“ Brand: Cadburys / Type: Cake „
Like many people, my daughter is a big fan of Cadburys - particularly their chocolate buttons. So it was no surprise to me when she picked the Cadbury Buttons Birthday Cake in Tesco for her birthday.
* Where to Buy *
As stated above, I purchased my daughters cake from Tesco. They don't always seem to have them in my local one, so I went to a slightly larger store were they had a wider selection of cakes. I'm pretty sure you can purchase this cake from most medium-sized supermarkets.
* Appearance *
The cake is rectangular shaped, covered in milk chocolate with 'Happy Birthday' written on it in the middle. Around the 'Happy Birthday' are chocolate buttons, alternating white and milk. The edge of the cake has a rim of chocolate butter cream.
The box is the tradition Cadbury colour of purple, with a plastic window in it to enable you to see what the cake looks like. It claims to serve 16 slices, which I would say was about right.
Once you take the cake out of the box, you will notice it is in what they call an 'easy serve tray with easy open corner tabs'. This is basically the normal flat base you have on cakes, but with sides (like a cuboid without the top). You have to pull the tabs off to fold down a side, enabling you to get in to cut the cake. To be honest though, I would found it easier and more practical without tray.
* Taste *
I really enjoyed my slice, especially the butter cream which I though was the best thing about the cake. The actual chocolate sponge was a bit dry, but still enjoyable and nice. I could hardly taste the chocolate buttons; they were soft and just sort of blended into the rest of the cake. I would say that the description on the box was pretty accurate in reference to the taste: 'a rich chocolate sponge topped with delicious chocolate butter cream and decorated with Cadbury milk chocolate and white chocolate buttons, in an easy serve presentation tray'.
* Nutritional Information *
Calories - 165
Sugars - 13.8g
Fat - 9.1g
Saturates - 4.1g
Salt - 0.4g
* Summary *
Although I wasn't a fan of the 'presentation tray', I would buy this cake again and would recommend it. I think it's suitable for all ages, and would make a good cake for a small party (as it has 16 slices).
I am a huge fan of cadburys chocolate and most of their confectionary products I really enjoy. My favorite ones are the orginal ones to be honest and I although I enjoy the newer ones they just can't match up to the good old ones! I am very fussy when it comes to cakes. I dont like tradtional ones with thick icing, so when I saw this, a nice looking cake, with the magic Cadbury's touch I thought it couldnt be much better than this!
The cake comes in colourful bright packaging, ideal for parties and kids. The main part is cardboard which of course is recyclable, which is great. I'm not so sure about the plastic bit in the top, but this allows you to see well through the packaging and see how good the actual cake looks rather than just a picture of it.
The cake is in a long thintray about 1.5 inches thick. It is chocolate sponge with creamy chocolate icing and is decorated with buttons on the top. In the middle is a chocolate slab with ahappy birthday sign written across the top. Dont get me wrong, this shouldnt just be saved for birthdays, this should be bought for any occassion!
The cake tastes good, it is soft moist chocolate cake with creamy icing that is not too rich. The buttons are added generously, and taste good with the cake or peeled off and eaten individually. I love this cake, and its slightly elavated price is worth it!
For me a birthday without cake, is not a birthday. It was my brothers birthday the other week and he managed to get himself two cakes on two different occasions. On of the cakes he was lucky enough to receive was the Cadbury's Chocolate Button Cake.
This can be found in all supermarket's such as Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda. We specifically bought ours in Asda though however it can be found in the others too. They are always found in the celebration cake aisle which is usually near the aisle with products such as the pancakes, scones and doughnuts. The cake costs £6.48. I personally think this is quite expensive. There are other larger cakes which can be bought for as little as £2, however this is a branded name so you cant expect to pay an overly small cost.
The cake comes in a cardboard which is a deep purple in colour. This is the normal colour of Cadbury's however I feel that is actually slightly more blue than the products in the same brand. There is a window in the box where you can clearly see the cake through it. It looks delicious and very chocolate like. 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 pictures of flying chocolate buttons on the front as well as balloons and party tags which say on them Happy Birthday. Overall the box is really attractive and stood out to me on the shelf.
The rectangular box is easy to open and you will see that it is set on a white cardboard plate. The cardboard is very thick though. It is easy to slip on to a plate but might requires two hands to do so, or two people that means 4 hands! On first glance the cake is really appealing. It is a lovely and looks extremely chocolatey!
The cake is supposed to serve 16 people but even giving everybody rather large portions we managed to get about 18 servings. Not a complaint though. The knife sinks in easily however be careful not to cut through one of the chocolate buttons on the top because these can be quite tough. The sponge at one end of the cake also seemed tougher than the other however this is probably just a slight difference.
