“ Type: Other Desserts „
These Cherry Bakewells are cakes made by the very well known Mr Kipling. They are from the new delightful range. These are a range which is lower in calories and fat. I love the original but thought these sounded healthier so I decided to give them a try.
They are packaged in a cardboard box. The cakes are individually packaged on a plastic inner tray. Each cake sits in a silver foil. The box has 6 of the cakes inside. The box is a pretty blue colour and has pictures of the cherry bakewells on the front. When you first open the cakes you get a lovely almond smell waft from the pack. The cakes look very attractive. The half red cherry against the white icing makes them very appealing to the eye!
The cakes are nice but not as good as the original bakewells. The pastry part of the bakewell is very light. It is a perfect texture. The pastry is filled a very thin layer of fruity raspberry flavoured plum jam which you can tell has been artificially sweetened. The almond sponge which is usually very moist and deliscious was quite dry and not as tasty as the originals.. The cake is topped off with a very soft icing. The cakes are finished off with half a glace cherry on the top. I find they are rather lacking in something I guess the healthier versions take some getting used to.
The cakes do not contain any artificial colours or flavours. They do not contain any hydrogenated fat.
Allergy Advice:Contains Eggs, Contains Gluten, Contains Milk, Contains Nuts, Contains Wheat.
Each cake has 179 whereas the original have 198 calories. I would rather have the extra calories and the nicer cake as the calorie saving is not so great.
A box of the cakes is on a special offer at the moment and you can get 2 boxes £2.30. They are available from supermarkets.
Delightful by name, delightful by nature.
It is true - Mr Kipling really does make exceedingly good cakes and my favourite in his range have to be his cherry bakewells (and apparently, according to his website they are Mr Kipling's favourites too!)
A bakewell is a traditional English bakes dessert tart or cake. It is similar to the bakewell pudding which is said to have originated from the Derbyshire town of Bakewell. In any case the bakewell tart has been around for centuries and there are various recipes and secret recipes surrounding it.
Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells are pastry cases with a layer of fondant icing with an almond flavoured cake and plum flavoured jam. The top is finished off with a half glace cherry. Cherry Bakewells have a very definite almond taste though so if you don't like nuts or a nut taste then this is not the cake for you.
They may be my favourite cake but the calorie content is horrific. Each one contains 203 calories and if you've ever seen the size of them that is huge for the amount of cake you actually get. Now each of these cakes is only 2 and a half inches across (I've measured them) so they are not very big and generally I have to say one does not fill me up for desert so I am generally cheeky and have two so eating two is over 400 calories just for a little desert. Each cake also contains 18.2g of sugar and 8.8g of fat.
Given this fact but given the fact that I still want to eat them every now I then I was very excited when I stumbled across his DeLIGHTful range in Sainsburys the other day. They stood out quite a bit on the shelf as they come in a bright blue box with a picture of a Cherry Bakewell on the front so immediately the box looks different than the original and makes you take a second look.
Apparently they are a new range of cakes which Mr Kipling describes as, "baked lovingly so that they are lower in fat and calories and contain no artificial colours or flavours." Well, with a statement like that how could it go wrong? Unfortunately in my opinion it did go wrong. I find the normal Cherry Bakewells very moist and tasty but I found these lower calories ones very dry and not very tasty at all. They seemed to be not as succulent and like they were missing some (probably the calories). All the same layers of the cake were present but it just seemed like the almond cake wasn't as moist, the jam layer wasn't as thick and all round just not quite right. I did eat a couple of the cakes at different times just to make sure I did not have a bad one and make a mistake but all were as bad as each other.
It's true that there were fewer calories. Each cake contains179 calories and 5.8g of fat but in my opinion it was not worth the calorie saving and I would rather eat the original and the best.
You can visit their website, www.mrkipling.co.uk for more information.
New delighful cakes that are lower in fat and calories and contain no artificial colour or flavours!