Competition – win ‘the best internet cake in the world’ from Sponge

This is a guest post from Bee, who was sent a gluten free apple cake from Sponge for the purposes of this review. 

Gluten free cake reviews

I need to talk to you all about the best (gluten free) cake on the whole of the internet. I say internet because my sort of sister-in-law made me a really nice gluten free birthday cake that was definitely as good as this one, so they have to take joint first place in the very important cake league table in my mind.

Anyway, when I was about six months pregnant I was becoming really ill after food and I soon worked out that wheat, and more specifically gluten, was the culprit. It took a couple of months of going cold turkey but it finally helped my skin breakouts, heartburn, digestive issues and a host of other crappy stuff I had been dealing with that I had just put down to pregnancy symptoms.

I optimistically thought that when I gave birth I would regain my tolerance to gluten but alas, it was not to be. I’m quite sad about it because even though I like feeling good in myself and not hideously ill, there are so many things I miss that contain wheat and other gluteny stuff. (Looking at you, Starbucks fruit toast.)

‘Free from’ alternatives have come a long way in recent years but gluten free stuff is still really hit and miss and with it often being so expensive I feel reluctant to try too many new things in case it’s a total waste of money. That’s why when Sponge offered me one of their gluten free cakes to try I jumped at the chance.

Gluten free apple cake

I probably actually jumped as well because I’m hungry all the time – when I’m not breastfeeding I’m pumping milk like crazy and I also just really missed a decent piece of cake.

(Sponge does all kinds of cakes btw, not just gluten free ones, so if you can eat gluten then knock yourself out. They also offer vegan options – a chocolate cake and a carrot cake. They’ve basically got cake COVERED.)

Gluten free sponges from Sponge

I’ll admit that I was sceptical while I waited for it to arrive. Like lots of products, Sponge claims that you “won’t notice the difference” but I’ve learnt the hard way with gluten free stuff that that doesn’t always mean what it says it does. But Sponge low-key came through for me on that promise!

It tastes EXACTLY like the real thing.

I got the apple crumble cake and it was light, fluffy, moist and the perfect cake texture. It actually got even nicer and moister as the days went on, which is rare in gluten free products – they usually dry out really quickly and are quite claggy.

I always thought that to buy a cake off the internet was a bit boujee, but the apple crumble cake was less than £15 and I got at least ten decent sized portions out of it. (It says serves eight but that would be eight massive slices.) At a cafe down the road, I’d get a less-nice piece of gluten free something for at least three quid, so it really adds up and makes a lot of sense if you think about it. They also do next day delivery if you order by 2pm, so perfect for last minute birthday plans or if you have someone coming round and you want to act as though you’ve casually made a perfect gluten free cake.

I don’t say this with many things I review, but I would genuinely buy this cake for myself again just because it was so delicious. I actually miss it. I think about it every day. The sweet crumble topping haunts my tastebuds. I dream about it at night.

[Note: when I messaged Bee to say thanks for writing this, she replied with ‘I genuinely think about that cake every day.]

Gluten free apple cake Sponge review

If you are gluten intolerant, do one good thing for yourself and order one of these cakes. Seriously. I think it counts as a form of self care.

If you don’t fancy splashing the cash on the cake of dreams though, we have a competition for you where you can win one of these cakes for yourself! You can pick any whole, eight person cake and can go for regular old cake, or gluten or dairy free options.

To enter, first have a browse on the Sponge website at the whole cakes and leave a comment telling me which cake you’d choose. (I’m thinking Gin and Tonic cake for Mum?) Register your comment in the widget below and then complete as many of the bonus entries as possible to maximise your chances of being able to EAT CAKE FOREVER! Okay, so not forever. A few days at least though.

The competition will close at 11.59pm on August 26th and full T&Cs apply.

Good luck!

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143 Comments

  1. amy simpson
    6 August, 2019 / 11:04 am

    Would love to win xx

    • Lisa
      7 August, 2019 / 1:26 pm

      Love this as I am a single mummy

  2. Keith Hunt
    6 August, 2019 / 11:12 am

    The Classic Victoria Sponge Cake looks nice.

