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      30.12.2010 16:17
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      Tasty cake

      I bought this cake for my partners birthday last week. I was looking for a birthday cake that would be suitable for adults and a good price. I bought this for just £6.50 from Tesco which I thought was a really good price as it is large and serves 12.

      I bought the cake a few days before his birthday as it had a 2 week date on it so I knew it would last, its a good job I did because I got ill afterwards and if I hadnt have already bought it he wouldnt have had a cake!

      The cake is chocolate, it has a chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream filling and it is also covered with the buttercream and then there are plenty of chocolate shavings as you can see above. It is a really good size, we have had 8 large pieces out of it so I think it would serve 12 if you weren't quite as greedy as we are!

      As I was ill, I only got round to trying the cake on boxing day which was 4 days after we had opened it for his birthday. The cake was still really moist and soft (and it still is now). It lasts really well which is great if you want a decent sized cake but theres not many of you to share it. The best before date is tomorrow but it still tastes very fresh.

      The cake tastes very chocolatey! The sponge is soft, moist and has a strong chocolate flavour. I really like the addition of the buttercream and this tastes smooth and really creamy. The topping on the cake is very sweet but there is just the right amount and it is not overpowering. The cake is very sweet and even though I've had 1/8 of the cake a few times, not once have I managed to finish it!

      A twelth of the cake provides 350 calories, 30g sugar, 16g fat, 7g saturates and 0.5g salt. Now this is not good at all but then again it is a celebration cake and therefore you will only enjoy it once in a while!

      I think this cake provides really good value for money and I will certainly buy it again, it tastes really nice, lasts well and is a great size. Recommended.

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        24.03.2010 12:54
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        Fairly standard chocolate cake, cheap and cheerful.

        As per my other review on the Tesco Carrot & Orange Cake, I bought this cake to feed my ever-hungry work colleagues as a birthday treat, as well as the carrot cake. This chocolate cake was the least popular of the two, but not too bad either.

        It is priced at £6.00 which is quite reasonable for a birthday cake. It has got a good chocolatey taste without being too overpowering and sickly, and the chocolate buttercream is quite nice and gooey. The chocolate sponge is okay, is fairly flavoursome but could have been softer and spongier. There are two layers of chocolate buttercream in between, which gives it a good balance. It is decorated with chocolate curls on top which are made of marbled chocolate. I think the buttercream is the nicest part of the cake, as it is really tasty and has a good flavour and consistency. It's probably enough to carry the cake and make it acceptable to buy again, however, I think the sponge lets it down a bit.

        It's not a bad value cake, and looks quite attractive. The box it comes in is okay and presents the cake clearly as you can see through it, but its nothing overly special. When you see the cake on the shelves, some of them have the topping a little stuck to the plastic so you might need to pick one which this hasn't happened to for a perfect looking cake.

        I would possibly buy this again due to the price and the fact that it wasn't a bad cake, but I'd be more likely to try another cake instead and perhaps spend a bit more next time.

        The cake contains Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Egg & Soya, doesn't contain nuts, but Tesco cannot guarantee it is nut free.

        Ingredients
        Buttercream (20%), Sugar, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Margarine (Vegetable Oil, Water, Natural Colour (Beta-Carotene)), Egg, Egg White, Cocoa Powder, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Vegetable Oil, Dried Egg White, Dried Skimmed Milk, Baking Powder (Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate), Glucose Syrup, Marbled Chocolate Curls (0.7%), Emulsifiers (Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate, Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate, Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Maize Starch, Citric Acid

        Buttercream contains: Sugar, Butter, Glucose Syrup, Cocoa Powder, Water, Maize Starch, Dried Egg White, Preservative (Potassium Sorbate)

        Marbled Chocolate Curls contains: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Milk, Whey Powder, Milk Sugar, Butterfat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Vanilla

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        11.03.2010 18:08
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        4 stars, mainly for price and size

        It was my boyfriend's 21st last weekend and I ended up buying him two cakes, one of which was this big chocolate cake from Tesco. At £4.98 it was much cheaper and bigger than the branded £7.99 upwards cakes which served fewer people, so I grabbed it. He was having a party and it was mainly all students there so I figured no one would notice it wasn't gourmet!

        The cake survived being thrown about and carried on its side all the way home and then in a taxi to my boyfriend's. It did stick to the top of the box a little bit but I was impressed at how well it held up.

