Taste test: Christmas cake
The best Christmas cake evaluated, including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s
Waitrose Richly Fruited Xmas Cake
Nicely decorated and complete with an edible icing snowflake, this cake has a balanced and suitably delicious compliment of cake, icing and marzipan and is packed with fruit.
Broughton Deli Cake
One for those not so keen on icing, but will leave most Chrimbo cake connoisseurs hankering after a little bit more of the white stuff. Still, their cake is moist and has a nice cherry-flavoured twist.
Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Cake
Not so much taste the difference as find the flavour here, with an offering that really fails to pack any sort of punch. Tough, dry and bland. Sorry Mr Sainsbury.
Morrison’s Best Top Iced Round
It’s all very fruity down Morrison’s way, if a little too sweet for some tastes. Moist and laden with marzipan, this is definitely a good deal for a fiver.
A. Dalgetty & Sons Cake from Hopetoun Farm Shop
We liked the thick layer of marzipan, but found little else to love about this cake which was lacking in flavour. Snazzy packaging though.