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.
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.
Below are the results of our Christmas cake taste test 2018:
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Falling Leaves Christmas Fruit Cake
A classic fruit cake adorned with bronze falling leaves and acorns. The fruity cake is layered with a sweet icing and marzipan, both which are soft, delicious and in proportion to the cake, so not overly thick. The buttery cake is crammed with plump juicy fruits which have bee soaked in brandy giving it a very festive and warming feel. The cake had a good amount of spice and like true Christmas cake, crumbs stuck to the knife when cut. Sumptuous!
Available from Sainsburys.co.uk
Aldi Specially Selected Luxury Iced Christmas Cake
This is certainly a showstopper. We loved the attention to detail with its sparkly leaves of bronze and silver, a stunning bronze ribbon around the cake to finish off. The sponge was packed with juicy fruits which had a delicious orange-liqueur taste and gave this cake more depth with its interesting flavours. The utterly soft icing and marzipan added to the texture of this crumbly cake. It’s fusion of orange, apricot, cranberries and nuts made this a perfect all-rounder.
Available from Aldi.co.uk
Tesco Finest Rich Fruit Cake with Oak Aged Cognac
Teeming with festive spices this traditional rich fruit cake won us over with its inviting boozy smell teamed with a generous amount of cherries, sultanas and peel made us feel this would be ideal for gatherings. The hit of cognac and sticky sponge was a little too over indulgent for some.
Available from Tesco.com
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.
Available from Asda.com
Lidl Deluxe luxury Christmas cake
Iced all over with a sparkly Christmas tree design, the cake was crumbly and had a good flavour. The fruit was evenly spread throughout the cake and was moist. The design wasn’t just as fancy as the others and our tasters felt one piece was more than enough.
Available from Lidl.co.uk
There you have it, our official taste test for this years best Christmas cakes. As always all opinions are our own. Why not let us know which Xmas cake has been your favourite so far?
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