Portion Size Guide

Here is a rough guide to slices that can be obtained from each size of cake – this is for a 1 inch by 2 inch slice for sponge and a 1 inch by 1 inch slice for fruit cakes.  A small and tasty morsel rather than a doorstep chunk!

Size (Inches)

Round Fruit

Square Fruit

Round Sponge

Square Sponge

6

25

32

14

18

7

35

45

20

24

8

47

60

25

32

9

62

77

33

40

10

72

95

39

50

11

90

112

49

60

12

107

135

56

72

Oval, heart and hexagon shaped cakes will cut into roughly the same portions as a round cake of a similar size.

Carved cakes – handbags, animals etc will generally cut into fewer portions as they are irregular sizes and sometimes harder to portion neatly.