I love watching the Great British Bake Off so much and recently I began been re-watching all the seasons on Netflix.
I especially love the history snippets on the show as they are quite enlightening and after watching one such history snippet on the Tottenham Cake, I felt inspired to try this recipe out because it reminded me so much of the “school dinners” cake as my husband calls it.
Not only was this recipe easy to prepare, it was really tasty and far better than any of the school dinners cake I have ever had.
Historically though, Tottenham Cakes were sprinkled with desiccated coconut but in this recipe I used Hundreds & Thousands because I had a few leftover in the kitchen cupboard! Also, I left out the baking powder because the number of eggs in this recipe were enough to give the cake a lovely lift!