Thursday, May 16, 2013

Private Selections Upside Down Cake Review

I recently had the pleasure of getting one of the above Upside Down Cakes and unfortunately, at my Kroger I only had 2 choices and that was the Amber Honey Apple Cake or the Chocolate and I knew we wouldn't eat the Apple Cake so I got the Chocolate Upside Down Cake. These cakes are all Private Selection cakes which is Kroger's premier line of products.
This top picture is what it looked like before we flipped it over.
Once you flip it over, the color changes because that darker part is the actual syrup icing. 
We ended up liking the cake better than we thought we would. The cakes come frozen and once you heat them up as you can see from above, the chocolate syrup melted and was a little like a Brownie with Icing and then we added Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and boy, was that awesome! Mike added more chocolate syrup on top of his Vanilla Bean Ice Cream but I left mine alone.
I loved the two flavors, actually make that three, because the cake beside itself if you scraped the icing off was good, then adding the syrup changed it into a more dark chocolate like cake and then the Vanilla Bean Ice Cream gave it back some of it's sweet taste.
Of course when Mike proceeded to top his off with even more syrup, it really got sweet then because he used Hershey's syrup that you use to make Chocolate Milk.
I ate mine plain a few times to just get a whole new taste plus had to stop that ice cream kick as I am sure it added a lot more calories than I care to admit. All in all though, I think this was an awesome cake and I hope to be able to taste the German Chocolate Cake sometime. Don't know how that will work because Mike hates German Chocolate because he can't stand coconut! 
I can't even have a regular Coconut Cake or a Coconut Pie because he refuses to eat either one. So, about the only time I get Coconut Cake is at Thanksgiving when his whole extended family get together and one of the Aunt's make a Coconut Cake that is to die for! My Mom used to make the best Coconut Cream pie, I can still imagine how it looked and tasted! Pure heaven.
Oh, one thing I should mention, I keep my cake in the fridge and we only heat it up when we want a slice. I did not bake the whole cake because I got to thinking, the runny chocolate icing/syrup will not be good for the cake either from making it soggy or just not tasting good after being baked in the microwave and then put back in the fridge.
I found this in the About Us section:
Private Selection™ places an emphasis on fresh, authentic ingredients to bring you only the finest culinary experiences. Our gourmet and artisan items continually change as food trends evolve, so you can be sure we’re always offering you the best.  
From artisan-inspired breads to creamy Greek yogurt to applewood-smoked bacon, our products will feed your passion for gourmet food experiences in your own kitchen. Indulge your senses, enliven your taste buds and enjoy the moment with Private Selection.
Don't forget to go by Private Selections and grab your $1 or $2 off coupon of an Upside Down Cake so you can try one too. Now, just remember, that all Kroger's might not carry all three cakes, like the one near me just had two. Then there may be those of you who live in larger cities that will get to choose from all three.
Doesn't that German Chocolate Cake look awesome? I can't understand why Mike would not want to taste this! Well, I may have to get one anyway and just keep it all for myself! If any of you get to try this one, I would love to know if it tastes as good as it looks.
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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monitary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Sylvia Zajis said...

That chocolate cake looks divine. We do not have a Kroger market here in Oklahoma City so I am really jealous right I am glad you did this review though so I can check them out online and get me one soon~! I am a guru for chocolate cake and a great cup of coffee at the end of the day to wind down.

Christy Cummins said...

I shop at Kroger all the time but have not seen these cakes yet. It looks delicious so I will be on the lookout for them now.

S C said...

Never heard of this but what a fun and interesting idea. I can see kids and adults getting into flipping the cake over and trying the flavors. My husband would love the German Chocolate. I will have to try to find it.
Sherry Compton

dlhaley said...

These cakes look delicious. Yum!

Sandy VanHoey said...

wow, talk about seeing something that makes your mouth water. These look amazing and I love my sweets

Betsy Barnes said...

I've never heard of these, very yummy! Going to be keeping an eye out :)

Michelle Elizondo said...

I'd like to get the recipe so I can make one please.