Cadbury Flake Celebration Cake

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on March 4 2010 | Leave A Comment
Cadbury Flake Celebration Cake

For Chocablog’s 4th birthday, I decided to buy an off-the-shelf chocolate cake, simply because it’s not the kind of thing we normally look at. Us Chocabloggers tend to work alone most of the time, so it’s difficult to justify shelling out for an entire cake just for a review. Of course, since mentioning this in Twitter I’ve had offers from proper cake makers to send us their wares, so it may be something we do more of in future.

After a brief scan of the cake shelf in Tesco, I opted for this Flake cake for a couple of reasons. Firstly, being Cadbury, it’s likely to be widely available for you guys, and secondly because at £6.95, it was one of the cheapest.

Cadbury Flake Celebration Cake

The cake itself weighs 855g and according to the packaging serves 12 people (or one soon-to-be-diabetic Chocablogger). It’s a simple chocolate sponge covered in chocolate, topped with white, milk and dark chocolate shavings and small pieces of Cadbury Flake.

The first thing I noticed was that probably 25% of the chocolate shavings had fallen off the cake in transit. I’ll admit I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to how I was carrying it home, so it could have been my fault. Suffice to say, you should probably be careful to keep this fully upright if you do buy it.

After I’d attached four birthday candles, lit them, blown them out and removed them again (yes, yes, I know…) I cut myself a slice.

Cadbury Flake Celebration Cake

I was quite surprised that the cake itself was soft, light and moist. There are thin lines of chocolate cream running through the sponge itself which add to that moistness – as well as giving it an added chocolate hit.

Not that this needs any more of a chocolate hit. I had thought I’d easily get through a few slices in one go, but as it turned out one slice was about all that I could handle. While it’s not bad tasting, it really is very sweet. But then for something that’s designed specifically to be shared, that’s probably a good thing.

Cadbury Flake Celebration Cake

To my surprise, I find myself on the verge of recommending this. Make no mistake, it’s not a quality designer birthday cake – serve it at a sophisticated dinner party and you’ll probably be laughed out of town. But that’s not the market Cadbury are aiming at here.

If you’re planning on feeding a bunch of chocolate-hungry kids at a birthday party though, it does the job rather well – and it just 58p per child, it isn’t going to break the bank either.


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Comments On This Post

  1. It looks wonderful! Glad to hear that it tastes good also.

  2. Farrah

    >< gorgeous!

  3. Ryan

    This cake looks delightful and it looks perfect for my birthday party this weekend.

  4. Rara

    Its my birthday on 31st october and im buying this cake YUM

  5. Kavs

    I ended up here after searching for ‘Flake Cake’ on google. I realize this post is almost two years old and there’s not much of a chance that anyone might see this (unless they searched for Flake Cake and landed here), but I gotta ask: How does the cake get layered like that?? The ‘vertical’ layers with chocolate cream between them? I am incredibly curious about this!
    Feel free to tell me so if this is a stupid question with a really obvious answer.

  6. Chloe

    They probably made two seperate cakes and cut the cakes into slices. You would then ice each individual layer and stack them on top of each other to form the cake and then ice around it and ontop and add your garnishes.

    (I did a cooking course once)

    • Hannah

      I guess you could do it that way. BUT, the way easier way is to just do it in the swiss roll style and that’s what I probably would do


    I would love to sample a slice of this cake.

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  11. goldie redfern

    I bought this cake for an easter treat but sadly I was disappointed with it, I could not cut it was chocolate was really hard as I cut into it it started to break up a little , it was very very dry, either I bought a cake that was old or something was just not right about it, it looks a lovely cake, as I love flake and all Cadbury chocolate. But I couldn’t even eat a full slice of this cake xx

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