A Suffolk-based artisan bakery chain is rolling out a huge festive cake - after creating it by accident following a mix-up in the kitchen.

Two Magpies has described its seasonal panettone - weighing in at 2kg - as "a show-stopper" which can cater for up to 24 Christmas guests.

The cake - which is dark chocolate and fig-flavoured - is a traditional Italian dessert.

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Two Magpies says it has used carefully sourced ingredients - with each loaf crafted by hand. It comes with a recipe card for using up the leftovers to make a panettone bread and butter pudding to enjoy on Boxing Day.

The bakery group - which runs nine bakery cafes across Suffolk and Norfolk and has a new kitchen site at Walpole, near Halesworth - is making it available to buy from its website for delivery nationwide. 

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“The creation of this huge panettone was completely by accident due to a mix up with quantities, but it looked so amazing (and tasted fabulous) that we’ve decided to roll it out as a Christmas special,” said operations director Yasmin Wyatt.

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“This new Panettone uses a huge amount of ingredients including 200 grams figs, 200 grams chocolate and 100 grams Pedro Ximenez sherry. 

"We’ll only be making a small number of these huge cakes so they are really exclusive.

"We don’t believe anyone in the region and possibly any UK baker, is making a panettone as large as this one."