With a drizzle of chocolate syrup, this Trader Joe’s Flourless Chocolate Cake is incredibly photogenic, but is it as scrumptious as it appears? Is it the mouthwatering, “Get in my belly!” treat it so convincingly portrays? Hmmm…it’s definitely good. I’m just not sure it’s that good.
I think I’m waffling because flourless chocolate cake is not really cake, as it lacks, um…flour. So, the “cake” really tastes more like fudge. But, because it has eggs, it’s not really fudge either. It’s not soft and moist as you would expect good cake to be or smooth and creamy as you would expect good fudge to be. The texture and consistency fall somewhere in between. My taste buds are confused.
Okay, enough semantics. Trader Joe’s Flourless Chocolate cake is a dense, fudge-like cake topped with rich, dark, creamy icing. The icing is delicious, but the cake is a bit thick and dry. A cold slice straight out of the fridge is a bit difficult to get down, but it moistens up nicely with a quick stint in the microwave, and it is a sweet companion to a cold glass of milk or a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Yes, I suppose this is a pretty tasty gluten-free dessert. I’ve eaten almost a quarter of the cake trying to decide how I feel about it; it must be good. I think I’ll have another small piece…just to be sure.
NOTE: This cake is listed in Trader Joe’s “No Gluten Ingredients” packet. It is, however, made on equipment shared with wheat. The packet states, “Our suppliers follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) to segregate ingredients on shared euipment and/or in the facility.”