Sunday, August 11, 2013

Review: Sara Lee - Devil's Food Creme Cakes

Sara Lee's Devil's Food Creme Cakes feature snack-sized devil's food cake topped with a layer of creme and covered with a chocolaty coating.

A 12.5-ounce box of 8 individually-wrapped cakes retails for $3.99, but I received these courtesy of Sara Lee.

Like the Buttery Sunshine Cakes, these don't have a direct analog in the Hostess line up, although in composition they are most like Suzy Qs and Ding Dongs (or Swiss Rolls from Little Debbie).

The ones I received looked a bit worse for the wear from mailing, but tasted fine.

In appearance, they look like chocolate Twinkies with a chocolate coating. The coating is the same stuff you find on chocolate mini-donuts. It forms a thin, slightly hardened shell around the cake and is generically chocolaty with a lingering somewhat oily mouthfeel.

The creme is also like what you find in Hostess snacks. It's sweet with a whipped cream-like texture.

The cake inside retains a pleasant chocolate flavor with a touch of dark chocolate notes. Combined with the creme and coating, it gets fairly sweet and nicely chocolaty.

Overall, Sara Lee's Devil's Food Creme Cakes make a decent snack-sized dessert for the chocolate lovers. It doesn't hit the creamy or rich notes of chocolate, but that's fairly standard for the segment and so are these cakes.

Nutritional Info - Sara Lee Devil's Food Creme Cakes
Serving Size - 1 cake (44g)
Calories - 200 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 125mg
Carbs - 25g (Sugar - 20g)
Protein - 2g
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