“ Brand: Tesco „
Every year I buy each of my children a birthday cake; sometimes I have bought big cakes (some of which didn't always get eaten), I have bought caterpillar cakes; big square cakes; all sorts. This year for my sons 12th birthday I wasn't really sure what sort of cake to get him. As usual, I thought I would go around the supermarkets looking for something suitable . Whilst my son loves sweets and some cakes; he will not eat a lot of cake. My daughter likes cake too, but again, she won't eat loads of it. This year, I knew there probably wouldn't be many children around (apart from a few local children) so I thought I would buy him this Tesco Finest Chocolate Indulgence cake.
The size of it seemed to be just right (10 servings) and it looked really delicious! Tesco describe it in the following way; 'Chocolate cake filled and topped with Chocolate fudge butter cream. Hand decorated with Belgian Chocolate curls' It looks very special in its box which has a see through front, so you can see exactly what the cake looks like. This is certainly a good way of tempting people to buy it! The top of the cake has Belgian white chocolate and marbled chocolate curls on it. It has a lovely moist sponge which is really chocolaty. The Chocolate fudge butter cream filling and topping is delicious; It is creamy and flavoursome without tasting sickly.
I was ready to serve up the cake to my son, complete with 12 candles. He was outside playing with a few of his friends so I called them all in for a slice of birthday cake! They all loved it! Once my son, his friends and me, had eaten some cake, this left about half the cake. I saved some for my daughter and this left enough for about 3 more portions. None of the cake got wasted; so this proved to be one of the best cakes I had bought really. Although it isn't called a birthday cake, it proved to be ideal. It also wasn't very expensive only costing £4.00. You can buy the same cake but in a smaller size (serving 6). The smaller sized cake is currently on a special offer at only £1.69, which is well worth buying!!
Chocolate Fudge Buttercream, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Free Range pasteurised whole Egg, Belgian chocolate curls, Fat reduced cocoa powder, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Whole Milk, Cornflour, Raising agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium bicarbonate), Cocoa mass, Salt
Contains Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Egg, Soya.
Cannot be guaranteed Nut free
Suitable for vegetarians
As expected this lovely cake is high in calories! One-tenth of the cake (61g) contains 260kcals.
This is a great chocolate cake; highly recommended and good value for money; therefore I am awarding it 5 Dooyoo stars.
Every year for my birthday, my mum always buys me one of these tesco finest chocolate cakes! It only costs £3.30 for the bigger version, but you can also get a smaller version which we sometimes get as a treat at weekend for just £1.94.
This cake is from tescos finest range, and is made up of a rich chocolate cake and it has chocolate buttercream in it, and also a layer of it on top. There are curls of belgium marble, white and milk chocolate sprinkled on top. They are not tight with these, there are usually covering the whole top of the cake, you get loads on which is really nice.
The cake is really soft and light, and tastes richly of chocolate and the buttercream is lovely, really creamy and sweet. As there is so much chocolate in this cake with the buttercream and chocolate curls on top, if you eat too much it gets very sickly! We can only eat a small slice, about a sixth or it gets too much and makes you feel sick.
You can really tell tescos have used all finest ingredient in this cake, it is so really and nice, and they also state that they have used free range eggs. You don't get too much mess eating this cake either, it doesn't get crumbs everywhere like some do.
This cake is suitable for vegetarians, and needs to be stored in a cool dry place, we like ours from the fridge though, although it is never as soft but I like it better.
On the box it says this serves 10 people, but I would say there are roughly about 6 servings or you don't really get enough.
Per one tenth of the cake though there are 260 calories! So this cake isn't that good if you are on a diet but it is meant for a treat anyway!
I highly recommend this cake, it is very chocolatey, light and soft, one of the best chocolate cakes I've had!
If I am out for a meal I will almost always opt for a starter over a dessert - not that much of a sweet tooth. However, there are 2 desserts that I have yet to ever turn down - Raspberry Cheesecake and this Chocolate Cake.
I am not a huge fan of chocolate cake but this is absolutely delicious. I have had it as my birthday cake for the last 3 years and we have it every Christmas too!
Being from Tesco's Finest range you expect quality. The cake comes in a silver box and as you can see from the picture above, looks delicious.
The cake has a butter cream icing on the top only, none down the sides I'm afraid. There are white and milk chocolate shavings covering the top of the cake and they certainly aren't stingy with these. (You can pinch a few off the top without anyone ever noticing before you serve it) The cake itself is a chocolate sponge with a layer of chocolat sauce between.
