Coffee Cake Roll


Jelly roll made with coffee sponge cake. Filling may be changed to suit your preferences! Original cake developed in honor of a coffee lover's birthday! If not eaten in a short time after whipped topping is added, store covered in the freezer.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
1 cake


  • cooking spray

  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 medium eggs, separated

  • cup soy milk

  • ½ cup powdered sugar, or as needed

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 12x18-inch jelly roll pan with cooking spray; line with parchment paper and spray again.

  2. Place coffee granules into a small, zip-top bag. Slide a measuring cup over, pressing firmly, to result in a fine powder. Set aside.

  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, crushed coffee granules, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.

  4. Combine egg yolks and soy milk in a small bowl. Beat egg whites in a metal or glass bowl until soft peaks form. Add egg yolk mixture to dry ingredients until dry and crumbly; fold in beaten egg whites. Spread into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cake springs back lightly when pressed in the center, 9 to 11 minutes.

  6. While cake is baking, sprinkle powdered sugar over the area where the cake will be on a clean dish towel.

  7. Remove the cake from the oven and immediately loosen the sides; flip onto the prepared dish towel. Peel off parchment paper. Roll cake tightly in jelly roll fashion, starting at the short side, keeping the towel as part of the rolling process. Let cool for about 1 hour.

  8. Unwrap the cake, leaving on the towel. Spread with whipped topping. Re-roll cake gently, removing the towel as it is being rolled. Slice into 3/4- to 1-inch pieces using a serrated knife.

Cook's Note:

If cake breaks during the re-rolling process, the outside of the roll can be frosted with additional whipped topping to hide the cracks!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
6g Fat
38g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 4g
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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