German food group Dr Oetker has launched a French Patisserie Tarte cake mixes range in the UK.

The French Patisserie Tartes come in three varieties, Tarte au Citron, Tarte aux Amandes and Tarte au Chocolat and are made with "premium-quality ingredients", the company said.

"The French Patisserie Tartes range is part of our ever expanding portfolio of high quality, consumer-targeted new products that UK consumers are demanding from Dr Oetker," said Richard Ilsley, managing director of Dr Oetker UK.

The launch will be supported by a GBP1.5m (US$3m) marketing campaign, which breaks today (21 April) and a press campaign that will appear throughout May and June.