Carrot Cake Roll

Carrot Cake Roll:

Imagine a delicate, sponge-like cake infused with the warm, comforting flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. This is the essence of the Carrot Cake Roll, a delightful twist on the classic carrot cake, presented in a charming rolled form that promises both elegance and indulgence.

The journey begins with a light and airy sponge cake, its texture akin to a fluffy cloud. Fragrant spices mingle with the sweetness of grated carrots, creating a symphony of flavors that evoke memories of cozy gatherings and cherished moments shared with loved ones. Each bite offers a perfect balance of moist cake and tender shreds of carrot, a testament to the artistry of baking.

But the true magic lies in the assembly. As the cake is carefully rolled, it envelops a decadent filling of cream cheese frosting, its creamy richness contrasting beautifully with the subtle sweetness of the cake. The filling peeks out from within the spiraled layers, inviting anticipation with every glance.

Once sliced and served, the Carrot Cake Roll reveals its intricate layers, a visual delight that hints at the treasure trove of flavors waiting to be discovered. Each slice offers a symphony of textures, from the soft, yielding cake to the velvety smoothness of the frosting. The flavors meld together harmoniously, each component enhancing the other to create a truly unforgettable dessert experience.

As you take your first bite, you are transported to a realm of pure bliss, where every mouthful is a celebration of indulgence and delight. The Carrot Cake Roll is not merely a dessert; it is a culinary masterpiece, a testament to the power of creativity and ingenuity in the realm of baking. With its perfect balance of flavors and textures, it captivates the senses and leaves a lasting impression that lingers long after the last crumb is savored.

Servings: 10


3 eggs
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely grated carrots
1 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a 10×15 inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper and grease the paper lightly.

2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and granulated sugar until thick and pale, about 2 minutes. Mix in oil and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Gradually add to the egg mixture and stir until combined. Fold in grated carrots.

4. Spread the batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched.

5. Immediately loosen edges of cake from pan and invert onto a clean tea towel generously dusted with powdered sugar. Peel off parchment paper. Starting with a short side, roll up cake and towel together. Cool on a wire rack.

6. While the cake is cooling, prepare the filling. Beat together powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.

7. Once the cake is cool, unroll and spread filling evenly over cake to within 1 inch of edges. Roll up again without the towel. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

8. Dust with additional powdered sugar before slicing and serving.

Variations & Tips

For an extra touch of flavor, you can add 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple (well drained) or 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts to the carrot cake batter. If you’re fond of ginger, a tablespoon of minced crystallized ginger in the filling can provide a delightful zing. To cater to different dietary needs, replace all-purpose flour with your favorite gluten-free blend to make it gluten-free.

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