I blame my current obsession with Trader Joe’s Mini Sheet Cakes on my friend Quyen. She posted an enticing Instagram of the product a month and a half ago, and ever since then, I’ve consumed a cake a week. While that might sound like an exaggeration, I assure you that it isn’t—my appetite for super-moist cake iced thick with super-sweet frosting knows no bounds.
The cakes come in two flavors: Dark Chocolate Ganache with a “smooth ganache cream cheese frosting” and Chantilly Cream Vanilla Bean with a “smooth vanilla bean buttercream frosting.” Both taste equally fetching and are irresistibly priced at $3.99.
The chocolaty creation, with its tender base and rich topping, tastes like it was baked in Duncan Hines’ or Betty Crocker’s kitchen, in the best possible way, of course. The ratio of cake to frosting, practically one to one, is just about perfect for someone who appreciates her sweets very, very sweet.
The vanilla number is a touch more sophisticated than its chocolate counterpart thanks to a bit of salt in the batter and frosting. The flecks of vanilla bean scattered throughout the icing add an additional gourmet element.
I alternate between the vanilla and chocolate flavors from week to week and can’t say which one is my favorite—they are both solid! As a testament to my obsession (and just for kicks), I am going to hack a layer cake using three mini sheet cakes (two vanilla and one chocolate, in case you were curious) in the very near future. I’ll keep you posted…
Other products I love:
- Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Cores: Boom Chocolatta!, Spectacular Speculoos, and Peanut Buttah
- Gioia Cheese, Inc. – South El Monte
- Lay’s Spicy Green Peppercorn Fish Flavor
- Le Bon Garçon Gourmet Caramels
- Nancy’s Fancy Coconut Stracciatella
- Red Boat Fish Sauce
- Sauce Magazine
- Test Drive: Munchery Meal Delivery
- XT Patisserie