Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Review- Cadbury Flake Celebration Cake

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!

15 comments:

  1. YAAAAYYY!! So glad you loved it!!! and thanks for the serenading. Happy Birthday Cupcake xxxxx

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    1. It's all down to you Peanut! :D Thank yooooou :D xx

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  2. "smelt like it definitely wanted to be eaten" ahaha

    Is this a 5 out of 5?

    Happy birthday also X

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    1. A 4.5 I reckon! Somehow I forgot to put my mark haha. Birthdays are boggling! Thank you very much! :D xx

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  3. I like how the box specifies precisely "12 flake pieces", so I guess if you have less you're entitled to a refund, LOL.

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    1. I can only count 11 on mine (Unless I am being dappy haha) and even then, 1 is split lol! It's a shame they aren't laid nicely in a circle so every slice had a piece but there you go.. That would be a FAR to difficult to do, wouldn't it haha :D xx

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  4. Cor what a beauty!

    But of course, not as good as yours Lucy ;) xx

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    1. Did you just call me Lucy? This is alarming. Haha! xx

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  5. The "new sponge" bit is amusing isn't it. What else would it be - how many would they sell if it said "Delicious old sponge" haha.

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    1. Nothing worse than an old sponge! Haha.

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    2. Old sponge is good to no one! xx

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  6. I bought one from Asda yesterday for my son's 14th birthday today. He had the first piece for breakfast this morning before school ( I know I shouldn't have let him but it is his birthday) he loved it. I'm just eating a piece now and it's lovely but very sweet and sickly. When I saw it only served 12 I doubted it would. But I think you could get 16 slices easily as you do get a huge hit of cadburys chocolate, what with the flake chunks, the chocolate curls, the chocolate covering and the chocolate buttercream. So much chocolate how could this cake ever disappoint anyone?

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    1. I wish we could always eat cake for breakfast!! Definitely give it whirl in the microwave, heat just until it starts to melt and is a little fudgy about 20 seconds depending on the size, it's glorious!

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