“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Cake „
Sainsbury's angel cake is composed of three layers of differently coloured sponge: the colours of the layer are pink, white and a pale yellow colour. In between each layer of sponge there is also a filling of soft, creamy white icing and the cake itself is topped and bottomed with a soft brown crust from the baking process.
I bought this cake looking to treat myself and whilst I had had angel cake in the past and knew therefore what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the Sainsbury's effort. The cake was light and sweet and was not dry in the slightest - so often a blighting factor in many supermarket brand cakes. The sugary icing is also a wonderful feature and largely accounts for the cake not becoming dry.
Nutritionally, a 125 gram serving of angel cake packs 149 calories with 6 grams of fat of which 3 grams are saturated. All in all not too bad as far as cakes go. Even better news is that I picked this cake up for 99 pence, which works out at around 25 pence per serving. A great little find.
Being so in love with Mr Kiplings Angel Slices when I saw this cake on offer at Sainsburys I decided to give it a go.
In comparison to the Angel Slices, this comes as a cake 'slab' the packet suggests an eighth is a slice but for a good inch thick piece i'd say a sixth is a better option :) Per eight it is just under 150 calories so dont go eating the whole thing lol
Unlike the picture shown my lower slice of cake was yellow, with pink in the middle and white on the top, with vanilla filling holding it all together.
Now whats a proper review without a taste test (hard life aint it) so I settled down with a cup of tea and indulged..... First impression was :( it wasnt half as good as my usual Angel Slices (Mr Kipling obviously knows what hes doing) It had quite a bland taste and a dry texture, whereas the slices are so moist and full of flavour, plus icing on the top to make it look more visually appealing that this cake.
On the plus side if you've never eaten Mr Kiplings Angel Slice then you wont know what you're missing out on and you may enjoy this cake. It is a 'nice' cake, nothing special but didnt make me gag.
The normal price is £1.35 but I bought it on offer at £1 so definately good value, it would be perfect for childrens parties due to the price and appearance or if you want a quick snack with a cup of tea.
Im impressed with Sainburys for using minimal packaging on this product, im guessing this is to keep the cost down which is a great idea
Overall a perfectly average cake but would reccommend Mr Kiplings instead
Sainsbury`s Angel cake is perfect for serving with an afternoon cuppa.
In fact only this morning I have been to my local store, noticed that they were on offer and have come home with two for £2, usually they are £1.29 each so that was a good deal.
But if you take into account the packaging is simplicity itself and the product labelling is basic I am sure that helps explain how Sainsbury`s can manage to offer them to their customers at such affordable prices.
The pretty pastel coloured cake is clearly visible through the plain plastic heat sealed wrapper and the label shows a couple of slices of the delectable tri-coloured soft sponge sitting side by side.
The cake is a construction of three layers of light soft sponge which sit on a base layer of greasproof paper. The bottom layer has been tinted with pink, the middle layer is white and the top layer is cream.
Now for my favorite part, the top of the cake has a thick brown sticky surface, as you cut a slice the thick and gooey top `crust` clings for dear life to the knife.
Confession time...If it were only me who was going to enjoy the cake I may well be tempted to whip the top layer off and eat it first!
The three layers of cake have been sandwiched together neatly using a pure white vanilla flavoured cream.
Sainsbury`s have the situtation weighed up well and whereas some manufacturers use far too much cream in between the layers this cake has just about the right amount.
If you can imagine a cross between a sponge and a madiera cake then that is the consistency of the Angel cake. The soft cake just melts in your mouth and though it is sweet the cream is sweeter still.
This is one of the reasons why it isnt wise for the manufacturer to layer the cream too thickly.
If you cut the cake into eight slices ( each slice then contains 149 calories ).
To be truthful an eighth of the cake wouldn`t be a big enough slice for many.
Sainsbury`s Angel cake contains egg, wheat gluten and sulphites (preservatives ) and artificial colouring has been used to create effect.
Sainsbury`s do make a point of saying that anyone who suffers with a nut allergy shouldn`t eat this cake.
The majority of shop and supermarket bought cakes are expensive and I suppose that is good enough reason for getting the baking tins out and making some yourself!
But Sainsbury`s Angel cake is a good deal at £1, so I will leave my cake tins in the cupboard for another day!
You can find angel cake in most supermarkets, and many stores have their own brands. This particular review is about the Sainsbury's brand.
The cake looks much the same as all angel cakes, with pink, yellow and white layers sandwiched together with a thin layer of white creamy icing. The colours are quite nice and pastel hued, and so the cake doesn't look too bright or artificial the way that some angel cakes can.
I found the cake to be moist and soft, as a nice sponge should be, but I was disappointed by the taste, which was quite bland. There wasn't a great deal of flavour to it and it didn't seem to be much of a treat. Also, there wasn't much of the creamy icing between each layer so it didn't feel very indulgent. Generally it was quite average and not a cake that I would get excited about.
Another quite annoying thing about this cake that I should mention is that it went off very quickly, before its use by date. I kept it in an air tight container as I do with all my cakes but the day before the use by date, just three days after I bought it, I found that it had gone very soggy and mushy, and I had to throw the last slice away. This is a shame as I've found that the coffee cake from the same range will keep for much longer and still retain its taste and texture.
An eighth of the cake contains 149 calories, 5.9 grams of fat and 13 grams of sugar. Not the most fattening cake around but not exactly angelic either!
This cake usually costs £1.29 but it is currently on offer for 2 for £2 (an offer which also includes the plain, iced, coffee, cherry and lemon iced Madeira cakes in the same range).
I would give this cake between 2 and 3 stars and would be tempted to try other brands of angel cake before buying this one again.