23 per cent of Brits admit to buying supermarket meals, and then passing it off as their own creations, with the most likely course to be 'faked' dessert.
However, the reason for doing this changes based on gender, with 40 per cent of women admitting that they didn't have the time to make their own puddings, whereas the men's excuse is less virtuous: 34 per cent admitted they couldn't be bothered to cook dessert, yet still wanted the glory of the hard work.
The Research was carried out by Morrisons as part of its new M Kitchen dessert range, and the supermarket says sales of their most popular puds have increased - possibly showing that the British public are faking it more than ever.
The top five desserts most likely to be faked are crumble, trifle, cheesecake, chocolate brownie and fruit pie.
Belinda Youngs, Own Brand Director for Morrisons, said: “Some of the desserts most likely to be “faked” are certainly a hit with our customers. The M Kitchen Strawberry Trifle is our best seller and both cheesecake and apple pie are in our top ten sellers.
"Our M Kitchen desserts offer great quality meals at affordable prices and they are so good you can’t blame our customers for wanting to take the credit for them.”