        The box is made of ok quality cardboard and has a clear plastic window so you can see the cake. The cake doesn't look that impressive, it's chocolate icing with a few curls of white chocolate on top, so if you were buying it to 'look nice', you'd want to buy some decent decorations and candles to put on top.

        I opened the cake the night of the party and it was really moist and sweet looking. The cake serves around 12 people, with very tiny slices presumably. Very helpfully the box has no weight measurements on it that I could find, so if you're bothered about how much you're eating you will have to weigh it out, which I'm sure no one will ever bother to do.

        We didn't cover the cake, mainly because we couldn't be bothered, but the next day it wasn't stale at all though it was less moist. I was quite impressed with this as we hadn't even put it back in the box. You get two layers of chocolate cake and a thin layer of chocolate filling in the middle. It was quite crumbly and very rich. Personally I'm not a big fan of chocolate cake and I thought it tasted okay, but not brilliant. My boyfriend seemed to like it though, in fact I think he ate at least half of it on his own!

        Overall, this is a good cheap cake which will feed a lot of people, but don't expect too much from it. Ideal for a kids' party, or a student party or something like that.

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          12.01.2010 12:14
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          A luscious treat for all party occasions

          Tesco Big Chocolate Cake -A chocolaty heaven !!
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          I am a great fan of chocolate cakes and have bought this number of times for party celebrations.

          The packaging really stands out and you will fall in love with it as it has a festive look in it and you can also gift it to someone as it is very well wrapped and looks massive.

          The cake offers you twelve serving. The first time I took a bite I was really surprised at the quality as I felt this is a true value for money. The sponge cake is essentially topped with chocolate butter cream. The best part is you can feel the blended taste of sponge cake and chocolate which is really appetizing. The upper crust is decorated with milk and white chocolate stars and generates interest to bite few more pieces. I find the sponge to be very soft and delectable very unlike other cakes where you either find it soggy or hard like a rock..

          Looking at the nutrition chart I could find that this is suitable for vegetarians and contains no artificial flavours or colours. 18.4 gram fat and 7.8 gram fat per 100 gram is bit on the higher side for me but I will live with it as the cake is really amazing.

          This is currently available in Tesco and on offer at £4 which is a good deal to cash in. I will recommend this for sure.

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          16.07.2009 19:47
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          For me a birthday without cake, is not a birthday. It was my brothers birthday the other week and he managed to get himself two cakes on two different occasions. On of the cakes he was lucky enough to receive was the Tesco Big Chocolate Cake.

          This can obviously only be found Tesco as it is specific to them however the equivalent can be found in other stores such as Asda and in Sainsbury's. the cake weighs 985g and is suitable for serving roughly 12 people, depending on serving size of course. The large cake costs £3.98. I personally think this is superb. Some of the other designed cakes are half the size and cost twice as much, if not more so therefore I think this is great value for money.

          The cake comes in a cardboard which is a deep purple in colour. It is actually very similar to the colour of Cadbury's however it is slightly more blue. There is a window in the box where you can clearly see the cake through it. It looks delicious and very chocolate like. On the back of the box there is nutritional information as well as ingredients and on the front there is product name, brand name and a little description. There are pictures of swirls and stars on the front too which give the idea of fun and games! Overall the box is very attractive and the cake peeping through the window makes it even more tempting!

          The box is easy to open and you will see that it is set on a gold cardboard plate. The cardboard is very thick though. It is easy to slip on to a plate but might requires two hands to do so, or two people that means 4 hands! On first glance the cake is really appealing. It is huge and looks extremely chocolatey!

          The cake is supposed to serve 12 people but even giving everybody rather large portions we managed to get about 14 servings. Not a complaint though. The knife sinks fairly easily through the cake and it is easy to move on to separate plates. Fabulous. There is a terrific chocolate smell coming from the cake and the aroma is just so tempting.

          The cake is made up of 2 layers or rather 3. The bottom layer is a chocolate sponge, which is then topped with butter cream and then this is topped with milk and white chocolate stars. The chocolate sponge was really tasty. It was incredibly chewy which I found odd but it had a lovely softness too it too. The chocolate taste was really strong though and as I am not a huge chocolate cake fan this wasn't really to good for me. The butter cream was amazing. Again, I prefer normal butter cream with a vanilla flavour or fudge however this was nice enough. It was very buttery and thick and had a nice mild chocolate taste to it. The stars on top were great too! The white chocolate was very strong tasting actually. Overall the taste of the cake was fab and everybody seemed to enjoy it! Even my little 1 year old cousin who had most of it down his face and clothes than in his tummy.