The cake is made up of 2 layers or rather 3. The bottom layer is a chocolate sponge, which is then topped with butter cream and then this is topped with milk and white chocolate buttons. 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 is probably one the best chocolate sponges I've ever tried and I am very fussy when it comes to chocolate sponge! The butter cream was amazing. Again, I prefer normal butter cream with a vanilla flavour or fudge however this was really lovely. It was very buttery and thick and had a nice mild chocolate taste to it. The buttons on top were lovely. I managed to have 3 of them; two white chocolate and one milk. The milk chocolate one tasted exactly the same as the usual milk chocolate buttons you get however the white ones were a lot creamier and slightly less sweet. The cake all together was amazing and the tastes mixed together wonderfully.
100g of this cake contains 470 calories and 22g of fat. I'd say that a typical portion was about 80g so this would leave you with 376 calories and 21.6g of fat. This is a whopping amount and you'd be as well having one and a half chocolate bars instead. The cake Is not suitable for those allergic to wheat, milk or eggs!
A birthday party is never complete without a cake is it, and my granddaughters party was no exception to this. I had made desserts for the adults and wanted a nice cake that the children at the party would enjoy, but one that wouldn't break the bank as my daughter had already ordered in a very nice personalised cake from the bakery.
In Sainsbury's I was looking at the birthday cakes when a familiar purple caught my eye, I pulled it off the shelf and saw it was a Cadbury's Buttons Cake which I knew instantly would be happily received by everyone. Looking through the large window in the box I saw a cake which looked to be 100% chocolate, it looks very appetising and almost as if it's been designed with adults in mind with Cadbury's just chucking on a few Buttons to appease the children!
I took the cake back to my daughters house and together we slid it out of the box to have a quick look before the guests arrived. It looks lovely in its entirety, I had seen only a small part while it was in the box but seeing the whole cake convinced me that it would definitely appeal to the 12 year old birthday girl and her equally grown up friends.
The cake is presented in a thick, stiff aluminium tray which holds it together well and makes it easy to cut. We left it in the tray as it's quite a thin cake and I wasn't sure how well it would transfer as a whole from the tray to a plate, we didn't want the cake breaking up so decided it was best to stay on the safe side.
Even though it's not a deep cake it makes up for this by being long and wide, the surface area of the cake is probably shoe box size and it's covered in a very rich butter icing which gives the cake a very wicked appearance. There is a large rectangle of milk chocolate onto which has been piped the words 'Happy Birthday' in a contrasting white chocolate icing. There are not many Buttons to be seen on the surface of the cake, but judging by how much chocolate is visible then perhaps less is more when it comes to chocolatey embellishments!
I knew it was going to be extremely rich just by the intense chocolate smell coming from the cake so after my granddaughter had blown her candles out I cut it into small squares and gave them out.
The sponge which I hadn't been able to see in the tray is also chocolate (what else?) and it is absolutely gorgeous. It's a very crumbly sponge so a lot of it was lost to the bottom of the tray while cutting it up, but my younger granddaughter soon saw to that when she sat down after the party with the tray and a spoon to munch up all the crumbs. It's a moist and rich chocolate sponge which was delicately flavoured with vanilla, however the overriding taste was definitely a good quality cocoa. It is so moist that even without the added butter cream I could have eaten a piece and not found it dull or dry in the slightest.
This lovely sponge was then liberally covered in a dark chocolate icing which is extremely sweet and very chocolatey. It's a creamy and sticky icing which was impossible to ignore, I segmented my piece of cake into two so I could eat one half normally and use the other half to pick apart the various layers of chocolate loveliness. The outside of the cake was thickly piped with a lighter butter cream which contrasted perfectly in both colour and flavour. This butter cream had a wonderfully rich chocolate flavour which was accentuated I think by the mousse-like consistency of it.
Together this cake is just delicious. It's a very soft texture because the only thing of any real substance are the Buttons and there are so few there that you may or may not get a milk or white chocolate Button on your slice of cake. The sponge melts beautifully in my mouth and the stickiness of the different chocolate icings make this feel like a very naughty treat indeed.
Everyone loved it, my granddaughter and her friends felt very decadent eating such a grown up cake at her birthday party while my younger granddaughter and her friends simply loved so much chocolate all in one sitting that they sat down quietly to eat in terror of it being taken away!
The cake cost £7.49 which I think is a nice price as I had gone cake hunting thoroughly expecting to pay around the £15 mark as I did for another recent birthday. The Cadbury name always goes a long way but in this instance the praise is definitely on merit of the cake itself and with a price tag like that I do not know a chocolate lover who would dare to complain!
I'm sorry but I don't know the nutritional information for this cake, but as someone who has eaten a piece or two I can tell you that it's not going to be good. It's sweet to the point of being sickly from the very first few mouthfuls so calories are going to be off the scale, and I shouldn't think the fat content will be far behind. But I say so what, a birthday comes around only once a year so enjoy it without worrying about the scales.