Costco Kirkland Signature Premium Apple Cake Review

Some people like cake and some people like pie. This Costco Kirkland Signature Premium Apple Cake might keep both sides happy, because it’s basically a combination of the two! Visually, the apple cake is impressive with layers upon layers of apples stacked about two inches high. That sounds pretty good, right?

Top down image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Premium Apple Cake sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Kirkland Signature Premium Apple Cake.

Location in Store

This cake is located in the refrigerated bakery section near the Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake and the Kirkland Signature Biscoff Cake. The item number is 1761338.

Top down closeup image of the apple cake out of the package, you can see many apples all across the top of the cake.
So many apples!


This is basically like a deep-dish apple pie, it’s about two inches high (we measured) and has a thick crust and is loaded with apples. My first impression when I bit into it was disappointment because it’s not super flavorful.

Top down image of one slice of apple cake served on a white plate.
Ready to try!

I like the crust, It’s not soggy at all and it’s a softer crust, it has a mild slightly sweet slightly buttery flavor and kind of a crumbly texture. The filling has tons of pieces of apples mixed with kind of an apple sauce or puree.

Side view image of one slice of apple cake served on a white plate, you can see how deep the cake is.
It’s like a deep-dish cake.

The puree/apple sauce has some small chunks in it so it isn’t completely smooth. Then there’s a glaze on top. The apple flavor in the filling is pretty nice it’s sweet but not too sweet. The cake doesn’t seem overly processed, tastes like you’re eating real apples but what it’s missing is cinnamon or spice.

Side view image of one piece of apple cake served on a white plate showing the cake is very tall and loaded with apples in the middle.
You really have to like apples to like this cake.

Overall the cake is pretty plan. If the idea of apples in a shell sound appealing to you, you’d probably like it. The apples are good, the crust is good it’s just lacking in something.


The cake costs $23.99 which isn’t bad because it’s huge and loaded with apples, but apples are usually pretty cheap and the cake part wouldn’t cost much either. I think it could serve easily 15 people.

Closeup image of a fork with a bit of cake and apple filling on the fork. In the background is a piece of apple cake on a plate.
Lacking something, maybe cinnamon?


The cake needs to be kept refrigerated and the best-before date is five days from when I purchased it. The cake is really big so would be great if you’re having a lot of people for an event or dinner.

Closeup image of the front label of the cake showing cost, ingredients and best before date.
The price isn’t unreasonable for such a large cake.

Although the cake was previously frozen there was no way my small family was going to be able to finish such a massive cake in just a few days so I froze it and it turned out fine.

Side view image of the whole apple cake, out of the package sitting on a table. You can see the cake crust on the outside and how tall and deep the cake is.
Tall, deep-dish and full of apples.



1/20th of the cake contains 190 calories, six grams of fat, 32 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, 19 grams of sugar, two grams of protein and 15 milligrams of sodium. I think most people will eat a serving size that’s a bit bigger than a twentieth of the cake.


I don’t love the ingredients list but I’m not surprised by it. I wish there wasn’t so many additives and preservatives and I’m not a fan of artificial flavor but it’s pretty typical to see ingredients like this in a grocery store bought cake.

The cake contains milk, egg, wheat and sulfites and may contain tree nuts, peanuts and soy.

Image of the ingredients label from the packaging on the cake.


Taste: 7/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 0/10


Walk on by!

I think there are better options from the Costco bakery that I would recommend more over this apple cake.

Have you tried this Costco Kirkland Signature Apple Cake? What did you think of it? Drop a comment below!

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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2 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Premium Apple Cake Review”

  1. Looks and sounds like a mediocre deep dish apple pie. I grew up on a fruit farm with a Mom who baked fabulous apple pies! Great apple pies require lots of brown sugar, cinnamon and butter along with proper baking apples like the northern spy variety.
    Thanks Natalie for your review and “walk on by” recommendation!

    • Yep, you’ve hit the nail on the head! If I’m going to “spend” that many calories, I’ll get Costco’s Biscoff cake in a heartbeat! It’s fab!!!! 😋


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