Costco Kirkland Signature Pineapple Coconut Mini Cakes Review

The Kirkland Signature Mini Cakes are one of Costco’s newest bakery items! The flavors change every few months and so far I’ve tried and reviewed the raspberry mini cakes and the carrot mini cakes. My local Costco is now carrying pineapple coconut mini cakes and I’m excited to try this tropical flavor that seems perfect for summer!

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Pineapple Coconut Mini Cakes in plastic packaging unopened.
Costco Kirkland Signature Pineapple Coconut Mini Cakes.

Other bakery items from Costco that I’ve recently loved are the Kirkland Signature Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Pie, Kirkland Signature Biscoff Cream Cake, Kirkland Signature Gooey Cinnamon Rolls, Kirkland Signature Ciabatta Buns, Kirkland Signature Croissants and the Kirkland Signature Chocolate Lover’s Cookie Pack.

Top down image of an open container of pineapple coconut mini cakes showing what the cake tops look like.
There’s a streusel and toasted coconut on top.

Location in Store

These pineapple coconut mini cakes are located in the bakery section at Costco, the item number is 1817947.

Side view image of one mini pineapple coconut mini cake taken out of the wrapper and served on a white plate.
Ready to try!

Taste

The texture of the mini cakes is extremely moist and crumbly. We didn’t try them until the day after they were packaged so that might be why they seemed so oily. The actual cake portion has a pretty nice flavor, you can taste the pineapple but there’s also a lot of coconut flavor and texture.

Side view closeup image of one mini pineapple coconut mini cake still in the wrapper and served on a white plate.
The mini cakes are actually pretty large despite being called “mini”.

The shredded coconut seemed to sink and settle at the bottom of the cakes, so the top was less coconutty, but the bottom was very coconutty. I do wonder if the oiliness of the cake is from the coconut. The cake is fairly sweet and slightly artificial tasting but still good.

Side view closeup image of one mini cake cut in half so you can see the center of the cake and how much icing is on each cake.
Extremely moist and dense.

The frosting is not good and is the reason why I wouldn’t buy these again or recommend them. It’s too sweet and has a very artificial pineapple flavor and very little coconut flavor. It’s not at all tasty and I didn’t want to eat more than one bite of icing. On top of the icing there’s a streusel and chunks of coconut that add a bit of texture.

Top down image of one pineapple coconut mini cake served on a white plate so you can see the icing and streusel on the cake.
I hoped to love the icing but it’s just not good.

Cost

The mini cakes cost $12.99 Canadian. That’s for six large mini cakes which are similar in size to the Kirkland Signature Muffins.

Convenience

I would try to eat these as soon as possible or freeze them right away because we left them out for a day and they were already turning soggy and quite moist. The best-before date listed on the packaging is five days from when they were packaged but I think that might be too long to leave them out.

Image of the cost, best before date and ingredients label on the mini cakes.
The mini cakes are roughly the same size as the muffins.

These would be fun to serve at a summer barbecue, potluck or party if they tasted a bit better! I love the idea of pineapple coconut desserts and cakes during the summer months but they have to taste good.

Nutrition

Calories

One-third of a pineapple coconut mini cake contains 360 calories, 21 grams of fat, 42 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 30 grams of sugar, two grams of protein and 200 milligrams of sodium.

That’s a lot of calories, fat and sugar for only one third of a cake! I think a lot of people would probably eat half a cake in one sitting.

Ingredients

The ingredients list has all the unhealthy things you’d expect to see in a store-bought cake like sugar, canola oil, artificial flavors, food coloring, palm oil and additives/preservatives. The cakes contain real crushed pineapple, shredded coconut and pineapple juice though which is a positive!

There are milk, eggs, wheat and sulfites in the cakes and they also may contain tree nuts, peanuts, soy and sesame.

Image of the ingredients for the mini cakes from the container.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 5/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10

Overall

Walk on by!

The cake itself is pretty good but quite oily. It’s too bad the icing is so awful. I can’t recommend these or say I’d repurchase them. My parents also tried them and didn’t enjoy the icing.

Have you tried the Kirkland Signature Pineapple Coconut Mini Cakes? What did you think of them?


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3 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Pineapple Coconut Mini Cakes Review”

  1. I love sweet things, but these are too sweet. Like yousaid the cake part is tasty, but the icing is too sweet.

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  2. The cake part was nice but I do agree with you, the frosting was way too sweet and I normally love a sweet frosting.

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