  3. Holly G
    6 August, 2019 / 11:31 am

    Chocolate every time

  4. James Silcock
    6 August, 2019 / 11:42 am

    Hope I win this

  5. Rebecca Cusick
    6 August, 2019 / 12:09 pm

    Red velvet cake. For meee! (Ok I might share.)

  6. 6 August, 2019 / 12:11 pm

    Lovely cakes all of them but my favourite is coffee cake

  7. 6 August, 2019 / 12:23 pm

    I’d love the coffee cake to enjoy with my morning latte!

  8. Cat
    6 August, 2019 / 12:42 pm

    Gin and Tonic cake a must

  9. Alica
    6 August, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    The Millionaires Cake looks amazing!

  10. Stacie Copp
    6 August, 2019 / 1:18 pm

    Looks Yummy! The ‘Free from’ ranged has developed so far now days!

  11. Lisa Pope
    6 August, 2019 / 1:29 pm

    It has to be the carrot cake for me, my husband would love the Millionaires Cake

  12. Susan Lloyd
    6 August, 2019 / 1:48 pm

    They look delicious,

  13. lapsapchung
    6 August, 2019 / 1:55 pm

    I’d choose Apple Crumble Cake for my Mum as she really loves apple cake and now she is disabled she is no longer able to bake her own

  14. Krzysia
    6 August, 2019 / 1:56 pm

    Apple crumble cake would be my choice. Apples are my favourite fruit and I love the sound of the crunchy topping.

  15. 6 August, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    I am Coeliac, and follow an extremely strict gluten free diet. It is fantastic to see a giveaway for gluten free cake.

  16. 6 August, 2019 / 3:03 pm

    I really fancy the Gin and Tonic cake but was also seriously tempted by the Lemon and Coffee cakes too. There’s a great choice!

  17. Margaret Clarkson
    6 August, 2019 / 3:21 pm

    Millionaires Cake – it sounds amazing!

  18. Caitlin
    6 August, 2019 / 3:34 pm

    The millionaires cake definitely!

  19. Ritchie Dee
    6 August, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    Vegan Carrot Cake

  20. Maria P
    6 August, 2019 / 4:25 pm

    I would choose lemon cake as it is my all time favourite :)

  21. Sheena Batey
    6 August, 2019 / 4:25 pm

    These look like such yummy cakes

  22. Katie
    6 August, 2019 / 4:51 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I want one now with a cup of tea

  23. Lindsey Stuart
    6 August, 2019 / 4:58 pm

    Oh my these cakes all look delicious! I would choose the Millionaires cake oh my goodness what a lovely looking cake!!

  24. 6 August, 2019 / 5:07 pm

    They all sound delicious, but I’d go for the chocolate orange one.

  25. Waterworth Fiona
    6 August, 2019 / 5:22 pm

    Sticky Toffee Cake is easily my favourite sounds divine

  26. Solange
    6 August, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    I would love to try the Red Velvet Cake.

  27. Joo Dee
    6 August, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    great giveaway thanks would choose the Chocolate Cake!

  28. Angela Treadway
    6 August, 2019 / 5:54 pm

    yes please yummy cake x

  29. Hannonle
    6 August, 2019 / 6:36 pm

    Strawberry swirl!

  30. Naila
    6 August, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    I would choose carrot cake!

  31. sam macaree
    6 August, 2019 / 7:11 pm

    rocky road

  32. Melanie Daniels
    6 August, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    They all look amazing! I think I’d have to choose the chocolate orange cake though as chocolate orange is a real weakness of mine!

  33. 6 August, 2019 / 7:49 pm

    I’d choose the carrot cake! They all look amazing though x

  34. Ellen Stafford
    6 August, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    I would choose the Chocolate orange cake I think – yummy!

  35. Angela Boucher
    6 August, 2019 / 8:14 pm

    I would choose a gluten free coffee cake, I adore coffee cake!

  36. Julia Kerr
    6 August, 2019 / 8:19 pm

    I’d choose a coffee cake, I love that it’s just coffee and not coffee and walnut, like so many are!

  37. A S,Edinburgh
    6 August, 2019 / 8:20 pm

    Oh man, so hard to choose! I think I’d go for the Rocky Road Cake.

