“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Cake „
Whilst I was shopping at Morrisons this cream filled cake caught my eye. It looked delicious in the see through packaging it was in, it looked very 'home made'. I was very happy when I seen the price of £1.29 so I took it to the till and payed for it.
After dinner I tucked into this with my OH and we had half each (greedy us!) but the cake could easily feed 6 people.
The cake was round in shape and it had 2 layers of sponge which in-between was filled generously with cream and jam. The cake had a very nice taste to it, not artificial at all.
The sponge was also very light, just oozed yummyness in your mouth.
I am pretty sure the jam is raspberry, very delicious and smooth.
The cream was whipped very lightly which was a absolute treat.
You could easily pass this cake off as your own if you had guest around because it really does taste home made.
The downside of this cake is it does not come with any calorie/sugar/fat information on. I suspect that this will put certain people of as I am sure people would like to know how much this cake contains.
Over all this is a yummy treat for any body who loves a slice of cake!
I bought one of these yesterday for the bargain price of 89p, I think they usually retail at £1.29 but for some reason yesterday they were only 89p. My sponge is about 6 inches round but you can also buy a larger 12 inch one for around £3.50. There is also a chocolate variety but this review is on the fresh cream victoria sponge from the Morrisons bakery section.
So the cake comes in a nice plastic box which means it wont get crushed on the way home (I imagine that could be very messy!). The box is clear meaning you can see exactly what you are buying and also pick the one which looks the nicest! Inside, the cake looks very appetising, the sponge looks baked to perfection and inside there is plenty of fresh cream and raspberry jam.
Opening the box, the cake does not really smell of anything. Cutting into the cake, I immediately noticed how soft it was which to me meant that it was very fresh and had probably been baked that day in store. Once sliced, the cake looked very appetising and you could easily serve this to guests (and maybe even pass it off as your own!). The cake will serve between 4 and 6.
Biting into the cake, the sponge was very sweet and soft, it melted well in the mouth and had a lovely taste to it. The cream was very creamy and again fresh, it did not taste at all synthetic and was complemented very well by the jam. The jam was very sweet and had a nice taste of raspberries, there were no bits which to me was a positive point. Together, all of the ingredients tasted absolutely lovely. The cake tasted very fresh and had a homemade feel to it.
Because it is baked in store there is no nutritional information on the box, however I think it is quite obvious that this cake wont be very good for you and therefore should only be enjoyed in moderation!
I thought this cake was absolutely fantastic, especially for the price. It tastes so much nicer than a pre-boxed cake from the cake aisle but is the same price (or slightly less than some). It will stay fresh for a few days after purchase so dont feel as though you need to eat it all at once!
Highly recommended-a lovely cake at a bargain price.
Morrison's fresh cream sponge. My mouth is watering as I think about it. I will have to buy one tomorrow. This has got to be one of the best cakes for the wow factor. Its big, it makes an impression and it tastes absolutely divine.
I usually buy one every few weeks when the family are visiting. Everyone I have ever given a slice to loves it. It melts in your mouth. I have never looked at the ingredients, because its probably full of additives and some say very, very bad for you. Calourie count must be loads, but I dont' care I will just grin and bear it. I usualy prefer savory things but this cake has made me an addict.
The last time we actually had two in one day. Late last year, when we had family visiting my husband left the first one in the back the car for 3 hrs, he honestly thought it would be ok to eat. I asked why he had chosen a butter cream one, he said he had not, so I checked the bill and yes, he had brought a fresh cream one, which had turned into butter (yuk) he hastily went back to Morrison's for a replacement and lucky for him they had one left which was Delicious. The average family would get six generous slices but my greedy lot cut it into three, I cut my share into two and eat the other later or next day. For the benefit of others such as my husband it is fresh cream so it must be eaten within two days of purchase unless otherwise stated ie 1 day if reduced (short date).
I first came across Morrison's fresh cream cakes when my Mother in Law visited a few weeks ago. She made the wise decision to buy one for our pudding and was very quick to tell us about the time she picked up one of these cream cakes in the reduced section for 10p. (Not the same one that she bought for us, I hasten to add! Don't want to be spreading rumours that my in Laws are cheapskates around the web!)
As my husband has got an old friend visiting this weekend, I thought a nice fresh cream cake would be a suitable pudding and headed for this cake in Morrisons. It's not the biggest cake in the world but serves six people who are being incredibly polite and restrained or, more likely, four people who are treating themselves to a really decent sized slice of cake. If you're going to eat cake, you should at least have a big slice!
The cake can be found in the fridges at Morrisons alongside other temptations such as cream doughnuts and cream slices, yum! I've noticed that the price tends to vary quite a bit (never seen them for 10p, sadly) and they are currently selling for £1.19, having bought one for today's tea. It is packaged in quite a sturdy plastic case so no worries about squashing it on the way home (unless you drop it or sit on it, of course.) The cake also has quite a reasonable shelf life considering that it contains fresh cream, with the use by date being in two day's time, although cakes never last for longer than a few hours in our house anyway.
The beauty of this cake is in the sponge which just totally melts in your mouth as you eat it. Honestly, you don't even need to chew, it just seems to vanish! I think that's why you need a bigger slice as the sponge is so light that you don't really feel like you have eaten anything. The cream filling is thick, fresh whipped cream. Dieters beware - this is no stingy, miserly filling. The cream is a really generous amount sandwiching the two sponge bases together with just a small amount of raspberry jam. My husband doesn't normally like jam because of the pips but this is seedless so, unfortunately, it doesn't seem to put him off eating this cake.
I'm just gutted that my husband got to the fridge before me and sliced up the second half of the cake between him and his mate. I had visions of tucking into another slice while they were out on the town tonight and the kids are in bed!
For the purposes of the review, I've just had a look at the ingredients listing and I have to say it looks pretty scary! There's a huge list of scientific and unhealthy sounding gobbledlygook in there - mainly comprising of emulsifiers, stabilisers and suchlike along with plenty of sugar. Not surprisingly, the packaging doesn't even bother including nutritional information. (It's the food equivalent of those expensive shops where if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it. If you're worried about this being high in calories and not very healthy, don't eat it!) The good news is that the pack tells me the cake contains 39% cream (yum) and 11% jam (very tasty too.) It's also suitable for vegetarians so it means I can carry on buying it with a clear conscience.
My advice would be not to look at the ingredients because it would probably put you off. Just rest assured that the cake tastes absolutely gorgeous and that it certainly isn't going to be very good for you or your diet!
Morrisons Fresh Cream Sponge Cake...yum yum
I recently worked in morrisons and had to lovely job of making these cream cakes! Great fun I must say.
The cake is made with a sponge on the base and is then pasted in rasperry jam. The jam is very fruity and fresh and has no large bits in it, it is more like a paste. The cake is then piped with whipped cream and then a sponge cake lid is placed on the top. The cake is then lightly dusted in sweet icing sugar.
The cake is packaged in a clear plastic box, and a label is placed on to keep fresh and to describe what is it.
I have no idea of the calorie content of this cake as it is not displayed on the box but this cake is lovely.
The cake used to cost 99p but with recent price rises I believe its now around 1.10.
Overall a lovely cake and freshly made in store
Give it a try xx