Review of Morrisons Free From Celebration Tray Bake

When I heard via social media that Morrisons had added tray bakes to their free from range I admit to being a little excited. They were not only gluten free but milk free and perfect for dairy free me. So I sent my dad out hunting to grab me one with the plan being that I could share it with my mum and nephew who are both gluten free. My dad popped into Morrisons and they were sold out so were obviously popular. My dad finally managed to get me the chocolate celebration tray bake to try. I couldn’t wait to give it a try and had it all to myself as my mum and nephew had managed to find several gluten free cakes on holiday to enjoy.


Onto the packaging. Well it’s in the same style of all of the other free from ranges in Morrisons with the green style packaging. What I liked about this packaging was that it had a clear film to the top which meant that you could see the tempting treat inside. Onto the ingredients it is clearly labelled as being both gluten free and milk free to the front of the packaging. On the ingredients list egg and soya are clearly in bold as allergens. There is a no may contain warning.

On opening the pack I was greeted by a nice sweet but artificial chocolatey aroma which was pleasant and stronger than I had anticipated. This did not change on my famous close up sniff test. The tray bake consisted of 2 clear layers the chocolate sponge underneath and a top chocolate butter icing style with hundreds and thousands sprinkled on the top. On biting into the cake the it had three textures which complimented each other nicely. On my initial bite I got the smoothness from the chocolate butter style icing intermingled with an intermittent crunch from the hundreds and thousands. This was proceeded by the chocolate flavoured sponge which was light and airy and slightly bouncy in texture. A pleasant surprise if I’m honest. However, the sponge was slightly crumbly which did result in some of the sponge separating from the rest of the cake when the it was cut. The combinations of textures worked really well and the hundreds and thousands added that little extra to the cakes texture. Onto the cakes flavour well the main chocolatey element came from the top layer. The actual sponge was a little bland in flavour if eaten in isolation but worked perfectly with the topping. I personally think that if the sponge had been more chocaoltely the cake would have been too rich. I loved the hundreds and thousands on the top. They were sweet but added a little extra to this tray bake.

So would I recommend this  free from chocolate tray bake? Yes I would I’m not surprised that they are popular. I enjoyed everything about this cake from its aroma through to its flavour and texture. I will definitely be buying this again. So if you follow a dairy free, and or gluten free diet why not give this tray bake a try.

86 Comments

  1. August 10, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Glad I seen this. I need a free from cake for my daughter’s birthday, might give this one a go 😊 thanks

    • August 11, 2017 / 8:30 am

      Hi, if you get this please let me know what you think, thanks.

  2. August 11, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I like the way you write your reviews 🙂 even though i can’t get most of the products around here, it’s still an enjoyable read – so well done! 🙂

    • August 11, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Hi, thank you for your kind comments and feedback, much appreciated.

  3. lowbudgetmaldives
    August 11, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Nice post.. Ilove to eat cake specialy chocolate.. 🙂

    • August 11, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you, I’m glad that I’m not the only one who likes chocolate cake 😊.

  4. August 12, 2017 / 6:01 am

    This cake really looks delicious. Your detailed review is really helpful.

    • August 12, 2017 / 7:27 am

      Hi, it was indeed a nice chocolate cake. I’m glad that you found the review helpful. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    August 12, 2017 / 6:34 am

    This sounds so tasty! I was gutted when I read the ingredients and it said egg I would have loved to try this 😭 Really glad you enjoyed it though 💖

    • August 12, 2017 / 7:28 am

      Hi, it sure was. Sadly not vegan. Have you tried any of the Tesco’s Free from products? Apparently some are ok for a vegan diet.

      • Teaisawishyourheartmakes
        August 12, 2017 / 7:31 am

        I have! Most I’ve tried from their range has been super tasty 💖

        • August 12, 2017 / 7:38 am

          Oh great I’m yet to try the sweet treats yet. Their regular value bread is delicious and a bargain if you’ve not tried it.

          • Teaisawishyourheartmakes
            August 12, 2017 / 8:06 am

            I’ll make sure I give it a go! 💖

          • August 12, 2017 / 8:26 am

            Let me know what you think.

    • August 12, 2017 / 7:29 am

      Thank you I’m glad that you liked it.

  6. August 12, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Wonderful review, I like that more and more of these products are becoming freely available- if only the prices were a little lower! I hope you enjoyed your cake!

    • August 12, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Hi, yes that would be nice that they were cheaper, not sure they ever will be. I certainly did enjoy my cake.

  7. August 12, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    The cake looks amazing. The way you have described it, I feel like having one. Too bad there isn’t any Morrisons’ store in my country. Looks like there’s gonna be a lot of traveling. 😀

    • August 12, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Yes sorry it’s a UK supermarket. At least you didn’t have any calories reading this. Thanks for your kind comments.

  8. August 12, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Nice post.
    Too bad i’m chocolate allergic. Can’t taste it 😯😯😯

    • August 12, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Oh no that’s a shame. Do you have carob instead?

  9. Cath
    August 12, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Really detailed review, would be very helpful for those who need gluten free products

    • August 12, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Hi, thank you for your kind comments much appreciated.

  10. August 13, 2017 / 4:05 am

    I like your reviews. Simple yet very helpful!

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:46 am

      Thank you. I hope that you found it helpful.

