February is Cake Month at Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo cake

The Anglo-Saxons loved cake, the National Trust love cake - it's a match made in heaven!


In Anglo-Saxon days, February was called Solmonath, which has been variously translated as 'Sun Month' and 'Mud Month', but according to our old friend the Venerable Bede, the Saxons called it 'Cake Month' and made offerings of cakes to their gods. 

Here at Sutton Hoo we would hate old traditions to disappear, and are celebrating Cake Month the National Trust way. 

Cake in winter

The wild and ancient landscape at Sutton Hoo is the perfect place to explore the dramatic beauty of winter, and to escape the cold with a big slice of cake and a lovely cup of tea. 

Cake of the Week 

Each week we'll have a different cake of the month to try, made by our expert chef Ziggy. 

Sutton Hoo Bake Off

If you'd like to get involved, then we are also holding a month-long, social-media, Sutton Hoo-inspired bake off. So roll up your sleeves, roll out your dough, and get baking, and please share the images of your cakes on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. 

Bake, eat, and make merry, like an Anglo-Saxon.