21 Best Cake Rolls (Recipes Collection)

Swiss Cake Rolls recipes

While many of us already have a collection of recipes for our favorite desserts, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, the cake rolls, or swiss cakes sometimes get ignored. So here we are with some of the best Swiss rolls recipes, especially for these sweet delicacies so that you can indulge yourself in a variety of flavors. They are also called swiss rolls, jelly rolls, and spiral cakes.

Whether you have a stock of nuts or produce fresh fruits, you can use either of them to create a cake-like dessert. Just a little creativity and a few baking skills, and your beautiful desserts will impress your guests to the best.

1. Berry Roll Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • A delicate, soft sponge filled with berries and cream
  • Best for special celebrations

Berries and cream make a perfect combination in any dessert, but this cake roll gets a completely different touch in this flavor. Just the basic sponge baked for any cake roll can get this exciting twist of cream, lemon curd, and berries filling. Lemon curd is what introduces a zesty twist to the otherwise sweet taste. This cake roll looks so delicate, it is best to serve at a special celebration or an elegant tea party. Be creative and use blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, or a blend of all these beauties.

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2. Walnut Pumpkin Swiss Rolls

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Warm flavors for fall and winter evenings
  • Best to serve at holidays or Halloween

Looking for the vegan desserts? Here we’re with Walnuts, Pumpkins, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg. The warmth of these 4 elements creates a nutty, bit of spicy, sweet, and sultry flavor in a swiss roll. So when the evenings get chilly and nights get colder, warm things up with this Coffee, Walnut Pumpkin Swiss Roll, and loads of love.

If you can’t get a fresh one, use canned pumpkin and a handful of chopped walnuts to make the sponge. Fill with cream cheese filling and dust with powdered sugar. Serve at your tea or coffee times to make them more fulfilling.

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3. Apple Pie Cake Roll

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 50 minutes
  • Made with prepared Apple butter
  • Delicious and easy to make fruit flavored Cake roll

If you are a fan of Apple pie or any other apple dessert, I bet you will fall in love with this luscious Apple flavored Cake roll. It tantalizes your taste buds With an apple pie-style Filling and a spiced flavor and also makes your tea time more fun. Use the aromatic cinnamon in a very small amount to introduce the spiciness. The recipe uses commercially prepared Apple butter, but you can prepare it at home as well. If you can’t find apple butter, replace it with homemade applesauce.

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4. Praline Filled Chocolate Cake Roll

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Delicious almond and chocolate flavor
  • Easy to bake, a beginner can also pull it off

Although praline is thought to be a difficult flavor to achieve, making a praline-flavored cake roll is much easier. The trick is to crush the almonds finely for praline and fold it well in the cream. Prepare a smooth chocolate mixture for Frosting and decorate with chocolate chips. The kids in your family are going to drool over this flavor. Almonds can also be replaced with walnuts or pecans, as per personal preferences.

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5. Cinnamon Twirl Swiss Roll

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Spiced flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon
  • Coated with delicious vanilla glaze

Cinnamons are not only meant to sit well with apples. This spice lends its flavor to a lot of desserts, in a combination with brown sugar, vanilla, and cream cheese. Use original vanilla bean instead of extract to create the best flavor blend. This Cinnamon Swirl cake is sure to win the hearts of your family members on a cool autumn evening. Decorate with crushed walnuts over a spread of vanilla-flavored glaze.

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6. Oreo Flavored Keto Roll Cakes

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Low-carb recipe best for the keto diet
  • Delicious cookie flavored, loved by children

Who does not love oreo flavored desserts? These yummy cookies have made the base of some delicious cheesecakes, cold cakes, and cookies. So take out your supplies and bake this amazing Oreo-flavored cake roll.

And don’t worry, it is one of the best flourless cakes, and has xanthan as a sweetener, so you can devour it even on a low-calorie diet! Oh and these can freeze well, so you can make them in advance. Don’t forget to include this on a dinner menu for special celebrations.

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7. Vegan Black Forest Swiss Rolls

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • Fluffy and soft texture without any dairy ingredient
  • Filled with cherry cream

It might look like a difficult task to bake a soft, fluffy sponge that can be rolled up along with filling, and that too without eggs, but trust me, it’s not. Xanthan gum and non-dairy milk, such as almond milk make the best alternative to the traditional ingredients and make the sponge irresistible and a great alternative to the wedding cakes.

Fill it up using non-dairy whipping cream mixed with cherries. Use only fresh cherries and crushed dark chocolate for decoration, atop the frosting. You can also use mixed berries to create a more diverse flavor.

