Ingredients: Organic Free Range Eggs

The quality of eggs is a huge factor in the taste and texture of any sponge, and of course the quality of the hens’ lives is equally important. Happily, the two things tend to go together; happy hens make for great eggs. All our eggs are certified Organic and Free Range, and are delivered fresh from a family-owned and operated farm in West Sussex. The hens that lay them are free to graze and forage outdoors all day, and live in mobile hen houses which are moved periodically to ensure they always have fresh pastures to enjoy. Because the eggs are collected daily and sorted, graded and packed right on the farm they’re super-fresh when we receive them (Duncan, the farmer, drops them off at C&D HQ every Tuesday). This freshness and the healthy outdoor lifestyle and natural organic diet enjoyed by the chickens makes for the best eggs we’ve ever tasted and, of course, amazing cupcakes.

Some of the hens that lay our eggs, doing their thing in West Sussex.