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.
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Below are the results of our Christmas cake taste test 2018:
Aldi Specially Selected Luxury Christmas Cake
£11.99 (in-store only)
Aldi was the winner of our best Christmas cake category. With its pearlescent shimmer and multi-layered star on top, this will make your dinner table glistened with sparkle. The fruity cake is layered with a good amount of icing and had huge amount of raisins inside, the marzipan was not overly sweet and like true Christmas cake a slight boozy kick. Simply divine!
BUY HERE Aldi Specially Selected Luxury Christmas Cake
Sainsburys Taste the Difference Holly Wreath Iced Fruit Cake
A classic fruit cake adorned with shimmering gold Holly leafs and smooth icing to finish.
The buttery cake is crammed with plump juicy fruits and the brandy gives you a real warmth. We loved this traditional lightly spiced cake especially the marzipan!
BUY HERE Sainsburys Holly Wreath Iced Fruit Cake
Asda Extra Special Brandy-Soaked Fully Iced Fruit Cake
Iced all over with a sparkly Christmas tree and snowflake design the cake has an understated yet classic look. This had an excellent cut and held its shape, there was a good amount of raisins and sultanas through out and you really could taste the brandy, a little too sticky and rich for some here.
BUY HERE Asda Extra Special Brandy-Soaked Fully Iced Fruit Cake
Asda Extra Special 3 month Matured Brandy Iced Fruit Cake
This fun star cake certainly packed a punch from the get go, instantly you could smell the brandy and warming spices. Though the flavour was certainly there, the cake was a little dense and too wet and didn’t have just as much fruit as the others however the marzipan and icing were sweet and a good balance.
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Marks & Spencer Collection Six Month Matured Rich Fruit Cake
Decorated with green and white tree’s topped with gold starts gives this classic cake a very festive feel.
The buttery cake had lovely juicy vine fruits and you could certainly taste nutmeg and apricot throughout. With brandy notes throughout, some of our tasters felt this was sometimes a little dry.
BUY HERE Marks & Spencer Collection Six Month Matured Cake
Tesco Iced Fruit Cake
This cake had a lovely hand-decorated tree design. Once cut the crumbly cake had a good flavour, however the candied peel was slightly harder and didn’t have just as much fruit as the others.
We did however feel the marzipan to icing ratio was pretty good and would make a great afternoon cake with a cuppa in hand!
BUY HERE Tesco Fruit Cake
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 the social media icons.