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8. Minimalist Japanese Cake Roll

Japanese Cake Roll

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Light and airy chiffon cake base
  • Filled with vanilla flavor whipped cream

If you remember the Japanese Jiggly cakes which popped up on tik tok feeds a while back, you will immediately get the idea of what this cake will look like. With a light, airy and soft texture, filled with basic cream filling, this cake roll recipe is for beginners to try. Serve it at any casual family gathering or your everyday evening tea. Make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature before you start baking.

9. Red Velvet Swiss Roll

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Adaptation of the classic red velvet cake
  • No buttermilk required

Being a fan of the color, the silkiness, and the aroma of the red Velvet cake, I always try to include a similar recipe in my blogs. So yes you have guessed it right, this cake roll recipe is my adaptation to the classic red velvet. It’s simple to make a homemade classic dessert to go for any celebration.

The best thing is that it does not require any buttermilk. The cream cheese filling deliciously fills it up. Use a good quality red food color to give the nicest, brightest red hue to this delicacy.

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 10. Raspberry Roll Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Incorporates fresh raspberries for the best flavor
  • Light and airy summer dessert

When it’s summer season and the markets are full of fresh raspberries, grab some to make this light and airy, fluffy cake roll. Just bake the basic vanilla sponge, because the magic lies in the filling cream. Blend the heavy whip cream with the raspberry preserve and vanilla extract.

Also, use the fresh raspberry puree for a rich flavor. Chill the cream for the best results. Top up with cream and fresh berries. The cake goes best with mango sorbet for a cool summer party.

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11. Colored Confetti Cake Roll

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 50 minutes
  • Best for birthday cakes
  • Colorful and fun appearance, best for kids’ celebrations

Birthdays are all about colorful surprises, gifts, decorations, and celebrations. So if you love the color and rainbow, bake this beautiful funfetti cake roll for the next birthday party. This can serve as the best birthday cake alternative and is loved by children and adults of all ages. Use the original french vanilla creamer and white chocolate chips to yield the best taste. You can always change the basic flavor of cake to chocolate or mocha with nuts, as per your liking.

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12. Pumpkin Cake Roll with Walnut and Cream Cheese filling

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Creamy, nutty, and crunchy texture
  • Warm and cozy roll cake for cold fall and winter evenings

When the air gets colder and you can hear the dry leaves chirping, it’s time to bake this cozy pumpkin-flavored cake roll. Its creamy and nutty texture makes it an irresistible treat. Although you can always use canned pumpkin puree, it contains lots of artificial sweeteners and preservatives.

I recommend getting a fresh pumpkin and making its puree at home for this cake roll. The rest is easy, simple cream cheese filling with chopped walnuts and Voilà! The pumpkin Cake roll is ready.

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13. Carrot Cake Roll

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • The low-calorie recipe requires avocado oil
  • Best made with freshly grated carrots

You do not need to be a bugs bunny fan to devour this yummy carrot cake. Because this flavor makes its place in everyone’s heart. Freshly grated carrots along with avocado oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger make a true winter flavor blend for a delicious cake roll. The spiciness gets its balance with the cream cheese filling with original vanilla bean. Dust the prepared cake roll with powdered sugar or carrot glaze. Use chopped walnuts and pistachio for the final decoration.

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14. Gingerbread Roll Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • Moist and fluffy cake recipe
  • Best Alternative to the gingerbread house

If you are short of time and tight on budget but want to prepare something traditional for this Christmas, opt for the gingerbread roll cake. Same great flavor but a little less hassle and too much warmth plus satisfaction.

It is rich and moist and requires molasses, ginger, and all the baking spices. The filling also has the same great ginger flavor, so every bite can indulge you in the creamy goodness of this warm dessert. Serve with cardamom-flavored green tea.

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15. Gluten and Sugar-free Mocha Cake roll

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • A gluten-free, sugar-free, nut-free delicious recipe
  • Best made with cold coffee and dark chocolate

Can’t use sugar in desserts? No problem! Xylitol is here to the rescue. And when it is sugar-free, I decided to keep it flour-free as well to make it one of the the best gluten-free desserts suitable for gluten-intolerant people. But trust me, the flavor is amazing especially when it is made with cold coffee.

Use dark chocolate and cocoa powder for the sponge and the same in the Whipped cream for the filling. If you like, pour a thick chocolate ganache over the roll cake and refrigerate before serving.

