Today I’m reviewing the Costco Kirkland Signature Carrot Cheesecake. This is new to my Costco so Sean and I picked one up to try as a weekend treat!
You can find the Costco Kirkland Signature Carrot Cheesecake in the bakery section at Costco. The cake will be in the cooler in the bakery as it needs to be refrigerated. The item number is 1360905.
I like the Costco Kirkland Signature Carrot Cheesecake! It’s perfect for the fall season. The cake has three layers. The bottom layer is carrot cake, the middle layer is a cream cheese icing and on top of the cream cheese icing is another layer of carrot cake. Finally the top layer is a very sweet, sugary. plain tasting icing.
The top icing is super sweet, much sweeter than the middle layer of cream cheese icing. It has a decorative ring of icing around the top of the cake and that decorative ring icing is actually less sweet. I wish they just put more of the middle layer cream cheese icing on the top instead of the sweet icing.
The cake is moist and is full of nuts and raisins with a hint of cinnamon.
The cream cheese icing layer in the middle is delicious, slightly tangy, creamy and not super sweet – which I like. The outside of the cake is completely covered in walnuts, Costco definitely didn’t skimp on the walnuts. The walnuts actually make the cake lid kind of hard to close because there’s so many that fall off onto the container.
There’s a decorative piece of chocolate on top of the Costco Carrot Cheesecake which tastes good but I’m not sure how well chocolate and carrot cheesecake go together. In my opinion, this is more like a carrot cake than a cheesecake, the cream cheese layer in the middle is the consistency of an icing more than it is a cheesecake.
I paid $24.99 Canadian for the Kirkland Signature Carrot Cheesecake which is not cheap! It’s a big cake though and could feed about 16 people.
The cake must be kept refrigerated, the best before date on the Costco Carrot Cheesecake is five days from the date it was packaged on.
This cake freezes beautifully so if you’re a small family of two like us and can’t eat the whole cake right away you can easily freeze some. This cake is perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving or any family get together. The cake will feed 10-16 people depending how big the slices are.
Sean decided to cut this huge cake into eight slices which is kind of absurd. 1/16th of the cake is 650 calories, 27 grams of fat, 210 mg of sodium, 55 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, 43 grams of sugar and six grams of protein. That means Sean’s slices are about 1100 calories each.
I don’t have much to say other than this is absolutely full of unhealthy ingredients but most cakes are! Enjoy a little slice and go for a walk.
This cake from Costco is moist, delicious carrot cake with a cream cheese icing middle layer. If you’re a carrot cake fan and enjoy nuts and raisins in your cake, try this!
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If you love your chocolates, then the chocolate is for you. This chocolate fudge cake by Kirkland Signature is moist and chocolatey sweet! In our home, my siblings like to serve this with vanilla ice-cream. I am yet to understand the reasoning!
You can grab either cake for under £10 at Costco. The only thing I would say is these cakes are big! It means that you will have the same cake for a very long time, especially if you live alone! Unless you share it out, of course.
I get to review the Costco chocolate cake vs carrot cake! How awesome! Okay, so this is not a restaurant review as such as Costco is not a restaurant. But come on, anything for cake, right?
Chocolate Cake used to be my favourite until I got introduced to carrot cake! If you were to tell me before I tasted this carrot cake that there were people out there who made a cake with carrots – I would say how weird! Remember, I have food neophobia! But I tasted carrot cake and I fell in love with it at first taste! And now I am converted! Food neophobia go away!
My favourite is this – the Costco carrot cake. The lightest and most enticingly moist carrot cake I have ever come across! The cake contains carrots mixed into the batter. No Sherlock! The clue is in the name! The carrot softens in the cooking process, and the cake usually has a soft, dense texture. This cake is made with sultanas, raisins and walnuts, with cream cheese flavour icing.
Complementing flavors make for the perfect bite
Delish goes on to describe what they call a “masterpiece” made up of two layers of cake covered in cream cheese icing and carrot cake crumbs. The inside is a mix of classic toasted walnuts and an apricot filling that is sure to surprise and impress any carrot cake lover. While unexpected, a quick recipe search online shows that apricot in carrot cake might not be so uncommon (via Country Living). While there is surely some extra sugar added, apricots and other dried fruit are also a great way to sweeten a cake without just resorting to pure sugar.
Costcos apricot version is so popular that foodies are making their own renditions. Mutt and Chops recognizes how the sweet and sour apricot creates the ideal balance, cutting through the indulgent nature of a cream cheese frosting-covered cake. Indeed, when searching for complementing flavors for cake recipes, Craftsy notes that many carrot cakes contain raisins, pineapple, or other “sweet fruits” in the batter.
Many people have strong opinions about their favorite desserts. If you ask someone what their favorite sweet is, most people are probably pretty likely to already have an answer at the top of their mind. But while everyone has their personal preference, there are also some popular desserts, which are surefire crowd-pleasers that a large majority of people will want a slice (or two) of. For example, both cupcakes and carrot cake rank among peoples top ten favorite desserts in the country, according to How Stuff Works. But what could make these two favorite treats even better? Perhaps combining them into one deliciously decadent mini carrot cake cupcake, topped with enticing cream cheese frosting.
That is exactly what Costco did with their fan-favorite Mini Carrot Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, which have just returned to the stores shelves. Quite a few of their fans couldnt help but rave about the return of this sweet and sugary dessert. Instagram user @costcofoodreviews even made a post alerting their followers to the return of this sweet, giving it a high 9/10 rating and asking, “Have you ever seen anything as cute as these mini carrot cakes?”
Many of their followers were equally delighted by the return of these tasty mini carrot cakes. “Picked them up at my Costco and they are sinfully delicious. Frosting was definitely sweet and perfect amount of cream cheese taste,” one Instagram user replied, while another raved “These are so cute! Gotta pick these up for Easter!” “These are so good but my bf and I ate them all in a few days so I dont think I can buy them anymore lol,” joked another follower.
However, not everyone was quite as thrilled with this product as these followers — and pretty much for the same simple reason: They contain raisins. “I hate raisins in my carrot cake!” one person posted. Many Costco shoppers were quick to complain about the addition of this one ingredient in these otherwise-tasty cupcakes. “I hate the raisins! When I think I got a nice walnut piece, it ends up being a squishy raisin — the deceit,” another person vented, while someone else agreed, “Definitely team no raisins in my carrot cake.” It turns out, raisins were a pretty polarizing ingredient, with people forming strong opinions on both sides about the inclusion of this dried fruit in their desserts. So if you are a raisin fan, you might fall in love with these sweet mini carrot cakes, but if you are solidly on Team No Raisin, you might want to check out some of Costcos other baked good offerings.
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