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.
Below are the results of our Christmas cake taste test 2021:
Aldi Specially Selected Luxury All Over Iced Cake. £6.99 – BUY HERE
Aldi was the was the winner of our best Christmas cake category. Adorned with a gorgeous star deisgn. we felt this was the perfect cake for sharing this festive season. Our tasters felt although very indulgent. 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 beautiful!
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Snowflake Iced Cake, £10 – BUY HERE
This screams traditional good old fashioned Christmas cake, jam-packed with rich fruit and a good amount of almonds throughout, our tasters felt this was slighter denser than Aldi’s but every bite was superb. It had a good cut and wasn’t messy and the smell of rich brandy was exactly what the doctor ordered.
Iceland Luxury Christmas Cake 1 kg, £8.00 – BUY HERE
We were very impressed with Icelan’d Christmas cake, it had the perfect balance of festive flavours. The cake was moist, fruity, not stodgy and the right amount of congnac. The marzipan and soft icing were very sweet so you may want to wash it down with a mulled wine afterwards and 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 2021? Let us know in the comments below or alternatively get in touch using social media icons.