The dessert topped a poll by delivery app Foodhub to mark National Cake Day tomorrow. Bakewell tart and Christmas cake were well liked but MasterChef special souffle was the least popular and 1970s favourite Black Forest gateau just scraped into the top 10.
The poll of 2,000 adults found women were the UK’s main cake lovers but men proved better at sharing.
More than a third like cakes plain and a quarter enjoy them with cream but just one in 10 has cake with custard. Iced cakes narrowly beat those without.
Yorkshire people eat cake the most – two to three times a week – with East Anglians scoffing the least.
People in Brighton prefer angel cake, Liverpudlians apple pie and Aberdeen folk say carrot cake is their top choice.
Wil Chung of Foodhub said: “On average the UK is willing to spend £2.74 on a slice of cake, with 19 per cent happy to spend up to £5 per slice if the cake is good enough.
“Most people we quizzed say cakes are more popular now than 10 years ago because they are more readily available in cafes than they used to be and the shops have better selection than 10 years ago.”