Advantages Low price, quick and simple to make, tastes lovely.
Disadvantages None for me.
As some of you will know, I love baking and usually manage a few sessions a week. The exception is when I go to stay in my parent's holiday caravan. The local shop is small and doesn't stock a lot of the essentials such as baking powder and what ready made cakes etc that are there are very expensive. I take groceries with me when I can but there is a limit to what I can carry without a car. So I thought one solution to my problems might be to buy some sponge cake and other packet mixes to take with me as they are light to transport. The Tesco Value sponge mix that I am reviewing today also has the advantage of being very inexpensive at 25p!
The cake is supposed to bake in 15 to 20 minutes - the shorter time is accurate for my oven. I was impressed with how well the cake had risen and how it had developed an attractive light golden colour. It holds together well once removed from the tin, and has a wonderful light and airy texture. The taste does not disappoint either. The only other packet sponge mix I have tried tasted rather dry and eggy. This is perfectly sweetened, with a discernible vanilla taste. I have to say that I expected a Tesco Value product to be merely ok rather than nice, so this was a nice surprise. I have also tried adding some cocoa powder to the mix, or dried fruit, and this works well to add some veriety if you don't want to have a traditional jam-and buttercream sponge.
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