          A twelfth of the cake, a typical portion will give you 320calories and 15g of fat. This is absolutely astonishing. I knew the cake wouldn't be healthy but I never would have guessed it would have so many calories in it! Id personally rather have three chocolate biscuits or a chocolate bar. The cake is not suitable for those allergic to gluten, wheat, eggs or milk and the cake may contain traces of nuts.

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            13.07.2009 23:43
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            Great product, reasonably priced - a life saver today.

            I bought this today, and I can't remember the excact price but it was less than £4.00.

            I forgot a students birthday until he walked into the room with his "16" badge on. Usually I bake and ice a cake for them so I had to think on my feet! I popped out on a break and this appealed for many reasons.

            Appearance - it looks luxurious! Attractive packaging, and it is presented on a silver cake board. The board is flimsy, but it is fine for just carrying it in with candles on.

            The sides are protected by a thin length of card, which is easily removed and minimal frosting comes with it. None of the sponge stuck to it. Therefore the cake really looked nice before it was cut.

            The cake recieved birthday candles well, and as a bonus, the frosting is soft so if a little wax drips on it, this is easily remove before eating.

            The packet boasts 12 slices and these are very generous slices. The cake was easy to cut and serve, and doesn't fall apart.

            It is quite a heavy cake, but I served it with a scoop of ice cream which helped. The texture was moist. The flavour was fine, but don't expect the flavouring you might get from a branded cake.

            For the price it is a very reasonable product, and I would buy it again.

            Oh, and my student was very pleased with it!

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              09.06.2008 19:44
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              Chocolatey goodness.

              This is, as the name would suggest, a 'big' chocolate cake; or, at least, it seems huge in size to me. Perhaps it's a little more useful to talk of its servings, of which there are twelve. This is a celebratory cake within my family so, as it was my birthday recently, its presence in the household returned.

              I guess I can tell you right here and now that this is, by no means, a healthy cake (although, what cake truly is?). Each serving of 1/12 contains 310 calories, 29g of sugar 13.5g of fat, 5.1g of saturates and 0.8g of salt. That's pretty much a third of your guideline daily amount of sugar and saturates gone right there in one single slice of cake. It's not all bad though; that slice of cake is not only delicious, but a pretty hefty portion also. Anyway, it's suitable for vegetarians and contains no artificial flavours or colours and has the usual allergy advice noting that it contains milk, wheat, gluten, egg and soya...but the thing that really stands out for me with this cake is that the dates are extremely long, so there's no real need to pig out at the sake of avoiding waste. The expiry date for the one I bought was a little over two weeks, so I only ate a small slice every so often as a treat (and to extend the feel-good); although, admittedly, my family weren't so restraining!

              Anyway, past the nutritional factor, it's essentially a cake. A chocolate cake. It's not extravagantly different than any other chocolate cake, to be perfectly honest, but it's a great cake nonetheless and about ten times bigger. The box describes it as "chocolate sponge cake layered and topped with chocolate buttercream, and decorated with marbled chocolate curls". I've never liked chocolate buttercream; it's always been something that put me off a little, but in this cake it's done fantastically. It's not overpowering in taste, but instead just compliments the sponge nicely enough. The sponge is exceptionally soft, pleasingly moist and keeps well through the long dates if necessary, for I know I just ate the last slice of cake and it still tasted pretty great, although obviously it had lost a little of the sponginess in storage. I didn't even keep it in an airtight container as is suggested, either; I merely left it in the box pushed against other contents of the larder.

              Like the body of the cake, the chocolate marble curls are also excellent. The display picture on the box is a little deceiving in that it displays the curls completely overwhelming the cake; such is not the case, there are a lot of them, but it's certainly not full coverage. I actually find this a benefit, though, since it's a little nice to have a break of them amidst eating. The curls are of white and milk chocolate and there's a nice variety of shapes in them. I actually found one that was about seven curls somehow having become one, which was a tad odd but nice. I'm a particular fan of the white chocolate, and it was with the greatest pain that I pulled back from picking them all off upon the cake's initial opening.

              Overall, I'd certainly recommend this cake and perhaps more so than usual as currently there's £2 off at Tesco till the 17th of June. I'll probably get another one due to such...price reductions count as an occasion, right?

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