Specially Selected German Luxury Cake

When German week rolls around at Aldi, it’s time to stock up on all kinds of goodies including spaetzle, schnitzel, peanut puffs, indulgent cakes, jaffa cakes, spritz cookies, potato sticks, and more.

Most of the German or German-inspired products that Aldi sells during German week are under the Deutsche Kuche private label. However, a few items are under other Aldi house brands, including these German luxury cakes sporting the Specially Selected private label. These gorgeous cakes all feature layers of cake, mousse, and various toppings and/or glazes. I am already a fan of the German cream cakes Aldi sometimes stocks during German week, but these are a little different and I had to try them.

Specially Selected German Luxury Cakes

Specially Selected German Luxury Cakes cost $8.99 each at the time of publication. The cakes range from 21.16 to 22.93 ounces. They come in three different flavors: cherry chocolate chip, triple chocolate mousse, and marzipan mousse.

These are all a product of Germany. They all contain Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa.

These are Aldi Finds, which means they’re only in stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone until whenever Aldi might decide to bring them back. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that are not in stock at your local store. While these cakes are in stock at Aldi, you’ll find them in the Aldi Find freezer aisle.

These are cakes, so they’re loaded with calories, fat, and sugar. They also contain some processed ingredients such as soy lecithin, glucose syrup, natural flavor, and others.

The packaging has directions for thawing and serving. Keep the cake frozen until ready to use. Remove the product from all packaging, including the collar. Thaw at room temperature for 3-4 hours for the whole cake or 2-3 hours for sliced cake. Once thawed, keep refrigerated and consume within three days. Do not thaw the cake in the microwave.

I’m very cautious about food safety and only let these thaw at room temperature on the counter for about an hour before putting them in the fridge.

Honestly, if you get impatient, you don’t necessarily need to wait so long for these cakes to defrost before serving. They’re not difficult to cut into slices when frozen, and they’re still delicious just a few minutes out of the freezer, although the mousse may not have as creamy of a consistency when frozen. That also means you could slice this cake while it’s still frozen, and then repackage it in individual servings to store in the freezer and pull out to thaw when you want them later.

Keep reading for more information about each cake.

Specially Selected Cherry Chocolate Chip German Luxury Cake

Specially Selected Chocolate Cherry Chip German Luxury Cake

Cherry chocolate chip cake.

This features “layered chocolate cake with a chocolate chip and Morello cherry infused cream mousse, covered with a cherry glaze and decorated with white and dark chocolate drops.”

This cake is delicious, with just the right balance between chocolate and cherries. It even has a few whole, pitted cherries. (The package warns to watch out for pits.) It might be my favorite of the three cake varieties here.

Specially Selected Cherry Chocolate Chip German Luxury Cakes

Specially Selected Cherry Chocolate Chip German Luxury Cake nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains milk, eggs, soy, and wheat. It may contain traces of tree nuts.

One serving has 220 calories, 11 grams of total fat (14% DV), 7 grams of saturated fat (33% DV), 55 mg of sodium (2% DV), 27 grams of total carbohydrates (10% DV), 17 grams of total sugars, and 15 grams of added sugars (30% DV).

Specially Selected Triple Chocolate Mousse German Luxury Cake

Specially Selected Chocolate Cherry Chip German Luxury Cake

Triple chocolate mousse cake.

This features “layered chocolate cake with milk, bittersweet and white chocolate mousse infused with chocolate coated crisped rice, covered with a chocolaty glaze.”

This has everything a chocolate lover would want: chocolate layer upon chocolate layer. You can’t go wrong here.

Specially Selected Triple Chocolate Mousse German Luxury Cake

Specially Selected Triple Chocolate Mousse German Luxury Cake nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains milk, eggs, soy, and wheat. It may contain traces of tree nuts.

One serving has 250 calories, 14 grams of total fat (18% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (42% DV), 55 mg of sodium (2% DV), 26 grams of total carbohydrates (9% DV), 17 grams of total sugars, and 15 grams of added sugars (30% DV).

Specially Selected Marzipan Mousse German Luxury Cake

Specially Selected Marzipan Mousse German Luxury Cake

Marzipan mousse cake.

This features “layered golden cake with marzipan and almond infused mousse mixed with chocolate and almond pieces, all covered in the finest marzipan and decorated with roasted almonds.”

This cake is a little more unique, and several family members noted that it has a coffee-like flavor. I think that’s just the almond flavoring because there is nothing coffee-related in the ingredients list, but it definitely tastes more like coffee than almonds. No one in my household likes coffee, but the kids all agreed this is their favorite of the three German luxury cakes. It goes without saying that this cake would pair especially well with a cup of coffee.

Specially Selected Marzipan Mousse German Luxury Cakes

Specially Selected Marzipan Mousse German Luxury Cakes nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains milk, eggs, soy, wheat, and almonds. It may contain other tree nuts.

One serving has 270 calories, 14 grams of total fat (18% DV), 5 grams of saturated fat (26% DV), 45 mg of sodium (2% DV), 29 grams of total carbohydrates (10% DV), 26 grams of total sugars, and 19 grams of added sugars (38% DV).

The Verdict:

Specially Selected German Luxury Cakes are from Germany and come in three flavors: cherry chocolate chip, triple chocolate mousse, and marzipan mousse. These feature gorgeous layers of cake, mousse, and various glazes and toppings. They all taste good and are perfect for any event when you need a fancy-looking dessert. They’re sold frozen, so you can stock up so you’ll always have a cake when you need one for a special occasion. Serve them with some hot tea or coffee for a complete experience.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

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  1. These are back at Aldi the week of May 8th, 2024, while supplies last.

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