Jenkins & Hustwit Farmhouse Cake Review and Giveaway 189



Jenkins & Hustwit Farmhouse Cake Review and Giveaway is a paid collaboration. As much as I love baking cakes, I also love eating cakes that I haven’t baked and often that can lead to disappointment when you wish you had just made it yourself. During most of this year whilst she has been unable to leave the house, my Mother in Law has been a baking demon with weekly deliveries of sweet treats to our home. So we have been really lucky with no buying any!

Jenkins & Hustwit Farmhouse Cake Review - The Mad House reviews traditional Yorkshire farmhouse cakes from ex-school cookery teachers.

Normally I make the Christmas Pudding and Fruitcakes for Christmas but this year I have been seriously unmotivated and jumped at the chance to have some delivered for review from Jenkins and Hustwit Farmhouse Fruitcakes.

Jenkins & Hustwit Farmhouse Cake Review - The Mad House reviews traditional Yorkshire farmhouse cakes from ex-school cookery teachers.

With a husband that works a stone’s throw from where Jenkins and Hustwit were established and made they are a well-known brand to us making familiar farmhouse cakes.

Jenkins & Hustwit Farmhouse Cake Review - The Mad House reviews traditional Yorkshire farmhouse cakes from ex-school cookery teachers.

I also married in to a farming family, so these sorts of cakes are firm family favorites and Mini was weaned on Christmas pudding and Brandy sauce at six months old! Yes, he really was. We visited my inlaws on Christmas Day and my father in Law fed him two portions of it and he has loved it ever since.

Jenkins & Hustwit Farmhouse Cake Review - The Mad House reviews traditional Yorkshire farmhouse cakes from ex-school cookery teachers.

The fact that these cakes have been cooked in my in-laws family for generations meant that Jenkins and Hustwit had a lot to live up to, especially as fruit cake is my FIL’s cake of choice for a mid-afternoon tea and cake snack.

Jenkins & Hustwit Farmhouse Cake Review - The Mad House reviews traditional Yorkshire farmhouse cakes from ex-school cookery teachers.

Jenkins & Hustwit Farmhouse Cake Review

We were sent a Dales Fruit Cake, Lemon Loaf Cake and Victorian Christmas Pudding to try.

The Lemon Loaf got a thumbs up from us – moist, airy and just the right amount of lemon. Sometimes lemon cake can be too tart for my children, but the second slices were hoovered!

The Dales Farmhouse Fruitcake had a lot to live up to. Mini is a fruitcake connoisseur and he loved this, in fact I had to stop him having a third slice!

It is packed with currents and you can really taste the rum without the cake being overpowered by it. Light, buy heavy with fruit cherry and citrus peel in addition to the current, it is delicious and perfect for serving with a cup of tea and a slice of cheese.

Which brings me to the Christmas Pudding. First off, you can tell that this has been matured really well and is moist and delicious even once cooked. It familiar flavour and reminds me a lot of our homemade puddings and I had to check to see if it had carrot in like one of the recipes we have had. It as delicious served with Brandy Sauce and we really like the fact that it comes with a fitted lid, not only for the cooking but also for keeping any you might have leftover (which didn’t happen in this house)! We cooked our in our pressure cooker, but you can microwave or steam too.

Jenkins & Hustwit Farmhouse Cake Review - The Mad House reviews traditional Yorkshire farmhouse cakes from ex-school cookery teachers.

So Jenkins and Hustwit get a big thumbs up from the Mad family and I am delighted to be able to give away a Christmas Pudding or cake and a loaf cake to one lucky reader.

Win a Jenkins and Hustwit Cake Bundle

To be in with a chance (winner picked at random), please head over to Jenkins and Hustwit and then come back tell me which loaf cake you would choose and also your favourite family Christmas tradition in the comment section below.

Competition closes noon December 11th 2020, UK Entrants only and prize to be dispatched by the brand upon receiving winners’ details. No cash alternative offered.