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In front of me I have a cardboard box that is red in colour and I am told they are made by Mr Kipling. There is a photograph of the said Cherry Bakewells. Information is given at the front of the box regarding health information within the product.
Each Bakewell weighs eighteen grams. I am pleased to read that these cakes contain no hydrogenerated fat and all the ingredients are natural. Made in Great Britain and history tells me that Mr Kipling comes from Rugby in Warwickshire, however the cakes can be packed at various locations within the Uk.
This product contains gluten and contain eggs.
I am not usually a sweet tooth and very rarely buy cakes or puddings. However I bought these as my best mate and boyfriend love sweet stuff. These are nice to have with a nice cup of tea or coffee or just on their own.
The Bakewells come in a foil cake case. The Bakewells are made of shortcrust pastry at the bottom and have both plum and raspberry jam within the pastry itself. On top of the pastry is sponge followed by royal icing and a cherry. They smell of icing and jam with almond smells in the background.
The cakes are delicious. They melt in your mouth. The texture is soft and you can taste the jam at the bottom along with the pastry and the sponge and icing. They are nice and sweet and are of good quality I say this because in my opinion I believe that Mr Kipling is generous with the filling within the cake.
If I hadn't of bought these from a shop I would have thought they where home made. These have had a thumbs up from Deanne and James who had two each and I had the one!
I will definately be purchasing these again will recommend these to both children and adults.
Available from all good supermarkets for £1.00.
If you were to ask me who I considered to be the best for high quality cakes my first answer would have to be my Mum, but as you can't buy her cakes from a shop I guess that doesn't count so my second answer would have to be Mr Kipling.
I've tried various brands of cherry bakewells and out of all of them I think Mr Kipling has to be the worst, which is quite surprising.
Looking at the box you can clearly see who the brand of bakewells and what they should look like.
There's nothing really interesting or exciting about the box.
When you open up the box you can see a tray which has the 6 bakewells on and that is wrapped in a clear plastic.
The Cherry Bakewells:
Looking at the cherry bakewells I'd say they are roughly the same size as most, although I have had other brands that have had bigger cherries on.
The first thing I noticed when biting into it was that the pastry was quite soft and crumbly. The first one I had seemed rather moist. I wouldn't say that others are normally hard exactly, but this did seem quite a bit softer than I'm used to. The taste of the pastry is fine, but I do prefer the taste of others.
I have no complaints about the taste of the icing but I did find that it was quite sticky. That didn't really bother me but I think it is perhaps stickier than other brands.
The taste of the jam is what really stood out to me and sadly not for a good reason. It was rather strong and personally I didn't like the taste of it. The ingredients say the jam is plum and raspberry flavour. I would have guessed it was raspberry jam but I did think it didn't taste quite right which I guess is because of the plum.
The only part I really liked is the cherry on top which is nice and tastes fine.
Calories: 204 (10%)
Sugar: 19g (21%)
Fat: 9g (12%)
Saturates: 4g (18%)
Salt: 0.2g (3%)
As you can see, they're not the healthiest cakes.
Mr Kipling cherry bakewells aren't the cheapest, although there are sometimes offers on. I don't know how much I paid for them, but they are currently £1 according to the Tesco website and are usually £1.49.
Overall I am not impressed at all with these cherry bakewells and I will stick to other brands in future.
Cherry bakewells are NOT vegetarian as a previous reviewer stated. They use a colouring called cochineal to make the cherry red and this dye is obtained from crushed beetles. Disgusting. Boycott until they source an alternative dye (perhaps beetroot) and go vegetarian.
I'm a big fan of cherries, and can guarantee I would like anything with cherries in them, on them, or as a flavour!!!
Cherry Bakewells are one of the classic ready made pie treats that Mr Kipling offers, and is one of his most popular products. Bakewell tarts (or bakewell puddings as they were known) are supposed to have originated from the town of Bakewell in England, and were invented in the Rutland Arms Inn in the year 1820. It was created as a bit of an accident after someone attempted to make a jam tart which went a bit wrong, but the resulting cake became popular and has stuck around since then.
