The people that brought you McVities Jamaica Ginger Cake and Golden Syrup Cake have released two new special cakes to fuel the trick or treaters and those watching fireworks in the upcoming season.
The first of the new cakes is this fine Black Treacle Cake. Their Golden Syrup Cake is made with Lyle’s Golden Syrup, so it follows that this one is made with Lyle’s Black Treacle. The cake is a dark brown in colour, and has a sweet rich aroma. Like the other McVities cakes it is quite soft to cut, and slightly squishes as the knife goes in. The texture is wonderful and moist, and the flavour is most impressive. The sponge tastes of rich sweet black treacle as you would expect, but there are lovely tones within that ranging from liquorice through to molasses. It’s a hearty warming cake, with wonderful strong sweet flavours, delivering a nice boost of energy.
I don’t know why Black Treacle seems so appropriate for Bonfire Night, but it undeniably is right for the event. There is something rather pleasurable about the rich Parkin like tastes, Parkin of course being a traditional Yorkshire November the 5th treat made with molasses.
I know I’ll be making the most of this new flavour over the upcoming months, as much as I love the other cakes, it is nice to have some new varieties. Did I mention there are actually two new cakes? Well keep your eyes peeled as the other new variety will be reviewed very shortly. ;-)