“ Brand: Thorntons / Type: Toffee cake „
When my boyfriend comes stop with me I always get a few cakes and biscuits and things like that in as he has such a sweet tooth! I treated us to this cake one day reduced from its usual price of £3.25 down to £1.46 and felt that was a bit of a bargain for such a large looking cake!
The box is dark brown in colour with a see-through window to the top of it so that you can see the cake through it and on the front as it as well we are told that it is Thorntons Sticky Toffee Cake 'Rich toffee sponge and creamy toffee mousse cake'. Other information listed on the box includes being told a bit about the cake, ingredients and allergy advice is given as well as a nutritional chart and contact details for Thortons Plc being listed. Nice, easy to open box this is and of course it is informtive enough and its all recyclable too!
The Cake Itself:
The cake is large and round and rather thick, touch it, it it has a slight bounce and springyness to it and it has a very sweet toffee smell to it too. Basically this is a fancy looking Victoria sandwich, a cake of two halves filled in the middle of it and with a sauce all over the top.
Taste wise this is ok but really, really sweet though full of different textures. The sponge is meant to taste of toffee which I guess it does though everything else is so sweet and toffee flavoured too that you can't pick out where the flavourings are coming from really! The middle of the cake has a thick layer of cream coloured and smooth toffee mousse and then over the top of the cake you get a really moist, light brown and very sweet toffee that goes all over the top and is rather thick. This toffee mix is gooey and it melts in the mouth and then to finish the cake off there are thin white chocolate shavings and small chunks of light brown fudge scattered all over it.
This gives 6 generous slices, is easy to cut through and very easy on the eye though for me and my boyfriend the first couple of bites were lovely but then it really does get very sweet and rather sickly.
I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase this again but if you like sweet toffee cake then this really could be for you!
Nutritional Information Per Serving (Serves 6), The Important Bits:
of which saturates: 9.5g