Amy’s Organic Cakes (Frozen)

Orange, Gluten-Free Chocolate
$3.99 per 11-ounce cake

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On December 3, 2009
Last modified:June 24, 2016


We were seriously blown away by how amazing these convenient frozen desserts tasted. The instructions couldn't be easier - simply defrost and serve. Yet they have a tender, moist, homemade taste and texture that is a delightful cross between pound cake and breakfast bread. We called them "tea cakes". The Orange is a pleasant surprise with grown-up zesty notes, while the Chocolate is sure to please your resident chocolate cake fans.

If you had told me that I could grab a cake from the freezer, let it thaw for two hours, and a deliciously moist and tender dessert would emerge, I would never have believed you. But Amy’s Organic Cakes do exist and by all accounts, they seem to be near perfect.

Amy's Organic Cakes: Frozen, Vegan and AMAZING (Orange and Gluten-Free Chocolate)

Let me recount the ways that Amy’s Organic Cakes made me insanely satisfied:

  • All natural AND organic Ingredients
  • No baking OR nuking required (just a painful 2 hour wait while it defrosts in the fridge)
  • Made with whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flours) and unrefined sugar
  • Cute “giftable” packaging (think defrost and take to a neighbor or a potluck)
  • Available even at conventional / mainstream grocers
  • Excellent size (will last 2 to 3 days in a 1 or 2 person household, or serve up to 6 on a single day)
  • The taste and texture (details below)

Some may say calling this product a “cake” is pushing it. My grandma called it “breakfast bread.” In my opinion, it is sweeter and more tender than a quick bread (and my grandma shouldn’t be eating it for breakfast!), but heartier than your average fluffy cake. I refer to is as a “tea cake.” It comes in a neat and tidy little loaf that we sliced thickly and enjoyed immensely with afternoon tea.

Amy's Organic Cakes: Frozen, Vegan and AMAZING (Orange and Gluten-Free Chocolate)

Amy’s Organic Cakes come in two flavors (but I am really hoping they add more!):

Orange – This variety was insanely tender, wonderfully moist, and delightfully sweet. It had a perfectly balanced orange-vanilla flavor that tasted like a naturally delicious tea cake rather than artificial “creamsicle.”  I loved that it wasn’t overly citrus, just a dreamy orange flavor that left my taste buds satisfied. Move over Entenmanns’s!

Chocolate – I love gooey brownies and pure bites of dark chocolate, but chocolate cake, not so much. Nonetheless, this cake had a very, very dark chocolate appearance that intrigued me. The flavor definitely had a rich fudgy vibe, not unlike my favorite brownies, but with the texture of a tender cake. Really it was delicious, but not other-wordly enough to bring me over to chocolate cake side. However, with a nice vanilla frosting, or icing, I could be convinced. My chocolate-loving husband on the other hand was delighted to polish it off.

The price of these convenient little cakes is just a bit outside my regular budget, especially since I don’t typically buy premade desserts, but it isn’t outrageous by any means, especially for the quality. That said, the next time I see them on sale, I will definitely be purchasing more.

Now just in case Amy’s is listening, I think this cake has an almost pound cake like quality that would make a pure vanilla version ecstasy! Perhaps from there, blueberry, carrot, gingerbread … okay, I will stop now.

Amy's Organic Cakes: Frozen, Vegan and AMAZING (Orange and Gluten-Free Chocolate)

Facts on Amy’s Organic Cakes

Certifications: Amy’s Organic Cakes are Certified Kosher Pareve, Certified Organic, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amy’s Organic Cakes are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. The Chocolate cake is also gluten-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Amy’s Kitchen website at

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

1 Comment

  1. I havent tried these yet and they look quite good. I am a big fan of Amys products because they taste fresh and always have good results. I will have to look for them

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