“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cakes „
When I was in Tesco yesterday I saw that they did a range of different flavour Madeira cakes and I ended up buying a Coffee Iced Madeira Cake because I had coffee cake at a birthday party a couple of weeks ago and it's sent me MAD on the flavour!
This one was only £1.00 and big enough to serve 8 according to the packet but I reckon 4 greedy people is about right because they'd be poxy slices if you tried to share it between 8 people!
It's a coffee flavoured sponge with coffee flavoured buttercream in the middle.... and then coffee flavoured icing on top to make it a purely coffee tasting cake! lol Deffo not one for people who don't like coffee! lol
For £1.00 I think it's a proper nice cake. The sponge has got a nice coffee flavour but it's not over powering and has got a yummy sweet flavour. It's actually quite sugary without even having any of the buttercream or icing and it even smells madly sweet, it's weird though because even though it IS madly sweet the cake isn't sickly or anything like that and I reckon I could deffo eat the whole cake within a day! lol
The buttercream isn't very thick and that's a shame because it's got a delish flavour and it would have been nice to have been able to taste more of it. This deffo isn't madly sweet and tastes more like coffee out of a jar that mas been mixed with buttercream. It's yummy.
Even though the icing doesn't LOOK madly thick it's proper rich so when you're eating the cake it feels like there is more icing that there is. It's quite sticky and MEGA sweet, I love the way the flavour of the icing goes soooooo nice with the sponge because the coffee flavour in the icing is stronger than the sponge so it all goes good together.
I deffo recommend this coffee cake for £1.00, it's not the best quality cake you'll ever eat but it's a bargain at that price and tastes lovely. The only bad thing about it is that as soon as you've opened the packet you need to eat it asap. I put mine in an air tight container as soon as I opened it and it still started going dry and I reckon the most you'd get out of one of these cakes would be 24 hours after you first open it.