The bakewell tart we see today usually comes in multipacks of 6, with Mr Kipling being the major brand, and then supermarkets and bakeries making their own versions.
Each individual tart is made of a shortcut pastry base, filled with some jam (funnily enough, not cherry jan but raspberry flavoured plum jam! Now how does that work then!?) and a spongy almond cake filling, and then topped with icing and a glace cherry (well, half of one!!). The result is a crisp, soft, sweet little tart which is really nice and enjoyable, either as a snack or as an after-meal dessert. I think this tart is best eaten alone rather with any cream or custard.
I recently bought a pack of 8 (6 plus 2 free) from Tesco for £1.20, which I thought was pretty good value, working out at 15 pence each. Before this, I did buy a pack of 6 on special offer for a £1 once in Tesco, so if you keep a look out, you can sometimes find them a little reduced.
Each tart has 198 calories which is expected for an unhealthy treat like this! It's not a humungous amount though and you could definitely have 1 tart without feeling too guilty (your body does need a treat now and then!). if you've scoffed yourself halfway through a pack though, it might be time to be concerned.
As far as ready made cakes go, I think this is a really tasty one, and with an established brand like Mr Kipling, you can only expect high quality, which is consistent in taste. Each pie eats very well, and when you take a bite, it doesn't fall apart as you eat it. The pastry is firm and crispy, the filling is soft, moist and tempting, and the icing is a good thickness and even. The cherry on top is a glace cherry, and is always round and intact, and juicy looking. Quality control is a major thing for companies like Kiplings, and I think that due care is taken to ensure that the products on shelves are up to standards.
The packaging is really attractive I think, as its quite traditional, warm and homely looking, which is just what you want from a tasty pie, and has lots of reds in the colour, which both catches your eye due to the bold colour, and levels with the cherry theme. They key information is presented on the front of the packet, so you can see the main ingredients and the nutritional value.
I think Cherry Bakewells appeal to many people who are not even into cherries - as cherries is not even the main ingredient in it, but simply forms the tip of the top! I know people who like the tart, but give the cherry to someone else to eat, as they don't like it!
I like them!
Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells are individual small cakes. You will be able to buy them in a box which contain 6 for the cost
The packaging is in a very colourful red box with the usual logo of Mr Kipling written on the box with also pictures of the mini bakewells so once you open the box you will easy recognise them.
Attractively made with pastry base and almond jam filling then a layer of icing which is white with a glace cherry placed in the middle.
When you bite into the Cherry Bakewell you find you each mouthful you make you sink into the white icing then the almond and raspberry/plum jam and finally the pastry case which is very light and melts away in ones mouth. Amazingly !
My family adore these and do not stay in my larder for long. For me I find them a little sweet but now and again I would have one if I feel I need a sugar rush.
The size is very handy as they are not too big and very useful to include in pack lunches or alongside a coffee/tea .
Like all of Kipling's products it claims there are no artificial colours and flavourings in making these. Also there has been no hydrogenated fat used in this product.
The cost for a box of six is around £1.30
After you have eaten the cherry bakewells you will be able to recycle the box,plastic tray,the foil dishes.
I've always been a fan of these and Mr Kipling definitely makes the best cherry bakewells, making them one of my favourites from his entire range of cake treats.
Cherry bakewells are like miniature fruit pies - a circular shape with a soft crumbly pastry case. Inside the case, there are two layers of very soft sponge with a middle layer of raspberry flavoured plum jam. The top of the bakewell is then topped with soft white icing which has half a cherry placed in the centre, making it look so much nicer and even more tempting by including a bit of healthy fruit!
I don't often go for desserts like this but there's just something about this cake that makes it so great. It's a very soft and light dessert and the whole thing tastes very sweet - a sugary sweet taste from the icing and a fruity sweet taste from the jam. I'm not usually a fan of cherries but the cherry on top of these is always really nice and soft.
