Cake Roll Recipes

Find all the recipes for Swiss rolls, jelly rolls, roll cakes or whatever you call this classic rolled cake, filled with cream, jam or icing.

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Triple Chocolate Roll Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
A chocolate cake is wrapped around alternating stripes of white chocolate whipped cream and a whipped dark chocolate mousse for not only great flavor, but a striking presentation as well. Make sure to really chill your fillings before whipping--overnight would be best--or they won't fluff up properly. This takes some time and patience to make--so plan ahead when making this cake! Serve with additional whipped cream, if desired.

German Strawberry Roll

This is a classic German strawberry roll (Erdbeerrolle) recipe made with sponge cake, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries. My favorite cake when strawberries are in season! If you like, you can cover the outside with more whipped cream and decorate with extra strawberries.

Cannoli Cake Roll

Rating: 4.5 stars 91
A decadent and rich jelly-roll style cake. Makes a wonderful showcase, well worth the effort!
By shirleyo

Tiger Skin Chiffon Cake Roll

Rating: 4 stars 1
This is the recipe for basic cake roll. You can add cocoa or mocha powder to the cake. You can spread cream, chocolate, or raspberry mousse on the cake sheet before rolling and then refrigerate it before serving. It is moist and tasty. All my family and friends loved it!

Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

Rating: 4.5 stars 1385
This moist rolled cake has a rich cream cheese filling. Serve it cold. This will be a hit! It has a pinwheel look.

Buche de Noel

Rating: 4.5 stars 397
This Buche de Noel cake doesn't just look beautiful — it tastes wonderful, too!

Pumpkin Roll

Rating: 5 stars 415
An easy moist, spiced pumpkin cake roll filled with cream cheese frosting.

Jelly Roll

Rating: 3.5 stars 62
This is a homemade sponge cake filled with your favorite jelly or jam that even a novice baker can make.

Pumpkin Roll Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 533
A thin pumpkin cake, rolled around in a white cream filling, then in nuts. Can be frozen and served chilled. Dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired.

Chocolate Yule Log

Rating: 4.5 stars 71
If you haven't tried this classic holiday dessert because you thought it required advanced baking and pastry skill, then get ready to buche up this Noel, since the techniques required are actually quite simple. This classic holiday dessert is a showstopper, but it's often better looking than it is tasting, which is not the case here, thanks to a simple-to-make, rich chocolate sponge cake, and mocha buttercream filling. Garnished here with meringue mushrooms and rosemary.

Grandma Carol's Pumpkin Roll

Rating: 4.5 stars 44
My mom always makes her pumpkin roll around Thanksgiving and takes one to work where everyone asks her if she can make them one and they all want the recipe. You may want to halve the recipe unless you are making for a crowd or to give away. It makes a lot. It is without a doubt the best pumpkin roll I've ever had!

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Roll

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
This is great for a Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert.

Inspiration and Ideas

Walnut-Cream Roll
Rating: Unrated 8
"A 10-star recipe. I made the cake exactly as stated, and it's awesome." – Kim
Strawberry Cream Roll
Rating: Unrated 119
"Made for Sunday dinner. I couldn't believe how fast and easy it was!" – Mary Ann
Strawberry Roll Cake
Rating: 3 stars 2

This is a great party treat. Fluffy cake, buttercream icing, and strawberries make this especially yummy. Kids love it! It pairs great with vanilla ice cream. Don't worry about leftovers as there won't be any!