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South African heritage cake

Everyday Occasions

This show-stopping, Insta-ready cake is so pretty, you (almost) won’t want to eat it!



  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla essence
  • ½ cup (125ml) milk
  • ½ cup (125ml) melted butter, cooled
  • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
  • 1½ cups (225g) cake flour
  • 1 tsp (5ml) baking powder

For decorating

  • ¼ cup (30g) icing sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp (15-30ml) water or lemon juice
  • Liquorice Allsorts
  • Maynards Jelly Babies
  • Maynards Fruit Jubes
  • Liquorice Allsorts Twists
  • White mmmMallows


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C.
  2. Whisk eggs, vanilla, milk and butter together.
  3. Combine sugar, flour and baking powder.
  4. Stir wet and dry ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Pour batter into a large greased rectangular cake tin.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool completely.
  7. Combine icing sugar and water or lemon juice to create a paste.
  8. Cover the top of the cake with paste to use as a glue for the decorations.
  9. Separate your assorted Beacon sweets into the colours of the South African flag.
  10. Assemble the sweets carefully on top of the cake in the shape of the flag.
  11. Serve, remembering to take some fabulous photos before you cut the cake!

Cook’s note: Short on time? Simply buy a ready-made vanilla sponge cake and begin at step 7, above.

What you need

Original Liquorice Allsorts 150g
Original Liquorice Allsorts 150g
Maynards Jelly Babies 125g
Maynards Jelly Babies 125g
Maynards Fruit Jubes 125g
Maynards Fruit Jubes 125g
mmmMallows Pink & White 150g
Liquorice Twists Liquorice Allsorts 75g
Liquorice Twists Liquorice Allsorts 75g
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