  38. Sandra Clarke
    6 August, 2019 / 8:20 pm

    I would choose the Gluten Free Millionaires Cake to share with my son as he has to eat gluten free. It’s not very often you come a cross a really tasty special gluten free cake so he would be delighted with this.

  39. 6 August, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    They all look gorgeous – but the coffee cake for me x

  40. Iain Maciver
    6 August, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    yummy love cakes

  41. Kevin000
    6 August, 2019 / 8:40 pm

    Apple Crumble Cake!

  42. Marie Elvin
    6 August, 2019 / 8:44 pm

    Of LOVE the regular Chocolate Sponge….Yummilicious! ❤

  43. melanie stirling
    6 August, 2019 / 8:49 pm

    I would choose the Millionaires cake but I would like any of them.

  44. Lyndsey
    6 August, 2019 / 8:53 pm

    Yum Yum

  45. Louise Ralph
    6 August, 2019 / 9:12 pm

    Sticky Toffee Cake!

  46. Alice Dixon
    6 August, 2019 / 9:25 pm

    Millionaires Cake sounds good

  47. 6 August, 2019 / 9:34 pm

    What a great review Bee! I’d pick the Victoria sponge as it looks So perfect.

  48. Debbie Preston
    6 August, 2019 / 10:03 pm

    Lemon cake for me

  49. Jennifer Toal
    6 August, 2019 / 10:20 pm

    I love cake these look yummy

  50. Sarah Biles
    6 August, 2019 / 10:21 pm

    mmm cake

  51. Natalie Charman
    6 August, 2019 / 10:24 pm

    Millionaires Cake

  52. Helen Thurston
    6 August, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    I’d choose the vegan carrot cake (not overly keen on chocolate). It’s great that they offer so many gluten free options but only two vegan options? Hoping they increase that soon – a vegan apple crumble or vegan coffee would be fantastic

  53. Nikki Hayes
    6 August, 2019 / 11:25 pm

    They all look lovely but I think it would have to be the Chocolate Cake – yum!

  54. Natalie Crossan
    6 August, 2019 / 11:51 pm

    I just love a slice of cake with my cup of tea!!

  55. Rachel Craig
    6 August, 2019 / 11:53 pm

    Apple Crumble Cake.

  56. Anthony Harrington
    6 August, 2019 / 11:59 pm

    I would go for the traditional Victoria Sponge Cake, looks yummy!

  57. Jay
    7 August, 2019 / 12:23 am

    All the cakes look amazing, my favourite though would be the Lemon cake

  58. Sue Nicholl
    7 August, 2019 / 12:25 am

    Thank you SlummyMummy – I have a rather large weakness for CAKE never mind the Best Cake on the Internet.

  59. Ana-Maria Suciu
    7 August, 2019 / 5:40 am

    Hard to choose one, but Sticky Toffee Cake

  60. Julie T
    7 August, 2019 / 6:31 am

    I would choose Sticky Toffee Cake

  61. Aileen Russell
    7 August, 2019 / 6:39 am

    Chocolate Cake.

  62. Susan B
    7 August, 2019 / 6:52 am

    Oh, my, they look so delicious. I am up for the carrot cake first but quite a few others afterwards.

  63. Danielle Pooley
    7 August, 2019 / 7:02 am

    The lemon cake! I bet it’s super refreshing.

  64. Tracy Gladman
    7 August, 2019 / 7:12 am

    I’d have to go for the Rocky Road Cake.

  65. Robert Price
    7 August, 2019 / 8:03 am

    Great giveaway

  66. Sue McCarthy
    7 August, 2019 / 8:17 am

    Would love to try the Carrot Cake

  67. Lucy Carter
    7 August, 2019 / 8:41 am

    I’d choose the Rocky Road cake

  68. Tina H
    7 August, 2019 / 10:31 am

    These cakes look so delicious. GF has come a long way, baby.

  69. Chris Minko
    7 August, 2019 / 11:21 am

    I’d go for the Coffee cake and as I am not gluten intolerant I’d have the standard one.

