Costco Kirkland Signature Mini Raspberry Cakes Review

When I saw these Kirkland Signature Mini Raspberry Cakes with Buttercream Icing, my first thought was that the Costco bakery had taken their muffin tins and repurposed them. I chuckled a little bit thinking that Costco’s famous giant muffins are equivalent to the size of a small cake (notice Costco didn’t call them cupcakes!). Anyway, the muffins are pretty much like mini cakes already, but they don’t have any icing and I’ve never seen a raspberry-flavored version. I love raspberry anything and thought these cute little cakes looked delicious, so I had to try them.

Top down image of the Costco Mini Raspberry Cakes with Buttercream Icing  in their package unopened sitting on a table.
Costco Mini Raspberry Cakes with Buttercream Icing.

Other bakery items I love and recommend from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Maple Pecan Coffee Cake, Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake, Kirkland Signature Almond Danishes, Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie, Kirkland Signature Cheese Buns, Kirkland Signature Ciabatta Buns and the Kirkland Signature Chocolate Lover’s Cookie Pack.

Location in Store

These mini cakes are located in the unrefrigerated bakery section at Costco. I bought them at the Kalispell, Montana Costco and the item number is 1655331.

Image of the package of raspberry mini cakes opened so you can see the top of the six mini cakes.
They look delicious!


The first thing I thought of when I saw these Mini Raspberry Cakes is that Costco decided to turn their muffins into mini cakes! I’m pretty sure they’re baked in the same pan as the muffins. They’re beautifully decorated though! They look like they belong on a dessert table at a bridal shower, wedding or baby shower.

Top down image of one mini raspberry cake served on a white plate.
The cakes have white chocolate curls on top.

The cake itself is okay – I think it’s basically an angel food cake with raspberries mixed in. The cake itself doesn’t have a raspberry flavor, but you get a tiny amount of that from the actual raspberries in it. There aren’t very many raspberries in the cake and they can be a bit unevenly distributed.

Side view image of a mini raspberry cake served on a white plate with the wrapper off.
Ready to eat!

The buttercream icing isn’t great. It’s too sweet and has a little bit of raspberry flavor. I will mention that I haven’t been eating a ton of sugar lately so that may be why I find it so sweet but my husband agreed he also thought it was very sugary.

Another thing about the icing is that it left a sort of film in my mouth that I didn’t enjoy. The raspberry flavor is artificial in the icing but that kind of matches the rest of the cake. I think the ratio of icing to cake is about right, though some might think there’s too much icing.

Closeup image of a fork with a bite of raspberry mini cake, in the background is a mini cake on a white plate.
The mini cakes need more raspberries and less sugar.

The white chocolate curls on top are also very sweet, but good. You probably won’t notice them too much if you’re taking bites of the whole thing.


The six-pack of mini cakes normally costs $9.99 USD at Costco. They were on sale for a dollar off when I bought them, so I paid $8.99 USD. For that price, you get six Costco muffin-size cakes with a generous amount of icing on them.

Image of a mini cake cut in half and served on a white plate so the lack of raspberries in the cake is apparent.
There really aren’t many raspberries in the cake.


The best-before date listed on the mini cakes is four days from when I purchased them. They don’t need to be kept refrigerated but I noticed after the second day on my counter they had become really moist and almost soggy.

Closeup image of the label on the package of the raspberry mini cakes showing ingredients, best before date and cost.
The six mini cakes normally cost $9.99 USD.

As I said earlier, these are aesthetically pleasing, so they’d be awesome at a bridal shower, baby shower or on any dessert table. I think kids would like them because they’re giant and yummy-looking, but I bet they’d only take a few bites.



Half a mini cake contains 360 calories, 16 grams of fat, 320 milligrams of sodium, 53 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fiber, 40 grams of sugar and three grams of protein. If you eat a whole cake that’s 80 grams of sugar and 720 calories!


There are a ton of ingredients in the raspberry mini cakes that I don’t love seeing. Palm oil, soybean oil, artificial flavors, corn syrup and a lot of chemical additives. The cake part does contain raspberries but that’s the only healthy ingredient in the cakes.

The cakes contain wheat, egg, milk and soy and may contain peanuts, tree nuts and sesame.

Image of the ingredients list for the mini cakes from the package.


Taste: 5/10

Cost: 6/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10


Walk on by!

When I saw these little raspberry cakes, I thought they looked great. Unfortunately, they’re pretty sweet and artificial tasting. A small amount is somewhat enjoyable, but the appeal fades fast. Lots of people will probably buy them because they look so great, but I think many will be disappointed when they try them.

Have you tried these mini cakes from Costco? What did you think of them?

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3 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Mini Raspberry Cakes Review”

  1. Seriously, who needs this. You get enough sugar in your diet without trying. Not to mention you get 6 of them.

    Take the advice and “walk on by”. By all accounts, they don’t even taste that great, not to mention the Frankensteinish ingredient list.

  2. We tried the Mini Raspberry Cakes. First, we gave two cakes to friends, because 6 seemed too many for two of us. The cakes seemed a little large, so we split a cake for two meal shared deserts. They were not very good. The cake was so-so; the raspberry flavor and berries were poor; too much sugar. We threw the last two cakes away.

  3. Yep. They’re pretty but that’s it! Each small cake has almost 1/2c of sugar in it. Wow!
    Also, I don’t understand how they get away with calling it “buttercream” icing? There’s no butter and no cream in it! 🤷🏼‍♀️ That’s why it leaves that icky film in your mouth. Sadly, another big NOPE 👎. Thanks for your review 😁


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