  11. August 13, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I’m not on either one of the diets, But I could almost taste the cake by the way you described it.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • August 13, 2017 / 9:42 am

      Hi, I’m glad that my description was helpful if you could nearly taste it. I just had all the calories 😊

  12. August 13, 2017 / 9:47 am

    It’s great that free from ranges are being extended now! This looks yummy and I’m glad it was!

    • August 13, 2017 / 9:51 am

      Hi, it sure is great. It didn’t take me long to finish it even though it was quiet big 😊.

  13. August 13, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Nice Post!!! Love Eating and Baking cakes….. 🙂

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Hi, me to. Sometimes it’s nice to be lazy and buy a cake.

  14. August 13, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Great review, I’ll look out for this next time im in Morrison’s

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you. if you do try this tray bake please let me know what you think, thanks.

  15. This is Kat.
    August 13, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    The cake looks and sounds amazing!

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Hi, it sure is 😊.

  16. August 13, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Lovely green packaging style 😊

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Hi, it sure is the cake inside is even nicer 😊.

  17. August 13, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    I’m glad I don’t need ‘free from’ but it’s good to know it’s available for those who do!

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Hi, thanks for your comments much appreciated. It is indeed that there are more free from choices available.

  18. August 13, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    A lot of knowledge. Bravo.

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Hi, I’m not sure what knowledge you mean but thanks for stopping by.

  19. health tips
    August 13, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    nice post the cakes looks delicious

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you. It sure was delicious.

  20. August 13, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Really like this review! And it looks delicious! x

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you, it certainly was a delicious cake.

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      So do admire all foods that I can have of course 😊. You can’t beat a tray bake.

  21. August 13, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Ooh this sounds so yummy! I’m totally craving it right now.

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Oops, sorry I hope that you have a cake or biscuit that you can have instead.

  22. August 13, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Well this looks absolutely delicious! To be honest any cake, I will eat! haha!

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Hi, it sure is. I will to so long as it’s dairy free.

  23. August 13, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    This is such a great review! And the cake sounds really yummy, I’m glad you’ve found this alternative cake to enjoy! 💋

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Hi, it’s sure is yummy and indeed it’s great that I’ve found an alternative that I can enjoy.

  24. August 13, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I love a free from cake and this one look delicious .. great review xx

    • August 13, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks for the kind comment. If you try this tray bake, lets me know what you think, thanks.

  25. Kayleigh Zara
    August 13, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    I’m dairy free so this sound absolutely amazing and I love that it has a good texture. I can definitely understand why it’s popular x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Hi, yes it was a great find, texture can be a problem with gluten free cakes as well but this didn’t disappoint. If you try it please let me know what you think.

  26. thebakingbackpacker
    August 13, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Glad you have found a celebration cake you can eat – a world without cake is a very sad world indeed!

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Hi, yes it was a great find. I always have cake 😊

    • August 13, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Hi, it sure would or just for me is perfect 😊.

  27. diynige
    August 13, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Great review as usual Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week for

    • August 15, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      Thank you, you just cant beat a piece of chocolate cake.

  28. August 14, 2017 / 8:55 am

    Love reading your reviews. And this time it’s cake my favorite. Nice post Cake looks delicious.

    • August 15, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Thank you, it was indeed a nice chocolate cake.

  29. August 14, 2017 / 9:00 am

    It seems so delicious and yummy. Can be best option for birthdays too. Its looks so soft and different too. Would love to try it once. Great review

    • August 15, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Hi, yes I think it’s meant for birthdays but I just had to give it a try as I love my cake. Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated.

  30. August 14, 2017 / 10:34 am

    This cake really looks delicious. Love to read your reviews.

    • August 15, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      It sure was, thanks for the kind comment.

  31. August 14, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Wonderful and especially for parties where the guests might have specific dietary needs

    • August 15, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      Hi, it sure is, although I was greedy and had it for just me.

  32. August 15, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    Must get this for my husband, he is gluten free and really misses out on birthday cake and celebrations xx #mondaystumble

    • August 15, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      Hi, yes this would be great for a birthday cake. Colin the free from Caterpillar from Tesco’s is meant to be a nice fun birthday cake.

  33. August 16, 2017 / 7:24 am

    Sounds like a great ‘free from’ tray bake. We haven’t seen these before so obviously very popular x popping over from #TwinklyTuesday

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      Hi, yes they seem to be very popular. I will no doubt have another one soon.

  34. August 17, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    It’s fantastic that you’ve been able to find something in keeping with your tastes and condition. #TriumphantTales

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      hi, it sure is, thanks for stopping by.

  35. August 17, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    ooooooo, as a child I had lactose intolerance so I could have done with this back then! It is amazing how much there is out there now for people with allergies!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.

    • August 18, 2017 / 6:51 pm

      Hi, it sure is my mum used to make my own treats to take to parties so I didn’t feel left out. Now you can just pop to the supermarket.

  36. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    August 18, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I’m wheat free so this tray bake is definitely something I’d like to try 🙂 #triumphanttales

    • August 18, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Oh if you do try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

  37. August 19, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    That sounds amazing. My friend has so many dietary restrictions and it is often hard to find her nice treats so I’ll keep this in mind. Thanks for being a part of the #bigpinklink this week.

    • August 19, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Hi, I hope that is safe for them to try, fingers crossed.

  38. August 19, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    This looks like a really good chocolate cake. You must do a little fist pump when you discover something tasty like this! I think I totally take for granted that I can eat anything I like, Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • August 19, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Hi, it’s normally a little yelp when I find something new to try.

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