Friday, 13 May 2016

Review- M&S NEW St Clement's Cake

Another day, another product from my favourite love to hate, store - M&S! I am still going strong in refusing to cave into the Spirit of Summer range (Extending across every foodstuff ever made, flowers and bizarrely, homeware too) and vow not to delve in until the actual summer.. But in the mean time am more than happy to munch on any other NEW additions.. Just like todays St Clement's Cake! 


I picked up the 385g Citrus "Taste of the British Isles" Cake on the same day as the EPIC Banoffee Tartlets which were both part of a 2 for £4 deal, saving £1.20 overall. If for whatever reason, you don't want double the cakey goodness then it'll cost you £2.70 when bought individually.. But you really do need the Banoffee Tartlets too so just do the Saving, OK? Ok! 


Moist orange sponge filled with orange & lemon curd and topped with lemon buttercream and candied orange shreds.


Aside from the one sided sprinkling of orange peel which was easily rectified, appearance wise it was spot on - Just look at that pilled high, buttercream glory! The scent was also wonderful to match with no problem in cutting through the sponge with a sharp knife.


Soft and squidgy, the Cake was essentially perfect in terms of texture with a real sweet and stickiness to add to the delight! Both lemony and orangey tones rans throughout the sponge thanks to the thick layer of curd, without being overpowering or bitter. A good sweet, buttery flavour came from the silky smooth topping which despite being dense was of the ideal proportion and only heightened the citrus element further. As for the candied orange topping.. It was delicious! - Sugary, chewy and a great contrast to all the soft. Fantastic!

So I don't know if I've just been lucky when choosing my recent M&S purchases or whether they've genuinely stepped up their games as this NEW St Clement's Cake is another winner! Of course, it isn't like homemade (I have to say it. I can't help it. It's the Baker in me) but as supermarket bought Cakes go.. This is up there with the best in terms of texture and taste! If sweet, sticky, citrus-y things float your boat then you absolutely need it - It's a 4.5 out of 5 from me!  

2 comments:

  1. Sweet, sticky and citrusy things do float my boat haha...

    They're doing SoS homeware too? Talk about scraping the barrel. xx

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    1. Well in that case Butty, embrace the gluten and get yourself one! ;) They are.. It's all a bit OTT. I am not feeling the spirit nor the Summer.. She says.. With tanned legs. Haha! xx

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