The taste, is quite simply, heavenly! Chocolate cake if often very heavy, something which this one definately cannot be accused of as it is very light and fluffy. It is not too sickly either and I could very easily eat 2 slices quite happily.
However, the down side is I would definately not recommend this as it is rather heavy on the calories - as to be expected from such a delicious cake though! At 210 calories a slice and 1g of fat, it's not exactly for the weight concious, especially as you're likely to want more!
As this type of cake is not exactly something you have every day though, it is perfect for special occassions. The cake is also suitable for vegeatarians and those with nut allergies, although there is the usual Tesco disclaimer stating that they cannot guarantee this!
The packaging says that it serves 8 and I would say that is about right, although it is probably 6 slightly more generous portions. It costs around £3.50 in my local Tescos and I thoroughly reccomend it for any special occassion.
We all have special occasions that we love to celebrate, some rush out and buy a bottle of champagne and others head for the celebration cake shelf in the local supermarket, some even do both!
A few weeks ago it was Mums birthday so I headed off in search of a cake to celebrate, Tesco have a brilliant selection of cakes for special occasions.
When you take a look along the shelf it is hard to come to a decision, but she always welcomes a slice of chocolate cake so I plumped for the Tesco Finest Indulgence cake.
The larger size was £3.38 and looked to be plenty for the six of us to have a decent sized slice each.
The Tesco Indulgence food range is packed elegantly in silver and black cardboard, I know that we aren't going to be eating the box but packaging does help if it is attractive!
The cake box has a large see through plastic window at the top of the box, so you can view the cake clearly...and it looked a million dollars.
The cake slid out easily onto the cake plate and Mum was highly delighted with her `birthday cake`.
I have to admit that the cake looked pretty impressive, a good overall depth and the top was covered in what I took to be butter-cream and was covered in both milk and white chocolate swirls, all in all a very classy looking cake that almost looked too good to cut!
The cake knife ran through the thick sponge easily and came out the other end loaded with thick icing, which I had by then discovered was chocolate fudge icing. Often sponge cake can be crumbly or dry but none of this here, a moist and very chocolatey sponge cake. In the centre yet another layer of the fudge butter-cream to hold the two sponge sandwiches in place.
By that stage I had decided that teaspoons were going to be the order of the day, either that or your fingers would end up covered in rich sweet fudge icing.
As I cut the slices I made sure that everyone had their fair share of chocolate curls from the top of the cake, these curls felt firm under the knife.
Mum was delighted with her cake, a glass of sherry in one hand and a spoonful of cake in the other and life was perfect!
I enjoyed the cake, the light moist chocolate sponge was delicious. The chocolate curls were beyond delicious! But the only thing that slightly spoilt it for me was the thick top coating of fudge butter-cream and the same thing appearing in the middle of the cake too.
Consequently the rich moist sponge got slightly `lost` in the huge helping of rich butter-cream. Anyone who has an extra extra sweet tooth will lap this cake up but I would have preferred to see a lighter middle filling.
If I had paid more attention to the ingredients listed on the box I would have noticed that the rich fudge icing was both on the top and in the middle, but I was just too busy looking at the surface!
Tesco have made the sponge using Free Range eggs and they are Belgian chocolate curls on the top.
I would estimate that each slice of cake we ate contained 350 calories, the servings suggested on the box would be a bit mean.
The cake contains soya, wheat, gluten and milk and is not suitable for anyone with a nut allergy. It wouldn't surprise you to hear that the cake is high in fats an sugar too.
When we look around the supermarket often our eyes do the choosing for us, we are led to pick up things that look highly attractive.
I am by no means saying that this cake isn't indulgent or luxurious because it most certainly is!!
Maybe just a bit too rich for me and when the next family celebration comes along I shall show a little more self restraint!
My dad recently turned 60 so I went on a hunt for a rich chocolate cake, and came across this bad boy. I was enticed by the word 'indulgence' and it looked like just the right size so it went in my basket.
For £3.38 you get a medium sized chocolate cake, perfect for birthdays and special occasions. I looked at other varieties, like the funky character design cakes as a novelty, but they seemed too big as there would only be 3 of us eating them. I wanted to get something that wasn't too expencive just incase it didn't all get eaten, but I didn't want to skimp on quality. Tesco Finest usually produce well made, tasty options and this cake is no exception. The average serving size of this cake is 1/10, which is a rather thin slice considering it's not a particularily big cake!
