Chefs have created what they believe is the largest Christmas cake ever baked in the UK.

Everyone loves a big piece of Christmas cake but this one really ‘takes the cake”! Measuring a massive 5.5 metres by 2.7 metres and weighing in at 700kg, the iced Christmas cake took seven days to make.

Ten chefs used ingredients including 1400 eggs, 50kg of flour and sugar and numerous cherries and raisins to create the cake.

A further 180kg of chocolate was used to make the edible decorations that finish off the masterpiece.

Chef Darshan Choudhari, who works at Red Hot World Buffet in Nottingham, said: “I’m really pleased with it. I couldn’t have done it without the team. It took three weeks to plan and we’ve worked on it for the last seven days.”

Luis Wilson-Wolfe, manager of the restaurant, said: “I was shocked by just how big the cake was when finished. We struggled as a team to even lift it, then we had to find a table in the restaurant that was big enough and strong enough to take its weight. But what about the the oven they cooked it in?

The world record for the largest Christmas cake is held by Just Bake in India. The cake, which weighed in at 3825kg, was a traditional Christmas plum cake and measured 8.8 metres by 5.8 metres.