A pack of 6 cherry bakewells costs around £1.30 which is just as expensive as all of his other cakes, but well worth it for the taste of them. Supermarkets usually do their own cheaper version of cherry bakewells which I've tried and, although they're nice, they don't have the same excellent quality and taste that Mr Kipling's do, so these ones are definitely the better option.
As I was feeling in the need for something sweet yesterday afternoon, I asked hubby if he'd nip to our local shop to buy some cakes and he arrived home with a box of Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells.
The box looks extremely appetising, but my box differs slightly from the picture shown as it's a deep red in colour with the Mr Kipling logo situated in the upper left hand corner. There are images of two rather large Cherry Bakewells; one of which has had a dainty bite taken from it. The word "Cherry" sweeps across the centre of the box in large italics. We are informed the Bakewells are free from artificial colours and flavour and contain plum and raspberry jam topped with half a cherry.
I always find it comical when manufacturers place the words "serving suggestion" underneath their food images as Mr Kipling advise us that a photograph of a partly eaten cake is a serving suggestion?! What else can we do with them? My husband, who has an extremely sweet tooth believes this advertising to mean that he should take a bite out of the cakes before serving them!!
The six little cakes are contained within a white plastic tray and are covered in transparent plastic film to keep them fresh. Each tart has its' own foil dish to keep it in its' circular shape and they look simply delicious.
The tarts measure 6cm in diameter and are a pastry case base with a reasonable coating of raspberry and plum jam, a small layer of almond flavoured sponge and are topped with a generous amount of fondant icing. To finish off, there is a half glace cherry on the centre of the cake.
As Mr Kipling says, these are "exceedingly good" as on the first bite you can clearly taste the jam, but I would say it has more of a raspberry taste than plum. I wasn't aware until I scrutinised the box for the purpose of this review that they actually contained plum jam.
The sponge has a subtle almond flavour and is not over powering. Although the cakes didn't have much chance to collapse as we wolfed them down so quickly, they remained in their perfect shape until eaten with very few crumbs. The cakes are extremely tasty and whilst the icing is very sweet, they were really scrumptious. I've purchased shop's own brand bakewell tarts and they are nowhere near the quality of Mr Kipling as you normally only receive a thin covering of icing and a fragment of cherry on the top.
Unfortunately, neither my husband nor I found that one cake was enough and ended up devouring the whole box in one sitting!
As these cakes contain icing, it's best to store them in the fridge as unfortunately, our local shop becomes extremely hot and our icing was rather runny. I've previously bought these cakes on dozens of occasions and the icing has always been properly set.
Obviously, as these cakes contain almond they are unsuitable for those people suffering from nut allergies. They also contain wheat, egg and milk.
I'm grimacing as I'm typing out the nutritional information as I didn't realise each cake contained so many calories and carbohydrates! I'm providing the values below in respect of one cake:-
Energy 832kJ, 198 kcal
Of which sugars 18.1g
Of which saturates 3.6g
Whilst the outer box, plastic tray and individual foil dishes are recyclable, the transparent plastic film needs to be disposed of with your normal household waste.
Whilst my hubby paid £1.75 for our box of Mr Kipling Bakewell tarts from our local shop they are much cheaper in the supermarkets. I've checked Tesco website and as of today's date (6 June 2010) you can purchase them for £1.20 per pack or until 15 June 2010 you can buy two packs for £2.30.
Such great tasting cakes receive 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Since becoming pregnant it is made very clear to me by midwives and literature that too much sugar is bad for you which I already knew and fortunately I prefer savoury items to sweet but sometimes it's always nice to have something sweet especially with a nice cup of tea (decaffeinated of course!). Yesterday we went shopping and on offer were a very large selection of Mr Kipling goodies! I gave in and bought the cherry bakewells as for £1 I just couldn't resist.
