Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Asda Christmas Free From Red Velvet Cake
I must admit, the Red Velvet Cake craze is something that passed me by. Not being able to eat gluten, I never had an opportunity to try it. Until now...because Asda are doing this special Free From Red Velvet Cake, just for Christmas. Thanks Asda!
This cake cost me around £3 or so, and is suitable for vegetarians. It doesn't contain the buttermilk or vinegar that is supposed to make a "true" red velvet cake, however.
I'd always assumed that Red Velvet Cake was just red colored chocolate cake with a cream cheese icing...and based on this I wasn't far from wrong.
Not that that's a bad thing...this is an extremely delicious cake. Anything with cream cheese icing tends to taste amazing...even the driest of cakes can be lifted up by it!
Icing aside, the actual cake was pretty good as far as gluten free cakes are concerned; chocolatey, vanilla hinted and fairly moist and light. I certainly wasn't complaining and easily demolished a fair few slices! The cream cheese icing was gorgeous...it's icing sugar and cream cheese after all, hard to get wrong!
Overall, this may not be a "true" Red Velvet Cake, but it's pretty good regardless and if you're gluten free and in need of something a bit different than mince pies or chocolate logs this Christmas, I'd recommend this.
8.5 out of 10.