“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cake „
One of the things that my friends and I always seem to end up doing is going for a midnight jaunt at Tesco, where we'll look at all the electrical items and magazines etc and then grab some snacks to take back, and it's where these cream cakes would always be a regular feature.
There's four cakes inside: A cream and custard finger donut, an iced bun with jam in it and an éclair. The price is fairly reasonable too costing about a couple of pounds at most which makes it cheaper than a bakery.
The cream donut has fresh cream inside it with a small hint of jam. When you bit into it, it does have the tendency to fall out of the cake so just a little word of warning to be prepared for this. the cream is a little too fresh and I find, hard tro notice and the taste of jam takes over after that. The sponge is soft and fluffy and it all goes down easily.
The custard donut is pretty much the same. The jam isn't so prevalent though because you have the taste of custard combined with it. Aside from that, it's the same as the cream donut.
Next is the éclair which needs a warning advisory. If you value this then don't leave the box anywhere near heat of direct sunlight because the chocolate will melt off and all that will happen is you're chewing on bland pastry with an unhappy smile on your face whilst spending the next hour scraping chocolate out of the plastic packaging with a sense of frustration. Avoid this and you'll be left with a lovely taste which combines, cream chocolate and pastry very well and will leave you wishing there was a second one in there.
Finally is the iced finger bun. This is probably my favourite as it has the most flavours. It's also the sweetest of the lot and is harder in texture than the others so it really feels like you're biting into something. The jam combines with the icing to give a lovely sharp, sweet taste.
Obviously I'm talking as if you're going to eat all four. Whilst I do have the tendency to do this sometimes, this has many other uses. Buying a few of these can be a great present for work, if like me you have to bring cakes in on your birthday or you're simply generous to your staff and fellow colleagues. They're also handy if you live in a family of three or four when they make a great desert following a meal.
It's hard to fault this for the value other than what I've listed above. Then again everyone who eats cream cakes knows what they are like and is aware of the messy dangers they impose when eating them. It's a delight to eat them though and it would take a substantial change in the recipe to make me stop eating them.
I went into Tesco today and whilst browsing the aisles I stumbled across the deliciousness that is this lovely Tesco Cream Cake selection!
You get four cream cakes in one cardboard box. (The box has a little plastic window so you can see what you're buying - basically, it's a way to tempt you to buy them in the first place!)
They do look gorgeous and the selection means something for everyone. There's a chocolate eclair, a custard and jam finger, an iced finger with cream, and a simple cream filled finger.
My favourite is the éclair. It's a soft and light pastry with a layer of cream inside and a smaller layer of chocolate on the top. The chocolate is delicious and sweet and the cream is tasty and fluffy. The only downside is its very, very light and soon gone leaving you wanting more. The éclair is the one we all fight over so it's a shame they only put one in the box.
For the non-chocolate eaters in the family the cream filled finger also has a layer of sweet strawberry jam and is the second best (of course nothing beats chocolate!)
Then in third place is the custard and cream filled finger of pastry. It's delicious with cold custard amazingly, tasting fantastic. This one comes topped with a sprinkle of icing sugar.
Finally, there's an iced finger. I'm not a big fan if icing so I tend to give this one a miss but it looks pretty with its swirl of chocolate on the top!
These cakes are delicious and a lovely tea time treat! They're also great for guests and for birthdays. They are very unhealthy and laden with sugar- each finger has around 300 calories each!
The four pack will cost about £2, but I was lucky and got mine at the bargain price of 47p! This is because they were today's date....i guess I'll just have to enjoy them all now...