In my Christmas hamper, I got two generous chunks of Fruit and Brandy cakes made my Bronte . They looked lovely, wrapped as they were in clear plastic with a simple red label, the dark dense fruit cake showing through the wrapping, with cherries and sultanas glistening like jewels . I just couldn't resist, and promptly cut myself a big chunk . It cut easily, and biting into it was wonderful . The cake itself was very dense and moist, dark in colour, almost like a rich malt loaf. There was loads of fruit scattered throughout the cake, plenty of cherry and sultana in every mouthful, and the fruit was wonderfully moist, and slightly sticky. I can't say I really tasted brandy in the cake, but then I'm not too sure what brandy tastes like. There is no nutritional information on the packaging, so I can't really tell you how bad this cake is going to be for your waistline . The packaging does proclaim it to be an 'all butter' cake, and it certainly does taste rich and indulgent, so I imagine you should probably eat it sparingly . In my opinion this cake is moist enough not to need any kind of cream or custard with it, and surprisingly, it also kept fresh and moist for three days once opened, despite merely being folded over in its packaging rather than being stored in an airtight container . The only downside to this cake is that I can't seem to find it in any shops anywhere! Perhaps they mainly manufacture for hamper companies, or maybe they're just not that big a brand . This is a real shame, as I've eaten my way through the first of these cakes, and I'll be sad when the other one has gone! Wilkinsons do sell a Bronte Christmas Cake though, that looks to be a similar thing with icing on, so I'll be trying out one of those soon! A very nice cake - just a shame I can't seem to find it in shops, for which I'm going to have to deduct 2 stars!
Cakes/biscuits. 6 different varieties of Bronte cakes: Dundee, Cherry Walnut, Fruit & Brandy, Stem Ginger, Dark Genoa and Rum & Butter. Great with your favorite cuppa tea!