*** Cherry Bakewells ***
A Bakewell tart (also known as a Bakewell Pudding which is slightly different) is a pastry tart with a layer of jam and an egg and almond filling. It originates from Bakewell a town in Derbyshire.
*** Mr Kipling ***
I have always loved Mr Kipling products and as it is the number 1 cake maker in the UK so do many other people. Mr Kipling first came to our stores back in 1976 and provided wonderful cakes, tarts and snacks. Mr Kipling is owned by Premier Foods and their products are bought by 60% of UK households.
*** Packaging ***
The tarts come in a narrow rectangular box with has pictures of the cherry bakewells on the left hand side which look incredibly tempting. The box is red all over and the Mr Kipling logo fits well into the colour scheme. It also depicts a picture of cherries but we all know the only cherry used is the glace cherry as the jam in the tart is a raspberry and plum mix! The box can be recycled. The actual tarts are on a white plastic moulded tray which houses the tarts individually which sit in foil cases.
*** The Tart ***
I have always loved Cherry Bakewells as I find they are sweet enough without feeling a bit sick! However, they must have changed the recipe as I found my first tart out of the packet incredibly sweet which didn't go down too well. The pastry was mildly sweet but didn't have any particular flavour and I found it incredibly crumbly which meant if you applied too much pressure the tart would break in half or many pieces!
The almond filling/ icing was for me far too thick in consistency. You could peel off the whole layer easily. I found this part far too sickly and sweet. Its consistency was thick but it was soft so it wasn't hard to eat but it definitely had a taste of almonds which is pleasant as it is not too strong.
The jam filling is made up of raspberries and plums so nothing at all to do with cherries! The jam filling is only slight so there isn't much too it and in my opinion there should be more of the jam or at least a layer which covers the entire tart as the jam currently is only in a small part of the tart.
Overall I found the tart far too sweet which I have never found before and I struggled to eat just one. Maybe my taste buds have changed since becoming pregnant but these were just too sickly for me.
*** Ingredients ***
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Glucose Syrup, Plum and Raspberry Jam (Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Plums, Sugar Syrup, Raspberries, Gelling Agent (Pectin), Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates), Flavouring, Colour (Anthocyanins), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate)), Glace Cherries (Cherries, Sugar, Citric Acid, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Colour (Cochineal)), Reconstituted Egg White, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Vegetable Fat, Coconut Flour, Ground Almonds, Rice Flour, Whey Powder, Salt, Dextrose, Emulsifiers (Sorbitan Monostearate, Polysorbate 60), Flavouring, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Milk Protein, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Dried Egg White, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate).
*** Nutritional Information ***
Calories - 198
Fat - 8.5g
Protein - 1.8g
Salt - 0.18g
Allergy advice: contains gluten, egg and milk.
*** Price and Availability ***
Tesco - £1.20
Asda - £1.20
Sainsburys - £1.35
*** Overall ***
Not the healthiest of treats but the taste is well worth it and again they should only be eaten in moderation! I find these sweet but not sickly sweet and one is definitely enough for me. I have always enjoyed Mr Kiplings products as they all well made and all have plenty of flavour. For me these are a great naughty treat which goes well with a nice cup of tea!!!
So a bakewell, what exactly is it? Well it's a light pastry crust that keeps together some jam and almond sponge, this is then topped off with icing and a cherry on top.
It is a very traditional English dessert which has been made for years. Be them in small cake forms like these or large strudel type desserts.
These Bakewells come in the normal style Mr Kipling box. Its bright red and has the Mr Kipling logo in big bold letters in prime view. It also has images of the cakes on the box too, so if don't notice the bold names you will see the cake begging for you to buy them.
So what do they actually taste like?
Well the pastry is very light, it's nice and flaky as well as being buttery. Its not too hard , its soft and falls apart easily in your mouth.
Whilst biting into a bakewell your teeth first have to go through the incredibly smooth and somewhat thick sticky icing. It is lovely, and also very sweet. Maybe too sweet for some although it is countered by the pastry, but for those with a sweet tooth this cake is sublime.
