It’s fall, and whether you like it or not, that means it’s time for pumpkin everything! Aldi rolls out an array of Special Buy seasonal foods every autumn, including pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin bread, apple bread, pumpkin pie, and a variety of caramel apples. The store even sells pumpkin-spice-scented dish soap (which I may or may not hoard) and pumpkin- and cider-scented candles.
Among Aldi’s cornucopia of fall products, one item that gets rave reviews in my family is Aldi’s Specially Selected Pumpkin Cake Roll. It’s found in the freezer section, but the package states the cake is to be stored in your refrigerator when you get it home. This treat is advertised as a “pumpkin cake with a rich cream cheese filling dusted with powdered sugar.”
With 320 calories and 28 grams of sugar in one serving, this pumpkin cake roll will kill your diet. But it is oh, so worth it. It claims to serve about seven, but I’m able to get eight decent-sized slices out of the cake, which means everyone in my family of four can get two fair and equal servings. I won’t confirm here whether we eat the entire cake in one evening.
On a more health-conscious note, the cake gets its dark color from beta carotene, which is in keeping with Aldi’s commitment to keep artificial dyes out of its store brand products.
Even if you are not a big fan of pumpkin-flavored foods, this cake has a mild flavor, and the cream cheese filling is refreshing and helps to balance the pumpkin taste.
Overall, this is a great dessert for a fall evening. Pair it with a glass of Aldi’s seasonal apple cider, and you’re all set.
Aldi’s Pumpkin Roll Cake is loaded with calories and sugar, which might explain why it is so delicious. Highly recommended.