“ Type: Breads/Cakes / Brand: Mr Kipling „
I have been eating these delicious cakes for years; they are also one of my daughters favourites. When you think about it; Victoria sponge is a simple cake; but made correctly are lovely. Victoria sponge cake is actually named after Queen Victoria who was said to enjoy a slice of cake with a nice cup of Tea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sponge_cake). Victoria Sponge cakes are usually made with Raspberry jam as a filling with whipped double cream or vanilla cream and a dusting of icing sugar on the top (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sponge_cake). These Victoria Mini Classics come in boxes of 6 and the filling is Raspberry and Buttercream. The filling is delicious and the sponge itself is quite moist and light and almost melts in your mouth. There is a dusting of icing sugar on each cake. They go down great with a cup of Tea or I sometimes have them with cold custard on the top. Main Ingredients *************** Sugar, Wheat Flour, Raspberry filling (Glucose Fructose syrup, Raspberry puree, Sugar Syrup, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Wheat Flour, Gelling Agent (Pectin), Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrates), Colour (Anthocyanins), Flavouring, Preservative, Vegetable Oil, Water, Butter, Glucose Syrup, Maize Starch, Free Range Dried Egg, Milk Protein, Raising Agents, Whey Powder, Salt, Emulsifiers, Flavouring, Cornflour Allergy Advice ****************** These cakes may contain traces of Nuts; Contains Gluten (Wheat), Egg and Milk Other information ******************* Baked with Free Range Eggs 100% Natural flavours No artificial colours No hydrogenated fat Suitable for Vegetarians Calories ******** Each Victoria mini sponge cake contains 153 kcals At the moment you can buy these great cakes for £1.50 at Tesco (usual price £1.95) These are good quality cakes from Mr Kipling; light, moist and delicate. Its 5 stars from me.
With the beautiful weather at the moment, we have been spending time either picnicking in the park or having lunch with friends in the garden. Today a friend came over for lunch with her children and she bought a box of Mr Kipling Victoria Mini Classics cakes with her. I am always tempted by the idea of a nice slice of Victoria Sponge, preferably with a cup of tea, so I was looking forward to trying these miniature treats. The cakes come in a box of six - the outside of the box is cardboard with a plastic tray inside with each cake in it's own individual section. The cakes really look like mini Victoria sponges - they are about 5cm wide and filled with thinly spread buttercream and raspberry jam. The sponges are topped with a light dusting of icing sugar, meaning that they look exactly as you would expect a full-size version of a Victoria sponge to look. I was very impressed with the visual appearance of the cakes - they just looked like the type of cakes that you would serve at a doll's tea party or teddy bear's picnic. In fact, I can imagine my three year old spreading out his duvet as a pretend picnic blanket, getting out his tea-set and serving them up to an assortment of stuffed animals. Enough about how cute they look though, the most important thing is how they taste. Well, the sponge is light and fluffy, the raspberry jam has just the right amount of fruity sweetness and the buttercream is smooth and creamy - they are exactly how you would hope a Victoria sponge would taste. In fact, I wish I could get my homemade versions to taste as delicious as these. I've read other reviews suggesting that the only negative issue with these cakes may be that they don't stay fresh for long enough - I can't comment on that myself as there are none left, and I can't imagine if I bought another box to share with my husband and son that they would be left lying around either. In fact, I think these delicious miniature treats could rapidly become an addiction in our house so I'm not sure whether I would purchase them for the family or not! It could be as dangerous to my healthy eating resolutions as a full biscuit tin. These are currently £1.89 at Tesco. Maybe this is slightly on the expensive side for an everyday purchase but they are well worth the money if you've got guests round for a cup of tea. I thoroughly enjoyed these cakes and will definitely consider buying them in the future. I'm not usually a big fan of shop-bought cake as I prefer to bake my own, but for a quick treat when you haven't got time to bake, these are just perfect.
I am dangerous around a box of Mr Kipling Victoria Mini Classics. They only have to be opened and I will have scoffed them all within a day, which is obviously not good for a late-twenties girly who suddenly has to mind what she's eating or starts to spread a little in the middle. I think most of us as familiar with Mr Kipling. My granny used to buy French Fancies (Buuurggh) for Sunday tea, my mum always had a box of cherry bakewells somewhere in the cupboard, but I did not really spend too much time in the cakes and biscuits section of the supermarket so I had never bought any Mr Kipling products for my own home, but that changed when at christmas I knew we had guests coming around so I needed to have some cakes in, that would have a fairly long date before they expired, and as Mr Kipling was £1 in Asda for all of the range, I purchased a few different boxes. Christmas came and went, and I can't even remember who ate the cakes in the end, but I know one thing, I got hooked. I ate two of the mini victoria's that evening. And the following week I couldn't resist putting another box of them into the shopping trolley. Since christmas they have become a regular item in my cupboards. Everyone likes them, especially me and our three year old! What you get when you open the box is six individual buns/cakes, which have a small amount of buttercream and raspberry jam inside. The cake itself is delicious, just exactly moist enough, so light and then the buttercream is the perfect sweetness. If ever a bun was 'moreish' then this definitely is! The only problem I have had with them is that they are just too easy to eat! One is never enough. The children love these with some warm custard poured over the top, but I prefer mine on its own where I can savour it for a moment or two. My hubby will take his either way, but he prefers Mr Kipling's angel slices so I keep a box of them in the cupboard too. Now, I do have one complaint. When you open the box and take the pastic off the tray, even when you reseal the tray up with Cling Film, the buns will go slightly hard much too quickly for my liking... but then that's a good reason to gobble them up all the quicker! Pricewise you are looking at around £1 a box when they are on special offer, and then up to £1.50 a box in more expensive shops. I'd give them 5/5 for the taste. Simply delicious. Buy a little packet for your visitors, they will definitely thank you for it. The nutritional information: Per cake, 151 kcal, 21.2g carbohydrate, 14.4g of which sugars, 6.8g fat, 3.0g of which saturates
After missing a cake sale at my children's school I had to do some real making up for daring to actually go to work, so after a visit to my local Asda I treated my kids to these! The product I will now review is - "Mr Kipling - Victoria mini classics" As with most of the products in this range, they come ensconced in there familiar looking boxes, with the red colouring and the "Mr Kipling" branding. There is all the relevant information present including a delicious looking picture of the cakes within, one of the reasons that this appealed, because these are, in my son's works "big cakes, but Connor sized!", how on earth could I argue with that! When the box is opened you will be faced with a red plastic tray with the six cakes within having there own hole to keep them still and secure in transit, for extra freshness these are wrapped in a plastic sleeve before being sealed with the cardboard box. The cakes are exactly the same as a full sized Victoria sponge cake, even down to the sprinkling of icing sugar across the top. These are basically two layers of sponge cake, sandwiched together with a smooth butter cream and raspberry jam, and topped off with a sprinkling of icing sugar. The taste is delicious! The cake layers are soft and spongy (as they should be!), with the filling being sweet and creamy, not too sweet, just right in fact. The nutritional information is as follows - Per cake, 151 kcal, 21.2g carbohydrate, 14.4g of which sugars, 6.8g fat, 3.0g of which saturates. Allergy advice states that these may contain nut traces and do contain gluten (wheat), egg and milk. They are however suitable for vegetarians, and don't contain artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. For more information visit - www.mrkipling.co.uk At the moment these are being sold in Asda for £1.00 a box, a bargain I feel! Thanks for reading x