Carrot Cake Roll

Carrot Cake Roll

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As we will celebrate Easter soon, here is an easy recipe you can try for this holiday. This is a great way to enjoy the carrot cake without having to do a lot of decorating as to a regular cake. Being in form of a roll the only thing you have to do is to sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and is done.


Love the idea of this carrot cake roll as the recipe doesn't need to use so much oil as a regular cake. If in a carrot cake you use about 1 cup of oil in this roll we used only 2 tablespoons. This save almost 200 calories per serving which is great.

I used the recipe I've made for Pumpkin Roll with slightly few changes. The final result  is wonderful. The Mascarpone cheese filling in combination with carrot cake is just awesome. Everybody loved this cake, even my little daughters who asked for a second slice - this doesn't happen too often. 


Hope you will try this recipe and don't forget to let me know how it turned for you.


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  • Makes about 10 servings
  • Cake
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (135g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups grated carrots (about 2 medium carrots)
  • 3/4 cup (100g) flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Filling
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream
  • 8-ounce (250g) Mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dusting
  • 1/4 cup (30g) powdered sugar for the towel and topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Butter a 12 X16 inch (30 x 40 cm) baking tray and line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl add eggs ,sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until lemon yellow and foamy. Add oil and mix until well incorporated. Add carrot and lemon juice. Fold until well combined.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg over the bowl. Gently fold the flour in. Carrots may be different each time, either with more juice or dry. For this cake it is preferably to be more dry, but  if they are too juicy you may need to add gradually another 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup flour in the mixture.
  4. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly into the corners using the back of the spatula.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.  Take a kitchen towel and generously sprinkle with powdered sugar. This helps the cake not stick to the towel.
  6. Sprinkle the top of the cake with powdered sugar.
  7. While still hot roll the cake up in the towel. You will have to do it while is still hot/warm either wise it cracks. Let cool completely.
  8. Whip the cream with an electric mixer until it forms stiff peaks. In another bowl, beat Mascarpone cheese with powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Fold together.
  9. Unroll the cake and spread the filling evenly over the cake.
  10. Roll the cake back up. Sprinkle with more powdered sugar before serving.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving (about 75 g) - Calories:180, Fat:5.6 g, Saturated Fat:1.5g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:30.3 g, Sugar:21.0 g, Fiber:1.2 g, Protein:3.1 g, Cholesterol:54 mg, Calories from Fat 51, Sodium 105mg, Potassium 139mg, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 3%, Iron 6%, Nutrition Grade C, Dailyl Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On April 17, 2014 at 08:17 am, Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen said...
I pin practically every cake roll recipe I see, but I've never made one! This might be the first one I make. Love carrot cake and I love that you used mascarpone cheese in the filling. I'm pretty obsessed with it. Happy Easter!

Thank you Christin. Hope you will try it as it is very easy to prepare.. and soo delicious. Happy Easter to you too. 

On April 19, 2014 at 07:55 pm, Maureen said...
I love the idea of a carrot cake roll. Icing on the inside is always wonderful. :)
On April 23, 2014 at 10:23 am, Rosa said...
Very tempting and perfect looking! Cheers, Rosa
On April 24, 2014 at 02:08 pm, Liz said...
What a perfect Easter dessert! And the filling sounds divine!!!
On May 23, 2014 at 02:21 pm, Laura Dembowski said...
What a beautiful dessert! Perfect for any special occasion!
On March 21, 2015 at 09:37 am, Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen said...
What an awesome idea of carrot cake roll. Loved this beautiful cake! :)

I love the roll idea as it is quite quick and delicious. Hope you will try it out :)

On September 30, 2015 at 04:59 am, Hilda said...
Buna ziua.Cate grame de morcovi rasi?

Imi pare rau ca nu i-am cantarit atunci.. am razauit morcovii si i-am masurat cu o cana de 240 ml. Data viitoare o sa masor in grame. 

On October 20, 2015 at 06:44 am, Cherlyn said...
Love this beautiful cake roll. Carrot cake is always my fav. Gonna try this recipe asap! p.s. may i know what type of flour r u using? Thank you

So glad to hear you want to try this recipe.. I usually use all purpose flour..  Send me photos via Facebook if you give it a try

On November 18, 2015 at 01:02 pm, Dee said...
I have been wishing for a home-made carrot cake my mom used to bake for us and also for old fashioned a swiss-roll, when I seen this video I believed my hearts desires have been answered. Thanks for posting this amazing video and recipe. My question is, I would like to bake this over the weekend - for Thanksgiving. Do you think the filling will hold if kept in the fridge for 4 days? Thanks

yes.. it will hold really really well refrigerated. but I don't think it will last that long.. it's so good you can hardly stop from eating:)

On April 12, 2016 at 12:13 pm, bulbul said...
I made this last week with a slight modification to the batter (beating the whites and the yolks separately) and the sponge it came out just beautifully. The filling turned out too thin, which is completely my fault, but the cake turned out absolutely amazing ( Thank you for sharing the recipe!
On September 13, 2018 at 11:53 pm, Thuy said...
Hello, Can i substitute creamcheese for mascarpone?

Hi Thuy.

Yes,  sure you can .

On May 13, 2019 at 08:15 pm, Samantha said...
I have attempted to make a carrot cake roll and find the cake to be to wet because of the carrots. Do you do anything to the grated carrots to remove the excess water?
On December 08, 2019 at 11:55 pm, Lillian said...
Would it freeze well, small period of time

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