  70. Ursula Hunt
    7 August, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    I love all cake but in particular Lemon drizzle

  71. Victoria Prince
    7 August, 2019 / 12:54 pm

    I was trying to show some initiative and originality, but it has to be the Apple Crumble Cake. There are so many delicious choices but I just can’t get past that one!

  72. Joy Winn
    7 August, 2019 / 1:06 pm

    Red Velvet Cake for me

  73. AR Lister
    7 August, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    Those cakes look awfully tempting! Yum. I would may be try the Carrot cake (first!)

  74. Charlotte Isobelle
    7 August, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    Hard decision but the strawberry swirl looks yum!

  75. lozzle77
    7 August, 2019 / 4:09 pm

    fab who doesn’t love cake

  76. Abigail Cullen
    7 August, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    I would choose the Chocolate Orange, cake. Yummy!

  77. laura stewart
    7 August, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    the lemon cake :) yum yum

  78. Helen Arlow
    7 August, 2019 / 6:23 pm

    Yun yum I’d go for the sticky toffee came. It’s great to see such a wide selection of gluten free cake x

  79. Julia Linsley
    7 August, 2019 / 6:30 pm

    Apple crumble cake would be delicious!

  80. 7 August, 2019 / 7:02 pm

    Definitely the sharing sponge cake because there is too many to choose from!

  81. holly harmsworth
    7 August, 2019 / 7:57 pm

    I would go for the coffee cake. It looks amazing :)

  82. ADEINNE TONNER
    7 August, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    Yes i love cake!!! My favourite type of cake has to be chocolate cake

  83. Jo Hutchings
    7 August, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    I’d choose the Millionaires Cake. We always have cake as a treat to mark the first day of the school year.

  84. Anthony G.
    7 August, 2019 / 9:10 pm

    I love a carrot cake, but I think I’d try the Red Velvet Cake

  85. Hayley F
    7 August, 2019 / 9:35 pm

    I’d love the gluten free chocolate cake x

  86. 8 August, 2019 / 7:17 am

    Im torn between the coffee cake and the carrot cake!!

  87. Dale Dow
    8 August, 2019 / 12:34 pm

    Choices choices, I’d love chocolate but the coffee cake sounds even more amazing

  88. Elaine Savage
    8 August, 2019 / 12:53 pm

    They all look absolutely amazing, but my difficult choice has narrowed down to Carrot Cake

  89. Melissa Lee
    8 August, 2019 / 3:08 pm

    Ooh yum! I would love to try the Bakewell Cake

  90. 8 August, 2019 / 3:16 pm

    Coffee cake every day! My favourite! I love all cakes!

  91. Lyn Geddes
    8 August, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    Got to be the coffee cake

  92. Joanne Hardy
    8 August, 2019 / 8:18 pm

    Gluten free apple crumble cake, yum!

  93. emma walters
    8 August, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    Sticky Toffee Cake

  94. 8 August, 2019 / 10:31 pm

    I would choose the Victoria sponge cake. I’ve has a few flavours of cake from Sponge and they are all delicious but I do love a good Victoria Sponge and there’s is really really good.

  95. msedollyp
    9 August, 2019 / 10:16 am

    Bakewell cake, its my favourite place and my favourite flavour combo

  96. Catherine Campbell
    9 August, 2019 / 10:18 am

    Since daughter is now dairy free and I am finding it a little wearing to make dairy free cakes, a vegan chocolate cake would definitely go down well

  97. Leila Benhamida
    9 August, 2019 / 10:47 am

    I will choose a coffee cake. If I don’t win I will definitely order one.

  98. Geri Gregg
    9 August, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    Yummy cake! Count me in

  99. Donna Tomlin
    9 August, 2019 / 2:22 pm

    They all look yummy but i would choose the Carrot cake for me.

  100. Michelle Ferguson
    9 August, 2019 / 3:30 pm

    I would pick the millionaires cake but they all look delicious

  101. Suzanne Gaulton
    9 August, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    Gin and Tonic cake, obv! Remind me again, when do I need to go to the Doc’s for my health check…

  102. Keith Hunt
    9 August, 2019 / 4:09 pm

    I would just love a victoria sponge

  103. Sue Hodges
    10 August, 2019 / 9:19 am

    I can never resist a carrot cake

  104. kathcake2017
    10 August, 2019 / 3:09 pm

    love a victoria sponge

  105. Kay Broomfield
    10 August, 2019 / 4:10 pm

    I’d go for the Millionaires Cake. It looks amazing!

