We’re back for another lemon drizzle cake review! I have to say I’m really enjoying myself. ^_^ Any excuse to eat cake is absolutely fine by me, but to do so and actually think about what I’m eating while I’m eating it is quite nice too. This is fabulous fun!
So, next up is The Crumbling Cookie, a cute little eatery in the middle of town that also hosts live gigs downstairs. The upstairs is quite nice too, though I don’t get to go up there all that often because of the pram. The staff in the place are absolutely lovely and this is another of those locations in which the staff are watching my boys grow up with me. Hehee.
Anyway, onto the review:
Not only is this slice a cake a good size, but it comes with a lovely dollop of cream! ^_^ Composed of two sections, the slice is even on the top on bottom with lovely thick icing (not too thick) on the top and a layer of lemon curd in the middle. All in all, very pleasing to the eye.
I love this cake! The icing had a lovely zing to it and the sponge has a pleasant sing of lemon, though with a hint of sweet. That filling, the lemon curd through the middle, not so much as to be sickly, but enough to provide an extra sing when mixed with the cream. I know the cream is just squirty cream from a can, but that, with a good forkful of cake and icing provides a wonderful taste experience.
Perfect balance between moist and dry (if that makes sense). The cake is light and very clearly home-made, so it benefits from tasting slightly different every time. The lemon curd in the centre provides a smooth counterpoint to the slight crunch you get from the icing. The sponge is not moist the way some people most rave about a Victoria sponge, but that suits me. I prefer finding the moisture from that centre and from being selective on how I eat the cream.
I had to double check myself today, but I was right. This gorgeous cake costs £1.95. That is a FANTASTIC price for something so yummy and of a decent size. In fact, it was the cost of this cake that began my slight obsession with lemon drizzle in the first place; it is affordable! For the size of the slice, the extra dollop of cream I think I’m perfectly happy to pay £1.95. In fact, I was convinced – until checking – that it cost a little more!
I had to make a new image for this! Realised I didn’t have any ‘half’ images. Yes, this cake goes away with a very respectable four and a half stars, an all over beeeeautiful cake!