Following on from their Dessert take over, an influx of NEW bakery items are now rocking Asda's shelves with the Cupcakes particularly catching my eye.. Naturally - They don't call me Cupcake for nothing!
After conferring with MSW, we came to the conclusion that the Lemon Meringue flavour was the only feasible option and purchased the pack of 2 for £1.50 - Kudos to Asda for the cute cardboard carrier and illustrated packaging!
The yellow cased and buttercream topped, cakes were easy to remove with nothing in terms of squashing, meringue tumbling or frosting lost a long the way.
Generously filled & Hand Decorated with a sprinkling of love and care.
One very spring like, sunny Cupcake which I can't dispute was made with love and care - It's flawless!
Generously filled however? I think not! In fact, it was the exact opposite when cut in half, being pretty much empty and totally lack lustre! Taking a bite, the sponge was also disappointingly dry but with not to bad of a flavour and bearable thanks to the pilled high frosting. Super thick and smooth in texture, the topping was deliciously sweet and buttery combined with a zesty kick of lemon from the curd - I have to say it went a long way in saving the sponge! The crumbly, melt in the mouth meringue was a lovely finishing touch and far more substantial in both texture and taste than a measly sprinkling. An interesting one!
Overall, these NEW Lemon Meringue Cupcakes are really only good for the topping.. And the topping alone - Sadly, the sponge is just plain poor with a pathetic filling of a centre to match so one could argue, are redundant as a whole! Sorry Asda - It's a 2 out of 5 from me.