  106. Amanda Botterill
    10 August, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    I would choose the Lemon Cake

  107. Christine Caple
    10 August, 2019 / 6:30 pm

    I am very partial to coffee cake.

  108. Laura Pritchard
    10 August, 2019 / 7:20 pm

    I would go for chocolate!

  109. Claire Woods
    11 August, 2019 / 9:09 am

    I love coffee cake.

  110. Jade Hewlett
    11 August, 2019 / 10:50 am

    I would choose the chocolate orange cake, sounds delicious!

  111. Mel Pennie
    11 August, 2019 / 12:11 pm

    They all look scrumptious but I’d have to choose the Bakewell Cake as I love almonds!

  112. cheryl hadfield
    11 August, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    I would love the gin and tonic cake

  113. Rebecca Alderson
    11 August, 2019 / 2:47 pm

    Ooh these sound great, love the idea of sticky toffee!

  114. Mark R
    11 August, 2019 / 4:31 pm

    Toss up between the apple crumble cake o4 the carrot cake

  115. Yasmin0147
    11 August, 2019 / 10:17 pm

    Carrot cake or chocolate cake or red velvet… this question is too hard.

  116. Amanda Baggott
    12 August, 2019 / 10:50 am

    They look so delicious! I’d choose the lemon cake

  117. Annabel Greaves
    12 August, 2019 / 7:59 pm

    I love these delicious cakes

  118. Natasha Cross
    13 August, 2019 / 11:19 am

    coffee cake as its my favourite

  119. Christina Palmer
    13 August, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    My favourite is coffee cake.

  120. Jade Jones
    13 August, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    Cake is my guilty pleasure :D

  121. Clare W
    13 August, 2019 / 10:56 pm

    Strawberry swirl…so pretty!

  122. Mandy Doherty
    14 August, 2019 / 4:17 pm

    The Victoria Sponge Cake

  123. Mia
    14 August, 2019 / 4:37 pm

    The gin and tonic cake of course!

  124. Allan Wilson
    14 August, 2019 / 5:05 pm

    Rocky Road Cake for me :-)

  125. Sylvia Paul
    14 August, 2019 / 6:06 pm

    Oh wow, they all look amazing but if I had to choose one it would be the chocolate cake as it is my favourite xx

  126. Jodie Cook
    14 August, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    Millionaires Cake combines all my favourites – chocolate, vanilla, caramel and toffee – yum!

  127. Elisa Cartwright
    14 August, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    That’s a really hard choice but I’d go for the chocolate orange cake.

  128. D Fairman
    14 August, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    I want them all, but especially the Apple Crumble cake. There are never enough apple cakes available, in my opinion.

  129. Kate Green
    14 August, 2019 / 8:11 pm

    Sticky toffee cake looks amazing but all of them look soooo delicious

  130. Rebecca Phillips
    14 August, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    I think I’d go coffee cake – my favourite!

  131. Alison Johnson
    14 August, 2019 / 10:38 pm

    I’ve had one of their chocolate cakes before & it was amazing! I think I’d try the Strawberry Swirl one this time.

  132. Louise A
    14 August, 2019 / 11:53 pm

    I would choose the Victoria Sponge Cake, it looks delish

  133. Alix boswell
    15 August, 2019 / 12:18 am

    Red velvet cake!

  134. Nicola Day
    15 August, 2019 / 10:52 am

    carrot cake yum yum

  135. Juli Savage
    15 August, 2019 / 11:19 am

    Its my birthday today and I love cake – pretty please

  136. Tricia Cowell
    15 August, 2019 / 10:46 pm

    Ooh I love coffee cake

  137. 16 August, 2019 / 11:21 am

    gosh, cake! I don’t care on the flavour, it’s cake – it’s my fave thing in the world lol!! I do love Coffee cake and Chocolate cake best!

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