Oct 28, 2022

Review: Trader Joe's - Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes feature mini bundt cakes made with pumpkin, dates, and brown sugar covered in a sticky toffee sauce.

A 9.8-oz box contains two cakes and cost $3.99.

Each cake comes in a microwavable plastic mold that you invert onto a plate after heating. It came out of the mold very easily with an pretty even coat of sticky toffee sauce covering the cake.

The toffee sauce offered a brown sugar caramel flavor and a burst of sweetness. It a nice smooth consistency that was sticky enough to hold onto the cake while being thin like a glaze.

The cake was super moist to the point of just teetering on the point of being wet but never tipping over. The pumpkin and dates seemed to help it hold the moisture better than regular cake.

Flavor-wise, the cake was rich with a mellow pumpkin base, a medium dose of fall spices (mostly cinnamon with hints of ginger and clove), and a surprising but enjoyable citrus note from lemon peel.

Overall, Trader Joe's Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes turned out great. The cake texture was really nice and the flavor was indulgent and sweet with a bit of complexity without getting overly busy. The box recommended trying it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream so I tried a bit with whipped cream and it worked out well. The whipped cream curbed some of the sweeter notes, while adding a rounding creaminess.

Nutritional Info - Trader Joe's Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Cakes
Serving Size - 1 cake (140g)
Calories - 460 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 13g)
Sodium - 430mg
Carbs - 64g (Sugar - 44g)
Protein - 4g

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