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A Savoury Bovril Cake

We can’t tell you what to do in your kitchen but this bovril cake recipe is one for the books. So if you’re feeling daring, give it a try!

Although rather unconventional, this Bovril Cake is surprisingly flavoursome and pleasant! This recipe results in a lovely sweet yet savoury cake that you just might have to taste to believe. 

This seriously is a great treat to have when you are not quite sure what you feel like eating. Do you want savoury or do you want sweet? Why not both! This Bovril cake is a great combination of differing flavours- the Bovril and cheese adds a rich and salty flavour that compliments the light sugary sweetness of the sponge cake. 

Bovril cake turned vegetarian

If you are vegetarian or vegan, swop out the Bovril for Marmite, a food spread made from yeast extract that is actually a product of beer brewing! Just like Bovril, Marmite has a distinct salty flavour, minus the beefy flavour and beef content, so it is a perfect alternative for non-meat eaters.  

This cake can be served as a side dish with a creamy pasta or eaten on its own as a dinner, lunch or a snack, it really is that forgiving. Trust us when we say that it is certainly an unforgettable meal that may become a family favourite! Go ahead, try it! We dare you… 

Bovril Cake

Bovril Cake

We can't tell you what to do in your kitchen but this bovril cake recipe is one for the books. So if you're feeling daring, give it a try!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 6



  • 115 grams melted butter
  • 15 ml Bovril
  • 1 cup of finely grated cheddar cheese


  • 80 ml butter
  • 200 ml sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 200 gram flour
  • 2 ml salt
  • 250 ml milk
  • 10 ml baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  • Mix the butter and sugar
  • Add the egg and mix well
  • Siff the dry ingredients together and add to the mixture, gradually adding the milk
  • Pour into a greased oven dish
  • Bake for 40 minutes
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter and Bovril
  • When the cake is removed from the oven, prick the cake with a fork to make even holes
  • Pour the Bovril mixture over
  • Sprinkle with the cheese, the heat from the cake will melt the cheese
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