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16. Italian Tiramisu Cake Roll

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • Easy to bake
  • Sweet, creamy, mascarpone-based filling

Tiramisu has a blend of three flavors; chocolate, coffee, and mascarpone. But sometimes, mascarpone isn’t always available so I replace it with regular cream cheese. It gives the same great taste as the traditional Italian desserts. Tiramisu cake roll tastes best when chilled for 30 minutes before serving, and of course, the sponge should be fluffy and moist. Use dark chocolate and brewed coffee to get the best flavor.

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17. Peach and Cream Swiss Roll

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Made with fresh chopped peaches
  • The Tang of peach balances itself with the sweetness of the cream

Summers are all about the refreshing tangy fruits and the desserts you can create with them. So if you have a lot of peaches waiting in the refrigerator, take them out, make a smooth puree, chop some of them and make this delicious peach and cream swiss roll. They are so lovely to present at a party, a family get-together, or just a casual friend’s hangout.

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18. Budapest Hazelnut Cake Rolls

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Requires vanilla-flavored pudding mix
  • Filled with mandarin oranges mixed with whipped cream

Budapest rolls have a unique flavor blend comprising hazelnuts, pudding mix, and mandarin oranges. The name might imply something complicated, but the actual baking is so simple. A little bit of effort with the decoration will get you a nice roll cake to serve at any party, as a showstopper dessert, or as something sweet to go with your Americano.

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19. Orange Ricotta Cake Rolls

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • An interesting variation to classic Italian dessert
  • Simple recipe best for celebrations

For a big Christmas dinner when you are already exhausted from the main course, try this light and simple Italian dessert. The sponge has an airy and smooth texture, and the filling is soo zesty considering it has orange zest. The filling is best when you use a blend of both ricotta and mascarpone cheeses. This cheese combination gives the real Italian flavor you desire. Dust with powdered sugar for the best appearance.

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20. Ice cream Cake Rolls

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Delicious pumpkin-flavored summer dessert
  • Quick and easy to make

If you have some Pumpkins spared after decorating the house for Halloween, use a bit of them to make a delicious and airy cake roll sponge. Use any soft serve ice cream, pecan ice cream for example, and spread it on the sponge. There goes your best ice cream cake roll for any summer festivity. Decorate with some Whipped cream and chopped walnuts or pecans. Delicious, flavorful, and nutty.

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21. Buche de Noel

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Delicious flourless Chocolate cake
  • French recipe originated in the 19th century
  • Served at Christmas dinners

Buche de Noel is a classic French recipe, and when it originated, it was a tradition to bake and serve it as dessert at Christmas dinners. It is a flourless cake, so anyone allergic to gluten can enjoy it too. Fill the basic chocolate sponge with whipped chocolate cream. The real specialty lies in the decoration. Make a more log-like appearance by decorating it with mint chocolate in bark shaped appearance. Use fondant to make mushrooms and decorate. 

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Conclusion

When you are short of time, or the guests are likely to take a small portion of dessert, skip baking a massive cake and switch to the cake rolls. Our blog has a complete collection of all types of recipes. You can find keto, vegan, flourless, dairy-free, and sugar-free desserts to cater to everyone’s choices. Just make sure to have the ingredients at room temperature before you start baking. Let us see what delicious desserts you all come up with.

Swiss Cake Rolls recipes

21 Swiss Cake Rolls (Best Recipes Collection)

Adalynn Ward
Coffee time and cakerolls make an awesome combination, so whether it's summer or winter, enjoycoffee time with these classic 21 cake roll recipes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Berry Roll Cake
  • Walnut Pumpkin Swiss Rolls
  • Apple Pie Cake Roll
  • Praline Filled Chocolate Cake Roll
  • Cinnamon Twirl Swiss Roll
  • Oreo Flavored Keto Roll Cakes
  • Vegan Black Forest Swiss Rolls
  • Minimalist Japanese Cake Roll
  • Red Velvet Swiss Roll
  • Raspberry Roll Cake
  • Colored Confetti Cake Roll
  • Pumpkin Cake Roll with Walnut and Cream Cheese
  • Carrot Cake Roll
  • Gingerbread Roll Cake
  • Gluten and Sugar-free Mocha Cake roll
  • Italian Tiramisu Cake Roll
  • Peach and Cream Swiss Roll
  • Budapest Hazelnut Cake Rolls
  • Orange Ricotta Cake Rolls
  • Ice cream Cake Rolls
  • Buche de Noel

How to Make?
 

  • Bake the sponge swiss cake rolls as instructed
  • Prepare the filling with whipped cream, cheese, or nuts.
  • Spread on the sponge, roll, and refrigerate
  • Shower with blessings before serving
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cake rollCalories: 200kcal
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Adalynn Ward
Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!