Bells of Lazonby, a family bakery based in the heart of the British countryside in the North West of England, have been honing their skills in the art of baking without gluten and dairy for over 17 years. Having built the first dedicated gluten, wheat and milk free bakery of its kind in the UK, they are pioneers in the free from baking sector. One of their new lines; tasty vegan fruit cake slices are now available nationwide from your local Coles store.
The brand name which this bakery business decided upon for the product range epitomizes the very nature of the people that so lovingly craft these products – its name, We Love Cake. Holding steadfast to this brand sentiment, their fruit cake slices are made in small batches to best replicate home baking and to ensure each slice is baked to perfection.
The fruit cake recipe lives up to its name, containing almost 45% of fruits including juicy sultanas and raisins, cherries and dates. This makes for a very moist eat, which is sweet in taste but with much of the sugars coming from the high fruit content, we suggest that this cake is the very definition of a balanced diet! Not lacking in flavour, these slices contain no less than 7 spices including; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, coriander, aniseed and dill, to give a warming, fiery flavor to every bite.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this treat doesn’t send the calorie count off the scale, sitting at less than 150 calories per slice. The slices are handily packaged in twin packs of two slices, so you can indulge in a couple if you can’t stop at one or share with a friend. The twin pack format also means you don’t have to open the whole pack in one go, meaning the other slices will stay fresher for longer if you can resist them! They are perfect for taking on picnics to share with family and friends as well as slipping in the handbag for that afternoon pick-me-up at work.
We Love Cake prides themselves on making products that are 100% safe for those with Coeliac disease to consume, carrying out rigorous testing to the lowest gluten parts per million. Aware that many consumers also suffer additional food allergies and intolerances alongside coeliac disease, all of the We Love Cake products are also milk free for those who have more than one allergy. What’s more, our fruit cake slices do not contain egg as an ingredient, so they are also suitable for those following a vegan diet. This makes them even more accessible for a wider group – so having them available at home can create a real feeling of inclusivity.
The fruit cake slices can be made into tasty desserts such as twinning with a generous pouring of dairy free single cream (if keeping the milk free element of it was important to the dietary requirement). They could also be included as part of an afternoon tea or high tea – try and pull them off as your own – we won’t tell, if you don’t! Whatever way you choose to enjoy them, we’re sure you’ll love them!