To mark its 150th birthday, Sainsbury’s has produced a special celebration cake in partnership with Californian pastry chef and author Claire Ptak, who hit the global spotlight this time last year when she baked the wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Citrus and Blossom cake, made using fresh lime, orange blossom and crème fraiche, marks 150 years since the first Sainsbury’s store opened in 1869 on Drury Lane selling just three products: butter, milk and eggs.

Customers can get a slice of the celebratory sweet treat in Sainsbury’s cafés across the UK throughout the 150th Birthday Week, 20th – 27th May, for the special price of £1.50.

After the seven-day celebration, the cake will be available for a further eight weeks at £2 per slice – 35p cheaper than alternative layer cakes sold in Sainsbury’s cafés.

Claire Ptak’s delicious recipe will also be available on the Sainsbury’s website from the 150th Birthday Week, so everyone from the expert baker to the novice cake-maker can enjoy the bake at home with family and friends.

To try your hand at the recipe for the celebratory Citrus and Blossom cake, find the recipe here: recreating it at home.”

As part of Sainsbury’s 150th birthday celebrations, the retailer will also be hosting a two-day event on Langley Street in Covent Garden – a short walk from the brand’s first home on Drury Lane.

The immersive experience will transport visitors back to 1869 through to the present day, bringing to life some of the biggest events from the supermarket’s 150-year history. For more information visit

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