I am no stranger to Costa Coffee, especially as my mother and sister seem to have a major addiction to their hot drinks. Costa Coffee offers a range of drinks and food including paninis, salads and cakes!
I was recently given a voucher for £10* from Costa in order to try their Carrot Cake, which is their most popular whole cake since being launched in 2009 and so far Costa has sold over 5.9 million slices, with an amazing 23,517 slices being sold every week! In order to make their layered carrot cake it has taken over 2.8 million carrots since the cake launched.
Costa‘s carrot cake is made from scratch just outside the Lake District at a small family bakery, Bells of Lazonby, which is really great to know because I have to admit, I expected them to have been made in a faceless factory somewhere.
On a recent trip to Kent my Mother and I went to Costa Coffee at Bluewater for lunch and took the opportunity to try out their carrot cake alongside a late and a yummy mozzarella & tomato panini.
We both enjoyed our carrot cake, finding it to be moist and delicious, having been spiced, but not in an overpowering way. The cake had a pleasant texture and was layered with a cream cheese frosting with a sprinkle of walnuts which adds a really great crunch.
The Carrot Cake is available at all UK Costa stores from just £2.10 so the next time you stop for a coffee grab a slice as a treat. I award the Costa Layered Carrot Cake 5 out of 5 stars for being surprisingly moist, super tasty and satisfying.