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Christmas Tried and Tested Christmas Cake

We know that finding the right Christmas cake is essential and we wanted to ensure only you get the best of the best. So once again we’ve gone and done all the “hard” work for you as we’ve tasted this years Christmas cake’s from some of the UK’s leading supermarkets and stores. We were kindly sent these for our taste test.

What do we look for? Simple! a Christmas cake which has a host of fruit, festive flavour, sticky and of course a decent amount of booze.

Sainsburys Taste the Difference Holly Wreath Cake

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Below are the results of our Christmas cake taste test 2020:

ten out of ten ratingSainsbury’s Taste the Difference Holly Wreath Cake
Sainsburys Taste the Difference Holly Wreath CakeSainsbury’s was the winner of our best Christmas cake category. With its gold holly and berries design, this will make the ideal sharing cake with family this festive season. Our tasters felt the cake was packed with fruit which was plump, juicy and distributed evenly throughout the cake. Both the marzipan and icing were not overly thick and had a lovely delicate sweet taste and just like any traditional Christma cake should it had a slight boozy kick from the delicious brandy. Simply wonderful!

nine out of nine ratingTesco Finest Hand Decorated Rich Fruit Cake, £10

Tesco Finest Hand Decorated Rich Fruit Cake

Fruit, moist and boozy, this cake ticks all the boxes, however, our testers felt it was a little messy when cutting. On first bite, you can instantly taste the cognac and there were plenty of sweet glacé cherries throughout. The icing and marzipan had just the right texture and balance of sweetness plus the decorations on top certainly gave it a Wintery feel.

eight point five out of ten ratingMarks & Spencer Collection Perfectly Matured Rich Fruit Cake

Marks & Spencer Collection Perfectly Matured Rich Fruit CakeThis has a very plain but festive look, our tasters felt the cake had lovely pieces of rich fruit and a good amount of almonds throughout, you could certainly taste the apricot jam too. The marzipan and soft icing were very sweet so you may want to wash it down with a mulled wine afterwards! It cut very nicely and held its shape.

So there we have our Christmas tried & tested: traditional fruit cakes. What cake will you be turning to for Christmas 2019? Let us know in the comments below or alternatively get in touch using social media icons.