Carrot Cake Roll

A Carrot Cake Roll is a delightful twist on traditional carrot cake, rolled with a creamy filling. It’s perfect for special occasions or as a sweet treat any time of the year.


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned or cooked pureed carrots
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar (for dusting)

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat and Prepare:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan and line it with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the long sides.
  1. Prepare the Cake Batter:
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar together until thick and pale. Stir in the carrot puree and vanilla extract.
  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  1. Bake the Cake:
  • Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched.
  1. Prepare the Cake Roll:
  • While the cake is baking, lay a clean kitchen towel on a flat surface and dust generously with confectioners’ sugar. When the cake is done, immediately invert it onto the towel. Carefully peel off the parchment paper.
  1. Roll the Cake:
  • Starting with a short end, carefully roll up the cake and towel together. Place seam side down on a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Prepare the Filling:
  • While the cake is cooling, prepare the cream cheese filling. In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  1. Assemble the Cake Roll:
  • Gently unroll the cooled cake. Spread the cream cheese filling evenly over the cake, leaving a small border around the edges. Re-roll the cake without the towel, starting from the same short end.
  1. Chill and Serve:
  • Wrap the cake roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Dust with additional confectioners’ sugar before slicing and serving.

Tips for Success:

  • Make sure the cream cheese and butter are softened to room temperature for a smooth filling.
  • Be gentle when rolling the cake to avoid cracks.
  • You can add chopped nuts or raisins to the batter for added texture if desired.

Enjoy your delicious Carrot Cake Roll as a delightful dessert or treat!

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