There is only one thing better than a slice of cake… a slice a cake with a cup of tea! Yum!
This is exactly what I am up to as I write this blog post. Somehow I feel that my writing flows better if I have a cup of tea on one hand and a piece of cake on the other. That’s my excuse anyway, not that I need to have an excuse to enjoy some cake!
Growing up in Brazil, I used to have continental breakfast consisting of cake and chocolate milk each morning before school. Cake has always been part of my life, whether it is shared while socialising with friends, as an afternoon snack or at pudding time.
Unfortunately some of my friends cannot enjoy cake as they used to as they need to follow a gluten free diet.
Luckily Mr Kipling has launched a new wheat and gluten free range, just in time for Coeliac Awareness Week (from 8th to 14th May), so everyone can enjoy the nation’s favourite cherry bakewell tart.
The new gluten-free range, currently exclusive to Tesco, features Mini Cherry Bakewells, Lemon & Ginger Loaf, Apple Loaf and Cherry Bakewell Loaf. There is something for everyone.
The mini cherry bakewells, as we know, are pastry cases filled with a layer of mixed fruit jam, moist almond sponge and soft icing finished with a cherry on top. I honestly cannot tell the different between the regular cherry bakewells and this gluten free version. They are both very tasty!
If you love this delicious cherry and almond combination, you must try the cherry bakewell loaf cake. It is a mouth-watering moist rice flour sponge with a sweet raspberry centre, smothered in soft fondant and topped with cherries. Simply delicious!
We also tried ginger and lemon loaf cake, which was irresistibly moist ginger and lemon rice flour sponge covered in a moreish, zeisty decorated lemon frosting.
The candied ginger and lemon peel pieces add a lovely flavour to the cake!
The apple loaf cake was also a success! The delectably moist apple flavour rice flour sponge contains chunks of real apple and it is finished with a sweet and crunchy oat topping. It looks homemade and reminds me of my mum’s cake.
The whole family was involved in trying those delicious Mr Kipling gluten free cakes and we were all delighted. They are very light and moist, full of flavour and just how you expect cake to look and taste. Overall, we have thoroughly enjoyed trying them and will get some more in our next shopping trip!
What is your favourite Mr Kipling cake?
This post has been written in collaboration with Mr Kipling, however the opinions expressed in this post are honest and our own.