Saturday, 21 June 2014

The Custom Cupcake Company Ferrero Rocher Cupcake

Product name: The Custom Cupcake Company Ferrero Rocher Cupcake
Purchase details:
£2.00 for one cupcake (The Custom Cupcake Company)
Country of origin:

I treated myself to another cupcake from The Custom Cupcake Company this week. I’d actually bought the Ferrero Rocher Cupcake before as I knew it would be a variety my Mum would like but I didn’t try it for myself on that occasion. However, it was on my wish list for future visits and my Mum had also given it her seal of approval...although she had said it didn’t taste like a Ferrero Rocher!

I had read the product description on the store’s chalkboard but, by the time I got home, I couldn’t remember the details. I did know it involved some kind of hazelnut filling, though, and I was basically expecting a Nutella centre.

Being a fan of the cake’s flavour inspiration, I was slightly surprised by its apparent peanut topping sitting on some kind of chocolate frosting. This was by no means a bad thing in itself but I knew that real Ferrero Rocher chocolates only contain hazelnuts so I wasn’t sure why these hadn’t been used instead. This topping also meant the treat predominantly smelt of peanuts, although there was a slight chocolate cake scent too.

The cake’s sponge was an incredibly dark chocolate colour and I gasped when I cut it open – the filling was so deep and fudgy! I felt I had no choice but to tackle it with a spoon.

On its own, the sponge had felt a little dry and powdery but it had a strong and slightly bitter chocolate flavour that worked well. It turned out this lack of moisture wasn’t an issue when combined with the other components anyway. The really chocolatey frosting was pretty smooth and, despite being lovely and sweet, the wealth of salted peanuts offset this and made the texture feel like that of peanut butter – always a winner!

The inner filling also aided the texture, resulting in an overall feel of chocolate fudge cake with an added crunchiness. It also turned out this wasn’t simply Nutella after all. Whilst it had nice hazelnut hints, its chocolate flavour was particularly strong – much more so than I was expecting.

I definitely agree with my Mum’s conclusion that this cupcake didn’t taste like a Ferrero Rocher, but it was very much a deliciously rich treat. It was so chocolatey that it burnt the back of my throat a little!

Now...what to try next?!

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