Move over Christmas cakes, now the Easter cakes are in town. Mr. Kipling has brought out a couple of new treats for the season, and this one intrigued me the most. Hot Cross Squares, which are like hot cross buns in cake form. They're lightly spiced cakes embedded with raisins, and finished off with an icing drizzle.
It's a good cake, Mr. Kipling couldn't have risen to the lofty heights he is today without knowing how to make a good cake. The raisins add a nice juicy touch, but it falls a bit short on the spice. There are hints of nutmeg and ginger there, but it's not particularly strong, and is somewhat overwhelmed by the cake, raisins and icing. Still, it's a good effort, certainly reminiscent of the classic Easter bun. Nice one, Mr. Kipling.
My rating: 4/5