“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cakes „
This used to be one of my favourite types of cakes when I was little although I haven't had it in years. So when I saw one the other day whilst shopping in Asda I just couldn't resist trying it out again.
Angel cake is a soft sponge cake with three different coloured layers which makes it look very pretty and delicate. The layers are pink, yellow and white and each layer has a thin layer of vanilla icing in between. The top part of the cake is covered in a golden brown slightly harder coating which I presume is from where they've baked it.
The whole cake is mainly vanilla flavoured although there are slightly different tastes to the three different colours of sponge. The white sponge tastes very much like vanilla and is probably the sweetest one. The yellow sponge has a very slight hint of lemon and the pink sponge tastes a bit fruity. Each layer is very sweet though and the sponge is all very moist, light and fluffy and not at all dry to eat which is what I like about this. The vanilla icing is a bit like a sweet vanilla flavoured buttercream and is probably what adds to the moistness of the cake.
This cake only costs £1 from Asda so it's great value and when cut into individual slices I'd say that it could probably feed around 6 people.
Although I don't eat Angel cake very much anymore, I do still really enjoy it whenever I do have a bite and it's still one of my very favourite types of cakes. It's sweet, light and very angel-like so you have to be very good to get some!
Angel Cake is something I have eaten for a long time. I was always given it on a Saturday lunch time as a child and have since passed this tradition on to my children.
I really like Angel Cake and find it amusing that it isn't as popular as I would expect.
What is Angel Cake?
Angel Cake is a cake made up of 3 layers with white vanilla icing cream between each layer, totalling two layers of cream.
The cake is 3 different colours, pink, white and yellow it also comes in a strip like a Battenberg. The top layer, is the thickest, the other two layers are the same dimensions.
The strip aspect is great, I like to think of it like those plasters that come in strips and you cut how much you want. That is exactly what Angel Cake is like, it comes in 2 length sizes in Asda and you cut as much as you want.
On the top and bottom of Angel Cake is a layer of brown, I don't want to make this sound horrible because it isn't but it is like a crust or a base, all it is, is the edge.
It doesn't affect the taste or add anything to it if I'm honest. I don't really understand why it is there.
What does it taste like?
Angel Cake tastes like many cake products, but I will say the cake is surprisingly light and moist but not heavy. You don't usually get moist cakes that have a light texture and taste. Angel Cake does have this and is very nice and refreshing.
Compared to some other cake type products, ie, cake bars, this is far lighter and tastier in my opinion. It is very soft and very fresh, I think even after a few days in the bread bin it tastes better than some other competitors products.
How much does it cost?
In Asda you can buy Angel Cake for £1.00 for a small strip. It is made and produced by Asda and is definitely one thing they have got right.
How healthy is it?
Typical Values per 100 grams
Energy - 1547Kj / 368kcal
Fat of saturates - 6.8 grams
My Final Thought.
I really enjoy Angel Cake, I think it is reasonably priced and is a great snack, lunch box filler or treat. If you have never tried it, go and get some.
You know how some foods remind you of when you were a child? Well this is one of my childhood favourites not always Asda one as you can buy them in most different shops, but this review is for the Asda cake which I purchased today.
I used to get Angel cake muddled with Battenburg when I was small due to them being the same colours but after a while I worked out that one was squares and the other not.
Angel cake is made up of very light moist and fantastic tasting sponge cake. Each cake has three different colours to make the cake and between each coloured sponge is a layer of vanilla cream icing filling.
The way the cake was arranged today was different from the pictured one on here. The base was white followed by a yellow middle layer and a pink top. The entire cake has a golden brown layer over it from where it was cooked. I'm never sure if they cook the different colours and make the cake up that way or cook it whole and slice it to add the cream.But after looking at the cake now closely I think they make them up separately...
Unless you want huge slices you need to slice the cake width ways which will give you a nice slice with all the sponges colours in.
I'm afraid these are rather moreish so don't blame me for your calorie intake about to go up. Would recommend trying some if you haven't already.
The cake provides 368 calories per 100g but it doesn't state the pack size anywhere on the pack so if you want to know per serving you need to weigh it yourself.
The cost of this cake today from Asda was £1.00.