Last Updated on September 10, 2020
EDITOR’S NOTE: This product originally was sold under a different Aldi label as the Specially Selected Pumpkin Cake Roll. This post was updated in September 2020 to reflect the change.
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 spice bagels, pumpkin spice bread, apple bread, pumpkin pie, and a variety of caramel apples. The store even sometimes 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 Bake Shop Pumpkin Cake Roll.
This pumpkin cake roll cost $3.99 for a 22-oz. roll at the time this post was last updated.
The cake roll is sometimes found in the freezer section and sometimes in the refrigerated cooler section at Aldi, but the package states the cake is to be stored in your refrigerator when you get it home.
This treat is advertised as a “rolled pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling.”
The first few ingredients are sugar, cream cheese, and wheat flour.
If you’re avoiding allergens, this contains egg, milk, soy, and wheat.
With 280 calories and 25 grams of added sugar in one serving, this pumpkin cake roll might kill your diet. It also has 12 grams of total fat (15% DV) and 5 grams of saturated fat (25% DV).
One pumpkin cake roll will yield eight servings.
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. It also looks lovely when you cut it into slices that show the cream cheese swirls in the cake.
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.
The Bake Shop Pumpkin Roll Cake is loaded with calories and sugar, which might explain why it is so delicious. Even if you don’t go for the pumpkin-spice-everything trend, this is really good, with a mild pumpkin flavor that works well with the cream cheese filling. Highly recommended.