The cake itself is made from a gorgeous rich chocolate (made with free range eggs) and has some chocolate fudge buttercream filling. It's also covered in this buttercream which gives it a silky smooth finish. To top it off, the cake is hand decorated with Belgian white, milk & marbled chocolate curls. When I first looked at the cake I thought it may be a bit dry and perhaps bitter with all the chocolate. But I was pleasantly surprised...
The knife cuts into the cake softly and smoothly and the smell of the right chocolate is enough to make your mouth water. Like most cakes, it's a tad crumbly but the fudge buttercream coating helps to hold it together. It's packed with rich chocolate flavour that tastes like any branded cake; you wouldn't be able to tell it's a supermarket brand. The buttercream filling is smooth and sweet and really livens up the sponge, whilst the curls on the top are crisp and delicate. Because of this, it's not dry either. As it's so full of flavour and a wonderful texture, the small serving will satisfy your inner cake monster. Each 1/10 contains 200 calories and 8.8g fat. This is expected as you're getting a full-on chocolate 'indulgence', so you wont feel too cheated by having such a high fat/calorie content per small serving. In fact, when I looked at other cakes, this seemed on the lower side with other cakes averaging 280 calories and 14g fat for a similar sized serving.
The only thing I thought was a bit strange was that it didn't come on a base. When I was trying to get it out, I felt underneath the cake to find the cardboard base and instead had my hand covered in chocolate. This makes it quite hard to get the cake out without it crumbling so be careful when removing it from the packaging. Other than that this is a rich, sweet, chocolate cake that tastes and smells luscious and is presented very neatly.
As Marjorie Daws would say I do like a bit of cake and if you are going to buy one from a supermarket then you cannot go far wrong with Tesco Finest Chocolate Indulgence Cake.
The cake comes in two sizes and I purchased the smaller of the two for £1.69 from my local Tesco convenience store. It is packaged in the branded silver box to denote the finest range with a clear section on top so that you can view the contents. Now in the nutritional blurb on the top it has the amounts for what it claims is per slice however in their opinion you can get eight slices from the cake whilst in reality unless you had the dexterity of a heart surgeon and the appetite of a mouse you are not going to want to cut it into eight pieces, six maybe however my advice is to cut it into quarters and then invite two friends around for coffee (this means there is a spare piece left for later when they have gone) and pig out.
This is a busy looking cake, by that I mean that there is a lot going on both on the outside and the inside for that matter. It is well presented with the top of the cake adorned with milk, white and marble swirls all piled up on top of each other and then some chocolate has been drizzled over them. They have been very generous with these and they are piled high enough that a few fell off and landed in my mouth as I removed the cake from the box. These sit on top of a buttercream and ganache topping and then you have two layers of chocolate sponge with a layer of chocolate sauce between them.
Texture and Taste
As you cut through the cake there is a reassuring crispness to the chocolate swirls on top and this sensation is repeated as you bite through them. The sponge is very moist which is personally how I like it and does not crumble as you bite into it and the contrast between it and the chocolate swirls is perfect. It can be a bit messy to eat from the hand with the chocolate sauce and buttercream on the outside and I tend to use a spoon.
As for taste it is absolutely heavenly, the chocolate is not overpowering and all of the ingredients compliment each other well. As you would expect it is very sweet and there is no dark chocolate as such to reduce the overall sweetness of the cake however the flavours are quite subtle. The combination of the sponge and the chocolate sauce filling is divine.
The chocolate sauce filling is very rich and creamy and in my mind is the glue that holds the whole cake together.
The buttercream and ganache topping is probably the strongest taste on the cake and in places this is a bit heavy and could actually do with being a bit more thinly spread however in no way does it detract from the overall quality of the product.
If this is not of interest to you stop reading now however the product is suitable for vegetarians but does contain milk, wheat, glutton , egg and soya for those with allergies and whilst it does not contain nuts the usual waiver about the potential for traces of nuts to be in the product is on the box.
If you cut it the way I recommended then you are looking at 420 calories which is about 25 minutes on the cross trainer for me, and there is a generous 21g of fat as well. Actually the nutritional value on this box is quite good because each of these figures and those for sugar, saturates and salt are also shown as a % of the recommended daily allowance which I have not noticed on other products.
Ignoring the nutritional stuff this is a good product, well presented, a taste to die for and a nice texture that overall provides a very indulgent experience which is what it says in the product title.
Thanks for reading and rating my review.