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Microwaveable Cake Is Not the Answer

  • Aug 13, 2009
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In my continued search for eternal happiness, I finally opened the Warm Delights Caramel Cake that my mom (and mom's know best!) gave me.

I'm fairly neutral regarding "Just add water & microwave" products. Once, when I offered to cook dinner for a friend, he said "No cans. No boxes. No microwaves." My standards for freshness are not as high.

And with the Warm Delights, whether you'll love it or hate it depends on what you prioritize. Below is the good and the bad, and you can decide what's most important for YOU. For ME, I won't be buying this again.

The Good:
1) Convenience. Yes, it's that easy. Add 1/4 cup water. Stir. Squish the caramel packet and pour on top. You do need a measuring cup, spoon, and scissors or unusually sharp teeth.

2) Smell. Even though it's coming from the microwave, it smells like fresh-baked cake in your oven.

3) Size. It's just enough but not so much that you feel horribly guilty or ill when you eat every last bite.

The Bad:
1) Packaging. It's too much plastic and cardboard. I felt guilty producing so much trash for a single serving of cake. It's also mostly yellow and red, which is a bit too much of a McDonald's motiff for my taste.

2) Appearance. It is one ugly dessert. The spongy chocolate dented with the caramel sauce is wholly unappetizing. Sure, this is probably just for you as you cozy up in front of the TV. It's not like you're worried about a beautiful plating for guests. Still, even just for you, you deserve something ore aestetically pleasing.

3) Nutrition. That decepively small bowl still has:
  • 10 grams of fat
  • 64 grams of carbohydrates
  • 40 grams of sugar
  • 360 calories
  • 490 milligrams of sodium
I feel like I need to stop typing and go for a run.

The Taste:
It tastes like chocolate cake with caramel. When you need a chocolate or sugar fix, it will take off the edge. I can personally attest to this. For that, I must say, "Thank you, Betty Crocker."

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August 21, 2009
Whoooa, I always thought that those things were pre-baked cakes that you just had to heat up; I didn't know that you actually "baked" them in the microwave!  That sounds like too much work, though, especially for something that turns out the way you describe it.  I prefer those frozen ones, like Smart One's Mississippi Mud Pie.  I can just microwave thaw it and I'm set!  No mixing things :)
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I tried this product out tonight   It really IS a warm delight   Dessert served hot, without a mess   In seven minutes, maybe less     Into the bowl you dump the mix   No need for fancy kitchen tricks   Add water - just a quarter cup   Mix it in and stir it up     Squeeze the pouch of caramel   Make sure you squish it very well   Then make a pattern on the batter   Lines …
review by . December 15, 2008
Although not the best cake that anyone's ever had, these mini microwavable desserts are great if you want a small portion-controlled indulgence.  You can make them quickly for yourself if you want a break after a final, stressful day at work, or just want something chocolately.  Besides, the caramel tastes great with the chocolate cake and overall it works if what you're yearning for is something sweet, quick, and delicious!  
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