Obviously you can choose to pick off the cherry, well I say cherry its more like half a cherry. Or bite through it with the rest of the cake. I prefer to pick it off and give it the dog. I like cherries but just not on the top
Now there is some jam inside this almost cupcake style cake. It's very fruity and gives the cake some moisture. Along with the icing the jam works well to make up for the pastry which is dry.
Above the jam you will get your teeth into an almond sponge layer, this is very moist and also could be classed as sticky too. The almond flavour is very potent and has a really strong taste. If you don't like nuts then you would probably dislike these too.
Each bakewell contains roughly 203 calories which for a cake that is like 2 inches wide is a lot. Well actually it's incredible actually. So be careful when you fancy a nibble on one or two of these innocent looking cakes. You also won't be too surprised that each cake has 18.2 grams of sugar, mainly made up from the icing and jam. You will be glad to hear there are no artificial colours or flavours.
So overall another lovely cake by Mr Kipling to add to his repertoire of already great tasting cakes and sweet desserts.
Buy and try these as they taste great with great textures too.
Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells
I adore Bakewell tarts, so much so that once, Hubby and I made a special trip to Bakewell in Derbyshire just so we could try 'the real thing'
Anyway a little closer to home and one of my favourite little cakes has now become these Cherry Bakewells by Mr Kipling.
These are 6 small cakes made of pastry filled with a layer of plum and raspberry jam and almond flavoured sponge and then topped with a covering of fondant icing and a half of a glace cherry on the top.
Each of these cakes come in its own foil casing and they each sit in a plastic tray in their own little compartment, so that the cakes don't all slide about in the box. The whole lot are then wrapped in a clear plastic bag to help keep them fresh and are then encased in a bright red and very attractive cardboard box. The front of the box shows us a tempting picture of the cakes and gives us the nutritional information, that being:
Calories ~ 198
Sugars ~ 18.1g
Fat ~ 8.5g
Saturates ~ 3.6g
Salt ~ 0.18g
They contain no hydrogenated fats and no artificial colours or flavours.
For those interested in the allergy advice they contain nuts and gluten, wheat, eggs and milk.
When you first bite into these the first thing that hits you is the lovely sweet fondant icing and then that wonderful almond flavour kicks in. The golden pastry is light and crumbly and is just the right thickness to balance out the sweetness of the icing. The whole cake feels quite thick and gloopey in the mouth and the fondant icing is so thick it seems to stick slightly to the roof of your mouth. The jam has a lovely flavour that is not too sweet and compliments the almond flavour in the sponge beautifully. The sponge itself is soft and moist and then you have th glace cherry on the top, which I always take off and eat on its own afterwards.
All in all a lovely little cake that I would highly recommend to anyone who just fancies something nice and sweet. A lovely treat to go with your cup of tea while you have your feet up in front of the tele!
These are available in all good supermarkets at a cost of around £1.00 to about £1.50 depending on where you shop.
For more products and information visit: www.mrkipling.co.uk
Thank you for reading my review!
Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells are a favourite of mine. I also buy the Bakewell slices, but these have far more substance and I prefer having more to get my teeth into.
These bakewells come in cardboard packaging. Each cake sits in a foil case, inside it's own compartment in the inner plastic tray. This keeps them safe from any damage.
When it's time for my eagerly anticipated snack, the first thing I do is remove the foil. I hang on to this, to catch the crumbs that inevitably fall from the bakewell, as soon as I take a bite. The next thing, is to pick off the half cherry and throw it in the bucket! How could something so perfect, have something so nasty on it.
Taking a bite out of this, lets you see exactly what you are getting.
The pastry is a lovely golden colour and it crumbles when you bite into it. It is light in texture and tastes very sweet.
Covering the base of the pastry, is a layer of raspberry flavoured plum jam. The layer is thin but just right and it's fruity and sweet but not sickly.
