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.
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 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.
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 www.amys.com.