“ Brand: Thorntons / Type: Cake „
I love anything usually from Thortons so when I spotted this coffee cake bearing the Thortons name priced at £2.50 in Asda I was delighted. I had my boyfriend coming to stay for a few days and this looked lovely!
The box the cake comes in is dark and light brown in colour and it has a see-through plastic section to the middle of it (so you can of course see the cake through it). On the front of the box we are simply told that it is Thortons Coffee Treat Cake 'Moist coffee sponge cake layered with a rich coffee roasted buttercream and chocolate sauce' and the best before date is clearly stamped on there. Other information given on the box includes ingredients and allergy advice, there is a full nutritional chart listed and contact details for Thortons are given. Inside the cake has a plastic see-through collar around the edges of it and all in all its nice enough packaging.
The Cake Itself:
This cake is round and rather thick in its appearance. Of course you cut this up into how many slices you want to make but in my case I cut it into 4 very generous quarters which looked a bit like doorsteps but it really delighted my boyfriends eyes who simply adores sweet things!
Its a nice looking cake this one though with a light brown coffee sponge making the majority of it up which tastes just like a light, milky coffee and I liked the sponge very much as it was light, airy but still moist and not too messy when being eaten or cut through. Half (ish) way up the cake you get a thin layer of coffee buttercream and milk chocolate, again these are moist and not powdery however the chocolate tasted great through in my humble opinion there wasn't enough of that and the coffee buttercream was only lightly tasting of coffee but it was buttery without being greasy but really, really sweet and sickly and this wasn't helped at all by the thick layer of coffee buttercream thats smothered all over the top of it and sprinkled really generously with dark chocolate curls all over it. The slightly bitter chocolate taste did help with the sweetness but for me all the coffee buttercream did was not add enough coffee flavouring but far too much sickly sweetness!
My boyfriend and flatmate who shared this cake with me felt the same as I did...it was just too sickly so if indulging (even if you have a really bad sweet tooth!) have a smallish slice and enjoy it without stuffing it and feeling the need to perch yourself over a toilet the rest of the evening as I did after eating half of the cake to myself!
Nutritional Information Per 1/6 Of The Cake (The Important Bits!):
Energy: 276 Kcal
of which saturates: 4.4g
I paid £2.50 for my cake in Asda but it is available in all good supermarkets.