With the Diamond Jubilee imminent, a national group of country pubs has launched a cake to celebrate Her Majesty’s milestone – with the help of celeb baker Paul Hollywood.

“The Victoria Sponge was created in honour of Queen Victoria’s reign…”

Chefs for Vintage Inns have created the Vintage Summer Cake, a triple-decker sponge cake with raspberries and blackcurrants, summer fruit syrup, cream and blueberry fruit, to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.

The patriotic puddings will feature exclusively on the Vintage Inns menu until the end of August and for every £3.95 slice Vintage Inns will donate 15p to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Paul, a judge on smash hit BBC TV show The Great British Bake-off, helped Vintage Inns launch the cake

He said: “As a nation of food lovers, we always rise to the challenge of producing something delicious for a momentous occasion.

“The Victoria Sponge was created in honour of Queen Victoria’s reign so it’s only right we commemorate Elizabeth II with something special and traditionally British.”

Vintage Inn pubs and restaurants are known for their welcoming atmosphere, quality food, attractive beer gardens and real ales and are often set in stunning locations, in picturesque villages or rolling countryside.

The Mitchells & Butlers brand has almost 200 pubs, from Plymouth in the South West to Inverness in Scotland.

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