Lemon Drizzle Cake – Cafe Nero

While Cafe Nero is my coffee shop of choice – thanks Dave! – I didn’t know they sold lemon drizzle cake. This particular branch of Nero seems to have brought the cake in along with the other cakes of the Christmas season, like mince pies and certain amaretto biscuits. Still… I was more than happy to forgo my usual Greek honey yoghurt to try a slice of the cake for the purposes of my review. ^_^

I’m going to use the same format for each of these reviews and give the cake a star rating out of five for certain aspects; presentation, taste, texture and cost. I’ll then average them out in an overall star rating for the whole cake experience.
five stars

three starsThis cake, unlike some others I enjoy, is a slice from a loaf of cake, rather than the traditional round shape. It’s iced across the top and a uniform colour straight the way through. Very pleasing on the eye, though Nero, as a coffee shop, doesn’t make any extra effort with presentation the way some other places do. Still, for a cake, it’s nice enough.
three starsNot as lemony as I was hoping. The icing is good and strong, though the sponge of the cake itself is the tiniest bit bland. You can tell that it has been mass produced for want of a better phrase.
four starsI’m quite odd – I guess – in that I like quite dry cakes. I don’t want them too moist or sticky, probably because, in truth, I would prefer a biscuit. So this cake is pretty good on that score. The icing has a good, solid crunch to it (I don’t know if that’s the way it’s stored, or if that is the type of icing; either way it’s good for me) and the sponge itself is good and crumbly. The type you have to press your fork into to catch the crumbs. *nom nom nom*
two starsIt may seem a bit of a cop out to give this cake such a middling rating for cost, but that’s certainly not the case. Nero is more expensive than some places, but the price of this cake is consistent with the rest of the products. I would like a little bit more for my pound – the slices aren’t quite as thick as I feel they should be – but you don’t just pay for the cake, you pay for the whole experience. However, this review is just about the cake, so, unfortunately, it’s just two stars.
Overall Rating
three stars
Not as nice as some, though certainly better than others, this cake goes away with a very respectable three star rating.
Hope you enjoyed this playful little review, I’ll be back with the next cake in the not too distant future! ^_^

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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3 Responses to Lemon Drizzle Cake – Cafe Nero

  1. jmmcdowell says:

    It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it, right? πŸ˜‰


  2. Pingback: Lemon Drizzle Cake – Starbucks « Writing: A Conversation Without Interruptions

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