Sunday 25 October 2015

New Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Stacker at ASDA

ASDA have released a whole host of new products in their bakery aisle recently. There's loads of yummy sounding innovations including: Cinnamon Sugar Cake Slices, Red Velvet Cake Slices, Caramel Brownies, Tiffin slices, Carrot Cake Flapjacks, Apple Crumble Flapjacks and Bakewell Flapjacks to name just a few!. They've also released a range of 'Cake Stackers.' 

With so many new products to choose from I chose what intruiged me the most: the Strawberry Cheesecake Cake Stackers. They comprise of 'a digestive biscuit layer, strawberry jam, strawberry flavoured sponge, cheesecake flavour icing and vanilla sponge'.

I decided that these slices sounded rather special, so instead of having them in the afternoon with a cuppa, I served them with a scoop of strawberry ice cream for dessert. The cakes look pretty, with three bright and distinct tiers.

The vanilla sponge top level was disappointingly dry, which unfortunately tends to be standard fare amongst supermarket cakes. The strawberry sponge wasn't any better, and although it was a pretty pink colour, lacked any identifiable strawberry flavour. The icing that separated the two was normal buttercream, but again I couldn't distinguish any 'cheesecake' flavour to it. The bottom, biscuity level was a good moist digestive base and was the best bit of the stacker by far.

I'm really pleased I served it with ice cream because these Cake Stackers are a let down. Instead of being a glorious combination of sponge cake and cheesecake, they are a bland, dry, and utterly disappointing product. Although the other treats in ASDA's new range sound enticing, I won't be buying them unless I see them in the reduced section. Good idea, but poor execution.


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