“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cake „
We bought this on Sunday for the bargain price of £1.50. The packaging is different to that shown above. The cake is now in a navy blue box and the box tells me this is Asda Extra Special Hand Finished Chocolate Fudge Cake. There is a viewing window in the box and I could see the cake was finished off with milk and white chocolate shavings. The cake usually retails at £1.94.
The cake is about 6 inches round and the box tells me it will serve 6. I agree with this, dividing it into 6 leaves good sized portions and everyone should be satisfied.
The cake looks very appetising, the chocolate cream on the top looks rich and sticky and to be honest I couldnt wait to tuck in! Dividing the cake up was easy it was easy to cut and it kept together well meaning it looked nice on the plate aswell as in the box!
Biting into the cake it tasted very nice! Of course it tasted mostly of chocolate! The sponge was moist and tasted lovely and fresh whilst the chocolate buttercream tasted creamy and smooth. There were also chocolate chips dotted throughout which added to the texture. The chocolate curls on the top really added to the flavour as it made the cake more rich and creamy. Together the ingredients made a beautiful cake and it tasted lovely, I would be happy to serve this to family and friends as it was such good quality.
Now of course a cake full of chocolate and cream isnt going to be the healthiest thing in the world, therefore it should only be enjoyed every now and again as a treat. A sixth of the cake contains 285 calories, 25g sugar, 14g fat (4.1g saturates) and 0.3g salt.
Overall I thought this cake was brilliant for the price and we all really enjoyed it. It was brilliant quality and I will certainly be buying it again!
For me a birthday without cake, is not a birthday. It was my birthday the other week and I managed to get myself different two cakes on two different occasions. On of the cakes I was lucky enough to receive was the Asda Extra Special Fudge Cake.
This can be found in only in Asda as it is specific to them however the equivalent can be found in other supermarkets such as Tesco. There are also similar cakes in stores such as Thornton's but you must be prepared to pay a lot more for them. This cake comes in two sizes. A smaller one which serves 6 people and costs £1.95 however this is pretty tiny and I reckon you would only get 4 or 5 servings from. We bought the larger cake which was said to serve 10 people! The cake costs £3.38. I personally think this is quite expensive. There are other larger cakes which can be bought for as little as £2, however this is an "extra special" cake so you cant expect to pay much less.
The cake comes in a cardboard which is a golden orange in colour. This is quite an attractive colour and gives off the idea that is has just been baked. There is a window in the box where you can clearly see the cake through it. It looks delicious and very luxurious. I just hoped it would live up to its "extra special" name. On the back of the box there is nutritional information as well as ingredients and on the front there is product name, brand name and a little description. There are no pictures on the front of the box but this doesn't matter too much as there is the clear picture of the cake through the see through window! Overall the box is really attractive and stood out to me on the shelf.
The square shaped box is easy to open and you will see that it is set on a gold cardboard plate. This adds to the lovely special, royal feeling of the cake. The cardboard is very thick though. It is easy to slip on to a plate but might requires two hands to do so, On first glance the cake is really appealing. It is a lovely and looks extremely chocolatey! It doesn't look overly huge though but it is a decent size!
The cake is supposed to serve 10 people but even giving everybody rather large portions we managed to get about 12 servings. Not a complaint though. The knife sinks in easily however it actually is a shame to spoil the lovely surface of the cake! The sponge seems soft enough and doesn't cause to many problems when chopping up!
The cake is made up of 2 layers or rather 3. The bottom layer is a chocolate sponge, which is then topped with fudge butter cream and then this is topped with milk and white chocolate curls. The chocolate sponge was really tasty. It was really chocolatey however it was a gorgeous chocolate flavour. It wasn't bitter at all but instead it was very sweet and creamy. It had a lovely fudge flavour to it too, almost like caramel. I loved it and it made the chocolate flavour a bit ore easy to eat! Thefudge butter cream was amazing. It had a strong fudge taste and to me it actually tasted like the fudge you get inside Cadbury fudges. The texture was lovely. It was smooth and thick with the right amount of "grittyness" to it! The curls on top were lovely too. There was a lot of them and this is where it really lived up to its name. they hadn't skimped on the topping but instead had been very generous. The white chocolate curls were most powerful and tasted really creamy indeeed. The cake all together was amazing and the tastes mixed together wonderfully.
A typical portion of this cake is a tenth, and this will provide you with 234 calories and 12g of fat. This isn't a huge slice but it is decent and so I feel that the nutrition is not as bad as some cakes you can get. Allergy wise this cake isn't suitable for those who are allergic to wheat, gluten, eggs or milk!