The Kirkland Signature Maple Pecan Coffee Cake showed up in my local Costco bakery earlier this year and turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. Not long after, they followed it up with the Kirkland Signature Peaches and Cream Coffee Cake. Now the Orange Pecan Coffee Cake has arrived and I’m wondering how many more flavors might be still to come! The Costco Coffee Cakes are some of the best bakery items I’ve found in a while, so I was excited to try this new flavor, especially since I’m a fan of the orange/pecan combination in other baked goods (like the Orange Pecan Cookies at Costco!).
Other similar items from the Costco bakery that I recommend are the Kirkland Signature Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies, Kirkland Signature Gooey Cinnamon Roll, Kirkland Signature Banana Pecan Loaf, Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie, Kirkland Signature Cranberry Orange Bisconie, Kirkland Signature Raspberry Crumble Cookies, Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake and the Kirkland Signature Chocolate Lover’s Cookie Pack.
Location in Store
This can be found in the bakery section and the item number is 1752732.
If you’re a fan of cranberry and orange muffins or other baked goods, you’ll probably like these. I think it’s probably my least favorite kind of coffee cake that Costco has introduced, it’s not bad, I just prefer the other two flavors.
Overall, the flavors are nice – the cranberry, orange and pecan are all noticeable and none of them are overpowered by the others. I feel like the orange flavor is a bit artificial though.
The pecans add some nice crunchy texture which I like but I find it a bit odd combining the flavor of pecans with cranberry and orange. I might have thought walnuts would better complement the citrus and tart cranberries.
The texture of the cake itself is a bit crumbly but still pretty moist and soft. When I compare all three flavors of coffee cake Costco has had, my favorite has been the Kirkland Signature Maple Pecan Coffee Cake.
The coffee cake costs $10.99 Canadian which isn’t bad for such a big cake! One slice of cinnamon coffee cake from Starbucks costs $4.15 Canadian.
This coffee cake is not only great for breakfast but also works as a snack or dessert.
The coffee cake comes wrapped in a plastic bag and can easily be frozen whole or sliced. I always freeze mine well before the best-before date. I recommend pre-slicing it before you pop it in the freezer! The best-before date is five days from the day it was packaged.
1/20th of the cake contains 200 calories, 10 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 13 grams of sugar, three grams of protein and 260 grams of sodium.
Sean and I both had slices of cake that were much larger than 1/20th of the cake so it’s really easy to eat more than you think! I like that the cake isn’t absolutely loaded with sugar.
This isn’t healthy and I don’t love that there’s “orange flavour emulsion” instead of some natural orange zest or orange juice. The cake contains milk, egg, pecans and wheat and may contain tree nuts, peanuts, soy, sesame and sulfites.
Nutrition: 1/10 (One point for the pecans).
Give it a try!
This isn’t my favorite flavor of the coffee cakes but it’s still tasty! The streusel topping is delicious.
Have you tried this new coffee cake? What did you think?
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