Taste

At Amanda Earl Cake Design we are passionate about using the finest quality ingredients. We know it is insufficient for a cake simply to look good – it has to taste good too. In our five-star rated kitchen (the highest Food Standards Agency rating attainable) we use the most natural unadulterated products and fruits to flavour our cakes to create a little taste of heaven!
cake ingredients

We hand make from scratch all our cakes, ganaches, pralines, salted caramel, fruit curds, fruit purées, masala chai, sugar syrups and buttercreams, putting as much effort into our flavour as we do our decoration to provide you with the freshest, most delicious cakes possible.

Wherever possible, our ingredients are sourced from local suppliers here in rural North Yorkshire. We always use local free range eggs laid by Ian Taylor’s hens at Burton Leonard, local seasonal fruit and locally-grown Yorkshire Lavender. So, when you bite into one of our cakes you may take pleasure in the thought that you are supporting local hard-working producers.

For those ingredients not available locally we always make sure we source the finest quality, such as fair-trade raw cane sugar, organic milk, real British butter, organic Madagascar bourbon vanilla, Carma Massa Ticino sugarpaste, Callebaut couverture chocolate and the finest organic fair-trade cocoa.

Our sponge cakes contain four layers of cake and three layers of filling.  They are coated in couverture Belgian white chocolate ganache/complementary citrus Belgian white chocolate ganache before being iced in a thin layer of premium sugarpaste. Our traditional rich fruit cake is matured for a minimum of three months before being coated in luxury almond paste and premium sugarpaste.

We do not offer ‘naked’ or ‘semi-naked’ cakes as part of our range.

Cake flavours

  • Almond & Cherry

    Almond sponge layered with almond praline buttercream and black cherry conserve. Contains nuts.

  • Caramel & Praline

    Caramel sponge layered with almond praline buttercream and home made salted caramel sauce. Contains nuts.

  • Carrot

    Spicy carrot cake layered with zesty lemon buttercream. Contains nuts.

  • Champagne & Strawberry

    Marc de Champagne-infused Madagascan bourbon vanilla sponge layered with Marc de Champagne buttercream and strawberry & Marc de Champagne conserve.

  • Dark Chocolate Fudge

    Indulgent, rich, dense Belgian dark chocolate cake layered with Madagascan vanilla/dark chocolate buttercream.

  • Dark Mint Chocolate Fudge

    Indulgent, rich, dense Belgian dark chocolate and pure peppermint cake layered with peppermint/peppermint dark chocolate buttercream.

  • Coconut & Lime

    Coconut sponge layered with zesty lime and coconut rum buttercream and home made lime curd.

  • Lavender

    Delicately fragrant lavender sponge layered with lavender buttercream and pear conserve.

  • Lemony Lemon

    Zesty lemon sponge layered with lemon buttercream and home made lemon curd.

  • Luscious Lime

    Zesty lime sponge layered with lime buttercream and home made lime curd.

  • Madagascan Vanilla

    Classic Madagascan bourbon vanilla sponge layered with Madagascan bourbon vanilla buttercream and raspberry/strawberry conserve.

  • Madagascan Vanilla, Strawberry & White Chocolate

    Madagascan bourbon vanilla, strawberry and white chocolate sponge layered with fresh strawberry buttercream and Belgian white chocolate ganache.

  • Masala Chai

    Aromatic sponge spiced with home made masala chai, infused with cardamom syrup and layered with masala chai buttercream.

  • Rose & Raspberry

    Delicately floral rose and raspberry sponge layered with fresh raspberry buttercream and raspberry conserve.

  • Stem Ginger

    Sticky stem ginger cake layered with zesty lemon buttercream.

  • Traditional Rich Fruit

    Matured rich full-bodied cake laden with brandy-soaked fruit and nuts and infused with finest quality brandy. Contains nuts.

Cupcake flavours

  • Blueberry & Poppy Seed with Lime

    Blueberry & lime cupcake with zingy lime buttercream.

  • Chocolate

    Chocolate cupcake with Belgian dark chocolate/Madagascan vanilla buttercream.

  • Coconut with Lime

    Luscious fresh coconut cupcake with zingy lime buttercream.

  • Lavender

    Delicately fragrant lavender cupcake with lavender buttercream.

  • Lemony Lemon

    Zesty lemon cupcake with tangy lemon buttercream.

  • Madagascan Vanilla

    Madagascan vanilla cupcake with Madagascan vanilla buttercream.

  • Mint Chocolate

    Scrumptious chocolate & peppermint cupcake with pure peppermint/Belgian dark chocolate peppermint buttercream.

  • White Chocolate & Strawberry

    Madagascan vanilla, Belgian white chocolate & fresh strawberry cupcake with fresh strawberry buttercream.

Allergies & special dietary requirements

Allergens: our cakes contain wheat, eggs and dairy, some contain alcohol, certain flavours contain nuts and all are baked in a kitchen which uses nuts. We offer cakes without nuts as an ingredient but do not have dedicated workspace and equipment for the preparation of nut-free cakes so, whilst we take steps to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that our cakes do not contain nut traces.

We can offer cakes made without gluten-containing ingredients but as we use wheat in our kitchen we are unable to guarantee they are gluten-free.