You cannot have a Birthday without cake, it's a fact.. Heck, it's pretty much the law. Since I'm not one to break from either of those things, we're going big today to celebrate me being a whole year older.. It's a Cadbury Flake Cake! Ooooooo.. Chocolate. Happy Birthday, Me!
I have been patiently waiting to buy said cake since my lovely NibsnScribs told me how amazing it was, way back when in September of last year. Unfortunately, it went walk about for a while but now it's firmly back (With delicious NEW sponge, just FYI) on most supermarket shelves - I purchased mine in Asda for a quite reasonable, £8.
Chocolate sponge layered with chocolate flavour creme and a chocolate flavoured syrup, covered with milk chocolate and decorated with milk chocolate flake pieces and white and dark chocolate curls.
The cake cut well to reveal the vertical stripes of sandwiched sponge which were all unnerving equal.. Suspicion always arises from anything that looks to perfect! Why the cake wasn't placed on a board though is anyones guess - It can hardly look presentable when it's just sat in a plastic tray.. Although it was good at catching any rogue pieces of chocolate!
CAKE! Doesn't it look like a good'un? It smelt chocolatey and like it definitely wanted to be eaten. The sponge was super soft and moist with essentially the texture of a light swiss roll. There didn't appear to be much filling between each section at first but it transpired to be just the right amount of mousse like buttercream along with the syrup. Both had a good cocoa taste without being overly sweet with the latter having a slightly deeper flavour as well as being pleasantly smooth yet sticky. Coating the lot was just the right thickness of set chocolate that actually stayed on the cake rather than cracking and crumbling as I expected! It also surprisingly tasted a lot more like old school Dairy Milk but perhaps this was just due to the fact there was a lot going on. With the Flake pieces on top and sprinkling of curls, a final chocolatey hit came to round things off perfectly - Yum!
I always knew The Peanut was one smart cookie but blimey, she's out done herself here - This Cadbury Flake Celebration Cake is up there with the best.. If not, THE best bought Birthday, I've had. It's simple but done well and at the end of the day, you can't really ask for anymore than that.. And it will feed the serving suggestion of 12 at a stretch! I would be interested to see how much the sponge here differs from the old but can only assume it has been a change for the better - I can't find much fault! If it's your Birthday coming up, I highly recommend you get yourself one.. Or even better, make someone else do just that! It's a 4.5 out of 5 from me!