organic cakes

Carrot cake

*Dairy Free*

Available at

Tesco, Sainsbury’s & Morrisons

Ingredients

Cane Sugar*, Wheat Flour*, Sunflower Oil*,Fresh Carrot* 13%, Icing Sugar* (Cane Sugar*, Anti-caking Agent: Maize Flour*), Eggs*, Margarine*, Water, Coconut*, Raising Agent: Soda Bicarbonate, Sea Salt, Orange Oil*, Cinnamon*, Nutmeg*. The margarine contains non-hydrogenated vegetable oils {Sunflower Oil*, Palm Oil*, Palm Stearin*, Palm Kernel Oil*}, Water, Emulsifier: Lecithin*, Natural Flavouring, Citric Acid, Vitamins A & D3.

* certified organic ingredients

  • Nutrition (typical values per 100g)
  • Energy 399kcal – 1676kJ
  • Protein 3.0g
  • Carbohydrates 47.8g of which sugars 32.7g
  • Fat 22.5g of which saturates 4.7g
  • Fibre 1.5g
  • Sodium 0.3g
  • soil association organic certified
  • suitable for vegetarians

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Banana loaf

*Dairy Free*

Available at

Tesco, Sainsbury’s & Morrisons

Ingredients

Wheat Flour*, Cane Sugar*, Bananas* 22%, Sunflower Oil*, Eggs*, Sea Salt, Raising Agent: Soda Bicarbonate.

* certified organic ingredients

  • Nutrition (typical values per 100g)
  • Energy 391kcal – 1641kJ
  • Protein 3.9g
  • Carbohydrates 48.6g of which sugars 28.5g
  • Fat 21g of which saturates 2.7g
  • Fibre 1.5g
  • Sodium 0.3g
  • soil association organic certified
  • suitable for vegetarians

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Our bakers

emily pottsPotts Bakers was established in 1891 by Emily Potts. When her husband, John, died in his early thirties, Emily was left with five young children. To support her family she started baking at home and her children would take the bread and cakes to sell locally. The business prospered and outgrew the family kitchen, and the local squire agreed to build a bakery and shop, which still trades today at 514 Doncaster Road, Stairfoot.

roger and andrew pottsOver a century on, Roger and Andrew Potts now own and manage the bakery, where skilled craft bakers and quality ingredients ensure the high standards set by Emily continue today. Potts is accredited by the Soil Association and once you try a Respect Banana Loaf you’ll know just why we work with this fantastic team of master bakers.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve noticed you don’t put the weight of your cakes on the packaging. Why is that?

Cakes do not generally have any declared weights on them because a bakery can only ensure the batter weight before baking. Products baked do vary in weight due to many factors. This then would make the enforcement of minimum weight standards very difficult to ensure 100% of the time.

Here are our standard baked weights:

  • Carrot Cake 350 grams
  • Chocolate Cake 330 grams
  • Banana Loaf Cake 280 grams
  • Fruit Loaf 280 grams
  • Ginger Loaf Cake 280 grams

Are any of your cakes suitable for vegans?

While all of our cakes are suitable for vegetarians they are not suitable for vegans.

Are any of your cakes dairy free?

Yes, carrot cake, banana loaf cake and ginger crush loaf cake are dairy free.

Why go organic?

Organic farming reduces environmental pollution and the release of greenhouse gases from food production by severely restricting the use of artificial chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Instead, organic farmers rely on developing a healthy, fertile soil and growing a mixture of crops.

In addition, no system of farming has higher animal welfare standards than farms working to Soil Association organic standards. Animals are reared without the routine use of drugs, antibiotics or wormers, animal feed is GM-free and poultry is always free-range. Organic standards also prohibit GM crops and ingredients, hydrogenated fats and controversial additives like aspartame, tartrazine and MSG.

Five reasons to choose organic?

Knowing what’s in your food – Hydrogenated fats and controversial additives including aspartame, tartrazine, MSG are banned under organic standards

For the environment – Organic farming releases less greenhouse gases than non-organic farming – choosing organic, local and seasonal food can significantly reduce your carbon footprint

For animal welfare – Organic standards insist that animals are given plenty of space and fresh air to thrive and grow – guaranteeing a truly free-range life.

For wildlife – Organic farms and havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies. In fact, the UK Government’s own advisors found that plant, insect and bird life is up to 50% greater on organic farms.

GM-free diet – Genetically modified crops and ingredients are banned under organic standards

Your cake reviews

‘After eating a slice of your carrot cake, I thought I must write to you. People are so quick to complain, but I had to tell you that was the nicest cake I’ve eaten in a long time!’

‘…we chanced on your carrot cake, decorated it with eleven tiny candles and colourful stickers on the paper surround. When placed on a fancy stand and lit, my granddaughter’s face also lit up and made a perfect ending to our happy family party.’

‘I just wanted to say thank you for the carrot cake and chocolate cake, recently discovered by ME. They are ‘Truly Scrumptious’. …if I had a gold medal I would send you one, you are in a class of your own!’

“Hello… I want to tell you that I have tried the banana loaf cake and I just want to say this is the best one I have ever eaten and I hope it is going to be available for ever.”

“Hello! I just have to email to say how much I love your Banana Loaf Cake… I cannot eat most cakes as I have a dairy intolerance. I have been raving about it to family and friends, and one friend came back to tell me she had bought it over the weekend and loves it as much as me!”

“Just to say that you banana loaf cake is simply delicious and I could not live without it.”

