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Cornish Hevva Cake

£10.00 Excluding Shipping

Perfect with a cup of tea

Cornish Hevva cake has been a favourite for generations. Its name is derived from the pilchard industry in Cornwall prior to the 20th century when a ‘huer‘ (cliff top lookout) helped locate shoals of fish.

The huer would shout ‘Hevva!, Hevva!’ to alert the boats to the location of the pilchard shoals. Cornish tradition states that Hevva cake was baked by the huers on their return to their homes, the cake being ready by the time the crews returned to land. Alternatively, it is known as heavy cake as it is not “light”, not risen in the same way as yeast cake or a seedy bun.

Product Details

Delivery is made via courier within 2-3 working days of placing your order, or as close to your selected delivery date as possible. Deliveries are made from 8am until 8pm, Tue – Friday. Please let us know any delivery instructions in the notes section when placing your order.

  • Pasties and Hampers are delivered by DPD within 24hrs of shipping. They will be left with a neighbour if you are not in.
  • Sweet Moments by Mail are delivered by Hermes within 48hrs of shipping. They will be posted through your letterbox.
  • Cornish Cakes and Cream Teas are delivered by DHL within 24hrs of shipping.

Unfortunately, due to the perishable nature of goods, we are unable to deliver to the Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland or any islands e.g. The Channel Islands, or the Isle of Wight.

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