Product Type: Cadbury's Snacks
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Cadbury Buttons Birthday Cake
Member Name: SweetTooth93
Cadbury Buttons Birthday Cake
Advantages: delicious, chocolate sponge is great,
Disadvantages: not overly cheap, very unhealthy
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!