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Apr 11, 2012

Review: Jack in the Box - Chocolate Overload Cake

Jack in the Box's Chocolate Overload Cake was one of those menu items that just appeared on the menu one day without too much fanfare.

It's described as "a rich chocolate cake made with cocoa, bittersweet chocolate chips and drizzled with a chocolate buttercream icing.

I bought one for $1.69.

The cake comes as a little bundt cake and doesn't contain actually chocolate chips; they've been melted into the mix before baking. It comes refrigerated and is a bit cold.

Quality-wise, the cake was the best I've had at a fast food restaurant and honestly, was better than some of the gourmet cupcakes I've tried.

It's was dense and moist with a rich, chocolaty flavor I'm guessing comes from those bittersweet chocolate chips. It was really moist! I looked at the ingredients and I'm guessing buttermilk had something to do with it.

The frosting, I could do without. It's tastes like mostly sugar and has a bit of a waxen quality. Any decent chocolate notes are overshadowed by the cake itself. It's similar to the cheap stuff they use on some of the cheaper donuts. As excellent as the cake was, the lackluster quality of the frosting was only all the more glaring. Gimme some decent frosting and I would sing the Chocolate Overload Cake's praises on the rooftop.

If you try it, I recommend you do yourself a favor and just scrap off the frosting and enjoy the cake.

Nutritional Info - Jack in the Box Chocolate Overload Cake
Calories - 300 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 2g)
Sodium - 350mg
Carbs - 57g (Sugar - 34g)
Protein - 4g


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