Next comes a thick layer of sponge which has an almond flavour. It is soft and moist and melts in the mouth.
This is topped with a generous amount of white icing, which is well set on top, but soft to bite into.
Finally we would come to that nasty plastic cherry, if I hadn't already disposed of it!
*Nutritional Value Per Cherry Bakewell*
Energy - 198 kcal
Protein - 1.8g
Carbohydrate - 28.5g
of which sugars - 18.1g
Fat - 8.5g
of which saturates - 3.6g
Fibre - 0.6g
Sodium - 0.07g
Salt Equivalent - 0.18g
This product contains eggs, gluten, milk, nuts and wheat. It is free from artificial colours, flavours and hydrogenated fat and is suitable for vegetarians.
Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells come in a pack of 6 and cost £1.20 in Tesco.
They make a lovely tasty snack and are great for having with a cup of tea. They are quite high in calories for such a small cake, but they are worth every waist-widening mouthful!
I dont believe I have ever had a 'bad' thing to say about Mr Kipling's range of products. This particular one, the cherry bakewell was something my dad to used to bring home for us on his dinner break when he was the manager back then.
Each box contains 6 lovely nicely presented cherry bakewells, each in a small manageable tinfoil tray. A cherry bakewell like any food have different versions, recipes, shapes and sizes. These particular bakewells are made with a pastry base and sides, filled with almond sponge, fruit jam, icing that covers the top and a cherry just to give that extra special touch.
I find the combination of flavours in each bakewell to compliment each other and after each one with a nice cup of tea, my sugar craving is truly satisfied. The soft texture of the almond sponge with the jam and icing makes these cakes perfect for what they were made for. These icing on the bakewells are really sweet but the almond sponge gives a nice balance ensuring that they arent too sweet. The mixture of all the flavours really do make this little cake a true treat to your taste buds. However as we all know, the most tempting things can also be the worst things for us.
These bakewells state they have no artificial colours or flavours which is good as even though these cakes are brilliant for the taste buds, they arent particularly good for your teeth or heart. With 8.5g of fat (3.6g of which saturates) and 18.1g carbohydrates of which sugars per cherry bakewell you probably really shouldnt eat too many of these.
Overall I absolutely love it when my dad brings these home, but I do worry about the nutritional values of each cake, especially when sometimes I have 3 or sometimes even 4. Very naughty I know but they are just absolutely delicious.
I would absolutely recommend these delicious cherry bakewells. They seem to make me feel a whole lot better after eating them, simply because of the taste, unless I eat too many and feel guilty... another brilliant product from Mr Kipling. I wonder if he will ever produce a bad product.... I really doubt it.
Due to me feeling under the weather with a heavy cold I fancied something comforting to dunk in my tea this afternoon. I felt that i deserved to have a treat as I have been feeling a bit sorry for myself. So i put on my coat and ugg boots and went to the spar around the corner.
They had a great selection of biscuits and cakes but the Mr Kipling cherry bakewells caught my eye and as they were on offer for a very reasonable 98p I decided that these would most favourably do the job.
The packaging is very bright and appealing. The bright red box is covered with pictures of these delicious cakes that await in the packaging for the lucky consumer. I have the will power of a knat but i doubt even the most strong willed person would be able to resist the temptation of these delicious looking cakes.
Also on the outer cardboard box packaging are all the details you need in order to make an informed choice about these cakes. The nutritional values are printed clearly on the front of the box. So there is no searching around the box in the shop to try and find how many calories are in these cakes. On the reverse side of the box is a great indepth list of ingredients used. A list of all allery advice and a great and helpful resource when disposing the packaging for recycling.
When opening the box the sight of these perfect round cakes with thier light pastry cases, lushious white icing and perfectly plump cherry topping look as delicious as they actually taste, When taking the first bite out of the cake the first taste that hits you is the delicious almond which comes from the moist sponge. The outer pastry case is light and crumbly and the fruity and tarte plum and raspberry jam which lies within the sponge adds a fruity and sweet dimention to the cake.
