“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cakes „
It was my husband's birthday last week and I wanted to get him a birthday cake to celebrate. He loves chocolate so a chocolate cake was the one to pick over a sponge cake.
I knew I'd tried some of this Asda Celebration Cake another time, probably for another birthday celebration in the family, and I remember it being very nice so decided to go with this one. It was one of the biggest that Asda sold, serving up to 20 people, looked the most chocolaty and was average in price compared to the other birthday cakes, costing £5.98.
The cake is made from a rich chocolate sponge with a thin layer of chocolate flavoured buttercream inside and a thick layer on top. The top layer of chocolate buttercream is sprinkled with milk and white chocolate flakes, chocolate sprinkles, and milk chocolate coated malt balls. All in all it's a very chocolaty cake!
The cake is quite big and even though we had quite a few family members each having a slice, we've still got almost half of the cake left which just means that there's more for us! The sponge is very soft and light and, although it has a chocolate flavour, it also tastes a little bit of sweet cocoa. The sponge isn't at all dry because of the layer of buttercream inside and the fairly thick layer on top which makes it nice and moist. The buttercream is my favourite part as it's really rich and sweet. The chocolate decorations on top make it a bit more interesting and fun to eat. The malt balls are just like mini Maltesers but the tiny flakes and sprinkles of chocolate are the best bits in my opinion.
I'm really glad that I chose this cake over the others as it ended up being a lot bigger and lasting a lot longer than I originally thought it would and, of course, it's delicious. I haven't eaten much of it myself as I'm not a huge fan of either chocolate or cake but when I have had the odd craving since buying it, this satisfies me quite nicely although I can't eat too big a slice at once as it's a little sickly with all the buttercream. My husband who loves chocolate more than anything, loves this cake and can't stop eating it!
It's a cake that can be used for any celebration, not just birthdays, and for anyone who's a chocolate fan, I think this is the best celebration cake that Asda do.
My boss brought this cake into work for us as it was one of our team members birthdays. It is described as a moist chocolate sponge crammed with milk chocolate chips, topped with smooth chocolate buttercream and finished with milk, white and dark chocolate decorations.
This cake was £4.92 and says it will serve 15 people. It contains no artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. It comes in a purple box covered in lots of colour shapes. The cake is also suitable for vegetarians but may contain traces of nuts and seeds. The cake is not suitable for people allergic to gluten, milk, wheat, eggs or soya as all of these products are in the cake.
Each 100g of the cake will give you 424 kcal (254kcals per serving), 4.1g of protein (2.5g per serving), 49.7g of carbohydrates (29.7g per serving) of which 36.2g of sugars (21.6g per serving), 23.2g of fat (13.9g p/s) of which 7.5g are saturates (4.5g per serving), 1.8g of fibre (1.1g p/s) and 0.21g of sodium (0.13g per serving).
The cake looked like a chocolate lovers dream and I couldn't wait to try it. The sponge was soft and moist and melted in my mouth. It had a rich chocolaty flavour not a horrible fake one. There were loads of chocolate "decorations" on the top of the cake and they certainly hadn't scrimped on any of the extras. The buttercream was thick, smoothy and creamy. I did wonder if the cake would be really sweet or sickly but it really wasn't. I could quite happily have eaten 3 or 4 pieces. The serving size is a good size for each person too and it wouldn't be a tiny little sliver of cake.
I want one of these for my birthday.