Product Type: Thorntons Snacks
Newest Review: ... run to the shop and buy one. This is quite expensive for a cake but as it is Thorntons it is reasonably priced. It retails around £3.50 ... more
Heavenly treat in a box
Thorntons Large Toffee Cake
Member Name: rachel-2s
Thorntons Large Toffee Cake
Advantages: A sweet tooths dream
Disadvantages: Don't worry about that; it's a treat
As it was Easter over the weekend hubby and I decided to have treat to eat but as neither of us wanted an egg we looked for a nice cake instead.
Now I've loved Thorntons toffee for years so when I saw some Thorntons products for sale in our local supermarket before Easter this is what we looked at.
Thorntons Toffee Cake comes packaged exactly as the picture above, the colours well representing the cake. It cost £2.64 but strangely doesn't say what the overall weight of the cake is only that it provides 6 servings. The size of the cake is approx. 4" in diameter and about 1.5" in height so dividing this into 6 actually gives very small portions.
The cake is descibed as 'a luxury moist toffee flavoured sponge filled with toffee flavoured buttercream and Thorntons toffee sauce, covered in Thorntons milk chocolate and decorated with Thorntons mini fudge cubes'.
Well that sounded like absolute heaven so I couldn't wait to try it.
Upon opening the box the aroma of toffee wafted out almost teasing you to see how long you could wait before eating it. The cake came on a foil covered removable base for ease of cutting.
Now to cutting the cake into portions. I have to say this cake was very small and if you're only going to eat this with a cuppa and not as part of a 2/3 course meal then a sixth wasn't enough. (well that's what I keep telling myself anyway). So into four it went. Now this is where I hit a snag. The chocolate cover was quite thick; at least 2mm and very hard; this made it very difficult to cut without the chocolate splitting into all size pieces. I would have undertood this happening if it had been kept in the fridge but this was at room temperature.
Well that teasing aroma from earlier was nothing compared to the taste; the sponge was indeed moist but not too overpowering with the taste of toffee. I did find again that the hardness of the chocolate caused problems. I wanted to savour the taste and texture of all parts in each bite but I kept struggling to break through the chocolate layer without totally squashing the rest, so I took the chocolate layer off and ate it separately; not that I'm complaining about the taste of chocolate on its own; the whole experience was heavenly right down to the vanilla and chocolate fudge cubes.
So I guess you're wondering how much damage this treat will do to your waistline?
For the faint-hearted look away now:-
Nutritional info per 100g or (per serving 1/6th)
Calories - 440 or (299)
Protein - 4.8g or (3.3g)
Carbs - 47.8g or (32.5g)
Fat - 25.5g or (17.3g)
Fibre - 0.9g or (0.6g)
Sodium - 0.15g or (0.10g)
The ingredients list is too long to mention but it is suitable for vegetarians and contains no hydrogenated fat but does have a warning that there may be traces of nuts.
Well the holiday's over, the cake is all eaten and both hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed our treat.
Will I buy a Thorntons Toffee Cake again?
Most definitely for when the next special occasion comes around. It really is only a once in a while cake not for your everyday shopping list.
Although I didn't find it too sweet or sickly this may be too much if you haven't got a sweet tooth.
Summary: see review