These cakes are quite special. They certainly live up to Mr kiplings slogan which states that kiplings make exceedingly good cakes. I have to say out of all his wide selection of cakes these have to be my favourites. The wonderfully sweet taste of the jam coupled with the rich and smooth taste of the almond sponge is a combination made in heaven. The texture is just right as it is not too crumbly but not too hard and heavy either. The lightness of the sponge combined with the buttery and feathery lightness of the pastry case is simply astounding.
Although these cakes are high in calories and fat content I would say that as a treat they are a really good buy. The only trouble is since christmas i have been having too many treats and if i dont stop i will be a big heffer!!!!
nutritional information (per cake)
I'm a self confessed fan of Mr Kipling (well, seeing as the missus doesn't bother baking any nice cakes, Mr K is the next best thing...!). Just lately we've been buying the 'slices' range most frequently - including the 'bakewell slices', but having spotted the original 'cherry bakewells' on sale for £1 a box at Asda, we bought soem of these instead.
Cherry bakewells are sold in a box of 6, usually selling for around £1.70. The box is a bright red/pink design, featuring a tempting picture of cherries & the cherry bakewells themselves. On opening the box, we are greeted by the bakewells (in foil pastry cases) sitting in a plastic tray, wrapped in film. In contrast to the 'slices' range (which are wrapped in twin-packs), at least this way it's easier to only eat ONE cake at a time, but be sure to re-close the box to prevent the cakes going stale.
The bakewells themselves consist of a pastry case with a layer of raspberry flavoured plum jam (eh?! Why not just use raspberry jam...?!) at the bottom, covered with an almond flavoured sponge, topped with a soft fondant icing, all finished off with half a glace cherry for decoration. The cakes are always lovely & moist, & the thick layer of icing brings a nice sweetness to the pastry case (which being quite thick could leave the cake tasting a tad bland). The glace cherry will not be to everyone's taste, but personally I like them.
The cakes contain no artificial colours or flavours, & no hydrogenated fats. Allergy-wise, they do contain nuts, gluten, egg & milk, so be careful. Nutrition-wise, each bakewell has 198 cals, 1.8g protein, 28.5g carbs, 8.5g fat, 0.6g fibre, & 0.18g salt.
Prominent recycling information is also displayed on the back of the box, stating that all materials, barring the film, are recyclable where facilities exist. So for all that packaging, very little needs to go to waste.
In my opinion, these are lovely little cakes, although I would prefer them to have a little less crust, as the edge of the cake can seem a bit dry & bland.
These are my very favourite Mr Kipling cakes but for some reason I don't have them very often, I don't know why that is but they are yummy and I had 2 today and loved them.
A Cherry Bakewell is a pastry case that is filled with sponge and jam, there is white icing on the top and half a cherry on each one.
These cakes are majorly sweet, they've got a bit of a marzipan taste and that goes sooooo nice with the jam and the soft pastry. I love how buttery the pastry is and quickly it melts in my mouth, it doesn't go sticky or fall apart in my hand and that's good because I had a cheap box of bakewells from Sainsburys and they crumbled to bits.
The cherry is yummy on the cake as well and it's poked a bit into the icing. THe icing is soft and like that ready to roll icing, it's proper sugary and hasn't got much of a flavour of it's own but is just very sweet and goes well with the rest of the flavours in the cake.
There isn't loads of sponge but it's quite stodgy so the cakes are very filling, one cake is enough at a time but you have to eat them quite quick because they go stale. I wish they come individually wrapped or in packs of 2 like other Mr Kipling cakes because even if you put them in an air tight container they don't last very long once the box has been opened.
This box cost £1.69 but they are on offer quite a lot in Tesco and Sainsburys and then you can get them for £1.00. I reckon you'll love them if you've got a sweet tooth but if you'd rather have something savory then you'll probably find them a bit too much. My dad can't eat them because they're too sweet for him but I love them!