Trader Joe’s Shoppers Are Losing It Over the Return of This Popular Dessert

published Jun 9, 2023
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Trader Joe's exterior and sign. Trader Joe's is an American privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, CA.
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Everyone knows that if you’re on the hunt for creative desserts, you’re likely to find what you’re looking for at Trader Joe’s. The eccentric grocery chain has been whipping up one-of-a-kind cakes, cookies, and pastries for years, and anyone would be hard-pressed to find something they’ve seen before within their vast selection. 

With a track record chock-full of fan favorites like Horchata Ice Cream and Gluten-Free Strawberry Muffins, Trader Joe’s seems to have their finger firmly on the pulse of humanity and our collective sweet-tooth cravings. Their constant rotation of seasonal treats rightfully keeps customers on their toes, and when they decide to bring something back to their shelves, fans tend to overflow with excitement. Which is exactly what is happening now with their Chantilly Cream Vanilla Bean Cake, a fan-favorite whose return has been causing quite a commotion online. 

Quoted on Reddit as “probably the best store bought cake I’ve ever had,” the Chantilly Cream Vanilla Bean Cake from Trader Joe’s is a moist and flavorful cake with a vanilla bean buttercream frosting that can quite possibly make it very difficult not to eat in one sitting. The cake weighs in at around 12 ounces, contains about 350 calories per slice, and costs just under $5.  

“This is crack in cake form. I love this cake,” commented one fan of the decadent dessert while another reaffirmed the concern of the amount of frosting that comes on top. “Yup! I was eating the cake from under the icing last time I ate one. Made a little cave. Next time I’ll just scrape off half the icing then spread the other half.”

While not every dessert can be created perfectly, this one seems to only miss the mark in the icing category, which — as noted in the comment section — is an easy fix that will quickly have you back on track, consuming the cake’s moist and irresistible decadence. If you’re craving a bite, make sure to check with your local Trader Joe’s to see if the cake is available at a location near you. But act quick, because we all know that its shelf life just might be limited.