A new study has claimed lemon drizzle is Britain’s favourite cake flavour.

Research by Protein World concluded that lemon drizzle was favourite, receiving 40% of the vote, followed by chocolate fudge cake with 38%, and then carrot cake with 37%.

Chocolate brownie came in fourth place, leaving the traditional Victoria sponge trailing in fifth.

British classics such as fruit cake, coffee & walnut, and date & walnut cake also made the top 20.

The survey of 2,000 Brits revealed the public enjoyed a slice of cake on average three times a week, with 77% agreeing that there was not much that couldn’t be sorted with a cup of tea and slice of cake.

It found that the typical time of day to enjoy cake was 3pm and that Brits’ favourite cake-eating location was in a coffee shop with friends.

The study also revealed that, inspired by shows such as The Great British Bake Off, 68% of Brits enjoyed baking cakes themselves.

The nation’s favourite cakes revealed:

  1. Lemon drizzle 40%
  2. Chocolate fudge cake 38%
  3. Carrot cake 37%
  4. Chocolate brownie 36%
  5. Victoria sponge 35%
  6. Chocolate muffin 31%
  7. Sticky toffee pudding 29%
  8. Coffee & walnut cake 28%
  9. Black Forest gateau 26%
  10. Blueberry muffin 26%
  11. Fruit cake 25%
  12. Swiss roll 23%
  13. Battenburg 19%
  14. Madeira cake 18%
  15. Fairy cakes 18%
  16. Angel cakes 18%
  17. Butterfly cakes 17%
  18. Chelsea bun 16%
  19. Red velvet 15%
  20. Date & walnut loaf 12%

Last year, Cake Angels revealed that zesty lemon was Britain’s preferred cake flavour