“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Breads/Cakes „
I'm not someone who eats a lot of cake on the whole, but my Mum has taken to eating lemon cake. If you ignore the lemon-tinged flavour to that cake, it's not all that dissimilar to Madeira cake and it reminded me how much I used to like eating that cake so one promptly got added to the next online shop!
It's a light, yellow colour.and comes in a block form so you can easily cut slices off. The outer packaging is clear plastic, while the cake itself is wrapped in greaseproof paper - as you often find with cakes of this nature. It looks quite enticing, especially when a piece has been slicked off and you can see the 'inside' of the cake.
You can definitely taste the butter and this is obvious from the first mouthful. I hate eating cake that tastes too dry, but this is nicely moist (perhaps due to the inclusion of the butter). It's light and fluffy and doesn't taste stodgy (another bugbear of mine with some cakes!).
Per slice: 5.8g of fat (3.8g of saturated fat), 0.5g of fibre, 0.28g of salt - 4.7% of the RDA, 0.11g of sodium - 4.6% of the RDA, 19.3g of carbohydrates (10.1g of sugars) and 136 calories (6.8% of the RDA). It contains milk, eggs and wheat gluten and the packaging states that it is not suitable for anyone who suffers from nut/oat gluten/ soya allergies due to the production process.
A 285g cake costs £1.35. Obviously being a Sainsburys own brand product, you can only buy it in their stores.
I find this particular Madeira cake very yummy, although the fact that it's very buttery in taste makes me feel that I should only eat one slice per day. It's an own brand offering but tastes much the same as the more expensive brands that we've bought in the past.