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Morrisons Fresh Cream Sponge Cake
Member Name: jo1976
Morrisons Fresh Cream Sponge Cake
Date: 28/03/09, updated on 29/03/12 (434 review reads)
Advantages: Delicious light sponge cake with generous fresh cream filling
Disadvantages: Not a healthy option!
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!
Summary: Let them eat cake