Tiramisu or Tuxedo? What would you prefer?
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Time to talk cake again. Previously I reviewed the Costco Kirkland Signature Tiramisu Cake and the Strawberry Shortcake. Now it’s time to review the Tuxedo bar cake from Costco. The superior of the two in my opinion!
First off, this cake does not taste like it came from a grocery store. I eat a lot of dessert so I feel like I know my cake well and this does not even compare to those cakes you buy at your local grocery store that are dry and have artificial tasting icing. This cake is rich and chocolatey and you can definitely taste the high quality ingredients that were used. You only need a small slice to sink into sweet, chocolatey, heaven. It’s a layered cake. The bottom layer is a dense but delicious, bold flavored chocolate cake, then on top of that is a rich, creamy, chocolate mousse with brownie pieces in it, following that is a vanilla/white chocolate cream mousse and then another layer of cake and then to top it all off you have this thick, dark chocolate, smooth ganache. The top of the cake is decorated with cocoa nibs and chocolate sticks (very appealing looking). I honestly love this cake so much I’d rather have it then some of the top notch bakeries we have in the city. It’s not too rich for me and I’m crazy for the smooth, creamy mousse. This cake all together is sweet, rich and tastes quite decadent so some may find it’s too much. I can’t get enough of it though and would happily have this as my birthday cake.
The price is the same as the Tiramisu cake, which in my opinion is very reasonable. I could easily see this cake serving 10-12 people. Let me tell you a secret, we have bought a chocolate cake for $48 Canadian from a local fancy bakery that was really good but not 30 dollars better than this cake, the Costco cake tastes just as good as the fancy bakery cake to me.
It comes conveniently packaged in a long rectangular plastic container that you can easily reseal after opening. This cake slices super easily and freezes wonderfully. As convenient as a product can be.
I don’t know the nutrition information for this cake and I don’t want to know. Let’s pretend it’s super healthy! See my opinion on cake nutrition on my Tiramisu post.
I cannot encourage you enough to try this cake, if you hate it, just send it to me and I’ll gladly finish it!
Which is your favorite Costco Kirkland Signature Cake?