I was meant to be holding out on buy this Taste the Difference Blackcurrant Ripple Cake until it came on offer but I saw it a few weeks back when popping into Sainsbury's for something totally cake unrelated and couldn't stop myself.. As usual.
Sitting next to the EPIC Caramel Brownie Cake on the shelf, this too cost £6 - Not the cheapest but I was blown away the former so didn't mind to much!
Plain and Blackcurrant sponges sandwiched with Blackcurrant jam, covered in buttercream and topped with a swirl of Blackcurrant jam.
I sliced the beauty up to reveal the 3 distinct layers inside - I do like the deep purple colour, I have to say!
A perfect slice, no matter the size, was produced each time the knife slid through the cake - Handy if you don't want a huge portion! I am greedy so I did have a big slice with much regret unfortunately.. Not one to ever be fussy when it comes to cake and things alike but after 1 mouthful, I was done - It was absolutely vile! The Blackcurrant jam was ridiculously strong to the point where it was all I could taste. It wasn't super sweet or sour just really synthetically potent and not to my liking at all. The buttercream didn't mask the flavour whatsoever but tasted separately it was nice enough in being sweet and creamy. Texture wise, it was pleasantly soft and squidgy but given it's disgusting flavour, nothing was going to save it! Yuck!
So I have had the best and the worst, supermarket bought cakes I have ever had, from the same range in the same shop - Got to love consistency! The Blackcurrant jam that goes in this thing needs to be disposed of on an industrial scale and Blackcurrant cake should never be made by anyone, ever again. Please, no one buy this - It may look pretty and smell nice but it will leave you gargling water to get rid of the taste. Its a 0 out of 5, from me!