Costco Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake Review

Costco Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake
Costco Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake

Have you tried the Costco Kirkland Signature Cakes? 

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

It’s Natalie from Costcuisine. I love dessert and have a huge sweet tooth so if you also love desserts and are curious about Costco dessert options follow me on Instagram or Facebook and if you enjoy the Costco food reviews visit my Costco food review blog

Time to talk cake. I’ve almost tasted all of the cakes available at Costco. Today I’m reviewing the Tuxedo bar cake!

Costco Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake
Costco Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake

This cake does not taste like it came from a grocery store. I eat a lot of desserts and I feel like I know my cakes pretty well. This one isn’t even remotely similar to those cakes you buy at your local grocery store that are dry and have artificial-tasting icing. The Costco Tuxedo Cake is rich and chocolatey; it tastes comparable to a fancy bakery cake due to the higher-quality ingredients used. You only need a small slice to sink you into sweet, chocolatey heaven. It’s a layered cake. The bottom layer is a dense, bold-flavored chocolate cake; the next layer is a rich, creamy, chocolate mousse with brownie/cake pieces in it; following that is a vanilla/white chocolate cream mousse; next there is another layer of the cake from the bottom layer; finally, to top it off, you have this thick, smooth dark chocolate ganache decorated with cocoa nibs and chocolate sticks (it’s very fancy looking). I honestly love this cake so much that I’d rather have it than some of the cakes from the bakeries we have in our city (and we have some great bakeries here!). This cake is sweet, rich and tastes quite decadent. Some people might find it’s a little too rich, but I’m definitely not one of them. I can’t get enough of it and would happily have this as my birthday cake. My favorite part is the mousse.

Costco Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake
Costco Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Cake

The price is $16.99 Canadian, which in my opinion is very reasonable. This cake should serve 10-12 people. As a comparison, there’s a chocolate cake for $48 Canadian from a fancy (and fairly famous) local bakery that we’ve purchased a couple of times for special occasions. It’s a great cake, but the Costco Tuxedo Cake tastes just as good to me (although the style is a bit different). I don’t think I’ll be paying the extra $30 for that other chocolate cake again as long as this one is in stock at Costco.

The Costco Tuxedo Cake comes conveniently packaged in a long, rectangular plastic container that you can easily reseal after opening. This cake slices super easily and freezes wonderfully.

I don’t know the nutrition information for this cake and I’m not sure I want to! Costco has yet to post their nutrition information for many of their bakery items. I can’t see this being low in calories, fat or sugar, but at least you’re getting top-notch flavor to compensate. I know for me, cake is good for my mood, so let’s pretend a bit of cake is super healthy!

If you’ve been strong enough to resist buying the Costco Tuxedo Cake until now, I can’t encourage you enough to try it for your next special occasion, especially if you’re a chocolate lover or have a bit of a sweet tooth.

Check out this Thanksgiving post to see a sample of the many other cakes Costco has to offer at this time of year!

Taste: 9.5/10

Cost: 8/10

Nutrition: 1/10

Convenience: 10/10

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  1. Thanks for the review. Just ate the last piece from Thanksgiving.

    I wish palm oil would be banned but I guess it cuts costs.

    This cake does taste great especially compared to $50+ cakes… although the other cakes use butter or better oils.

    • I agree with you. I’ve been increasingly upset by the many things that I can’t have due to the palm oils or even soy oils used.

  2. It is our go to cake! It’s my favourite! It is affordable and it feeds a good number of people, as you don’t need a large serving to feel satisfied. Yummy!

  3. This cake is a favourite in our house! I have a large square plate and place the cake on the diagonal. The addition of red strawberries and/or raspberries makes a stunning presentation for less than $25! (It almost makes me forget the chocolate fudge brownie cake that Costco used to sell about 15 years ago )

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