Finding new plant-based foods at Aldi is so exciting.
And this one did not disappoint. Vegan, plant-based, frozen cakes!
These appear to be a seasonal item at Aldi, posted on their Facebook page at the end of March.
Our food allergy family can have two of the three flavors.
See flavors and ingredients below.
ALDI VEGAN CARROT CAKE
Even though we wish these frozen plant-based cakes were at Aldi year-round…
we can’t complain that they seem to pop up right before Easter.
Shortcuts are always welcome, especially during the busy holidays.
But if you want to make your own homemade carrot cake, ours is super easy!
You may not have an Aldi. Or Aldi may not have this seasonal item in stock. Or you may just like homemade better.
Here is our simple dairy-free and egg-free carrot cake recipe.
However, if you’d rather buy one or are just curious to try the Aldi plant-based cake,
here are the ingredients on the box we have.
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ALDI VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE
Oh, is this chocolate-lover a huge fan of the plant-based chocolate cake.
We also bought this one last year and devoured every last bite.
I remember telling hubby this was right up there with fancy flourless cake I get at the local French bakery.
Although this isn’t flourless, it has that rich, rich texture.
The icing again is a cream cheese icing, dairy-free of course.
But it tastes like a mousse to me.
Here are the ingredients on the plant-based, frozen chocolate cake at Aldi.
Again, double-check labels for yourself. Ingredients can change. And call Aldi if you need manufacturing information. Our allergist does not require us to call.
Prefer homemade chocolate cake? Here’s our dairy and egg free chocolate cake recipe.
ALDI VEGAN BANANA CAKE
Last up is the flavor we haven’t tried.
It’s banana, and it contains walnuts.
Now I know why I didn’t buy this flavor the first year I saw it.
Alas, I made an allergy mom mistake assuming this had just the same three allergens as the other two flavors.
Thank goodness we allergy moms know to check labels at least three times:
- when buying
- when storing
- when making
I caught walnuts listed on the label while putting this cake in my freezer. Eeeeep!
So we will need to give this to a friend or save it for a mom and dad night.
Here are the ingredients on the box of banana cake.
As always, double-check labels and call companies if necessary.
I love that these frozen Aldi cakes contain:
- no artificial colors
- no artificial flavors
- no high fructose corn syrup
- no dairy
- no egg
These vegan cakes at Aldi do contain:
Although our son has a severe tree nut allergy, he thankfully can have coconut.
So the two cakes without walnut work for us: carrot and chocolate.
And while these are a bit pricey at about eight dollars,
I figure buying them once a year is a valid splurge for the family.
One less homemade treat I have to make and definitely delicious enough to buy!
I’m not sure I’d stock a freezer with them…
but the price is worth sharing a special dessert with vegan friends or those with food allergies.
Let us know if you’ve tried Aldi’s frozen vegan cakes and what flavors.
We’d love to hear in the comments!