“ Brand: Thorntons / Type: Cake „
Omg this is gorgeous. I could quite easily eat the whole cake by myself in a day. This is a fantastic cake to offer guests when they come round.
The cake i layered like a sponge cake with a creamy buttercream in the middle and the cake is covered in thick chocolate that just melts in your mouth.
If that wasnt good enough the cake is then topped with fudge and soft toffee pieces. They are not small pieces but quite sizable large pieces. Even while writing this I want to 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 but in many supermarkets this can be purchased cheaper when on offer. I find this on offer quite often. And cant resist when it is on offer.
In my cake sizes this serves four, but I think it is boxed at serving six people. The cake is very sweet but very tasty and goes down very nicely with a cup of tea. The chocolate just melts in the mouth while the sponge is very moist. Quite a few shop bought sponge cakes I find the sponge can be quite dry but this is not the case with this cake.
There are other varieties to the Thorntons cake range, including a chocolate ones topped with chocolate truffles which is also very tasty.
On my Dads birthday last year my mum came home with the most delicious toffee cake by thorntons, whilst shopping in Asda the other day I seen it again and I really could not resist trying it again. I love it that much I'm buying it for my mums 40th birthday in 2weeks time, for her of course lol!
The cake isn't the largest, but for how it tastes you can't complain about price nor size, it costs in the region of £2.50 - £3. It comes in a cardboard box with a see through window on the top so you can see the cake within. There are also extremely appetising pictures of the cake scattered on the box too. The cake on the box is explained 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. Yes it tastes as delicious as it sounds.
100g of this cake contains;
25.5g fat of which
It contains Milk, Soya, Eggs, Gluten Wheat and it also may contain nut traces.
Something so highly calorific has got to taste good though right, I mean it has to be worth it ... well guess it what it mostly definitely is!
It's the most luxurious, indulgent toffee cake I've ever ate. Rich and tasty, yet not sickly (unless you eat too much) and cheapy sweet. You can taste the good quality in each individual layer as well as being able to see each layer clearly to. The sponge itself is moist and soft, it crumbles as you bite into it yet melts in your mouth so scrumptiously to. The sponge now and then is broken up with a smooth, creamyness, sweet and velvety toffee taste which is the buttercream yet you have a more delicate, sweet taste in the actual toffee sauce. The chocolate surrounding this soft, light and airy toffee sponge is not your typical icing, this is actual thorntons chocolate, a decent thickness yet not too thick that it takes over flavourwise. It's smooth, rich and deliciously creamy. You soon bite into the chunky, fudge cubes on top which just melt in the warmth of your mouth.
This cake is truly gorgeous, if you do eat too much it does become a little sickly though as it is a very sweet tasting cake, but if ate in moderation it is absolutely stunning to eat, an incredibly tasty treat for your tastebuds that's for sure. For the price and the brand it is brilliant, a real indulgent treat now and then.
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.
It's my granddaughter's 2nd birthday today and while we are not having a party for her, my daughter arranged a few nibbles at lunchtime when me and her other Nanny went to see the birthday girl. I always buy the girls' birthday cakes and had treated my granddaughter to a lovely Peppa Pig cake from Tesco, then on a whim I also bought a delicious looking Thorntons Toffee Cake to share with my daughter, son in law and his Mum.
It looks delicious when taken out of the box, a perfectly formed cake which has been fully iced and adorned with small cubes of fudge. I could tell from the rich, sweet smell which rose from the cake that we'd only need a small slice as I got the impression this was going to be a sickly treat, although I still served my son in law a huge slice as he's of the opinion that the sweeter the better when it comes to cake!
I am surprised at how fabulous this cake is, I make no secret of the fact that I find Thorntons overrated and overpriced so the fact that this cake is delicious has made me warm slightly towards the brand. Although I still find their chocolate bland and not worthy of the price tag, this cake was very reasonably priced at around £4 and even though it's small in size the quality of the cake is second to none.
The sponge is light and airy; heavily toffee flavoured with a rich sugary taste, the texture of the sponge helps it to melt in my mouth and it softens down beautifully rather than the cake becoming claggy. The sponge is split and filled with a thin layer of thick toffee sauce and also a rich caramel buttercream which melts in my mouth and complimented the moist sponge wonderfully.
What I had at first assumed was chocolate icing is in fact Thorntons chocolate which has been given a slightly fondant texture to allow it to softly meld to the contours of the cake, it's rolled to a decent thickness and has the inimitable flavour of rich real chocolate rather than the overly sugary icing I had been expecting. The fudge pieces are settled into the chocolate topping well and they don't tend to drop off as you slice the cake, although a few did fall upwards into my mouth as I was putting the cake on the plates. The fudge is a mixture of pale fudge cubes and darker chocolate fudge, they are flavoured so well that I could tell by taste alone which cube I had in my mouth even over the intense toffee flavour of the entire cake.
Put all those components together and it was as I suspected, a cake so rich that it became sickly within a couple of bites. I had had the thinnest of slivers and still felt as though my belly was stuffed to bursting after I had finished it. It's wonderful though, so rich in toffee flavour that was so well blended that the overall cake tasted authentically of toffee - I say this because I find the majority of toffee flavoured cakes I have eaten taste very synthetic but this one is excellent.
Everyone loved it. My son in law ate roughly half of the cake and said he could have eaten more, his Mum ate roughly the same as me and thought it was bordering on too sweet for her palate, while my daughter picked her way through half of a small slice as she doesn't have a terribly sweet tooth and found it rather too much to manage. She did say how delicious it was, but this is the girl who can make a box of souvenir fudge last for over a month so I can safely tell you that toffee is not her favourite flavour in the world!
The cake will serve six if you are planning to slice it equally amongst guests, I have looked at the nutritional information and a sixth of the cake will provide you with 299 calories and an amazingly high 17.3g of fat. When it comes to birthday cake I couldn't give a monkeys about the figures however as birthdays come but once a year, although how lucky I am to have three grandchildren as it will allow me to indulge in this fantastic cake at least three times a year in good conscience!