Yes, it has been done. In fact, I don't know how I missed this last year, to be honest. Bakers in Yorkshire have managed to bake an entire Christmas dinner (minus the turkey though, you'll be pleased to hear), into a cake. There are cranberries, chestnuts, carrots, parsnips and sprouts in there, as well as cinnamon, and a good amount of dark brown sugar.
The cake is sandwiched with a filling made from orange marmalade and it has a cream cheese frosting on top.
The cake was made by Yorkshire-based Allison Whitmarsh, of Proper Maid in Huddersfield last year, for food shop Weetons. 'We all know that vegetables are great in cakes but who knew you could get an entire Christmas dinner in there', said Allison at the time. 'While the cake was baking there was a definite whiff of sprouts, but the end result is absolutely delicious', she added.
I'm normally feeling virtuous after a wedge of carrot or beetroot and chocolate cake, but this is something else. What do you think? Would you be up for adding some sprouts into a cake mix on Boxing Day?