Order before 3pm to receive next day delivery or you can place your order and select the delivery date best for you.

We deliver our cakes all over the UK, nationwide. So, if you’re looking for ‘cakes near me’ we can deliver them to you. We offer cake delivery in all areas of London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, Nottingham, Plymouth, Wales, and anywhere else in the UK. Order yours now at