“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Cake „
Gosh, my mouth is watering just thinking about writing this review as this cake was absolutely wonderful and definitely ranks as one of the nicest store bought cakes I have ever tasted.
While I don't drink much coffee, I adore anything coffee flavoured from ice cream to chocolates to cakes and only have to see the word 'mocha' or 'cappuccino' to convince me to buy something. After reading the description of this Cappuccino Cake on the Marks & Spencer website I knew I had to buy it despite the hefty £15 price tag for a 12 slice cake.
There is just one word that sums up this cake, and that is WOW! It's a sponge cake that has been split and filled much like a Victoria Sponge, although this one was so much more exciting.
The sponge itself is coffee flavoured (soaked in richly roasted coffee according to the website) and is beautifully soft and moist. It has an excellent light, airy texture that quite literally melts in my mouth. This sponge is complimented by a rich and creamy buttercream which has been used to both fill and top the cake. The buttercream is intensely coffee flavoured and is absolutely delicious, it does make the cake very sweet though and it is thanks to the buttercream that the smallish slices are enough as even though the cake isn't sickly really it does begin to get a little too sweet after a time.
The cake is very attractive too, I had absolutely no qualms about serving this at my Easter party despite the fact that I will usually only put home cooked cakes onto my buffet tables. The top is very neatly done and has been dusted with cocoa powder and each sliced has been finished off with a chocolate covered coffee bean, which is wonderful but do beware if you have sensitive teeth as the coffee bean was rather hard!
I shall certainly buy this cake again now and again as a treat, £15 is a bit much to make it a regular visitor in my house but for birthdays and parties I will remember that good old M&S make the best coffee cake. Ever!