‘Today we sampled two products, a ginger loaf that had real bits of ginger in it (‘It’s healthy,’ someone (Lucia) muttered, dropping crumbs all over the DIVA kitchenette floor) and a banana one that was Sylvia’s favourite. Both sliced beautifully, were really moist, and, not that we’d ever condone such things, could conceivably be passed off as home baking. Perfect with a cup of tea.’

17 Comments

  1. LUCINDA smith
    Posted October 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    How can you call this cake dairy free when it has Eggs and Margarine in the ingredients ? Bought this product for my Vegan friend only to find once I got to her house she could not eat it. Very disappointed !!

    • Kate Adams
      Posted October 16, 2013 at 8:09 am | Permalink

      Hi. We launched our cakes initially just as very good organic products pure and simple. Over time we were advised by many people that they were suitable for consumers wanting dairy free product and so we embraced the idea and have had many very happy people writing in and letting us know just how happy they are.

      Supplying products for vegans is another matter and we have never made claims on this front because the rules regarding their diet are particularly detailed and impossible for us to follow.

      So I am sorry if you misread our intentions and I am sorry for your vegan friend who couldn’t enjoy the carrot cake. It is dairy free (both our margarine and eggs are dairy free) but you’re right that it isn’t vegan as contains organic eggs. Vince

      • Valeria
        Posted January 23, 2014 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

        indeed it is a delicious dairy free cake! I love it ♥

  2. Maureen Baker
    Posted November 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    My husband is borderline diabetic and he loves cake – are yours suitable? Maureen

  3. Maria
    Posted November 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    I’ve just discovered your carrot cake – firstly it was a surprise to find it was dairy free, second it was organic and thirdly the price – given that most free from and organic products come with a premium price. I absolutely love the idea of your cakes – I would like to pass on my perception and preferences. For me the cake is far too sweet – is there any way that you can reduce the sugar a bit – apart from taste it would also have fewer calories. I also found the cake a little bit insubstantial and dry for carrot cake. This isn’t criticism, because I really do love what you are doing, especially because I’m not vegan but I don’t touch dairy for ethical reasons as dairy cows endure such miserable lives and are kept pregnant in order that humans can take their milk. Usually, though I appreciate not exclusively as some farms do run suckling herds, the calves are taken from the cows who apparently let out heart wrenching cries when this happens. A high percentage of dairy cows have mastitis and laminitis enduring chronic pain and discomfort.

  4. Esther Samsom
    Posted December 10, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I was very much looking forward to your organic chocolate cake. I’m sorry to say , it was a dissapointment. The topping was ok (not great) but the cake tasted mostly of cardboard not chocolate.
    Didn’t come near to another review of this cake.
    I would not buy it again.

  5. niki
    Posted March 2, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Can buy your carrot cake at local sainsburys but not banana loaf. Which branches stock it? We are in pinner, greater London (ha6 post code). Also can you make a dairy free chocolate one? My three year old son can’t have dairy and to easily buy a tasty dairy free choc one would be amazing.

  6. ann
    Posted March 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    I love this cake it tastes really delicious

  7. Sarah Green
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Carrot cake is fantastic but can only seem to find it in Salisbury Sainsburies at Christmas. PLEASE make a dairy free chocolate cake.

  8. Greta
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I love the cake. It’s probably the best cake I’ve ever bought. Cannot compare it to anything else! I am going to bring it to my mom, she will enjoy it a lot! But not more than me! I was also very happy to see that you’re working for arts as well, so what else could I want??? MORE CAKE!!!!!!!

  9. Nicky
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Amazing banana bread – tastes properly homemade and fresh! A new favourite.

  10. Anneli
    Posted July 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    The banana loaf is wonderful! Really moist and tasty. A little less sugar would be great. Thanks for making such a fantastic cake!

  11. Jane watts
    Posted January 29, 2015 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Hi we love your carrot cake but I had to look o. Your website to see if eggs were free range I coul not see it on the box needs to be highlighted more many thanks Jane

  12. Linda Abbiss
    Posted March 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I just wanted to say I love your banana loaf. Just tried the carrot cake too and although it is lovely the banana loaf is by far my favourite. It is so tasty and the banana flavour is so immense and delicious. I have yet to try the chocolate cake as I haven’t spotted it at a supermarket as yet but will keep a look out and let you know. Thank you for your amazing products.

  13. Liz
    Posted April 5, 2015 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    More organic cakes please. Carrot cake is lovely, the best I’ve tasted and such a reasonable price. Better than all the artificial processed ones that you see in supermarkets. Sainsburys stock this delightful cake and the banana one too. If more people went organic we would all be more healthy.

  14. Sara
    Posted April 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    I am addicted to your banana loaf bread. Totally. Enough said!

  15. Helene Collier
    Posted May 19, 2015 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Just tasted your carrot cake, delicious. One reason I purchased the cake Is the fact it is dairy free and therefore the icing is not made using cheese, which if eaten I would inevitably have migraine. Having suffered migraine since childhood I avoid foods with cheese within the ingredients although vegetarian cheese seems okay, apparently it’s the animal rennets that may cause the problem. My main reason for purchase – I have previously bought your banana loaf cake which is lovely, I have even taken in to work to share but had been unavailable in my usual Tesco but is now available in Sainsbury’s. Thank-you.

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    'After eating a slice of your carrot cake, I had to tell you that was the nicest cake I've eaten in a long time!'

    'The cake was moist, chocolately, springy ...basically everything you would want from a chocolate cake.'

    'We want to say that your Banana Loaf is the best cake ever!'

    'The carrot cake is amazing, my son is milk protein intolerant and he was so delighted when we found this one.'