Our Cake Flavours
At Dolly Dew Drops we offer a wide array of flavours, below are our most ordered and popular flavours – got a different flavour not listed in mind, or wanting to re-create a traditional family favourite, please just ask and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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A truly decadent and delicious cake. A great variation of the always popular chocolate cake - an absolute Dolly Dew Drop favourite. A 5 layer cake consisting of rich chocolate sponge, golden caramel sponge and a madagascan vanilla sponge all sandwiched together with smooth and creamy Belgium chocolate ganache and a totally unmissable homemade salted caramel.
White Chocolate and Raspberry
A match made in heaven! white chocolate and fresh raspberry sponge layers, sandwiched together with silky smooth and delicious raspberry swiss meringue buttercream, raspberry coulis and Belgium white chocolate ganache.
A beautifully moist lemon sponge with real lemon zest and soaked in a tangy limoncello sugar syrup. Filled with gorgeous silky lemon swiss meringue buttercream and lemon curd. Feeling like mixing things up a litte? Why not pair the lemon sponge with raspberry SMB to make a Raspberry and Lemon cake, or feeling adventurous - opt for the addition of poppyseeds in the sponge mixture for a lemon and poppyseed variation
Madagascan Vanilla Bean
A delightfully light Madagascan vanilla bean sponge, soaked in a rich vanilla sugar syprup. Filled and finished with a decadent and delicious vanilla bean swiss meringue buttercream. Looking for a more tradtional victoria sponge style cake - add strawberry jam to this cake for a more traditional sponge cake. Feeling fancy? Why not soak the sponge in a champagne syrup and fill it with a Strawberry and Champagne jam.
A rich, dense and totally delicious chocolate sponge cake, made using the finest Belgium chocolate melted into the sponge mixture. Samwiched with a decadent, Belgium chocolate swiss meringue buttercream and finished with rich Belgium chocolate gancache - always a firm favourite. Fancy a variation? Why not opt for a Chocolate praline filling (think homemade Nutella) or a zingy chocolate orange with orange sugar syrup soaked sponge and fresh orange zest added to the chocolate SMB.
WHAT IS SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM!?
“I’ve heard you mention this Swiss Meringue Buttercream a lot, what is it and why is it so great!?”
Swiss Meringue Buttercream, or SMB, is the most delicious, silky, smooth thing we here at Dolly Dew Drops can think of! Made by hand whisking egg white and caster sugar over a hot pan of boiling water until it is up to temperature that cooks the eggs, this is then whisked at high speed into a fluffy and gorgeous swiss meringue – know that marshmallow spread you can buy ‘Fluff” at this stage it looks and tastes a lot like that. At this point it is effectively a fully usable, soft meringue, this can then be piped onto for example lemon meringue pie. So what makes it buttercream, que the addition of the finest quality, creamy butter, lovingly beaten in one cube at a time until finally a silky, delicous swiss meringue buttercream is formed. A huge variety of flavours can then be folded into this mixture to make the fillings for Dolly Dew Drops cakes, some of our favourites include, rich Belgium chocolate ganache, homemade raspberry coulis, zesty lemon curd or simply Madagascan vanilla bean paste.
Not the quickest filling to make, but worth every extra minute. Why is it so delicious – we at Dolly Dew Drops believe its the lack of super sweet icing sugar – the key ingredient of normal buttercream – this stops it from becoming super sweet and allows all the different flavours to really sing and the rich butteryness to really shine through.