Heavy fruity deliciousness❤️
I bought this to try before buying the full sized one. I cut a slice yesterday and now there's no pic to show cos I've scoffed the lot 😋 It's heavy and moist and with a cup of tea or coffee, the icing and marzipan just melt in your mouth. Delicious. I've dropped one star only because, let's face it, store bought cake, no matter how nice as this is, can never replace your Mother's home-made cake🙂 Have ordered the full size one, and will certainly buy again.
Not nice tasted stale but was well within date-
I didnt enjoy this cake at all . Tasted stale and not nice . Dry cake and rock hard icing.i wont buy again.
Title doesn't fit description
Ordered this cake having looked at the picture and description and seen that it was topped with marzipan and icing. Cake was substituted for a rich fruit cake with NO marzipan or icing. Perhaps the title should include the word 'ICED' as per the title on the packaging and then the substitution might be more appropriate.
Great Taste. Impossible to cut into a slice!
Thought I’d give this a try before Christmas. It was beautifully moist, but needs more alcohol in it. It needs to be laced not hinted. My mum used to make her own and she used to soak her fruit in alcohol, use it in the cake and then feed the cake with Sherry, brandy, whiskey (depending on the cake) for 6 months. So when it was time to be baked it was in the oven for hours. You could smell it all over the house. And when it was ready to be cut the smell hits you in the face. “The small of Christmas” I know it’s not homemade but with it being Tesco’s Finest and the alcohol mentioned I thought it might have had a bit more of a punch to it. I usually only like royal icing on cakes as I hate the roll out types. I think it tastes like petrol, it’s horrible stuff. But this was surprisingly nice. Just the right amount of marzipan. I think it had marzipan, if it did it was very little. The reason I’ve knocked 2 stars off is...it was impossible to cut a slice. I used a sharp knife that I use to cut cakes of all kinds. It crumbled and fell in a pile of crumbs. It tasted beautiful but had to eat it with a fork. I’ve bought the plain round version of this to have with sliced cheese. I’m dreading it now because if it doesn’t cut well like this, I’m going to be disappointed. I usually buy my whiskey cakes in from a bakery in London. Each in an individual tin. Thought I’d save some money this year and try these. Overall tasty enough.
Christmas in a cake.
Moist, fruity, sweet, dark, and nicely iced..
If you like a cake the texture Of a brownie this is one for you. The overpowering alcohol is possibly the reason for this and is the only flavour of the cake. The cake is soggy. The marizipan is lovely and the icing is okay. The fruit is also overwhelmed by the taste of alcohol and therefore unpleasant. I am disappointed and wish I had bought the cheaper version
Bought this as I love fruit cake with marzipan and icing on with cognac and brandy in. I was disappointed as it was dry. Infact I checked the description to make sure cognac and brandy was in it. I bought absolutely loads last year and was so disappointed when it came to an end on January 2018. It was so moist, I used to have a piece every day. Will buy another one and hope it is as succulent as last years.